Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011, along with her other series and single title books. The married mother of five sons promises Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it, because she lives it.
When not writing, Bernadette Marie is shuffling her sons to their many events—mostly hockey—and enjoying the beautiful views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from her front step. She is also an accomplished martial artist with a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.
A chronic entrepreneur, Bernadette Marie opened her own publishing house in 2011, 5 Prince Publishing, so that she could publish the books she liked to write and help make the dreams of other aspiring authors come true too. Bernadette Marie is also the CEO of Illumination Author Events.
- If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
- Thinking globally, I’d wish for no child to ever suffer from hunger, or abuse. (Lack of cell service is not what I’m thinking.”
- I’d wish for the perfect job for my husband. Whatever he wanted. His latest dream was to have a food truck. BAM…he’d have it!
- NYT Bestseller on my bookcover!
- Given unlimited resources, what would be your ideal writing environment?
- Have you seen the Tree house builder guy on Animal Planet? I think a tree house/studio apartment over looking my beautiful Rocky Mountains, would be ideal!
- Where do you actually write?
- Everywhere and any time. I have a office in my home where I work, but when it comes to writing I have laptop and will travel.
- How long does it normally take you to write a novel?
- 1 ½ – 2 months.
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Susan Hayes moved to Georgia to start the life she wanted to live and build her catering career. On the brink of having everything she ever wanted, Eric Walker and his family happened into her life.
Eric Walker’s life had been quiet, structured, and boring until his uncle gambled away the family’s property and jeopardized Eric’s livelihood. Now midst family secrets learned, someone ruining his business and trying to drive him off his land, he fell in love.
Things will never be the same for them—especially if someone succeeds in destroying the Walker family and killing Eric.
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“The beginning of Walker’s Pride was a scene that brought so many of my emotions to the forefront. At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep reading the book, which might sound strange, but if I felt that much emotion in the first few pages, I couldn’t imagine what it would be throughout the rest of the story. But, of course, I couldn’t stop there. Bernadette Marie’s writing was too good and I knew if I stopped, I would wonder for a long time what exactly happened.
The two main characters in the story, Eric Walker and Susan Hayes, have something in common. They both need someone. Eric is 40 years old and is alone and Susan is newly divorced, looking for a fresh start. They meet at the reading of the will of Eric’s grandfather where Susan is providing the catering. The family thinks that this will be a traditional will reading, but wow, are they wrong. There are secrets revealed that the family is not ready for and it seems that these revelations will change their lives. Because Susan is there taking care of the food, she inadvertently gets involved in the drama. And, believe me there is drama: falling in love, family secrets, and secret obsessions.
I enjoyed Walker’s Pride very very much! Bernadette Marie is a fabulous writer that wraps you up into the story and the characters’ lives. It makes you want to ingratiate yourself into the Walker Family. What I’m really excited about is there are more Walkers to get involved with. I’m not sure how they will compare to Eric…he makes me want to hold him to wipe away his issues and kiss him…well because, hey who wouldn’t? Right! lol 😉 I give Walker’s Pride and Bernadette Marie 5 stars. I highly recommend this book and I will go ahead and say the series as well because I’m sure it will be just as fantastic.”
~Eric Walker pulled up the collar of his jacket and let out a sigh. It was appropriate for the day to be gloomy, he thought. When you laid someone in the ground, it was fitting for it to rain or be down right cold, as it was today.
~As the road to the house tossed him back and forth he adjusted the dial on his radio. It was the kind of day for wallowing in misery with Hank.
~He’d wanted to see where she lived—how she lived.
It was an intimate peek into a stranger’s life.
Tucking his hands under his head, he wondered if it was so bad to want to know more about someone you just met. Maybe if he pried a little into her life he could forget the mess brewing in his own.
~Susan lifted her hands to his chest. She could feel his heart pound beneath her fingertips. When she lifted her eyes to meet his they were dreamy—lost—staring back into hers.
It was foolish to think that this man was going to be around for longer than a month. He was only warding off the week he’d had. She was his distraction.
Then he moved his head, lowered it to hers, and covered her mouth with his. Susan closed her eyes and inhaled his kiss.
Maybe he was equally her distraction too.
~Shifting a glance to her he noticed how delicate the skin was on her neck. It would be a damn shame to not press his lips to that pulse point just once.
The thought alone nearly had him light headed.
When she looked up at him and her eyelashes batted a moment before she licked her lips, he was gone.
Eric swiftly pulled her to him and took possession of her mouth as if his life depended on it.