I became friends with Mae online back in 2012. At the time I was promoting one of my own stories and got chatting to her (as far as I can remember) on L.J. Kentowski’s blog. Since then I’ve enjoyed reading her blog, especially her weekly Mythical Monday posts where Mae introduces me to a range of fantastical creatures, beings like Krampus (the Christmas Devil), The Burnt Swamp Monster and The Snow Maiden. Not only does Mae keep a lively and engaging blog, she’s also got a talent for writing novels. Weathering Rock, Twelfth Sun and Solstice Island are thoroughly entertaining reads.
Today, I’m happy to share two of her latest releases, Eclipse Lake and Myth and Magic with you. These are both on my “summer beach reads” list. So without further ado, let’s see what Mae’s up to.
Take it away, Mae!
Free June 8 to June 10: ECLIPSE LAKE by Mae Clair #RomanticMystery
If you enjoy romance, mysteries, and suspense, I invite you to take advantage of my limited time offer for ECLIPSE LAKE. Grab your Kindle copy, June 8 to June 10 for FREE. This is a stand-alone full-length novel of old wounds, buried secrets, and sweet romance. It’s not part of a series, so you can enjoy the complete tale.
BLURB FOR ECLIPSE LAKE:
Small towns hold the darkest secrets.
Fifteen years after leaving his criminal past and estranged brother behind, widower Dane Carlisle returns to his hometown on the banks of sleepy Eclipse Lake. Now, a successful businessman, he has kept his troubled past a secret from most everyone, including his seventeen-year-old son.
But memories in small towns are bitter and long.
Ellie Sullivan, a nature photographer for a national magazine, has a habit of ping-ponging across the map. Her latest assignment leads her to Eclipse Lake where she becomes caught up in the enmity between Dane, his brother Jonah, and a vengeful town sheriff. When freshly-discovered skeletal remains are linked to an unsolved murder and Dane’s past, Ellie is left questioning her growing attraction for a man who harbors long-buried secrets.
Grab Your Free Copy from Amazon here
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I hope you enjoy ECLIPSE LAKE and ask only that when you’ve finished reading you’d leave an honest review on Amazon. Authors love hearing what readers enjoyed about our novels (even what didn’t work). It’s a favored reward :).
I’d also like to ask for your support in the release of my brand new Halloween-themed romantic suspense novel, MYTH AND MAGIC. There’s nothing like a little October spookiness for weaving a touch of magic into your summer.
BLURB FOR MYTH AND MAGIC:
Love and danger intertwine
AS CHILDREN THEY PLAYED GAMES OF MYTH AND MAGIC…
Veronica Kent fell in love with Caith Breckwood when they were children. As a teenager, she was certain he was the man she was destined to marry. But a traumatic event from Caith’s past led him to fear a future together. He left Veronica, hoping to save her from a terrible fate. Twelve years later, Caith, now a P.I., is hired to investigate bizarre incidents at the secluded retreat Veronica manages. Returning to his hometown, Caith is forced to face his nightmares—and his feelings for the woman he’s always loved.
THEN ONE DAY THE MONSTERS BECAME REAL.
After the callous way Caith broke her heart, Veronica isn’t thrilled to see him again. But strange occurrences have taken a dangerous toll on business at Stone Willow Lodge. Forced to work together, Veronica discovers it isn’t ghostly apparitions that frighten her, but her passion for a man she has never forgotten. Or forgiven. Can two people with a tarnished past unearth a magical future?
Release day for MYTH AND MAGIC is June 9, but you can pre-order prior to that. It’s available from all of these bookstores:
Barnes and Noble
Purchase MYTH AND MAGIC and grab your copy of ECLIPSE LAKE for free. You get TWO full-length books of suspense, mystery and romance for under $4.00! Either way I hope you will enjoy the free book. Both stories plus their characters hold special places in my heart.
Thank you for your support and I’d love to hear from you! You can find me at any of the following haunts:
Facebook Author Page
Amazon Author Page
Kensington Books Author Page
About Mae Clair:
Mae Clair opened a Pandora’s Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back. Her father, an artist who tinkered with writing, encouraged her to create make-believe worlds by spinning tales of far-off places on summer nights beneath the stars. Mae loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical. Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with mystery and romance. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about cryptozoology, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail and cats.
Best of luck, Mae.
Thanks for that great intro, Emma, and for helping me spread the word about MYTH AND MAGIC and ECLIPSE LAKE. And you are exactly right–we connected through L.J. when you were on her blog promoting UNDER THE DESERET MOON. I can’t believe three years have passed already! 🙂
You’re welcome, Mae. Best of luck with these. I’m especially looking forward to reading Myth and Magic. The cover for that is wonderfully spooky and haunting.
Thanks, Emma. Lyrical Press really did a fantastic job with the cover for Myth and Magic. I can just imagine someone passing in front of the upper windows late at night with a lit candle 🙂 Glad you’re looking forward to the read! I do hope you enjoy it!
I love Mae’s Mythical Monday posts too. And as much as I loved Eclipse Lake, I know I’m going to love Myth and Magic. Congratulations on the on the new story, Mae.
Thanks for supporting Mae today, Stanalei.
You are awesome, Stanalei! Thank you for sharing in my freebie day excitement, and I can’t wait to see what you think of Myth and Magic. Lots of suspense in that one!
I am joining you, Emma, in wishing Mae BEST OF LUCK with the release of Myth and Magic. As great a story as those you already mentioned in your intro. Even her weekly posts are great stories, both informative and captivating.
Thanks, Carmen, appreciate you stopping by. I always look forward to reading Mae’s weekly MM posts. I almost always learn something new.
Hi, Carmen! So nice to have you pop in on Emma’s blog.Thanks for all your support. We certainly share a love of the odd and unusual. I so appreciate all your support, both for my blog and Myth and Magic.
Great cover on Myth and Magic, very spooky.
And I love the new look on your blog, Emma.
Hi, C. Michael Hubbard. Thanks for commenting on Myth’s cover. I’m quite enamored of it., LOL. And I forgot to mention earlier about he new look to Emma’s blog. A very cool change!
Thanks for the kind words on my mini blog redesign.
Hubbard, where have you BEEN? I was just thinking about you yesterday and wondering, and here you are. 🙂
You popped into my head the other day and I wondered what you were up to. Great to hear from you.
I’m alive 🙂 Nice to be thought of, I feel all warm inside now. Thank you ladies.
Also, congrats on your new editing site, but I’m still waiting for the next book. Although I now have the Myth and Magic to keep me busy. So much to do so little time.
Why am I not following Mae’s blog??? *smh* I just picked up copies of both of these books. I can tell I’m going to love them!
Delighted you picked up those books. I got my Myth and Magic copy just now too. Can’t wait to park myself on the sun lounger with my Kindle and dive in.
Mae’s Mythical Monday posts are always intriguing and she’s a great supporter of fellow authors.
I know her from around the web. 🙂
Got my copy. I love the cover and I think I will love the book. I’m like Lauralynn, why am I not following Mae. I am going over there right now and correcting that. She sounds like my kind of author. Thanks so much for the intro to your post, Emma. The creatures hooked me. 🙂
Thanks, Sherry. Mae will be thrilled with the support.
Cheers, as always, for stopping by.
Great coverage of Mae’s work! 🙂