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Bound to Morocco by Leslie Hachtel

Bound to Morocco – New Release! 

Bound to Morocco

by Leslie Hachtel

Genre: Historical Romance



What if your family sold you to a Sultan’s Harem?

Drugged and kidnapped, Shera finds herself on a ship to Morocco to serve the Sultan. Abandoned and alone, Shera must find a way to escape and confront the people who betrayed her. She gets help from an unlikely source: the man who kidnapped her. But, he has his own secrets. And, when their partnership turns to love, the two must face constant danger to endure. But will they ever be free?


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Leslie Hachtel was born in Ohio, raised in New York and has been a gypsy most of her adult life. Her various jobs, including licensed veterinary technician, caterer, horseback riding instructor for the disabled and advertising media buyer have given her a wealth of experiences.Leslie Hachtel
However, it has been writing that has consistently been her passion. She sold an episode of a TV show, had a screenplay optioned and has so far produced eleven novels, including eight historicals and three romantic suspense. Leslie lives in Cordova, Tennessee with a fabulously supportive engineer husband and her writing buddy, Jakita, a terrier.

WGP Episode 64: Marie Lavender, author

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Welcome to Writer Groupie Podcast! Episode 64 with Marie Lavender

Marie Lavender is the bestselling multi-genre author of UPON YOUR RETURN and 21 other books. She has the honor of such titles as:
March 2016 Empress of the Universe title – winner of the “Broken Heart” themed contest and the “I Love You” themed contest on Poetry Universe.

Her books, SECOND CHANCE HEART and A LITTLE MAGICK, placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers’ Poll. She has been nominated in the TRR Readers’ Choice Awards for Winter 2015. She was the poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest.

Some other notables are:

The Versatile Blogger Award for 2015.
Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards.
Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 MARSocial’s Author of the Year Competition.
Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader’s Choice Award.
Liebster Blogger Award for 2013 and 2014.
Top 10 Authors on
Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.

Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for over twenty years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 22 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several multi-author anthologies. Her current published series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series and The Blood at First Sight Series.

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Show Notes
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WGP Episode 53- Interview with David Wilma, historical fiction

Continuing my interviews with authors of all types and genres, this is the interview with David Wilma. I met David through the podcast, and Twitter, and when he sent me a contact form telling me about his work, I agreed, very excitedly. This is a fun and informative interview that you will LOVE!


David Wilma is a writer and historian in the Pacific Northwest with seven books, the script for a video documentary, and hundreds of encyclopedia essays to his credit. In prior careers he was a federal law enforcement officer, a policeman, and a volunteer advocate in court for foster children. He splits his time between a home in the city and one on an island where he has a wood shop and an amateur radio station.

Show Notes

  • David tells us about himself and his writing life, including how he left his day job in the federal government and started writing full time
  • Insider details about his book, Down the River which is based on actual events
  • Information about writing history and how much research is needed
  • We learn why David decided to write from the first person perspective of an illiterate slave and who this storyteller is
  • What he tried to accomplish in the dialect of his subjects
  • How he felt as he wrote through scenes of brutality and terror
  • We discuss who he used to be when he was in law enforcement and how it has affected his writing
  • How he believes racism has always been a part of our society and the undercurrent that is beneath everything having to do with slaveholders
  • We discuss the followup book to Down the River called The Guardian, and how it is based on events surrounding the Underground Railroad
  • David tells me what he thinks the most difficult part of being a writer is today
  • He gives his best advice for an aspiring author

                                    Down the River by David Wilma (click on cover to purchase)


The Guardian by David Wilma (click on cover to purchase)


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