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!

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 »

The Silkie’s Call by Laura Browning

The Silkie's Call by Laura BrowningAfter a sailing accident seven years earlier had left her in a wheelchair, Annabel Barton was struggling to attend to the many details remaining after her father’s unexpected death. Her cousin Taylor was the only person willing to help her with the sorting and cleaning necessary before putting the lake house on the market, and Annabel’s determination to leave the house and her memories behind was at war with her waning physical strength. Since the night of the Read More »

Laugh in the Dark by Lynn Hones

Laugh in the Dark by Lynn HonesRestoring a long-shuttered amusement park and hotel on the shores of Lake Erie seemed like a strange choice for the family from California, but Nick and May Connors hoped that they would be able to make a fresh start. May’s guilt weighed heavily on her when she saw how unhappy her eldest daughter was, though she did her best to push the affair out of her mind and Read More »

The Betrayal by Sheila Hendrix

The Betrayal: Dark Circle-Book One by Sheila HendrixZack McCannon had felt responsible for his younger brother, Matt, since the day their parents abandoned them. Though their grandparents stepped in to care for the boys, Zack always worried about Matt’s special powers, and the excessive attention given to them by one particular demon called Alanya. Trying to rid the world of evil, Zack and Matt had started fighting against the Read More »

Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown

Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Lisa BrownJennie Lovell knew her twin brother, Toby, would never return from the Civil War but she held out hope that her cousin and fiancé, Will, would soon come home. Living with her aunt and uncle was difficult at best, knowing that she was nothing but an orphan living on their charity and that the only reason her aunt allowed her to remain was because of her engagement to Will. When Will’s brother Quinn came home, wounded and traumatized, Jennie knew that her Read More »

The Quiet Road by Annie Frame

The Quiet Road by Annie FrameChief Superintendent Frankford Lucas was well aware of his importance to the police force and also of his tenuous hold on reality. After a brief stint in a mental institution in his younger years, Frankford tried his best to keep his visions and intuitions from interfering with his everyday life. When he slept, however, his dreams would take him along The Quiet Road where he learned how to tap in to his hidden powers and assure his success as the Chief. As Read More »

Legacy by Tammie Flowers

Legacy by Tammie FlowersWhen an elderly man entered her New York antique shop with several items to sell, Katherine Edwards was surprised by their excellent condition. Although she was leaving for a long-anticipated trip to England, Kate took the time to examine each item, being especially taken with a journal inscribed, “To My Lady Kate”. Since the elderly man was determined to have Kate handle the jewelry and other trinkets, she wrote out a check for an advance and stored them away, planning to obtain a full appraisal upon her return.

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One Magic Moment by Lynn Kurland

One Magic Moment (Jove Paranormal Romance) by Lynn KurlandTess Alexander, doctor of medieval studies, was both thrilled and terrified when she was given a castle of her very own. She had never expected to actually own a castle, though that had been a long-time dream, and the idea of owning one as beautifully restored as Sedgwick was an absolute delight. With the help of her sisters, Tess decided to continue with her lectures on medieval history while opening the castle up for theme parties and re-enactments, and that, along with

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Hunter’s Moon by F E Heaton

Hunter's Moon: Vampires Realm Romance Series by FE HeatonNicolae had made the decision years ago to remain alone after his failure to properly protect his pack as a strong and responsible alpha should do. Escaping his childhood home and the painful memories of his later imprisonment at the hands of a brutal vampire line, Nicolae emigrated to Canada and occasionally ran with the local timber wolf pack, though there was a werewolf pack nearby. While Read More »

Ecstasy’s Endgame by Tessa McKay

Ecstasy's Endgame (Lady Faire Book 3) by Tessa McKayTrapped at the Boleyn estate, Kyra Morgan is desperate to escape and locate Rafe before he enters the battle at Flodden. Knowing how brutal and bloody the battle was keeps Kyra on edge as she attempts to find a gap in George Boleyn’s security measures. Deciding her best course of action is to charm George into relaxing his vigilance, Kyra finds a surprising ally Read More »

The Other Half by Sarah Rayner

The Other Half by Sarah RaynerChloe Appleton has a great idea for a new magazine, one that is tailor-made for younger women, married or not, who do not seem to fit into the stereotypical design of the current women’s magazine. Having to pitch her idea to the head publisher of the UK magazine group is terrifying, and she is mortified when she realizes the man she nearly bowled over in the lobby, on her way to the loo, is none other than the publisher, James Slater. Chloe and James hit it off, professionally as well as personally, and begin a passionate affair. Read More »

Shoreline Drive by Lily Everett

Shoreline Drive (Sanctuary Island) by Lily EverettMeredith Preston fled to her mother’s home on Sanctuary Island once she discovered she was pregnant, knowing the baby’s father was not likely to be supportive. She and her mother, Jo, were trying to develop an equine therapy ranch, and because of that, were spending a great deal of time with the island’s only veterinarian, Ben Fairfax. Ben became closer to the family late one night when he helped Merry deliver her son, Alex. Read More »

Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. ArmentroutPretty and popular Samantha Franco was found wandering barefoot on a deserted rural road by a local police officer. She was disheveled and disoriented, with mud and blood caking her jeans, and she had no memory of anything, including her name. She had disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, and Cassie was still missing. At first, Sam gained a lot of support from her friends and her boyfriend, Del, but as the memory loss continued and Sam became more compassionate and kind, the mean girls she and Cassie had ruled quickly turned on her. Read More »