Work In Progress: Marie’s Story


Marie-Therese Alexander is my favorite character in the Kandi's Crush novel.

Marie-Therese, affectionately known as Marie, is Kandace's aunt. Marie is in her early thirties and is the most reasonable of the Alexander clan. She is intuitive, sensitive and loving. Plus she has a wicked sense of humor.

Marie-Therese also has a thing for high-fashion—Chanel, Aquazzura, and Alaia. On the surface, she is pulled together, but when you lift under the hood her life is in shambles.

Her male counterpart is still a work in progress, but he is an inspiration from this summer's travels.

Coming in February 2020.

What is Kandi’s Crush?

Check out the details of my debut novel - Kandi's Crush!

Having lived a strictly PG-13 life, Kandace Alexander has vowed to get a little wild during her last summer as a college student. She has it all mapped out: dabbling with online dating, bestie beach outings, shopping until her feet ache, and late-night parties. But that all changes when a simple request from her mother puts her in temptingly close contact with her longtime crush.

Real estate entrepreneur and modern-day Lothario, Chadwick St. Clair, has known Kandace since the day she was born. No longer a little girl in pigtails, she’s grown into a woman with enticing attributes he can’t ignore. If her family knew of his growing attraction to the curly-haired beauty, they would be furious. Even so, there’s no denying the chemistry sizzling between them.

What begins as a casual summer of dating mishaps blooms into a string of addictive encounters that leave them both breathless. But when the real world pressures start to mount, the couple is left scrambling to decide just how much they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at forever.

From author Michelle Karise comes the sizzlingly sweet debut, Kandi’s Crush!