My new romantic thriller series, Rogue Security, is darker, edgier, and different. RISKY REDEMPTION starts the roller-coaster ride with two timelines, a CIA assassin, and a shocking villain. Think you can handle it?

From The Book Quarry review: I have never been so engrossed in a book, overtaken or completely blown away by an ending. Risky Redemption was an amazing suspense.  Now, this writing was excellent … I could NOT put it down. The characters were beautifully fleshed out and extremely complex. The plot was elaborate and intriguing. I enjoyed the Angela and Jake’s interactions. Their romance and story is so compelling. I am really looking forward to more! I very highly recommend it. 

WARNING: Read at your own risk!


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Four years ago, a brutal attack stole Angela Reardon’s trust in men. Now the fiercely independent interior decorator has built a successful business and a new life without love or sex. Haunted by her inability to identify her assailant, Angela wants only to be left alone—until a shadowy stranger reignites dormant desires. But their time together may be brief…because someone wants her dead.

CIA assassin Jake Stone’s targets deserved to die. Until now. Until he falls in love with the innocent woman he’s been hired to kill. Can he save Angela and redeem himself by uncovering who wants her dead? When the trail leads him into the carnal underbelly of L.A., the truth is more shocking than even he could ever imagine.

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Hello, world. How are you today? Hmm. No, too formal.

Yo, peeps. Whazup? Nah, too cool.

Hi, everyone. How’s it going? Ah, just right.

I’m Marissa Garner. I’m a wife, writer, chocoholic, and animal lover, not necessarily in that order. As a little girl, I cut pictures of people out of my mother’s magazines and turned them into characters in my simple stories. Now I write edgy romantic thrillers, steamy contemporary romance, and sexy paranormal romantic suspense. I live in sunny Southern California with my husband, but enjoy traveling from Athens to Anchorage to Acapulco and many locations in between.

I write romance to titillate your mind as well as your libido. My stories appeal to romance readers who:

  • Choose French Silk over vanilla
  • Don’t always color inside the lines and don’t like being told no
  • Think some rules are made to be broken
  • Have the courage to push the envelope when they’re passionate about something
  • Believe fiction should be as unpredictable as real life

If you want a fairy tale, read Cinderella. If you want real romance, read Marissa Garner.

I hope you enjoy my website and my stories. For questions, comments, or suggestions, please use the Contact Me page. I’d love to hear from you.



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