I’m currently on a Virtual Book Tour for THE GHOST CHRONICLES 2 which was just released! What does that mean? It means you should stop by one of the websites on the tour, check out all the great bonus content, and enter to win a $20 Amazon e-giftcard just in time for the holidays! But hurry! The Grand Finale is November 11th and the giveaway will be ending soon! You can find the Grand Finale with all of the tour stops here: Prism Book Tour

All best,


Another New Release!

Just because I’m full of surprises, I’d like to announce my latest release, Lessons of Hope and Light! The cover was designed by my very talented son, Michael Berliner, and the book is dedicated to my Aunt Catherine who was very dear to me and passed away in 2016.

Lessons of Hope and Light is a thought-provoking collection of three inspirational short stories – The Lucky One, The Gift, and The Journey. While this isn’t my usual writing genre, I am proud of these stories and hope you will enjoy them.

One of the stories, The Gift, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 79th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition in the Mainstream/Literary Short Story Category. The Lucky One was a short story I entered in another Writer’s Digest Competition. The Journey is my favorite of the three though, because I still wonder to this day why I was so compelled to write it and where the idea even came from. I woke up one morning with the story fully formed in my head and dashed downstairs to put it first on paper and then on my computer. The Journey teaches five spiritual lessons in a one-page story. When a local priest I know read it, he said it was “as powerful as the poem Footprints.”

As an added bonus, the collection also includes a sneak peek at the first chapter of my award-winning debut book, THE GHOST CHRONICLES.

The book is available on Amazon as an ebook: LESSONS OF HOPE AND LIGHT

I’m also on a Virtual Book Tour for THE GHOST CHRONICLES 2 which was just released! What does that mean? It means you should stop by one of the websites on the tour, check out all the great bonus content, and enter to win a $20 Amazon e-giftcard just in time for the holidays! You can find all the tour stops here: Prism Book Tour

Have a Happy Halloween!


It’s a Book Birthday!

We’re celebrating the highly anticipated release of THE GHOST CHRONICLES 2!

Marlo Berliner's The Ghost Chronicles 2

THE GHOST CHRONICLES 2 is a YA paranormal with romantic elements and adult crossover appeal. If you love ghost stories and the paranormal, then THE GHOST CHRONICLES series is the perfect new read for you!

Here’s the goodreads blurb for the book:

What’s there to fear if you’re already dead?
Michael and Sarah now know for certain, there is a destination after death.
They also know they better find their way out of the afterlife fast, before the devil claims Michael’s soul.
What they don’t know?
Before they can get to heaven…
they may just have to go through hell.

*Inspired by the legend of a haunting at the famous Angel of the Sea bed and breakfast in Cape May, NJ*


The setting for most of the story was inspired by The Angel of the Sea, an award-winning bed and breakfast in Cape May, NJ. This spectacular inn has been featured on several television programs and in magazines throughout the world. Most notably, it was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as one of the “Best Vacations in the World” and included in her television talk show. The Angel of the Sea is one of the most recognized Victorian structures in the United States. Legend has it that in the late 1960’s, a girl did fall to her death at the Angel of the Sea and did at one time, haunt the inn. The story of the girl has been included in several non-fiction books about ghosts in Cape May. Sarah’s character in THE GHOST CHRONICLES was inspired by this legend. You can learn more about the Angel of the Sea by visiting:

Praise for THE GHOST CHRONICLES series:

“…Berliner’s touches give her novel innovation…” and“…dramatic and paranormal elements give this winsome tale flavor.” – Kirkus
“A haunting journey that will leave readers craving more.” – Natalie Zaman, co-author of the Sirenz series and Blonde Ops
“[One] of the best indie YA books we have seen in the past year, from both self-publishers and small presses.” – IPPY Magazine

The cover was designed by the amazingly talented S.P. McConnell.

Isn’t it GORGEOUS!?!?!

The book is now available in print and e-book from

Amazon Link


About the Author

marlo berliner

Marlo Berliner is the award-winning author of THE GHOST CHRONICLES, her debut book which was released in November 2015 to critical acclaim. The book won the 2016 NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best First Book, was named FINALIST in the National Indie Excellence Awards for Young Adult Fiction, received the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, was awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion, and was named one of the “best indie YA books we have seen in the past year, from both self-publishers and small presses” by IPPY Magazine. Marlo writes young adult, women’s fiction, and short stories. Visit her at or on Twitter and Instagram @marloberliner.


To celebrate, we’re giving away a $20 Amazon e-gift card (open to anyone who can receive and use an Amazon e-card) Just click on as many options as you like and enter!

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Leave a comment or question about the book and I’ll be happy to answer!

Julie Reece is in the house for TEAM GREEN!

Hi everyone! I’m super excited to be hosting author Julie Reece on my site today for the YA Scavenger Hunt! We are part of the GREEN TEAM.

Take it away, Julie!

Thanks for stopping by today and thanks too, to the awesome Marlo for hosting me on her site! I’m so glad you are participating with us on Team GREEN for the Fall YASH hunt this year.

My book THE ARTISANS is a Southern Gothic retelling of Beauty and the Beast. In my version, the Beauty is an edgy girl named Raven, a seamstress with a rotten home life. She’s a closer candidate for Project Runaway than the daughter of a ruined merchant or peasant inventor. It seems poor Raven will never catch a break when the cruel and reclusive Gideon Maddox gives her an ultimatum. But then, she may find that there is more than one definition of a Beast.

As I wrote my novel, I thought a lot about whether beauty could carry a curse or if someone beastly could also be beautiful. I wondered if it might be fun to take a quiz to see how many of you are Beauties and how many are Beasts. No matter the outcome, it’s just for fun. And you might be surprised by what you find. So, are you up for it? Yes? Then if you dare, take my quiz and let’s find out …

Take my Quiz: Are You a Beauty or a Beast?



They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Raven Weathersby gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.

To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.

Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad’s drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.

But Raven’s stepdad’s drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she’s ever known out of jail, or worse.

Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries’ clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can’t imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.

But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?

About the Author:

Julie Reece writes YA stories. Many inspired by life in the southeastern states where she grew up. She’s passionate about family, friends, animals, underdogs, and writing, but bubble baths and dark chocolate make the list, too.











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Thanks again for hanging out with us.  And good luck in the hunt!!! The secret number you needed to find on Marlo’s site is 10. Your next stop on the YA Scavenger Hunt is with Author Dax Varley.


The YA Scavenger Hunt is Coming!

It’s that time of year again, so you know what that means…the YA Scavenger Hunt is coming! If you’ve never heard of it, the hunt runs twice a year in the spring and the fall. During the hunt we showcase new and upcoming YA releases, give out tons of prizes, and release special bonus material. Sound interesting?

This fall we will have one hundred and forty fantastic authors split into seven teams of twenty. Each team is assigned a color. The blog hop begins Oct 3rd and runs through Sunday, Oct 8th. It’s super easy to play. All you have to do is either start on my blog or head directly over to the YASH website. There you’ll find a list of all the authors participating as well as an answer sheet you can print off to gather the info you’re hunting for and to keep track of any bonus contest you may have entered.

Before the scavenger hunt begins, you can add all the books you’re interested in reading on Goodreads and vote for your favorites. You’ll find the complete list here…

THE GHOST CHRONICLES is featured on the Green Team!

Don’t forget to add them all and vote for your favorites on Goodreads!