International Heat Spotlight on: Mari Carr


And now onto this week’s spotlight author… MARI CARR.

The first time I learned about Mari Carr, I was reading this incredibly hot, incredibly brilliant novella called Erotic Research. So entranced was I with the book, and the hero, Ross, I posted to the Samhain Cafe about it, expressing my awe, only to receive like a gazillion mails back by other readers saying, “D’uh. Of course it’s brilliant.”

I started noticing Mari around the Cafe quite a bit then. Whenever she had a chat, I liked to go along because she was always good for a laugh. Plus, she always seemed to have countless offerings of yummy looking cocktails.

Then came her next Samhain book: Tequila Truth. It was no surprise that this book was just as good, and just as hot, as Erotic Research. And by this time, I was a Mari Carr fan for life. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I was invited to join International Heat, and discovered Mari would be one of my IH sisters. Now it’s a funny thing, IH. I’ve gotten to know my IH sisters pretty well, and I’ve learned a few things about them. Mari included.

One thing I’ve learned is the real truth behind her book “Tequila Truth.” Now if you’ve read the book, you might think it’s all about three close friends telling each other their deepest, most erotic secrets while under the influence of tequila. But the real truth behind the title is that Mari loves tequila. End of story.

Okay, not quite end of story. She loves alcohol – period.
In fact, while writing her books, Mari has had some interesting working titles. Did you know “Erotic Research” was originally called “Research into absolutely anything to do with liquor.” Then there are her Ellora’s Cave releases. (She has about a million of them:)

“Scoring” was originally called “Drinking”. “Sugar and Spice” was named “Beer and Brew.” “Everything Nice” was of course “Wine is Nice” and finally, “Covert Lessons”… Well actually, Covert Lessons did not have a working title. Mari was too busy studying different beers of the world to think up a good one.

But I digress. Here’s what I’m really here for. To introduce you to Mari’s incredible list of books:

From Ellora’s Cave:


Sugar and Spice

Everything Nice



Covert Lessons

Kiss Me, Kate

From Liquid Silver:

No Regrets
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No Recourse
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And finally, her new bestseller from Samhain:

If you haven’t read Mari’s books, you’re missing out. Big time! Treat yourself. Go ahead and buy one… (I dare you.)


For your chance to win a prize from Mari, leave a comment on this blog, and then visit the other IH Spotlight’s about Mari. Remember, the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

Now, if you think this is our last IH Spotlight, well… guess again. We have a sneaky little surprise for you. (Okay, a big surprise actually. HUGE!) What is it? Hmm…we’ll never tell.

Well, okay, we will. But not until next week. So be sure to check out this space again, same time next week.




11 thoughts on “International Heat Spotlight on: Mari Carr

  1. ROFL!! Jess, Hi sweets missed ya!

    Mari thanks for stopping by and chatting with us.
    I just adore you but you already know that.

  2. Mari, enjoy you week in the spotlight. You’ve earned it.
    I love your books and watch eagerly for the next one. I think Retreat is my favorite, but they are all great.


  3. I’m learning of a new author so thanks. And to find out they have a ton of books out already — where have I been? LOL. I’m off to find out more.

  4. Jen – Better late than never as they say. And you’re in for a treat.

    Armenia, Mari is hilarious at the best of times. After a drink or two… well she has us in stitches.

  5. Mari – Congrats on being in the spotlight. I so wanted to read Erotic Research this weekend but I was so darn busy having a family cookout and preparing food I didn’t get a chance to read. I’ll remedy that this week. I promise. 🙂

  6. I don’t think I have read any of Mari’s books. I would love to though. I’ll put them on my TBR list, when I get down to needing books I’ll buy one. Thanks!

    dancealert at aol dot com

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