It’s here! My Second Novel: Marionette


Today I’m excited to announce that my second ebook, Marionette, is now available on Amazon. Today, Hilary Grossman, author of Dangled Carat, has a review of my novel on her blog. Hop on over and check it out. Also, Hilary is hosting a giveaway and fourteen authors, including yours truly, are giving away copies of their books. Don’t miss your chance to enter!

In case you want to help get the word out about Marionette, it would be great if could tweet or facebook this post. Also, if you have a Goodreads account it would be wonderful if you can mark Marionette as want to read. Getting the word out is crucial for all authors. And if you do read the novel and enjoy it, please consider leaving a review on Goodreads and on Amazon. Trust me, reviews matter, and I love to hear what you think. I read each and every review.

The reviews of Marionette:

“What made the greatest impression on me as I read Marionette was that it is truly the whole package. There’s a little bit of everything – secrets and mystery, suspense, power and corruption, humour, gay/lesbian issues, abuse and psychological issues, and romance, and they all meld together perfectly to create a wonderful journey of discovery and healing. Markinson’s skills as a writer impress me more and more with each novel she writes. She is like an artist who paints a picture with words so that you can actually visualize the scene you are reading, and while doing so she also draws out every emotion for the reader to experience along the way.”– Cindy Taylor

“T.B. Markinson skillfully weaves a tale of real and raw emotions that the reader feels a part of while at the same time addressing social issues such as gay/lesbian acceptance in society today as well as stigmas attached to seeking professional psychiatric care. There is a lot packed into this book!”– Beth Ann Chiles

“Marionette pleases in every way that you would want a book to please you and it takes a serious topic (suicide) and it gives it the care, attention and thoughtfulness it deserves. I wasn’t counting on there being a rather significant suspenseful element, which in less capable hands could have been a huge detractor from everything else.”– Angie

“I actually thought l knew where the book was going so l was taking my time with it till l got to about 25% then l couldn’t put it down. It literally became a suspense for me and I kept turning the page because l wanted to find out how Paige was going to come out of her misery and the answers to all the twists in the book from the other characters, and l was not disappointed.”–  Maame

“The novel is full of dark humor and realistic, smart dialogue. This is an intelligent first-person novel that includes both suspense and romance.” — Lynn Kear, author of Black-Hearted Bitch

“Once you get into this novel you will find it hard to put down and you might find yourself saying “just one more chapter” even an hour past bedtime.” –Melissa Vincent

“MARIONETTE is honest and original. There are a lot of stories out there of teen angst, but many are written with rose-tinted glasses. Not this one. The reader is taken on a real and emotional journey with suicide, abuse, and gay issues. Nothing is held back nor is it overly done. The fact that there’s no pretense won me over and sucked me into the story.” – Christine Rains, author of The 13th Floor Collection

“She’s a breath of fresh air in the literary world who’s writing sucks you into a world rich in character. I cannot recommend this book more highly, it inhabits a world completely alien to my own yet from the first page I was hooked.” – Rob Wood

The blurb:

Paige Alexander is seventeen and has her whole life in front of her. One day her girlfriend comes home to discover that Paige has slit her wrists. Paige isn’t insane, but she acts like she is. Why?

After the incident, Paige agrees to go to therapy to appease her girlfriend, Jess. However, Paige doesn’t believe that therapy will help her. She believes she’s beyond help. Paige doesn’t want to find herself and she doesn’t want to relive her painful past in order to come to terms with it. What Paige wants is control over her life, which she hasn’t had since her birth.

During her childhood, Paige is blamed for a family tragedy, when in fact, her twin sister, Abbie was responsible. Abbie doesn’t come forward and Paige becomes the pariah of the family.

To add to Paige’s woes, while attending a college in a small town in Colorado, the residents are in the midst of debating whether or not gays and lesbians should have equal rights. Tension is high and there’s a threat of violence. She isn’t out of the closet and pretends to be straight at school since she fears what will happen if her parents find out she’s a lesbian. Will she end up dead like her best friend, Alex?

The ebook will be available via Amazon. Don’t have a Kindle, no problem, here’s a link to Amazon’s app download site, which lets you easily download FREE apps so you can read on your phone or on your laptop, PC or iPOD.

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I would like to thank all of you for your support and encouragement. It’s wonderful having so many fantastic friends and I couldn’t have come so far without any of you.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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93 Responses to It’s here! My Second Novel: Marionette

  1. waxnwings says:

    awesome, congrats 🙂

  2. Seyi sandra says:

    Congratulations!! Wishing you loads of sale!! 🙂

  3. Beth Ann says:

    Woot Woot!! So excited for you and hope that this gets all the attention that it deserves and more!! Queenie and I are cheering you on from across the pond!!!

  4. Yayyyyy!!!!! Happy release day :). I am so very excited for you because Marionette is an amazing book, and I know it will be very successful. You should be very proud of such an incrediible accomplishment!

  5. Congratulations to you! What a great way to start the post-holiday weekend. Very happy for you, and I think I mentioned this before but the cover is a nice one.

  6. congrats! That is so great 🙂

  7. niasunset says:

    Congratulations dear TBM, Good Luck for your new book. Thanks and Love, nia

  8. Well done, I’m not reading any reviews or blurb, because I don’t want to approach it with preconceived views. And that reminds me, I must move on a little bit and read some more chapters. Been reading hard copy from the library over the weekend one, three so-so ones, but the last one seems quite good so far. So I’m spinning it out the longer to enjoy it. Wishing you much success with Marionette.

  9. bulldog says:

    Good for you Congrats…

  10. Congrats on your new book! I’m really enjoying reading ‘A Woman Lost’. Your writing skills are so awesome, and I’ll definitely be downloading ‘Marionette’.
    I can’t remember if I told you that I’ve restarted my blog. The hammock is gone, and you can find me here:

  11. Congratulations on your book! That is way awesome!

  12. hillarypat says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you- wishing you the best of success!!

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  14. Congratulations – how exciting! Here’s to multi million sales 🙂

  15. Congratulations. I hope this second novel takes you closer to your literary goals or at least a film adaptation.

  16. Sherri says:

    Many congratulations TB, I wish you every success with the sale of your latest book 🙂

  17. Congrats–am excited for you!

  18. Congrats, TBM . . . hope you sell lots of copies!

  19. Vishy says:

    Congratulations TBM! This is wonderful news! Loved the blurb of your new book and all the wonderful reviews! I can’t wait to read it!

  20. nrlymrtl says:

    Congrats on the second book! It’s an interesting, yet slightly creepy, cover!

  21. pattisj says:


  22. Congrats on the book release! That cover is amazing…

  23. Caroline says:

    This sounds very good, TBM.

  24. Congratulations!!!! AND now I can download to my laptop.. 🙂 I will check on it today!!!

  25. Rorybore says:

    Congratulations!!! Will hop over and read Hilary’s review.
    And have added it to my Amazon wish list and sending hubby new version of Christmas list!! LOL

  26. poppytump says:

    Great news TBM ! Looks like it’s going to be another popular book I’m so pleased for you .
    My book pile is growing soo high 😉

    • TBM says:

      I know how you feel Poppy. I have thousands of books I want to read. But I love a good challenge 🙂

      Thanks for your kind words and support.

  27. Jo Bryant says:

    You know I am so ridiculously proud of you at this moment…all the more so for having read the book !! I am working on the review…will have it up asap.

  28. lynnsbooks says:

    Hey, some great comments from your readers already!!
    Well done.
    Lynn 😀

  29. samokan says:

    I have not had the chance to read your first novel yet and now there is a second already. I have to keep up. Congrats though. And your guest post is up. I hope it’s not too late, I did not get any notification that it was already there.

  30. T.F.Walsh says:

    Huge congrats… am reading it now and I just love the voice… I’m hooked.

  31. Anna says:

    Congrats! There are some pretty good reviews already, you’re doing well! Also the plot seems really interesting – sounds like the type of story I wouldn’t be able to put down… 😀

  32. The Guat says:

    Amazing my friend! So proud of you and so glad I could help you out. I read your guest post and meant to tell you thanks for those awesome words. You’re right I had no idea of the influence I had other than having people accidentally say “dude”. I’m glad I left a positive imprint in your life and so honored that you would say such nice things about me. Thanks so much for lifting my spirits and being a good bud. If you ever hit California in your future book tour travels let me know. I’ll bring you some of this famous Hawaiian chocolate no one seems to know about. 🙂 Congratulations my friend. You should definitely have a high-five moment for yourself.

    • TBM says:

      Oh I found out about the chocolate when I visited Hawaii. I brought back a stash but it didn’t last long. It has been years since I’ve been to California, but when I go back, which I will, we’ll have to meet. Thanks so much for allowing me to guest post. It was a honor. And you are an inspiration.

  33. Novroz says:

    I am sooo late for this, been extreme busy 😦
    Congratulation for your new book 🙂

  34. Fergiemoto says:

    WOW, congratulations TBM! This is wonderful news!!!

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