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!

Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear

Up at Butternut Lake: A Novel (The Butternut Lake Trilogy) by Mary McNearAllie Beckett had come back to her family’s cabin at Butternut Lake to start a new life for herself and her 5-year-old son after her husband’s death in combat. Allie had not been to the cabin in ten years, but she felt comfortable there, and believed it would be a good place to start over. Her old friend Jax, with her children, help Allie and Wyatt settle in, and Caroline at the diner offers both wisdom and food to Allie’s hungry and empty soul. Read More »

The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey

The Bloodbound by Erin LindseyAlix Black, the daughter of a Banner House, was the best scout under Arran Green’s command. She was fast and moved with a stealthy grace, and when paired with Liam, the two were exceptional. Alix was headstrong, though, and disobeyed a direct order to stay behind enemy lines when she rushed onto the battlefield at Boswyck in order to save the King, breaking his leg by pulling his horse over onto him. The King was so impressed by Alix’s quick thinking and reaction time that he promoted her to Captain and appointed her as his personal bodyguard. Read More »

Howl for a Highlander by Terry Spear

A Howl for a Highlander (Heart of the Wolf) by Terry SpearDuncan MacNeill is on a mission to retrieve his clan’s fortune, which had been stolen by a shady investor, leaving the clan in financial difficulties. Duncan is determined not to let anything get in his way until he locates Salisbury Silverton, returns the money to the clan’s account, and heads home to Argent Castle. His wolf senses are immediately heightened by the scent of another wolf, a female, and he looks around the Grand Cayman airport until he sees her…young, beautiful, and wearing a silver chain belt, that he begins to fantasize about using to pull her to him. Read More »

The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice

The Heavens Rise by Christopher RiceNikki Delongpre was one of those lucky people who seemed to have it all. Her family was wealthy; they had not only a house in town but also a plantation named Elysium. Nikki had taken a friend, Marshall Ferriot, out to swim at Elysium late one night, knowing her boyfriend, Anthem Landry, and her best friend, Ben Broyard, would not have approved. Marshall was different; he had a dark persona and was obsessed with Nikki, so when she chose Anthem over Marshall, he was determined to pay her back. Read More »

A SEAL Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear

A SEAL Wolf Christmas (Heart of the Wolf) by Terry SpearBjornolf Jorgenson was used to being the odd man out, the ghost on the mission, and never fully belonging anywhere. After his rescue mission in the Amazon jungle, he was assigned to the Oregon coast to retrieve information about two missing DEA agents, but his cover story made him uncomfortable. He was to play a newlywed, paired with sexy agent Anna Johnson, and caring for his teenaged nephew, Nathan. Read More »

A Highland Werewolf Wedding by Terry Spear

A Highland Werewolf Wedding (Heart of the Wolf, Book 11) by Terry SpearElaine Hawthorn was traveling in Scotland on a mission to locate the ancient pirate treasure her uncles had hidden away years before. Driving to meet up with her contact, she has an accident with Cearnach MacNeill, crashing his car into a ditch. Since he is now stranded, he convinces Elaine to drive him to the wedding, and to his surprise, the pretty American does. Read More »

Jaguar Fever by Terry Spear

Jaguar Fever (Heart of the Jaguar) by Terry SpearWade and David Patterson had been assigned to locate and dissolve an exotic animal smuggling ring and were checking out a shifter nightclub in Houston hoping for a lead. Wade had communicated by e-mail with Kat until she mated with Connor Anderson, and he knew the Andersons, the only shifter family he knew of in the area, lived near Houston. He was startled when Maya Anderson entered the shifter club and was irritated when she chose to dance with his brother David instead. Read More »

Savage Hunger by Terry Spear

Savage Hunger (Heart of the Jaguar) by Terry SpearConnor Anderson and his sister Maya enjoyed their visits to the Amazon Rain Forest where they could freely shift and run in the jungle as jaguars. This year, however, Connor seemed distracted, worrying about the young female Army captain he had attempted to rescue on their last visit, wondering if she had survived being held captive by the drug lord and his men. Maya wished there was something she could do to take Connor’s mind off the woman, and felt things would be better if Connor had a mate, though the Andersons knew no other shifters and believed they were destined to be alone. Read More »

Jaguar Hunt by Terry Spear

Jaguar Hunt (Heart of the Jaguar) by Terry SpearSmart and sexy, Tammy Anderson took her job as an Enforcer for the jaguar shifter police force very seriously, even ditching partners she felt were a liability. She had a great track record of solving her assigned cases, usually after she dumped her partners, and she had a reputation as being one of the best. Her current assignment was to locate and return a female jaguar to the Oregon Zoo, and while Tammy was excited about the assignment and the fact that she would be going to Belize, she was not happy that she had been assigned a new partner. This one was a JAG agent, Special Forces, Golden Claw division…David Patterson. Tammy believed he would be just as easy to dump as the others, leaving her free to find the missing jaguar. Read More »

Wicked Designs by Lauren Smith

Wicked Designs (The League of Rogues) by Lauren SmithEmily Parr was still mourning the deaths of her parents, and knew she should be grateful that her uncle Albert took her in, but she hated his house and his way of life. His only goal was to marry her off, and her only option seemed to be his disgusting business partner. While heading to a ball one evening, without a chaperone, the coach Emily was riding in was hijacked and she was kidnapped. Though she tried to hide in the coach and bravely fought against the men, they drugged her and took her to a country estate. Read More »

Demonic Charms by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

Demonic Charms (Book 4 in The Last Witch Series) by Elizabeth J. KolodziejFaith was barely coming back from the tragedy of wiping her memories and becoming a vampire slayer, never realizing that her one true love Trent was a vampire. Faith was stressed about her history of slaying and kept trying to make it up to Trent and the others, who had already forgiven her, understanding that everything she had done had been because of the memory wipe. She was slowly coming back, working towards redeeming herself in her own eyes-–often the most difficult of tasks. Read More »

Untamed Hearts by Heather McCollum

Untamed Hearts (A Highland Hearts Novella) by Heather McCollumWill Wyatt was resenting his new life and the wagon he drove with every step the horses took. Raised at sea on a pirate ship, his sojourn into Scotland, even if it was to save his neck, was not the easiest or most pleasant trip he had ever taken. Will was traveling with his sister, Dory, and her new husband, Ewan, back to Druim Keep in the Highlands instead of heading out to sea, all because King Henry had placed a price on his head. Arriving at Druim on May Day in the middle of a celebration, Will was stunned when he saw the beautiful black-haired woman sitting behind a kissing booth, drumming up pledges to build an orphanage. Read More »

Tangled Hearts by Heather McCollum

Tangled Hearts (Highland Hearts) by Heather McCollumTraveling to London with the body of a traitor rotting in his wagon was not Ewan Brody’s idea of fun, but it was important to the entire Macbain clan to protect one of their own and answer the King’s summons to court. The trip had been mostly uneventful, until Ewan and Searc Munro entered the small town where Rowland Boswell, the deceased traitor, had his estate. The residents were out in force for a witch burning, and Ewan became determined to rescue the young woman from the pyre. Read More »

Captured Heart by Heather McCollum

Captured Heart (Highland Hearts) by Heather McCollumMeg Boswell was risking everything to travel to her aunt’s castle in the Highlands, seeking protection from her father and his treacherous ways. Meg was terrified she would be burned as a witch for her healing powers, and escaping England with little but her horse and wolf companion, she headed for Munro Castle, only to run into a battle between Highlanders and Englishmen. After the battle, Meg healed the Highlanders, and their leader, Caden Macbain, offered his protection and safe passage to Munro Castle. Read More »

Highland Heart by Heather McCollum

Highland Heart (Highland Hearts) by Heather McCollumIn Highland Heart Rachel Brindle was traveling from England with her father and sister to Munro Keep in the Highlands when they were attacked. After she used her healing magic on one of the warriors, she fell into unconsciousness and was discovered by another warrior. Carried along to Druim Keep, Rachel knew she needed to keep her senses alert and to leave Druim as quickly as possible, to find her sister and her father, who hopefully made it safely to Munro Keep. Read More »

Crimson Heart by Heather McCollum

Crimson Heart (A Highland Hearts Novel) by Heather McCollumSearc Munro had hidden his dark power from everyone his entire life, even though his family embraced magic and healing. Searc was forced to display his power one afternoon when he and his father, along with other faithful warriors, were ambushed by the Davidson clan. He grabbed onto the man fighting with his father, and drained the life spirit out of him, reducing him to a pile of ash. Feeling uncomfortable around the family, Searc decided to travel to Edinburgh, leaving behind Munro Castle and everything he had ever loved. Read More »

The Union Club by Don Winston

The Union Club by Don WinstonClay Willing returned to San Francisco after his brother’s murder in order to take Dean’s place in the family business. Clay, an artist, loved his unconventional life in New Mexico and his wife, Claire, whom he had met at Yale, but he accepted his family responsibilities. The building he and Claire chose to move into did not meet with his family’s approval, but they stood firm until someone broke in and attacked Claire, causing her to miscarry. Read More »

S’Wanee by Don Winston

S'wanee: A Paranoid Thriller by Don WinstonCody Marko had just graduated from high school, and his next four years were well planned out. He would go to Rutgers, live at home, and continue working at the Genius Bar in the mall. He was not exactly happy with the plan, but could not imagine leaving his mother by herself. His mother was young, blonde, and pretty, and was not exactly the best at planning her life. Things were going along smoothly, until Cody received a recruitment letter from S’wanee, a beautiful and prestigious college located in Tennessee. Read More »

Ravencroft Springs by Logan L. Masterson

Ravencroft Springs by Logan L. MastersonDissatisfied with his life, though his first book had sold three hundred thousand copies, David packed up his apartment and headed for Ravencroft Springs, a dying (if not dead) town in the Appalachian Mountains. There were fewer than three hundred people in the town and surrounding area, and David felt it was the perfect place to reinvent himself and start a new life. Read More »

Trusting Love Billi Jean

Trusting Love (Love's Command) (Volume 4) by BIlli JeanKristen had made a determined effort to build a new life in Wyoming after the death of her daughter, and though she was often lonely, she focused on her work and her ranch to get by. After shoveling snow, she was stunned to find a wounded man in her yard, and was even more surprised when she recognized him as Robert McNeil, a man she had had a serious attraction to in her old life.
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