Marlene Perez

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I’m an author of contemporary fictionand urban fantasy novels for teens and adults.








My first adult urban fantasy trilogy, Strange Fates, Dark Descent, and Fortune's Favor, out with Orbit Books.

"Perez serves up a delicious feast of myth and magic, betrayal and romance, in a mystical version of Minneapolis where nothing is quite what it seems.
Skillfully rendered in crisp, edgy prose, STRANGE FATES offers an exciting start to what's sure to be a winning new series. I can't wait to follow the sexy-as-heck Nyx Fortuna into the next installment!" --Alyson Noël, #1 NYT bestselling author of THE IMMORTALS series, THE RILEY BLOOM series, & THE SOUL SEEKERS series.

Check out the book trailer here.

Interview with me about Strange Fates here.

And read an excerpt of Strange Fates on the Orbit Books website.


Love in the Corner Pocket and The Comeback were published by Scholastic/Point and Houghton Mifflin Graphia published my paranormal teen series. Those books are Dead Is the New Black, Dead Is a State of Mind, Dead Is So Last Year, Dead Is Just a Rumor, and the final book to feature Daisy Giordano, Dead Is Not an Option.

DEAD IS THE NEW BLACK was a summer book club buzz pick by Seventeen Magazine and was featured in Cosmopolitan. it was also a 2011 Popular Paperback and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.

Check out the book trailer for Dead is Just a Rumor here.

look for the DEAD IS spin-off, which features a new main character, Jessica Walsh. Those books are Dead Is a Battlefield, Dead Is a Killer Tune and
Dead Is Just a Dream.

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