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Enter our giveaway to win three paperback Marian  Lindner books signed by the author and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Marian Lindner is an author and screenwriter of Mystery, Thriller, Romance and Young Adult fiction. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and thinks a great story well told can literally save a life. Her first novel, San Francisco, was published in 2014 and won an honorable mention in the Los Angeles Book Festival. With a Masters degree in Comparative Literature, Marian enjoys classic literature as well as genre fiction, and loves a great “beach read.”


The Hunt for the Lost Word

The Hunt for the Lost Word depicts a treasure hunter’s quest to find Jesus Christ’s lost gospel. Tasked with the daunting quest to locate The Lost Word, treasure hunter Rabe Tafferty believes his mission is a fool’s errand. No lover of religion, but desperate for cash, he agrees to chase Jesus Christ’s hypothetical writings. Little does Rabe realize his double-dealing former best friend, a retired arms dealer bent on revenge, and even the Archbishop of San Francisco will stop at nothing to get their hands on The Lost Word. When Rabe enlists Drew, his beautiful, psychic, soon-to-be ex-wife, hoping they can reconcile during the search, matters come to a head. What Rabe doesn’t know is his greatest enemy’s plans to unlock The Lost Word’s secrets hinge on Drew’s psychic abilities. Over the course of the next hours, Rabe learns shocking mysteries about the original teachings of Jesus, sinister connections linking those who hunt him and revelations that threaten to destroy him, and his wife Drew, forever.  356 pages

San Francisco


San Francisco – A 2016 Los Angeles Book Festival Winner! – is a steamy look at romance, friendship, and politics set against one of the most deeply impactful moments in American history – the great earthquake and fire of 1906. From the inferno of clapboard houses south of Market Street to the community spirit in Golden Gate Park’s tent city, San Francisco depicts a socialite’s desperate struggle to survive the catastrophe. Torn between two men during the three-day disaster, only to be bitterly betrayed by one of them, her life is changed in ways she would never have imagined. 350 pages

The Witch Lineage

The Witch Lineage – Lena Helix fears she is a witch; but she can’t tell anyone. Especially not Nick, the hot high school football hero she’s secretly in love with. But when shockingly vicious attacks plague her town and endanger Nick’s family, Lena discovers the rumors about her small beach community are true: warring witch covens rule—and an unstoppable sorceress is about to make a powerful alliance. Will either coven kill to bring this all-powerful witch into the fold? Lena’s steadily increasing powers, a radical physical makeover, and a new twist in her relationship with Nick make her wonder if she is the supreme witch. Then the two mighty covens convene, endangering the lives of all in their path. Will Lena survive? And, if she does, will she have the courage she needs to take her rightful place in the witch lineage? 410 pages

Want to learn more about the author Marian Lindner and her books? Listen to her interview on KRCB-FM’s radio show Word By Word: Conversations With Writers. Check out the podcast at: bit.ly/1mSpSxR


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Win 3 Marian Lindner Books & $25 Amazon Gift Card! — 153 Comments

  1. Wow! What a great question, and I really had to think about this because I love so many fictional characters. But one of them at the very top of my list is Anne of Green Gables.

  2. That is so hard! I love frankenstien’s monster (one of my all time favorite books!) and hermione from harry potter!

  3. Sherlock Holmes is the best character. But I’m sure Marian’s characters are great, too. That’s why I want to win the books!

  4. Has to be Ebeneezer Scrooge! As a Food Historian, I am fascinated with him, wondering how he sought to deprive himself of decent meals all due to the love of money. What I would like to do is recreate an 1845 Christmas feast that Ebeneezer would have enjoyed one year after his redemption.

  5. Ooh a tough choice!! I mean i would love to pick some badass character or something but instead Im picking the Lorax!! Because he saves the world!!!

  6. My favorite Fictional Character is Winnie the Pooh. No matter how bad a day is he can always bring a smile to my face!

  7. I don’t think I can pick an all time favorite but currently I’m re-reading the Harry Potter series and so I would say Dumbledore.

  8. Oh my—that is way too big a question! I’ll say Gandalf from the ‘Hobbit’ and “Lord of the Rings’ books. lol–not sure why he popped into my mind rather than a more “classic” literary figure.

  9. Oh wow, so many characters to choose from! I think my favorite would be Jane Eyre but I have so many!

  10. My favorite fictional character is Donald Duck. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  11. This is pretty tough. I guess that my all time favorite fictional character would have to be Ciel Phantomhive from the manga Kuroshitsuji. I love how cunning he is and how he always gets the upperhand.

  12. Flora Segunda would have to be my top choice, since I can only choose one fictional character…

  13. My favorite fictional character is The Incredible Hulk. I simply cannot wait for Saturday nights watching it weekly on Me-TV.

  14. My favorite fictional character is Cinderella! My favorite childhood movie, for sure!

  15. my all time favorite fictional character is the little mermaid. she is so cute.

  16. Edna Pontelier is one of my favorite fictional characters of all time, along with John Lee Peacock, and Burke.

  17. Oh wow. I really had to think about this question. It would probably have to be Luke Garner from Among The Hidden ~ Shadow Children books.

  18. Ponyboy from the Outsiders. I just remember reading that book when i was young and could relate to him and his story so much.

  19. I am not sure if I could choose just one. One of my favorites is Elizabeth Bennett from “Pride And Prejudice”.

  20. I love Hannah Swenson in Joanne Fluke’s books. I have read all of them several times and also enjoy the recipes in them.