Monday, December 30, 2013



After experiencing a life-altering event, it changes everything. Arissa Perry's outlook on life and what is most important to her. Leaving her devastated and seeking comfort in the one place, she truly feels safe, those strong comforting arms and calming green eyes.


This time is different.

This time he is here and not just a figment of her dreams.

This will change everything.


Just when things feel perfect, it gets complicated. The one person she believed she knew is not who she thought. Will she still want him, when his secret is revealed? Her life will take some dramatic, unforeseen turns that lead to her Unexpected Destiny and Arissa must choose- fight or fail?


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Friday, November 1, 2013


Unexpected Destiny Book Two of the Unexpected Series

Expected Release Date : January 1, 2014
After experiencing a life-altering event, it changes everything. Arissa Perry's outlook on life and what is most important to her. Leaving her devastated and seeking comfort in the one place, she truly feels safe, those strong comforting arms and calming green eyes.

This time is different.
This time he is here and not just a figment of her dreams.
This will change everything.
Just when things feel perfect, it gets complicated. The one person she believed she knew is not who she thought. Will she still want him, when his secret is revealed? Her life will take some dramatic, unforeseen turns that lead to her Unexpected Destiny and Arissa must choose- fight or fail?




I am a small town girl, I currently reside in the same city that I was born and raised in. I love watching teen drama shows, reading, writing, and listening to music.

I have a loving family my mother who has taught me about love and lasting relationships. A father who pushes me to excel and succeed at anything I desire.  My younger sister and I have become very close over the years and she is very supportive of everything I do.

I have been married for nine years to my best friend. I love my husband more than anything. He is so kind, loving and supportive. He likes to joke with his friends that, “My wife writes porn.”

We have a eleven year old daughter who is so smart and talented. I can’t believe how fast they grow up.  She is turning into quite the young lady.  She aspires to be so many things and I encourage them all. She loves to write songs, and has even tried her hand at writing a book. Maybe one day she will follow my example.

Being that I am from a small town, I have made some long lasting relationships. I have two best friends that I have known for most of my life. We have continued to stick together over the years and we are always there for one another. I couldn’t imagine my life without them.

Animal lover I am not, but I have a headstrong dog that is the absolute best-behaved dog I have ever seen and a cat that drive me insane, but I love her nonetheless.

I have always aspired to be a neonatal nurse and I continue to work towards that goal. Maybe one day it will come true. However, writing has become my new favorite love.

I never would have dreamed that I would become a writer, but some really great people convinced me otherwise.  Eventually I decided to give it a try and what do you know? I just finished writing my second book and I couldn’t be happier. I will continue to write in my spare time with hopes of it becoming a full time career at some point in my life.

So take note, I am just a small town girl trying to bring light to your darkness, anything is possible if you work hard at it. So hold your head high, get out there, and do what you love.



Sunday, August 25, 2013

Book Update

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to give you an update. Unexpected Destiny is about half way done. It is with my Beta girls now since I had to have surgery and will be down for a bit. When I am able, I will start doing their edits and get back to writing the ending of book Two.
Therefore, I am expecting to release before the end of the year. I will let you know more as the time approaches. I do have the cover done; I’m holding it back for a bit though. Sorry.

       I will be going to Georgia on April 5, 2014 for a book signing. I hope to see you there. Details are below. Thanks for your support and Happy reading!!


Charlene M. Martin Author

Book Signing:


 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd

 Cumming, Georgia 30041
On April 5, 2014 From 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Unexpected Destiny Prologue

Rough and unedited....


           I can’t bear to watch Arissa anymore, so I take a walk around the complex to try to clear my head. The images of her dancing erotically with that guy are making me sick to my stomach. I really don’t know if I can stay away any longer, it hurts watching her with someone else. How do you tell the woman you are in love with that you have been watching her for most of her life and that you are completely in love with her. She might find that kind of stalker-ish. Maybe if I told her now while she is completely drunk she wouldn’t remember it, only our time together.  She is totally wasted I have watched her down shot after shot as fast as Tim and Brad would bring them to her they were gone. She is going to regret that in the morning.

     As I make my way back to the dancing area I look for Arissa. I don’t see her anywhere I am quick to check her apartment, but she isn’t there either. My heart starts to race as I panic where did she go?  I get this sick feeling wash over me, did she go back to one of those guys apartments, will she sleep with them?. I run past apartment doors trying to hear her.  Damn it why did I leave her all alone, something is wrong, I can’t feel it.
          I am almost done checking all the apartments when I hear a scream. I rush for the door and Bang on it as loud as I can. “Open this damn door NOW, I roar!” No one comes to the door, I am so afraid for her. I kick the door in and search her out. She is lying on the bed with this man on top of her. Her top is raised to her neck line and her pants are around her ankles, She is trying to fight him off. I see red as I rush to him, I throw him against the wall. Then run to him, I pick him up holding him against the wall by his neck. I punch him in the face repeatedly till his face is all busted up and bloody. I can’t think of anything other than he was hurting my love. When he is unmoving and I fear that I might have killed him. I let him drop to the floor in a crumpled mess.
      I look to the bed, to see Arissa as she shoots for the door. Our eyes lock and she freezes in place,  I know that she knows it’s me. What do I do? How do I explain that I am who she thinks I am. Do I just act like I have no idea what she is thinking? I mean I have dreamed of her every day as long as I can remember. We stand there in awkward silence for what seems like forever. The only thing I manage to get out of my mouth is “hello.”
     She stands there, I can hear her heart beating from here its racing with fear, anxiety and well I do believe love. She smiles that sweet smile and says, “hello,”  and then walks out of the door.
     I mean really just hello is all we managed. I can’t believe she just walked out, not even a thank you for saving me from the guy who was trying to rape me. Damn it I should have asked her if she was ok, or something I was just so thrown off by the way she was looking at me.



Thursday, April 25, 2013

The final book cover is ready!!!
what do you think??

To get you custome made cover go to DEE @

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ok, So my book is now going to be broken up into Three sections. I have a big job a head of me. So I need some help. I will sell the ebooks in Three seperate sections then offer the paper back one as a whole depending on my over all word count. This will enable me to get the story out to you faster as well as give me extra time to prefect it. I promise it will be better than it was for my first round of Beta girls. God Bless you guys for reading through my rambelings. Ok so New unedited prologue for the first book in Unexpected love....


I can’t take my eyes of Arissa as she runs around the peaceful garden catching butterflies. I can’t believe how much she has grown over the years. Her blond hair is down to her shoulders with loose curls that dangle on to her pastel pink dress. She has on these little strappy white sandals that show her tiny toes.  She giggles as she jumps high in effort to catch a vibrant orange butterfly. Unfortunately it’s just out of her grasp. I watch as disappointment washes across her face she stands there with her head bent down, shoulders slump and pouts. I chuckle and shake my head she is too cute for her own good.  I watch patiently as the butterfly lands upon her head she is unaware of its presence too caught up in her pouting. I lock this beautiful image into my memory bank for safe keeping I never want to forget how precious she is. I am suddenly alarmed by this warm sensation.  Unsure of what it is I look over my body to see what it could be. I nervously examine my chest, arms and legs and they remain untouched by anything. What on Earth could this be?  Strange things like this have been happening a lot lately and they are very alarming. I have never had this happen before. I wonder what is wrong with me, maybe I am becoming ill. Disregarding that I watch Arissa as she notices a purple and yellow butterfly dancing it’s way to her. She stands so still with her hands out in front of her with bright eyes just watching and waiting patiently to catch her prey. My gaze is anxiously upon her awaiting to see if she succeeds.  Then by the grace of God the tiny butterfly lands in her hands. She just stands there shocked by its presence. As it starts to walk around her hand she trembles and giggles a little. She then folds the butterfly in her hands careful not to harm it. Lifting her arms high above her head she opens her hands letting it fly free.

She is such a sweet, patient, and caring child. I hope life stays this way for her and she doesn’t lose herself in life. Life has a way of taking the good parts of you and leaving bitter ones in its place. It can be a very cruel world one should think hard before bring a child into it.  It seems as if satin has his claws firmly dug into this world. I am unsure if it will ever be safe again.

 Once upon a time before heaven and hell we separated this place was very peaceful. Everyone treated each other with respect and concern in general. Unfortunately the rift between the brothers cause them to separate thus creating heaven and hell and leaving earth open to be demonized. Lucifer sent his minions to wreak havoc on the earth they were manipulating people to steel, inflict pain and harm onto others as well as kill anyone that did not want to choose their way of thinking all of this just to get back at his brother.  God responded by sending angels to earth to protect the people from satins demons. The angels can protect from any direct threat to life, but cannot influences freedom of choice. If they did that they would make them not better than satin himself so for now we remain with freedom of choice and living in a world full of hells demons.

I thought that she was being persuaded by evil at one time. She was Two and was very angry at little Elena for tripping her on the playground she had smacked her head into the corner of the wood frame around the play set. She stood up with tears in her eyes and cold cocked Elena right in the nose. I was a little worried at that. A long conversation too place she was informed that she should never hit anyone and that she can’t let her anger drive her emotions to hurt others. After that she was encouraged to treat others with love and compassion just as she has been treaded. You know the famous saying “Treat others how you want to be treated.” She Apologized to Elena and they became best friends and inseparable. I believe that she closed the door to evil after that. I dread the day if evil every truly finds her.

Over the next few years she continued to grow up with a strong scene of self. I remember when she was 12 and was playing seven minutes in heaven at her best friend Elena Birthday party and  she kissed little jimmy from down the road. I was frustrated by this and I didn’t know how to handle the situation. Kids do these things, but not her. She has always been more mature than other kids her age. Sure she has her temper tantrums just like any other, but she seems to be more in tune with who she is and what she wants. She very loving to others treating them with respect as it should be. I guess that little talk after she punched Elena worked. I am often proud of who she is she tries to give others great self-esteem.  

She has a great sense of humor I often laugh at her. Like when she was 14 and in her bedroom with her hair brush in her had singing to Britney Spears “Hit me baby one more time” that was so funny I was caught off guard by the outburst of my lungs. It scared me at first, but then I felt more alive than ever before.

Life was changing for me and for her too. I was becoming more connected to her as she grew older. I would say now that I have this drive to keep her safe and protected. I guess that comes from being so close to her. She has recently began to have interest in boys and to say the least it’s very difficult to watch. I find that I often have to refrain from inflicting harm on the boys that she is interested in. This new guy Damon has been in her sights; well at least that’s what I get from over hearing her conversations with Elena. I know I probably shouldn’t listen in, but I just can’t help myself.

Damon and Arissa have only been dating a few days I watch them from the school parking lot.  He is sitting on the hood of a friend’s car she is standing in between his legs. The look they are sharing has me slightly on edge.  I feel my Agitation growing with every minute that passes. A group of jocks walk by and whistle at Arissa.  This causes Damon to get off the car and pull her into his arms kissing her for the first time to staking his claim. A big smile is plastered on her face as she looks up into his eyes she appears so giddy by his actions. I on the other hand feel like I am on fire, all I want to do is go rip off his pretty little head and feed it to the wolves for dinner. I can’t believe that little nit wit is kissing my sweet girl. I start to walk towards her and then think better of it. I will just have to keep a closer eye on her I don’t trust this delinquent.





Wednesday, February 20, 2013


In this particular hop, I and my fellow authors, in their respective blogs, have answered 10 questions where you get to learn about our current work in progress as well as some insights into our process, from characters and inspirations to plotting and cover decisions. I hope you enjoy it!

Thank you Stina Rubio for inviting me. This is Stina's book and blog go check her out.

Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions. Here is my Next Big Thing!

1: What is the working title of your book?
Unexpected Love by Charlene M. Martin
 2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
It was part of a dream I had. I have always loved books about angels and when I woke up from this dream I though that would be the perfect start to a book.

3: What genre does your book come under?
Paranormal Romance/Contemporary Romance (Maybe Erotica not sure yet)

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
 Arissa ~ Blake Lively
I guess you could say that I am pretty. I‘m about 5’7 and I have long blonde wavy hair and light blue eyes. I have a curvy athletic frame with a good tan.  I am kind of a shy girl. I like to hang out with my friends, read books and watch teen drama shows. The thing I love most is shopping with my mom. Every girl’s got to love shopping.
 Christian (Chris)~ Wilson Bethel
He is all alone and his eyes are on me and me alone. Oh and those green eyes are soul piercing. The way he is looking at me is like he knows exactly what I am feeling. He is so attractive, tall and muscular with short blonde hair. I know those eyes. I know that body. I am frozen in place!
Damon ~ Paul Wesley       
"I mean who doesn’t love a tall dark and handsome man?  Well, this girl does!  My boyfriend Damon Marks is just that.  He has an extreme athletic frame with abs that appear hard as stone.  He loves his every day jeans and T-shirt that show off his strong comforting arms. His troublesome dark eyes remind me every day of his devilish side."
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Someone has seen your every move.

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
Self  Published.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Over a span of two months, but I only actually wrote for 3 days.
I know that sounds bad, but I promise I am putting a lot more work into it now :)

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Someone to love by Addison Moore, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and Obtained By Shanora Williams. (If you havn't read them u should they rocked my world!)

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Shelly Crane Author, Dana Welch best friend and Shanora Williams Author.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It's a beautiful love stroy filled full of  heart break, true love, and fighting for what she believes in.

Below you will find authors who will be joining me by blog, next Wednesday. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!

Monday, February 18, 2013

200 FB likes teaser

As promised for hitting 200 likes on FB here is your teaser. Its unedited and rough so subjuect to change.


I run my finger down his bare chest. He narrows his gaze at me so I tempt him just a little more and slide my hands down his sweat pants. Lucky me he isn’t wearing any underwear. As soon as I grab a hold of him. He flips on top of me and crushes me with a mouthwatering kiss. This is a deep kiss a need and wanting kind of kiss. He grips my neck and leans it back and trails kisses down the side of my neck. He then slides his hand down my side and rips my shirt off over my head. Within minutes I am naked with him devouring me everywhere. I can feel my sex throb and slicken. I want him inside me now. I lift my hips to him urging hin to fill me and he gently pushes them back down. He tells me "No baby just feel don’t move, just feel me." Oh I want to feel him alright. I want to run my hands all over him I can’t lie here and contain myself. I try to move again and he rolls me over onto my stomach with ease then I feel him glide his tongue down my spine. I giggle as a shiver hit me. He shushes me. I try again to stay still as he nibbles on my ear and whispers " you are so beautiful I love the curve of your back" while running his finget down my back where his tongue just left.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Short Teaser.....Unedited and rough :)
(Chris & Arissa)

He says,  “I think we should make some decisions.” 
 “Decisions about what?”   
He replies,“I know that I never want to sleep without you ever again and I know this is all very unexpected, but I feel for you more than I have ever felt anyone. I don’t know what it is but every time I think of you I swear I can see my future with you. I feel like this is where I am supposed to be always.”

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Here's a new Teaser for you guys. Please feel free to share. I hope you enjoy it!!!

I’m wading in the water as I stand there fixated on  Damon taking his jeans off. He strides towards me and I can’t help, but gawk at him. We have been dating for a little over 5 months and this is the first time I have seen him in his boxers. He has impeccable abs and as I look down I can envision what is under those boxers. He begins to run towards me and I expect him to grab me and kiss me, but instead He splashes salt water all in my face. I start to splash him back and he dunks me under the water. I inhale salt water as I come up I’m coughing and having trouble breathing. I have tears in my eyes and I smack him on the arm sputter “That was not nice.” He says “I’m sorry” and pulls me in for a hug. While holding me tight he rubs the back of my head and back. I start to settle my breathing and I look up into his eyes and he say “I am so sorry. You know I would never do anything to hurt you.” He is starting so intently into my eyes that I can’t help but to believe him. On an impulse I push my lips to his this kiss is different it has more passion and wanting in it. He pulls me up and I wrap my legs around his hips. I run my hands all over his body while pulling him against me as tight as I can.  He carries me to the shore and lays me in the sand.  I look up into his eyes and its looks like he is asking me a silent question. I am a little frighten because I’m not sure how to answer his question. I really want him right now, but I have always wanted to wait until I was married. Oh shit what do I do?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Just a small teaser... (Between Arissa and Mr. Wright)

Hey babe we can stop if you want.  I know that I am exhausted. My legs feel like Jell-O. My hair is drenched and sticking to my back. All I want is a cold shower and some food.

Yea I am good with that babe.

Hey guys guess what? I finished the story. I am one step closer to publishing. I still have a lot of work to do to it. I have it out to my beta readers now. I am so excited.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I Ordered some book marks. They will be to me on Feb. 12. Just in time for a Valentines give away. So join me on my facebook page. The link is to the side.

Monday, January 21, 2013




 Chapter 1

Where it all began

Do you ever sense you are being watched?

  Well every day, every hour and every minute someone is watching you. Someone has seen every embarrassing thing you have ever done.  How creepy is that?  Well in my life I have found it to be true.

It all started when I was a little girl.  I remember spinning around in circles and watching my dress twirl around me. When I stopped and I felt weird, uneasy, and I got cold chills.  I was being watched and I didn’t know by whom and I couldn’t see anyone. I just continue to spin in circles. Eventually the sensation wore off and I forgot about it.

As I got older the feeling was more persistent.  So I started to listen to it. I was standing at my locker getting my things ready to go home. When I became aware someone was spying one me.  I glanced around thinking it’s my boyfriend Damon. I don’t see him at first then he appears from around the corner walking towards me. Just the sight of him makes me forget about everything else. I mean who doesn’t love a tall dark and handsome man?  Well, this girl does! My boyfriend Damon Marks is just that. He has an extreme athletic frame with abs that seem as hard as stone. He loves his every day jeans and T-shirt that show off his strong comforting arms. His troublesome Blue eyes remind me every day of his devilish side.


 We have only been dating about a month and so far everything is going well. Only thing is he has this annoying little jealous streak that really pisses me off sometimes. He always thinks I am interested in other guys. He gets so uptight about other guys mentioning anything about me. Even when his friend jarred asked him if I had been working out?  Which is just a simple question, but he took it as he was interested in my body. Really?  So now every time Jarred is around he gives him the death stare to mark his territory.  Boys can be so complicated. It’s not like I am the home coming Queen or anything.   I guess you could say that I am pretty.

 I am about 5’7 and I have long blonde wavy hair and light blue eyes. I have a curvy athletic frame with a good tan.  I am kind of a shy girl. I like to hang out with my friends, read books and watch teen drama shows. The thing I love most is shopping with my mom. Every girl’s got to love shopping.

As Damon and I are walking home I become aware that I am being stocked.  You know, that cold chill that runs down your spine. Yep, that the feeling. I start looking around for someone watching me. I don’t see anyone. There are people walking down the street on the other side, however none of them are looking our way. What is wrong with me? Maybe I am just crazy! I snuggle in closer to Damon as we walk home. If there is a creep maybe he will get the point that I am taken.  

Damon drops me off at my front door.  I hear my dad yelling for me to hurry up, because we have dinner plans. “Oh joy” dinner tonight probably another sea food restaurant. I hate seafood.  Damon pulls me in for a goodbye hug while whispering in my ear I will call you later Babe.

 The car ride over is torcher. My parents are listening to oldies and singing. I think my ears are going to bleed from the noise. I grab my Ipod and put on Nickleback as loud as I can to drown out that terror.

We finally arrive at Bob’s Crabs another sea food restaurant. As we walk in I am hit with the overwhelming smell of seafood. We are seated right away at a wooden booth with really hard seats. There are a few cast nets with sea creatures in them on the walls as well as fishing décor. Could it be any more cliché?  I search the menu for anything not sea food related.  All I can find is some chicken strips and fries on the kids menu. Why couldn’t my parents choose a steak restaurant instead of the same ole same seafood theme every time.

While waiting for our food to arrive my parents are talking about something that happened today at work.  Jake, my dad, is the head surgeon at Mercy Hospital and my mom Melissa is a nurse in the ICU at the same hospital.  I excuse myself  to the bathroom. The bathroom is hideous. There is toilet paper everywhere. “oh,” you don’t want to know the rest.  I go straight to the first stall. Did u know that it is usually the cleanest? Most people by pass the first stall. Yeah, they did a study about it. So since I read that I always try the first stall first and most of the time it is the cleanest.  Let’s just say that this one wasn’t too awful.

 As I am walking out I take a look in the mirror and realize that I have part of my skirt tucked into my underwear and tights. OMG!! That would have been so embarrassing. Thank God no one was in here to see it. If I had walked out into the restaurant like that I might never recover from the embarrassment. An unexpected disturbing feeling washes over me I am immediately aware of the sensation of being observed, but I am in the girl’s restroom. It is completely empty and there are no windows. There is no way someone is watching me. This is so alarming! Am I going insane?

I shrug it off and walk back to the table dinner has arrived.  I notice that my parents are suspiciously peering at me.

Mom asks, did something happen while you were in the restroom? Arissa dear you’re a little flush. Are you feeling well? Oh my God Arissa are you pregnant?

What? Mom! No way are you crazy?

I just had a little incident in the girl’s room. It was kind of stupid.

Oh ok darling. I know you have that new boyfriend. I think his name is Damon.  I don’t know if you guys are doing anything, but I would hope that you are using protection.

Wow! Really Mom?

I am not having SEX and I do not plan on doing so until I am married. I have more respect for myself than that.

Well dear I hope that you do, but sometimes you live in the moment and things can happen.  

Well I can promise you if that happens that I will use all necessary precautions. I don’t want any children before I go off to college. I want to go to college and finish it. Then get married, buy a house and start a family. I don’t want to end up pregnant and ruin all that I have worked for.  

Speaking of which, I talked to the school counselor today. We think that I should apply to all the Ivy League schools. Like Harvard, Duke, and Yale. She says, that with my grades I should be able to get a scholarship. I am so excited. I know that they are far away from home, but I really want the whole college experience.

So what do you think?

Arissa, dear I think that is great. Your father and I both went to Yale. We think that would be great for you to get the full college experience.

So you both are ok with me applying to those schools?

Dad says “Yes, dear we are very excited that you want to do that. “

Yay! I am so excited. I have to start applying over the next few weeks. So will you help me over Christmas vacation?

Of course dear we will help you.


 Once we got home I rushed upstairs to finish up my homework.  I really hate Geometry. I just can’t seem to wrap my head around all the angles and formulas. I just have to understand it enough that it doesn’t affect my GPA.

  I hear my phone ring. I almost forgot that Damon said that he was going to call me tonight.

Hey Babe, How was dinner?

It was good, I got to talk to my parents about the colleges that I want to go to.

Oh really? Where are you planning to apply?

I am going to apply to all the Ivy League schools. My counselor said that I should be able to get in with a scholarship.

That’s great babe.

Thanks, so where do you plan on applying?

Well my grades aren’t as good as yours Arissa. I think I might even have trouble getting into a community college.

Really? Not even community college? I can help you study if you need.

I think it’s a little late for that babe. What’s done is done.

Ok, so how was your night?

I went down to the local pool hall and played some pool with the guys.

That sounds like fun. I wish I would have gone. Even, if I can’t play to save my life. I just like to hit the balls around.

Well if u figured out geometry then it would help you be a better pool player.

Ha! You are so funny. I am trying, but it is not easy for me. I swear my brain just doesn’t comprehend it.

Well it’s late and I need to get some sleep. I have a test in History in first period.

Alright, Love. Sweet dreams.

Night, Damon.


As I lie there in bed thinking to myself.  His grades are so bad that he isn’t going to college. Do I really want to date someone who doesn’t have a college future? Is this really going to work between us?  I am going away to college and he is not even sure if he can get into community college. I really like him and he is so nice to me, but do I have a future with him? I don’t know I guess all I can do is just sleep on it.