Romance Set In Magical Places
From the award-winning Heirs of Watson Island series to her upcoming contemporary romance for adult readers, Martina Boone creates books set in places you'll want to move to with characters you'll love--or love to hate.
Books You'll Love to Read, Stories You'll Remember
Martina Boone

About Martina


Martina Boone is the award-winning author of Lake of Destiny and the Celtic Legends collection of novels for adult readers, and the romantic Southern Gothic Heirs of Watson Island series for young adults, including Compulsion, Persuasion, and Illusion, from Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse.

She lives in Virginia with her husband, children, a Sheltie, and a lopsided cat. She’s passionate about supporting literacy and the love of reading, and when she isn’t writing, she loves traveling to the kinds of magical settings where her books are set. She’s also addicted to horses, skiing, chocolate-flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it. Insomnia is her one and only superpower.

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Praise for Martina


“Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure.”—Publisher’s Weekly

“Compelling mystery about feuding families and buried secrets, not to mention a steamy romance.—Booklist

“Darkly romantic and steeped in charm.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Charming and steamy on the surface, with cold-blooded secrets buried down deep.”—Kendare Blake, NYT bestselling author

“Haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.”—Claudia Gray, NYT bestselling author

“Beautifully written, with vivid characters, a generations-old feud, and romance that leaps off the page.”—Megan Shepherd, NYT bestselling author

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Speaking Engagements

Martina has been featured in magazine, print, radio and television interviews about her books, literacy, reading, historical themes, bullying, and women’s issues. She came to the United States with her parents to escape communism, and she is always eager to share her love for the empowerment, creative freedom, and opportunity of her adopted country and the English language.
She is available for festivals, bookstore visits, school visits, workshops, and keynotes for event sizes ranging from intimate groups of ten to hundreds and for ages from middle school to adult. Visits can be in person, via Skype, or via Google Hangout. She offers three visits a year free to Title 1 schools on a first come, first booked basis.

Please check here for a list of popular speaking topics.

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