#Free Read: Solstice Island by Mae Clair

Looking for your last, lazy, summer’s day read? Then I’ve got a treat for you.

End of Summer Sale: Solstice Island by Mae Clair is FREE 8/31 and 9/1
#cryptidfiction #romance #adventure

Solstice Island Final

I read this one myself when it was first released. My review from Goodreads:

“I want to be a cryptozoologist. It would definitely beat the day job. Solstice Island is the perfect summer’s day beach read. It’s light, fast-paced and romantic with a healthy dollop of mythology. The vivid descriptions of the cavern beneath the island put me right there beside Rylie and Daniel on their adventure. A charming read”

Let’s hear what Mae has to say.


I know summer isn’t officially over until the autumnal equinox rolls around mid-September, but by the time the calendar reads August 31, I’m already thinking fall. My husband and I will be closing our pool this coming weekend, Halloween stuff is stocked in most every store I visit, and the days are growing noticeably shorter. I live in the northeast where summer is much, much too short. Blink and it’s easy to miss. I love fall, but I thrive on summer. So…I’m lamenting the demise of my favorite season with an end of summer sale on SOLSTICE ISLAND, my breezy romantic adventure novella.

Why should you read it (other than the fact it’s like a shot of summer wrapped up inside Kindle pages)? I’m glad you asked. 🙂

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Read Solstice Island by Mae Clair:

10. You’ll meet a hot charter boat captain trying to live down his family legacy.
9. You’ll encounter a spunky heroine cryptozoologist, determined hot captain should embrace said family legacy and all the baggage that goes with it.
8. You’ll be able to impress your friends with your stunning new knowledge of cryptozoology.
7. You may find yourself struck by the uncontrollable urge to look up blurry images of strange creatures online or go on a cryptid hunt (think Loch Ness, Big Foot, and the Jersey Devil).
6. You’ll learn why you should never ignore a craving for mint chocolate chip ice cream.
5. The next time your boat is attacked by a rampaging sea monster, you’ll know precisely what to do.
4. You’ll be swept up in a tale of romance, adventure, and folklore.
3. You’ll uncover buried treasure, thwart a villain, and discover a new use for a boat oar.
2. As a 72 page novella, SOLSTICE ISLAND makes a quick end of summer read.

And the number one reason you should read SOLSTICE ISLAND:

1. It’s FREE on Amazon August 31 and September 1!

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Can an ancient leviathan work magic between a practical man and an idealistic woman?

Rylie Carswell is an amateur cryptozoologist in search of a mythical creature, the Sea Goliath. In order to reach Solstice Island, a location the ancient leviathan is rumored to haunt, she’s forced to hire charter boat captain, Daniel Decatur.

Initially, Daniel wants nothing to do with the trip or the fool woman waving double payment in his face. Convinced she’s yet another loony treasure hunter looking for gold on the remote island, he reluctantly agrees. An embittered neighbor wants to have his charter license yanked, so the extra cash will help him stay afloat.

It doesn’t take long for Daniel to realize Rylie is after the same beast his parents were tracking when they mysteriously vanished ten years earlier. He’s avoided all links to cryptozoology ever since, but the smart and sexy cryptid hunter has him second-guessing his oath and wondering what he’s signed on for.

Warning: A family legacy, glowing plankton and rough waters.

Mae ClairAbout Mae Clair:
Mae Clair has been chasing myth, monsters and folklore through research and reading since she was a kid. As an adult, she stumbled onto the field of cryptozoology and realized there were others like her who loved speculating about weird and wonderful creatures.

Her blog, From the Pen of Mae Clair, features a weekly post each Monday where she examines a different myth or urban legend. In 2013 and 2015, she journeyed to West Virginia to learn more about the legendary Mothman, a creature who will factor into an upcoming series of novels.

As a writer, she pens tales of romantic mystery flavored with a twist of myth or folklore. Married to her high school sweetheart, Mae lives in Pennsylvania. Her passions include cats, history and exploring old graveyards. Look for Mae on her website at MaeClair.net

You can find Mae Clair at the following haunts:
Website and Blog
Twitter (@MaeClair1)
Facebook Author Page
Amazon Author Page
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Good luck, Mae.


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16 Responses to #Free Read: Solstice Island by Mae Clair

  1. Mae Clair says:

    Hi, Emma! Thanks for helping me spread the word about SOLSTICE ISLAND. I hate to see summer winding down, but I thought it would be a fun way to wave goodbye. Of course now, just thinking about it, I want the fun, sun, and coastal breezes back again. Happy Monday!

  2. This is a great book by an awesome author. I’ve read all of Mae’s work and am anxiously waiting for the next one. 🙂

    • Mae Clair says:

      Hi, Lauralynn. Wow, that makes me feel so GOOD!!! Thank you so much for the awesome words. My next will be out in November….a Christmas novella called FOOD FOR POE. I just finished up the cover design over the weekend. Weird to be thinking about Christmas when I’m promoting a summer book, but I know you can relate to the demands of publishing!

    • Emma says:

      I love Mae’s books. She’s a great writer, and this one is definitely a fun, breezy read.

  3. fuonlyknew says:

    You had me at cryptid! Just downloaded it and added to my TBR! Thanks for sharing this exciting story.

  4. Looks awesome. Got my copy. Thanks for sharing, Emma. 🙂
    sherry @ fundinmental

  5. Mae Clair says:

    Hi, Sherry! Thanks for grabbing a copy. I had a lot of fun writing thi sone and loved the summery setting. I hope you enjoy the tale!

  6. Shah says:

    Poop. Just missed he offer! God luck to Mae on this book promo – hope it bagged a lot of Amazon juice. 🙂

  7. Missed the offer but it sounds so good I’ll have to go get it and give it a try. 🙂

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