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I did it! 🤩 Exciting News! 📚

Not Again The Series is Growing!


I wrote not one, not two, not three, but four books since September 2023! It took me seven and a half months to write about 180 thousand words. That's a little less than 1,000 words a day. I realize that this is peanuts for many prolific authors, but for me this was HUGE! What can I say other than I was inspired. God said he would reveal what my next step was, and he unraveled four books. This means that my Not Again duology will become a six-book series! I didn't see that happening in a million years.






Book Descriptions!


Not Again Morgan's Story

Here's a sneak peak of book three of the Not Again series, Not Again Morgan's Story:

Not Again Morgan’s Story is an edgy Christian college romance set in Baltimore, Maryland in 1989 that revolves around games of deceit, lacrosse, and betrayal. Morgan is on top of the world when her life comes crashing down. Will Morgan have what it takes to make game-changing moves? Find out if she has the survival instincts to be a winner in this enthralling, romantic suspense game called life.


I'm excited to report that Morgan's Story has been very well received by several Alpha readers. Go, Morgan!


Not Again Amy's Story

Not Again Amy's Story is book four of the Not Again series. Here is it's unofficial book description:

Not Again Amy’s Story grapples with the death of a college student in Delaware who overdoses. Was it a suicide, a murder, or an accident? This gritty, faith-based, page-turner takes you on an emotional rollercoaster of a college student's life in 1989. When actions have fatal consequences, will guilt and shame destroy Amy? Find out if God's mercy will be enough to sustain her in this intense mystery. 



Not Again Val's Story

Since I just finished writing books five and six, Not Again Val's Story, I have yet to write up a book description. I can say that this book explores the afterlife, overcoming huge tribulations, and brings the series full circle. Val's Story has two parts to it, and it was fun to write and research. I wasn't sure if I was ever going to write the words The End as the characters had a lot to say. Fortunately, I did finish it, and I'm letting it marinade while I edit Morgan's Story. So far the edits are going well, and there hasn't been a need for any major revisions.


All my books are Christian, inspirational, and were led by the Holy Spirit. The books even inspired me, but that's a whole other story. None of the books were plotted. My characters led me on a journey with many twists and turns. I was actually surprised where my characters took me. Each protagonist and many of the secondary and tertiary characters' wish is for everyone to draw closer to God through His Son Jesus Christ. May each story offer hope, comfort, and joy as God intends for us to live.


Not Again, healing hearts one page at a time. 🧡





SEEKING REVIEWERS!


I'm so thrilled that I will have four new releases next year, the summer of 2025! As a result, I'm looking for reviewers who will post on Amazon, Goodreads, and BookBub about my upcoming releases. You will have a month to read an advanced copy of each book in exchange for an honest review to be posted on or soon after the release date. Should you desire to join me in healing hearts one post at a time, prayerfully consider being a member of my launch team. If you are on Facebook, kindly send me a PM to apply. Outside of Facebook, please send me an email to: authormariathenriksen@gmail.com.

It's best to read the first two books before reading the rest.

Not Again is the first published book in the Not Again series. Click HERE to get your copy. The sequel, Not Again The Fallout, is the next book that has been released in the series. Click HERE to get your copy.





GAME NIGHT!


I created an interactive and entertaining Facebook event that meets on Wednesday once a month called Game Night. The month of April will be in Facebook group, Julie Arduini Reader Group. Join us for the fun on April 24 starting at 4pm EST! Authors contact me for more information if you're interested in hosting a time slot in future months.


EAT 🧡 PLAY 💛 READ





📚 BOOK BLITZ! 🎈


My reader group, Maria's Muses is turning five! Celebrate with us on Saturday, May 25 for bookish fun! We are giving away $10 gift cards! Every post is a giveaway! If you are an author contact me to sign up. I hope to see you there from 10am to 10pm EST!






CONTACT INFORMATION


I hope to see you at Game Night for festive food, games galore, and fabulous fellowship!


Be sure to join us for Maria's Muses 5th Anniversary Celebration on May 25! Tons of giveaways!


Permission to forward this newsletter is granted and highly encouraged. Let's join forces to promote healing hearts 💖 one post at a time.


Here are all my links in one place for your convenience: linktr.ee/AuthorMaria




Happy Spring!



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Lori Chasko
Lori Chasko
Apr 23

You're absolutely amazing my friend!

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Lori Chasko
Lori Chasko
Apr 23
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You're welcome! You always have it!

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faithgrace1922
faithgrace1922
Apr 23

Great news! Congratulations!

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Maria T. Henriksen
Maria T. Henriksen
Apr 23
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Thank you so much! Your support means the world to me.

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