Marie Anne Cope was born in Marlow, in the UK. She has worked as a salesperson and a banker, before eventually training as an accountant, working for over a decade in practice and industry before setting up her own business. Marie is also a yoga teacher.
She is presently writing three series.
The BONDS series is set in both the 17th century and modern day, and follows the unusual relationship between Becca Martin and Antony Cardover. Becca is forced to face up to her birthright as a witch in order to survive and help Antony in his quest to break his vampire curse.
THE MISFITS follows the adventures of four supernatural friends–Achoo, Mina, Boo and Zoe–who are all failing at being what their parents and teachers expect them to be. During their adventures, they learn that being different, being unique, is not just okay, it’s perfect, as they help others in need along the way.
TALES FROM A SCARYGIRL are collections of short horror stories which not only seek to explore what lies beyond the veil that separates this world from the next, but also what darkness lies deep within us, waiting for the opportunity to escape!
˜Captivating", ˜suspenseful" and ˜gripping", Bonds tells the story of Becca Martin's struggle to accept her birthright as a witch and Antony Cardover's battle to break his vampire curse. The two are bonded by Isabella, Antony's adulterous wife and Becca's ancestor. Bonds has received five star reviews and acclaim from readers globally.
Described as "Better than Twilight", Broken Bonds continues the epic story of Becca Martin as she's driven to keep a promise to a man who would rather see her dead. Becca is forced to delve deeper into her past and that of her ancestors to find the answers she seeks. Broken Bonds has again received widespread acclaim from readers, calling it ˜fantastic", ˜brilliant" and ˜worthy of five stars".
Marie is currently crafting the next chapter of the Bonds series, Bonds: Re-Bound.
Marie lives in North Wales and works as a Yoga teacher and an Accountant.
Do you know who hides in your past?Half the village of Breccan lies dead - slaughtered. All that stands between Antony Cardover and his freedom is his wife, Isabella; or so he believes. In his wrath at his wife's adultery, Antony trades his soul for the chance of vengeance. His price? An eternity as a monster - a man bearing a vampire curse. To stop him, the curse must be broken. To break the curse, Isabella and all her descendants must be destroyed. The catch? Only Antony can break the curse.With Breccan in mourning and Antony on the rampage, only one person can help. Anna Martindale, a witch shunned by the villagers, entombs Antony within a stone sarcophagus, bound by spells and buried in hallowed ground for the rest of time. Breccan breathes again. Time heals. That was four hundred years ago.
Seventeenth century spells, however, are no match for twenty first century living. As Ramply Homes moves in, the secret of St. Martin's churchyard prepares to move out.
As the church is desecrated, the spells that hold Antony break. Soon, Becca Martin, a descendant of Isabella, is plagued by dreams of a time and a man she cannot possibly have known. As her nightmares become real, Becca has no choice but to contact the one person who will be able to help; someone she has not spoken to in a decade - her mother.
Here, Becca discovers the truth about her ancestry and is forced to face up to whom and what she is. Only a wooden box and her gift hold the key to her survival.
Four hundred years ago Antony failed. He will not fail again.
REVIEWS FOR "BONDS"
"... better than Twilight ..." R. Taylor
"In a lifetime, you rarely come across a book that you read in one sitting." Conrad
"This is a must read!" Melanie Gaskin
"It would make an excellent film!" J. Hesketh
"A good twist on the vampire story." KDB
"Bonds is very well plotted and excellently written." GG
"I was hooked from the beginning!" Beryl
"It keeps you on edge and there is a surprise around every corner." Pen Name
"Couldn't put this down!" C. Rigby
"I was immediately gripped ... Found myself repeatedly thinking 'just one more chapter ...'" Sue C.
"Exciting, emotional and creepy throughout!" Afton
"Bonds is something rather special. The right kind of mix of scary and storytelling at its best." A. Reader
"Gripping, exciting, fantastic ... riveting read!" Steve
"Instantly gripping, awesome characters, great story, effortless read. It's a real page-turner!" Alex M.
After surviving torture at the hands of vampire Antony Cardover, reluctant witch, Becca Martin, finds herself alone and struggling to come to terms with the death of her mother. Not only that, but she must find a way to keep the promise she made to Antony – to find a way to break his vampire curse.
Out of options and against the advice of those closest to her, Becca embarks on a mission to free Antony once more, for he is the only one who can help find the object of her quest.
Ebenezer Lightwoller, the warlock who cursed Antony, has a past both tragic and horrific. Cursed himself due to the actions of his only child, he turned his back on redemption, choosing to follow a darker path instead.
When Becca finds her life hanging in the balance once more, a new-found ally steps in to save her, leaving Antony with no option but to help Becca.
Together they embark on a journey to break Antony’s curse, but as the options are revealed, Becca is forced to make the biggest decision of her life.
When presented with an impossible choice, will Becca keep her promise to someone who would rather see her dead, or are some promises meant to be broken?