For two days, September 10-11, 2017, the first book in the series, Mrs. Millionaire and the Homeless Woman, will be available to download for free. It is a short read; only 46 pages. Please consider telling your friends or posting a short review on Amazon. Word of mouth is an author’s best friend and much appreciated. Thank you.

So, let me tell you something about the book.

Mrs. Millionaire Short Story Book Series Volume I contain five stories. Each completely stands on its own, without a cliffhanger. It tells the story of different characters suffering personal crises whose lives intertwine with Tilly, our Mrs. Millionaire, at various points and tie together into one big surprise ending. They are individually published and currently for sale on Amazon as well as a set.

Mrs. Millionaire and the Homeless Woman Book 1

Matilde, or “Tilly” to her family and friends, was a rebellious teenager who loved to get herself into unnecessary trouble, and her wild behavior continued to escalate as she grew older. The lack of discipline from her parents created no moral boundaries. However, sometimes events, even the most extenuating and tragic ones, play tricks on us that change our lives forever and some teach us lessons we never forget. Tilly was attacked in the underground parking garage, but grateful that a stranger had come by and rescued her. That event changed her perspective on life and helped shape her to be a better person.

This story is about Matilde’s transition from a rebellious teenager to a philanthropist. It sounds simple but powerful. Who could ever have guessed she would one day become a different kind of superhero—without a mask or costume, helping the poor, the homeless, and abandoned children. She even set up a private foundation aimed at helping deserving individuals with a million-dollar gift, and the serious giving began.

Mrs. Millionaire and the Bad Father Book 2

Matt Calderon was a loving husband and dedicated father of two children. Everyone in the community knew him well. Everything about him was admirable and dependable. His wife, Maria, had a medical condition that limited her ability to perform manual work and so Matt had to work two jobs to provide for his family. Despite the challenges and obstacles they faced, they remained hopeful and optimistic. They were poor in material things, but they were rich in love.

Sometimes, life was full of surprises. Matt’s boss accused him of stealing money. Without any choice, Matt, along with his family, fled from their home to avoid arrest for a crime he didn’t commit.

Could there still be hope for them?

Mrs. Millionaire and the Waitress Book 3

Lucy was only two years old when her mother passed away. Her father remarried shortly after that to a widow with a son and daughter. Her father never revealed the truth about her life, and so Lucy thought her stepmother was her real mother. Her father’s untimely death a few months before graduating from high school left her with the only family she had known, and they began to show their selfish colors. They mistreated her, always showing a preference for her brother and sister. Despite their evil treatment of her, she remained a kind and thoughtful daughter and sister to her family. Would Lucy ever find out about her life, and more importantly, would she fully accept the truth?

Mrs. Millionaire and the Runaway Kids Book 4

With the desire and the determination to give his four kids a better life and to restore the relationship with them, shortly after his wife’s death, James Curtis reluctantly accepted a position as a supervisor at a textile company and moved to Connecticut. Things had been great at his new job. Unfortunately, one coworker was spiteful and envious of his popularity. He successfully discredited James, causing him to be fired. Depressed, James looked to a bottle for relief. Due to an accident, James was left in a coma. The children were temporarily placed in a children’s shelter until they could arrange to put them in foster homes. They would be split up and placed in two different homes. That chain of events made the children decide to run away. Would James come out of the coma? Would the family be reunited and made whole again?

Mrs. Millionaire and the Delivery Girl Book 5

Nancy never expected to work as a delivery girl. She had plans, high hopes, and big dreams. She focused on her studies and was involved in various social groups and even set aside dating until she had a career. That is until she met Julius and found herself attracted to his bad boy, biker image, and rebellious look. In a blink of an eye, Nancy’s dream of a successful career shattered. They got married at a City Hall with only a few friends present. After the marriage, her parents disowned her.

Julius had a bit of roving eye and a seemingly insatiable appetite for pretty women, and he continued to satisfy those urges even after they were married. When Nancy caught him cheating on her, the trust she had was tested. It turned her whole world upside-down. Should she forgive him for cheating? Would they survive the infidelity?


Have you submitted a short story to Kindle Singles?

After much consideration and debate, I’ve decided to join the other authors and submit my new unpublished short story fiction to Kindle Singles on June 2, 2017. And like others who submitted their work to Kindle Singles for consideration, I have been waiting to hear from them as well. But I also read from other forums that the volume of submission has gone up or they received their rejection letter on the 5th day after submission.  I’m not sure if I should rejoice or hit my head on the wall since it’s been eleven weeks and I still haven’t received my rejection or acceptance letter yet. I just hope that after all this waiting I would have some good news to share with you. And if it doesn’t happen, it wasn’t meant to be.

What is Kindle Singles you asked? According to Wikipedia, Kindle Single is a type of e-Book which is published through Amazon Kindle Store. According to Amazon web page, Kindle Singles are compelling ideas expressed at their natural length, typically 5,000 to 30,000 words. It must be unpublished, but Amazon will consider eBooks recently published via Kindle Direct Publishing, manuscript submissions, or pitches.

The submission process is slightly different than simply self-publishing and loading your manuscript through Amazon’s KDP service. From what I understand, each submission on Kindle Singles will be reviewed by an Amazon editor, which they state that they will “read and respond within two weeks.” And if Amazon is interested in publishing your work, they will provide further instructions on how to formally submit your title via Kindle Direct Publishing. Easy enough, right?

At first, I thought submission to Kindle Singles would be a breeze. It was open to unknown or first-time authors because they were looking for new voices.  Of course, now that I’m approaching three months of not hearing anything, let me just say now, the probability of getting accepted to Kindle Singles is next to impossible, not just for an independent author, but for any author.

I could only imagine that the reason why it’s taking Kindle to reject or accept my submission or any submission for that matter is that it is becoming so popular that they’re now struggling to keep up with all the submissions. The other day, just out of curiosity, I checked the Kindle Singles page and got this message:

Kindle Singles is not accepting unsolicited manuscripts at this time. Our editors will respond to all submissions currently in the queue as of June 22nd, 2017.

I’m not sure what this means. Are they shutting down Kindle Singles? Or are they only trying to get through to all the submissions but will reopen again shortly?

And the waiting continues.


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For readers who enjoy contemporary romance, women’s fiction, new adult romance, chick lit, and romantic comedy. My Runaway Bride is a must read for the feel good after you finish the book and for anyone who loves a good romance.

How do you escape an arranged marriage? Should you honor your parents or follow your heart?

When twenty-two-year-old Beverly Hills socialite, Samantha Isabella St. James, received the news that her father intended to force her to marry the son of a wealthy industrialist to pay his debt and save his business, she was devastated and ran away. But when her wallet was stolen and left her penniless, she took refuge at the home of a stranger and reluctantly worked as a nanny for an eccentric wealthy bachelor named Benjamin McClain. Her attraction to him was instant and intense. Could her life get any more complicated?

Marissa Marchan is a Child Support Case Manager by day, a creative writer by night. She writes Contemporary Romance and Children’s Book.

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With the campaign going on with my latest novel, My Runaway Bride Book 2, on #kindlescout, a lot of people were asking about the first book in the Spoiled Brats Series, My Amnesia Girl. To those who are interested, for two days only, November 14-15, 2016, it is free on Amazon. Please visit: Happy reading!


I listed my new eBook, Spoiled Brats Romance Diaries Presents My Amnesia Girl Series 1, on KDP Select and for those who don’t know, KDP Select is Amazon’s exclusivity deal for authors. What it means is that you agree not to sell your digital book outside of Amazon for 90 days. You get to choose between two great promotional tools: Kindle Countdown Deals, time-bound promotional discounting for your book while earning royalties; or Free Book Promotion where readers worldwide can get your book free for a limited time. They allow you to promote your book for free for five of those days.

My KDP Select is due to expire on the 30th of October so I thought I only have a few weeks left and need to make a decision. I was contemplating for a while on which one I should try first. I thought long and hard about what I was going to do and I’ve decided to go with the Free Book Promotion. I’ve heard the free-day success stories of other authors so I thought I should try it.

For my free KDP promo, I decided for a two-free days first. There were free and paid service, but for my first experiment, I decided not to do any promotions except posting the free promotional days on my Facebook author page, Goodreads and on my blog. I also sent it to a few sites that offered listing for free.

On the first day of the free promotion, I tweeted three times about my book with different tweets each time on Twitter. I also sent a personal message to about thirty of my 2,400 friends on Facebook. Believe me, it was a very difficult and tiring job to do. I had to take a break for every 10 that I emailed.

On the second and last day of the free promo, I didn’t do any blogging or posting about the book. I was at work and had a very busy day so during my break I just sat back and just let it all happen.

In short, the two-free days promotion without any paid service and totally relied only on the free sites that I sent it to (by the way, out of the 15 sites I submitted my book that offered free listing, only two actually emailed me with confirmation; and, one Facebook posting (no paid ads) and three tweets on Twitter (no paid ads).

Spoiled Brats Romance Diaries Presents My Amnesia Girl’s two-day free period exceed my expectations. My book received a total of 299 downloads on the first day and 109 downloads on the second day for a total of 408 downloads without paying for any promotions. Not too shabby!

In addition, there were a total of 442 pages read under the new Kindle Edition Normalized Pages and the numbers are still climbing. This is a brand new promotional opportunity from Amazon but I am not really sure how this Kindle Edition Normalized Pages works, but definitely will let you know.

I want to experiment with different marketing and promotional technique for comparison so for my next remaining free days (scheduled on October 07-08, 2015), I will be using paid service this time.

I will be sure to blog about the outcome of this experiment and see if my new tactics will work better. I will keep you posted.




SEPTEMBER 14-15, 2015

Hello friends,

I will be giving my new romance novel, Spoiled Brats Romance Diaries Presents: My Amnesia Girl away for FREE today and tomorrow. Why free? It’s a limited time deal on Amazon that will expand my readership and give me a chance to find some new fans.

“Word-of-mouth is crucial for any author to succeed. If you enjoyed the book, please leave a review on Amazon; even if it’s just a sentence or two. It would make all the difference and would be very much appreciated: Please CLICK HERE to get it for free.”

Please Like and Share. The sharing part is important since it will help more people see the deal.

I appreciate any help you can provide to get the word out. Thank you and take care.


Marissa Marchan

Author, Spoiled Brats Romance Series



Spoiled Brats was a fun adventure!

on June 15, 2015
Spoiled Brats was a fun adventure. It was nice break from reality and the story will take you on a unique journey of love and deception. This book will have you turning the pages in anticipation of what will happen next. The plot really got my imagination going and the characters were well developed which made me feel as if I was right there. This is a must read for anyone needing a fun escape.

A Joy to Read!

on June 14, 2015
Vanessa is truly a “BRAT”. Knowing she is a one of the main characters, I couldn’t believe she could ever become a kind, lovable person. Yet this author proved me wrong and I learned to love Vanessa as well. Good-hearted characters from the rich parents to the local people on the island. Genuine romance, beautiful scenery and pure joy to read. Can’t wait to read about another “Spoiled Brat”.

Enjoyed this book tremendously!!!

By LENDA BURNS on July 10, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

I received this complimentary book in turn to write an honest review.
I really enjoyed this book.
The plot was very interesting with lots of twists and turns.
The characters were delightful and real.
I was concerned that the ending would be different but it proved to me that love conquers all.
I would enjoy reading more books by this author.
I read this in two days.

Romantically Sweet

By Danielle Urban on July 27, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

My Amnesia Girl by Marissa Marchan is an addictive sweet romance that all will love. The characters are charming. A wealthy yet spoiled woman keeps running into a young fisherman who is kind. He falls in love with her despite her not liking him. Two highly different people from two very different social classes are brought together by fate once again. Vanessa Grandeville goes out on a boat with her girlfriends when a storm hits and all fall overboard. They are all safe and found except for Vanessa. Vanessa is missing and it so happens that fate will once more bring Michael, the kind fisherman, to her rescue. He finds her but she has amnesia. The suspense on whether Vanessa or Michael will or will not fall in love together is something readers will have to find out by reading this beautifully written romance. I enjoyed reading this novel by Marissa Marchan and I highly recommend it to readers everywhere. Her writing will lure you deeply into this enchanted tale where love conquers all. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.


Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers Favorite

What a fun beach read! Spoiled Brats Romance Diaries Presents My Amnesia Girl by author Marissa Marchan is the sweet and romantic little tale of Vanessa Grandeville, a spoiled socialite from Beverly Hills. Well known in her community of wealthy and privileged young people, Vanessa and her friends are used to having all the best in life, and everything they could dream of. When Vanessa and her friends charter a yacht and encounter a bad storm, Vanessa is lost at sea, thought to be lost forever. But when Michael, a sweet fisherman, miraculously finds and rescues her, much is about to change. Vanessa is stricken with amnesia after her traumatic boat ride, or she might have remembered Michael. She’d met him before, and had humiliated and degraded him. He loved her immediately. Maybe now, without the complication of her background, he’ll actually have a chance with her.

I enjoyed Marissa Marchan’s newest book immensely. With such fun from the beginning to the end, I was totally engrossed in the story. My husband needed to literally pull it away from me to get me to an appointment we couldn’t miss. This book would appeal to any person who enjoys romance or just a sweet story that will help them to while away an afternoon. Spoiled Brats Romance Diaries Presents My Amnesia Girl is almost like that infamous Pringles commercial, ‘once you pop, you just can’t stop!’ I am very much looking forward to reading the author’s other works and to the next book in this series as well!

I really liked it. It was sweet and romantic

By Jodie Zobel on June 3, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition AMAZON REVIEW

I really liked it. It was sweet and romantic. I love the ending but dont want to give away any spoilers. The author managed to keep me hooked and intrigued with how the two protagonists would or would not end up together and I looked forward to each chapter to see if they got together or not. I really liked it. The author did a wonderful job of creating characters and scenes that are believable and I think the author have a hit on her hands. And I received a free copy in exchange for just an honest review. My daughter is 13 and absolutely loves the book and cannot wait for the next one. She adores love stories and this book gives her that without the added “adult” content. A great read for all ages!!! I highly recommend this entertaining story!!!!!!*****
By Todd Bronson on June 8, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition AMAZON REVIEW

This is a romance novel that one would read on vacation while lounging by a pool or sunbathing on a beach. It’s an innocent and charming romance without any profanities or gratuitous sex. My Amnesia Girl is a cleverly crafted story of a missed lover affair found shipwrecked and given a second chance. It’s about two worlds colliding and discovering they have love in common. Sure there is deceit, but it is all for love. Michael’s heart is in the right place and it is with Vanessa. This is the first in a series of romance diaries and it takes the Spoiled Brats into a loving embrace. This book is a summer escape for those who enjoy drinking iced tea and lounging around the pool dreaming for their own romance.

I love it!

By Mrs. WG on June 2, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition AMAZON REVIEW

I received a free copy of the Spoiled Brats Romance Diaries, and in return was asked to just write an honest review. I absolutely love it! The author left nothing undone. I got so into the story that even at the end, I wanted to read more on the characters. I’m looking forward the reading more….. a great book!

Format: Kindle Edition AMAZON REVIEW

It was a pleasure to read this book. I loved the story plots and the characterization of each person. It flowed from beginning to end and it kept me thinking about what would happen next. I can’t wait until the next book in the series.

c. loves the sweet true love

By c. thompson on June 9, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition AMAZON REVIEW

Received this book for free for honest review. This is great make you feel that there is true love out there. Vanessa and Michael characters what romance movies are made from. Must read for the feel good after you finish the book.