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MOTHER’S DAY GIFT OF “WHERE THE HEART LIVES” FROM MARA PURL

Author/Actress Mara Purl honors her own mother by reaching out to mothers and daughters with her haunting, evocative small-town saga. The perfect Mother’s Day Gift for just ninety-nine cents.
(PR NEWSWIRE – May 1, 2013) – Nothing touches the heart of a woman like a good story. Best-selling author Mara Purl proved this last Mother’s Day when book one of her series skyrocketed on Amazon. Now she’s offering books one and two of her acclaimed titles as part of this year’s Mother’s Day Special, May 9th, 10th, 11th and Sunday the 12th. Both novels will be available for $.99 on all e-readers, including Kindle (Amazon.com), Nook (BN.com), and Kobo (libraries & independent bookstores.) Purl, who has risen to become a leading voice in Women’s Fiction, has multiple story-lines about mothers and daughters that touch the hearts of her readers.
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MARA PURL RACES THE ‘MARA’-THON BLOG TOUR FOR NEW NOVEL

Award-winning, best selling author Purl crosses the finish line of her Double Blog Tour as millions of blog readers follow her journey with book two of the Milford-Haven Novels.
(ONLINE PR NEWS – November 20, 2012) – Attracting large blog subscribers is familiar territory for Mara Purl, author and former Days of Our Lives actress. Her first Double Blog Tour Purl’s blog followers topped 17 million with her book, What the Heart Knows. During that tour more than 14,000 downloads of her first prequel, When Hummers Dream were netted. Today that novel and short story have both won Gold at the USA Book News Best Books. All through November and December, her new short story When Whales Watch will be FREE for all her readers. Purl will be reliving every step of the book tour and double blog tour with her readers . . . a true “Mara-thon.”
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AUTHOR & ACTRESS MARA PURL PUTS SERIAL FICTION ON THE “MAP”

Best Selling Author launches “Where the Heart Lives” – book two of her mystery-romance series
(LOS ANGELES, CA – October 17, 2012) – Actress/Author Mara Purl launches worldwide book two of the Women’s Fiction Milford-Haven series, Where the Heart Lives on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. The highly anticipated novel offers readers a rich painting of cross-connecting storylines that trace across some of California’s most spectacular locations. Purl also serves up an array of themes … and each of them more moving than the next.
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AUTHOR AND ACTRESS MARA PURL PROVIDES AHA! MOMENT FOR “GO RED FOR WOMEN”

American Heart Association (AHA) 10th Annual Luncheon and Education Day – Mara Purl, Author and Keynote Speaker asks are you listening to your heart?
(COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – September 6, 2012) – When you look for a perfect fit, it is rare to find a more ideal pairing than the American Heart Association (AHA) and the best-selling author and actress Mara Purl who writes the Milford-Haven Novels, often nicknamed the “heart series.” Purl is the keynote speaker for “Go Red for Women” – American Heart Association’s 10th Annual Luncheon and Education Day at the Antlers Hilton Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO.
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ACTRESS & AUTHOR MARA PURL IS AMAZON BESTSELLER

Best Selling Author Mara Purl’s novel soared to top of the charts – Mara Purl’s “What the Heart Knows” Sold 15,000 copies in one day.
(LOS ANGELES, CA – August 14, 2012) – When an author hits the fast track, you can go from being just a writer to a best-selling author overnight. Mara Purl’s critically acclaimed, award-winning novel, What the Heart Knows, went to Bestseller status with over 15,000 orders in one day. The first novel in the Milford-Haven Series also hit the top of the 100 Contemporary Fiction List and climbed to Best Sellers in Family Saga Fiction. Even Purl’s short stories appeared in “Movers and Shakers” while the novel climbed the charts.
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AUTHOR MARA PURL GIVES GIFT OF HOLIDAY STORY

Whose Angel Key Ring Solves a Mystery and Begins Another – a free Amazon.com download by author/actress Mara Purl (Days of Our Lives)
(LOS ANGELES, CA – December 15, 2011) – ‘Tis the Season of Giving, so Mara Purl, leading Women’s Fiction author, wants to give her readers a gift and have them enjoy her new eBook short story, Whose Angel Key Ring. The download is free through the month of December. The story’s lead characters are familiar to the Milford Haven Novels reader. The lead hardcover of the series, What the Heart Knows, was launched in October and was favorably reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and ForeWord Reviews.
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ONLINE MEDIA KIT: Actress-Author Mara Purl

HD Videos, Book Reviews, High Resolution Images and the Latest Press Releases

Title/Author:  Mara Purl, What the Heart Knows, A Milford-Haven Novel, Book One Publisher: Bellekeep Books  ISBN  978-1-936878-01-7

Latest HD Videos on Mara Purl:

  1. FEATURE INTERVIEW: NBC Phoenix:  http://youtu.be/GSqRbr8Wew0
  2. FEATURE INTERVIEW: Morning Scramble AZTV 7:  http://youtu.be/C5NQ54orsiQ
  3. Interview on What the Heart Knowshttp://youtu.be/-azg40mL2Rs
  4. LA Times Festival of Books: http://youtu.be/SzvN0H5NqdI
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Win a Kindle … Play the “What the Heart Knows” 11-11-11 Contest

Please visit Milford-Haven Novels at Facebook! For details.
(Los Angeles, CA November 11, 2011) –
Whether or not you believe the date 11-11-11 holds any significance, it is unique and will not to be repeated in our lifetimes. Days of Our Lives author/actress Mara Purl who’s critically acclaimed Women’s Fiction novel What the Heart Knows released in October, decided to have a cool offer for her fans to mark the date.
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Crawl inside the mind of a writer

As you might imagine, all the authors have a story as to how they got where they are. Take Mara Purl, for example, author of the series of novels based on her character, Miranda Jones, who lives in a Central Coast seaside community called Milford-Haven.
Have you ever finished a book and said to yourself: “Cripes, I could have written that.” Well, so have tens of thousands of others. In 2009, for example, 288,355 new titles and editions were published in the U.S. alone.
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Women’s Fiction – Is It About The Head or The Heart?

Days of Our Lives Author/Actress Mara Purl and Mystery Novelist Donis Casey Debate Topic for Charity. Changing Hands Bookstore hosts a lively discussion, book reading and signing with two leading authors.
(September 5, 2011 – Scottsdale, Arizona) – There is always a debate about what the focus should be for women’s fiction – affairs of the heart or affairs of the head? Days of Our Lives actress-turned author Mara Purl is rapidly becoming one of the most successful women’s fiction authors in the world.   Purl’s Milford-Haven book, What the Heart Knows, hits the market in September — as both hardcover and eBook. Purl has won multiple awards for her book, radio show, play writing and public service.
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The Boomer Brief:  An Interview with Mara Purl – Take a Chance on Love

You can’t escape the pull of Milford-Haven, the setting for Days of Our Lives actress and award-winning author Mara Purl’s enticing new novel What the Heart Knows (Bellekeep Books; September 2011). This fictional, coastal California town offers a simpler life with amazing views, small-town kindness and infinite possibilities for romance. No wonder, it attracts so many interesting characters.
By Charlotte Hill on August 25, 2011 – Miranda Jones, a 30-something artist, has moved to the area to be closer to the wildlife that inspires her work. She finds comfort and support from her two polar-opposite girlfriends Samantha Hugo, a brilliant environmentalist with a long-buried secret, and Sally O’Mally, a café-owning Southern girl in a complicated relationship. When trying to follow their hearts’ desires, the three encounter a rebellious Native American student, a gruff builder with commitment issues and a handsome heir to an oil fortune.
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Women Speakers Association:  The Voice of the 21st Century Woman – Author/Actress Mara Purl

Featured Blog: Your Speaking Platform: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
By Mara Purl, Actress/Author/Audio Book Performer

Your Speaking Platform: Who, What, When, Where, Why?

These are the classic journalist’s questions. They also form the perfect structure for building an author-speaker platform.
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Speaking the Language of Books:  Author/Actress Mara Purl

This morning I had the honor and privilege of interviewing the award-winning writer-producer-performer Mara Purl. For the back story of Mara’s professional career, please visit yesterday’s blog Portrait of a Consummate Artist. Mara is on a month long virtual book tour to promote “What the Heart Knows” which will be released in hardcover next month.

Portrait of a Consummate Artist
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!” ~ Oliver Goldsmith

Tomorrow, on All Things Fulfilling we will have the honor of interviewing author and actress Mara Purl. I met Mara several years ago when our company, Cornerstone Fulfillment Service, LLC joined the Colorado Independent Publishers Association as a service vendor. www.cipabooks.org. Mara was President at the time.
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www.GirlfriendBooks.com:   Today we have a special guest blogger – Mara Purl !

By Maria, on August 22nd, 2011
Mara Purl, author of the short story When Hummers Dream has written for us today. You can download the Kindle version of her short story (a prequel to her upcoming novel) on Amazon free through Labor Day! For those without an e-reader, go to BelleKeep Books and use the password BKBonus to access it. Welcome Mara!

Hi Girlfriendbooks readers!
What is it that makes a girlfriend relationship so special? Looking back to when we actually were girls, I remember with great fondness everything from playing dolls with my best Kindergarten pal, to reading slightly naughty romance books with flashlights under the covers in the tween years, to tell-all confidences with only the closest one or two girlfriends during my twenties.
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Author/Actress Mara Purl – The Double Blog-Blog Tour

“Each day, I reciprocate by blogging about my blog interviewer, Purl adds. “We’re calling it the Double Blog-Blog Tour, and I don’t think it has ever been done. At the end of each week, I write a recap of the entire week’s experience on my blog.”

Presale of What the Heart Knows now available. Readers of Women’s Fiction Can Download Mara Purl Short Story When Hummers Dream During August on Amazon.com
(New York, NY – August 17, 2011) – Mara Purl completed the two weeks of her Virtual Book Tour finding more new friends and adventures along the way. Purl launches her book, What the Heart Knows, in September 2011 with a Hardcover Edition published by BelleKeep Books in association with Midpoint Trade Books.
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A Traveler’s Library Catches Up With Author Mara Purl About Cambria, California – Why It Was Chosen As The Venue For Her Milford-Haven Novels

Thanks so much, Mara. I urge readers to take a look at your web site and learn more about your many talents, and particularly more about your books set in Cambria. Although I’ve been through Cambria, I’ve never stayed for long. You’ve made me rethink that!  – A Traveler’s Library
(Central Coast, CA – August 17, 2011) – I am reading What the Heart Knows in a pdf copy that was supplied to reviewers by the publisher. It is a combination mystery/romance/contemporary novel set in California, and a delightful read. Fascinated with the author’s background (as a writer, actor on Days of Our Lives soap opera, and a musician), I decided to ask her a few questions. Sorry, this is a very long post. I reluctantly cut quite a bit, but Mara Purl loves words and has interesting stories to tell!
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A Conversation with Milford-Haven Author Mara Purl

Mike Parker is an award-winner freelance writer, reviewer, playwright, author, editor, and actor. He loves great entertainment, hates lousy entertainment and is not afraid to say “the emperor has no clothes.”
Actress and author Mara Purl pioneered women’s small-town fiction with her popular and critically acclaimed Milford-Haven novels. But her novels were not the first incarnation of this beloved fictitious town. The citizens of Milford-Haven, U.S.A. have been delighting audiences across the pond since 1992, when it first appeared as the first American radio drama ever licensed and broadcast by the BBC. The show went on to reach an audience of 4.5 million listeners throughout the U.K.
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Author/Actress Mara Purl Touching Hearts with August Blog Tour (Updated)

(New York, NY – August 15, 2011)Mara Purl completed the first week of her Virtual Book Tour finding new friends and adventures along the way. Purl launches her book, What the Heart Knows, in September 2011 with a Hardcover Edition published by BelleKeep Books in association with Midpoint Trade Books. Purl has visited many of the top Internet venues covering topics as varied as the women who read them. Join the fun, follow the tour. The updated schedule continuing the conversation during the month of August is listed below – and there are many specials for readers including a free download on Amazon.com of her Milford-Haven Single entitled When Hummers Dream.
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The Six (6) Be’s of the Art Biz by Guest Blogger Mara Purl

I first met Mara Purl as a member of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. I didn’t think we had much in common. After all, I wrote about the art business and she wrote novels. We were both, though, focused on connecting with our people. I recently heard Mara speak about her journey as a hyphenate (see below) and am delighted to be part of her blog tour for the September 1 release of her book, What the Heart Knows. Miranda Jones, the central character in the book, is a fine artist. – Alyson
An “artist” can refer very specifically to someone working in the fine arts. It can also be used in a broader sense to include anyone living and working as a creative professional. Following that definition, I’m a life-long artist. And in Los Angeles, I’m known as a “hyphenate”, or someone who works in more than one discipline. So I’m a writer-performer-producer.
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Author/Actress Mara Purl Touching Hearts with August Blog Tour

Readers of Women’s Fiction Can Download Mara Purl Short Story When Hummers Dream during August on Amazon.com
(New York, NY – August 8, 2011) – Mara Purl completed the first week of her Virtual Book Tour finding new friends and adventures along the way. Purl launches her book, What the Heart Knows, in September 2011 with a Hardcover Edition published by BelleKeep Books in association with Midpoint Trade Books.
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Rave Reviews on Mara Purl’s What The Heart Knows

What the Heart Knows by Mara Purl is my book review for the August meeting of “The Book Review Club”
I was invited to participate on the blog tour for Days of Our Lives soap opera actress, screenwriter, and author Mara Purl and was given a copy of Book 1 of the Milford-Haven novels, What the Heart Knows. Mara is scheduled to appear on my Blog for next Monday, August 8. But after reading the book, I loved it so much I decided to review it for this month’s meeting of “The Book Review Club.”
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Flip Flops and Fabs – the Mara Purl Blog Tour:  August 2011

Mara Purl: Soap Opera Actress, Screenwriter, Author, and Blog Guest
I have a special guest on my blog today – Mara Purl, actress, screenwriter, journalist, and author. Because many of you are not only readers but writers, I thought it would be fascinating to find out about her latest endeavor and to get a chance to peek into Mara’s career. So, let me tell you a little bit about her before we start our chat. Here are some of the highlights:
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Romance Junkies: Mara Purl Speed Interview

(RomanceJunkies.com) First, can you let us know what projects you are currently working on?  (Mara Purl) I’m working on book two of my Milford-Haven Novels, which is titled Where the Heart Lives. It picks up the story where we left off at the end of book one, What the Heart Knows (to be published in hardcover next month, September.) I’m also working on a short story that squeezes between the two books.
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Author/Actress Mara Purl Announces August 2011 Blog Tour

Readers of Women’s Fiction Can Download Free Mara Purl Short Story During August
(New York, NY – July 27, 2011) - Mara Purl launches her book, What the Heart Knows, in September 2011 with a Hardcover Edition published by BelleKeep Books in association with Midpoint Trade Books. Purl will be visiting many of the top Internet venues for book enthusiasts during the month of August – and there are many specials for readers including a free download of her Milford-Haven Single entitled When Hummers Dream.
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National Association of Baby Boomer Women:  Mara Purl Launches Virtual Book Tour

The National Association of Baby Boomer Women (NABBW) is honored to have this blog post featured as “Day Two” of Mara’s virtual book tour promoting her first Milford-Haven novel, What the Heart Knows, which takes place in the mid-1990s on California’s Central Coast and features a wonderful cast of characters headlined by artist Miranda Jones.
By Anne Holmes on August 1, 2011 – Welcome to Mara Purl: NABBW member and author of the popular and critically acclaimed Milford-Haven novels, small-town fiction written especially for women.
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Actress-Turned-Author Mara Purl Launches Kindle Single as Stand-Alone Story: ‘When Hummers Dream’

Mara Purl is a skillful storyteller who has written a charming and tantalizing saga about the ways in which lives can intersect and be forever changed.  The first novel in the saga, What the Heart Knows, is not-to-be-missed.”   – Margaret Coel, New York Times best-selling author.
(New York City – July 28, 2011) –
The world of publishing is changing as rapidly as the music industry. Instead of buying an entire CD of a recording artist, you may only download a tune or two. Books are going the same road. Until recently authors had two choices, write it short enough to fit into a magazine/newspaper/blog or long enough for a whole book. Kindle single ebooks change all that and author Mara Purl is releasing her first Milford-Haven Single into that marketplace on August 1, 2011. Yes, books are still being published in the traditional fashion, but a new market is also emerging.
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Actress-Turned-Author Mara Purl Launches Kindle Single When Hummers Dream as Short Story

The e-Book Market Expands with the e-Single for Short Stories
(July 13, 2011 – New York City, NY)
The world of publishing is changing as rapidly as the music industry. Instead of buying an entire CD of a recording artist, you may only download a tune or two. Books are going the same road. Until recently authors had two choices, write it short enough to fit into a magazine/newspaper/blog or long enough for a whole book. Kindle single ebooks change all that and author Mara Purl is releasing her first Milford-Haven Single into that marketplace on August 1, 2011. Yes, books are still being published in the traditional fashion, but a new market is also emerging.
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