Author Archives: Mary

My name is Mary, and I’m a serious book junkie, with a large personal collection of reading material. I’m fascinated by ghosts, the paranormal, and true crime stories. I love discovering the possibilities in the next world and am curious about the reasons people do what they do in this one. I’ve been reading since the age of 3, and always have a book or two or three going. I’m an elementary school substitute teacher, and I always have a book or two in my “bag of tricks”. My new favorite is “Frog in a Bog”. My husband and daughter do not share my passion for books, and secretly think I’ve gone over the top with my collecting and reading habits, but I firmly believe there are worse habits I could have!

Suddenly One Summer by Julie James

Suddenly One Summer (Novel) by Julie JamesVictoria Slade, a high-powered divorce attorney, had just finished celebrating a win with her associates when her townhome was broken into, forcing Victoria to hide in her closet and call 911. While waiting for the police to arrive, Victoria was suddenly thrust back to her childhood and had her first-ever panic attack, blacking out while hiding behind her clothes hamper. Read More »

Rowena Through the Wall by Melodie Campbell

Rowena Through the Wall: Expanded Edition by Melodie CampbellDr. Rowena Revel was talking with one of her veterinary students when she noticed the medieval warrior standing in the classroom. She instantly thought she was losing her mind, but when the warrior began visiting her in her dreams, she was even more confused. Alone in the classroom one day, Rowena saw the warrior reappear through the wall, but this time, he had brought a friend with him, and they both stood and stared at her, as if judging her suitability. Read More »

The Dark Glamour by Gabriella Pierce

The Dark Glamour: A 666 Park Avenue Novel by Gabriella PriceOn the run after her disastrous wedding, Jane Boyle Doran is doing her best to hide in plain sight, right under her mother-in-law’s nose, in the middle of Manhattan. Discovering that her mother-in-law, Lynne, only wanted her to produce an heir to pass the family’s magic on was enough to make both Jane and Malcolm, her husband, run in separate directions to save themselves. Read More »

Fair Game by Taylor Keating

Fair Game by Taylor KeatingRiver Weston had designed the best video game of her career, called Hollow Man. It allowed users to project an image of themselves into a dangerous situation, making it seem as though they are present. Her technology was amazing, and with the breakdown of social guidelines and the world in chaos, it seemed that maybe River’s game could be useful on many levels. River’s Fae magic was the secret addition, the added touch that helped make her program so successful, but the program revealed a small glitch, producing a buzzing sound that foretold the demise of the user. Read More »

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid by Suzanne Enoch

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid: A Scandalous Highlanders Novel by Suzanne EnochAs the clans gather for Lord Glengask’s wedding, Lady Rowena MacLawry is pondering her future. Since the bride is English, Rowena invites many of her London friends to travel to the Highlands to attend the wedding, and she hopes that one of the young lords present will propose marriage. Rowena loves the excitement of London, and had run away three months earlier in order to have a Season, leaving behind the man the MacLawrys-–and Rowena–had all assumed she would marry. Lachlan lets Rowena know he is nothing but another brother to her, but she refuses to let that crush her spirit. Read More »

Night and Chaos by Naomi Clark

Night and Chaos: The Deva Chronicles by Naomi ClarkImplanted with a deva as a toddler, Ryan walked away from Applied Paranormal Theory and Tactics six years earlier, in disagreement with the scientific experiments being performed by her father on unsuspecting humans. Ryan had finally built a comfortable life for herself in a small town in Scotland, and felt safe and secure, until a former lab tech turned experiment kidnapped and tortured her, all in an effort to locate Van. Read More »

Love Immortal by Linnea Hall

Love Immortal by Linnea HallJewell McKean was horrified at the screams of the injured man echoing through the hospital emergency room. Being a nurse, she was expected to perform her duties with great precision, but this victim of a drunk-driving accident brought back all the sadness and trauma of her mother’s death several years earlier. Read More »

Opal Fire by Barbra Annino

Opal Fire (A Stacy Justice Mystery) by Barbara AnninoAfter surviving a fire at her cousin Cinnamon’s bar, Stacy Justice reluctantly accepts the fact that she is the heiress-apparent to the family business–witchcraft. Her three aunts show up at the Black Opal, Cinnamon’s bar, dressed and ready to hold an Imbolc ceremony in the midst of the investigation, her dog Thor will not leave her side, and her boyfriend is the Chief of Police, who has questions of his own about the fire. Read More »

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor: A Novel by Melanie DobsonArt restoration expert Heather Toulson had a successful career in Portland, one that kept her busy and satisfied. Her daughter, Ella, had recently married and moved to Arizona, and Heather was planning a trip back home to England in order to sort out the family home, vacant for the past few months since the death of her father, Walter. Ella had agreed to go along to help, so the two ladies met up at Heathrow, rented a car, and drove to Bibury, the small village where Heather had been raised. Read More »

Never Resist a Rake by Mia Marlowe

Never Resist a Rake (Somerfield Park) by Mia MarlowLearning to be a peer of the realm is something John Fitzhugh Barrett was certain he would never have to do, being fostered out as an orphaned child that no one wanted in his early years. He is stunned when the Somerset family tracks him down, discovering that he is actually Lord Hartley and a legitimate heir to the family fortunes. Read More »

Stay With Me by J. Lynn

Stay with Me: A Novel (Wait for You Saga) by J. LynnCalla Fritz has a plan for her life, centered around finishing her degree in nursing and finding a job in her field. With only one semester to go, Calla is certain that her plan will be realized and she can finally escape the dark past that she deals with every time she looks in the mirror. When Calla goes in to register for her final semester, she discovers that the check she has written for tuition has bounced, her bank account has been cleaned out, and her credit has been ruined from numerous credit cards opened and maxed out, all due to her mother. Read More »

The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M. J. Rose

The Witch of Painted Sorrows (The Daughters of La Lune) by M.J. RoseFleeing her abusive husband and mourning the suicide of her father, Sandrine bravely travels from New York to Paris, alone and without the protection expected of a young woman in the 1890’s. Knowing her grandmother will take her in, Sandrine arrives at Maison de la Lune during a rainstorm, only to find her grandmother has closed up the house, supposedly for renovations. With the help of the next-door neighbor, Sandrine finds her grandmother, and is stunned when her grandmother is not happy to see her, telling her that she should never have returned to Paris. Read More »

The Mercy of the Night by David Corbett

The Mercy of the Night by David CorbettSeventeen-year-old Jacquelina Garza was back on the streets after running away from the halfway house where she had been living. Jacqi had been a troubled child ever since her abduction at age eight, when she disappeared for three days, held by a child molester in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Concerned about Jacqi, the woman who ran the halfway house asked a friend, Phelan Tierney, to track Jacqi down and bring her back to Winchinchala House before the courts found out she was missing. Read More »

Learning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda

Learning Not to Drown by Anna ShinodaSeventeen-year-old Clare does all the right things–gets good grades, works hard, is active in school events, and has amazing and supportive friends. But Clare also has a Skeleton in her closet, and she lives with the embarrassment of it every minute. Her parents are Read More »

Yellow Moon by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Yellow Moon: A  Novel by Jewell Parker RhodesDr. Marie Laveau was relatively content with her life in New Orleans, keeping herself busy with her young daughter, her work at Charity Hospital, her friends, and her continuing study of Voodoo. Her Saturday nights out with Dr. DuLac were a definite treat, an opportunity to hear beautiful music in the company of New Orleans locals without the distraction of tourists. Read More »

Voodoo Season by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Voodoo Season (A Marie Laveau Mystery) by Jewell Parker RhodesRaised in Chicago, Dr. Marie Levant found herself strangely at home in New Orleans. Though her job at Charity Hospital kept her busy, as it would any first-year resident, Marie was glad of the opportunity she had to actually work with patients rather than follow a doctor around. Orphaned at the age of ten, Marie could tell her mother was still with her by the overpowering scent of honeysuckle.
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The Cabochon Ring by Heide Katros

The Cabochon Ring by Heide KatrosAlthough Kitt was nearly eighteen, she had known no other life than traveling the countryside with her older brothers, performing acrobatic tricks for food and a place to stay. She was disguised as a boy, for the brothers feared there might be difficulties if someone found out Kitt was female. Recently, the brothers had been conferring over whether or not to confess to Read More »

Bound by Magic by Kathy Lane

Bloodsworn: Bound by Magic by Kathy LaneAfter the brutal home invasion that had nearly killed her six months earlier, Avera St. John was considerably more cautious than ever before, and was much more suspicious of the motives of others. Her position as a research scientist with a private firm was often a source of frustration for Avera, and recently she and her research partner were ordered to destroy all Read More »

A Fistful of Fate by Debora Dennis

A Fistful of Fate by Debora DennisFor as long as she could remember, Rebecca Prescott has been haunted by a recurring nightmare…where she saw herself die, shot by the man whom she sensed had loved her deeply. In her quest to understand the meaning behind her dream, Rebecca had studied local history and researched her family genealogy, only to find that an ancestor of hers had been killed in the same manner Read More »