Supernatural meets Irish folklore

“ROMANCING THE GUARDIANS”

Two book-series by Lyn Horner

Romantic suspense/supernatural

BOOK ONE

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Lara Spenser is running for her life. She guards a treasured relic from ages past that her ruthless enemies want to get their hands on. Although she has escaped to Ireland, her sixth sense tells her the “Hellhounds” are drawing near. Injured in a car wreck that killed her beloved uncle, the High Guardian, she desperately needs a bodyguard.

Enter Connor O’Shea, ex-Special Forces soldier. On vacation in Ireland, he meets Lara and his protective instinct compels him to keep her safe. Romance soon blooms between them, but while Conn protects Lara, can he free her from emotional wounds that hold her prisoner? Will she fulfill her destiny as the new High Guardian?

EXCERPT from “RESCUING LARA”

Clothed in faded jeans, a dark shirt, black leather jacket and boots, with studded leather gloves protruding from one pocket, he looked like he belonged in a motorcycle gang.

“Mum, this is Mr. O’Shea,” Una said tightly, eyeing the man with a disapproving scowl.

Lara forced a stiff smile. “Thank you for coming, Mr. O’Shea. I’m Lara Spenser.” Receiving a silent nod in reply, she glanced at her housekeeper. “That will be all, Una. I’ll ring if I need you.”

. . . As the door closed behind him, he cleared his throat. “Sorry for staring. I wasn’t expecting . . . .” He pointed toward her wheelchair.

BOOK TWO

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Michaela Peterson can read minds but can she tell good from evil? A Guardian of Danu sworn to protect one of seven prophetic scrolls, she’s stunned when a stranger brings word that her revered leader, the former High Guardian, has been murdered by “Hellhounds” who want the scrolls. She’s attracted to the handsome messenger, but is he trustworthy or out to steal the scroll she guards?

Dev Medina recognizes Michaela as the woman of his dreams. He believes she is meant for him, but can he win her trust and unlock her heart before the Hellhounds come for her?

EXCERPT from “DECODING MICHAELA”

“Let go of the door!” she demanded, angry color flooding her cheeks.

“Un-uh. Is the doc here? Tell him I must speak to him. Now.”

She glared ice-cold daggers at him. “I am the doc!” she said through gritted teeth. “And I demand you let go of my door!”

Stunned, Dev nearly lost his hold. “You’re Dr. Michael Peterson?”

“No, you dunderhead! I’m Dr. Michaela Peterson. Now release this door and leave right now, or I will call the police.”

“Ah, hell!” Feeling like a damn fool, Dev sighed and shook his head. “I’m sorry, ma’am, I mean Dr. Peterson. I got the code wrong. I missed the ‘A’ at the end of your name.”

THE AUTHOR

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Lyn Horner resides in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband and several very spoiled cats. Trained in the visual arts, Lyn worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor before taking up writing. She loves crafting passionate, action packed love stories, both historical and contemporary. Her Texas Devlins series blends Old West settings, steamy romance and a glimmer of the mysterious. This series has won multiple awards and nominations.

Lyn is now writing CAPTURING GABRIEL, book 3 in her Romancing the Guardians series. These books combine her trademark supernatural flashes with Irish folklore and a chilling prophetic theme. All feature action, suspense and sizzling romance.

Website address: http://lynhorner.com/

Buy links:

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On the run from a vampire

“DANGEROUS CREATURES”

by CATHERINE MESICK

Young adult paranormal

THE BOOK

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When sixteen-year-old Katie Wickliff runs across a vampire with a silver stake through his heart, she knows trouble is starting in her quiet hometown. And when a mysterious correspondent starts leaving her messages of warning, Katie learns that trouble has arrived: vampires are disappearing, and Katie is getting the blame.

She soon learns that matters are even worse than she feared: an ancient and invincible vampire known as the Hunter has been released from his tomb, and his mission is to capture Katie.

Forced to flee her home to protect her loved ones, and pursued by rogue vampires, Katie must find a way to stop the unstoppable Hunter—before she becomes his latest—and greatest—prize.

THE AUTHOR

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Catherine Mesick is the author of the young adult Pure Series: Pure, Firebird, and Dangerous Creatures. She has also written two children’s books, The Sword of Sefu and The Collector. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and enjoys creating stories every day. “Any day I don’t get to dream up something new, I miss it!”

EXCERPT from 

“DANGEROUS CREATURES”

THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST.

The words were written on a sheet of paper that had been wrapped around a rock.

I looked up and down the street in the gathering gloom. Not only was the street completely deserted, but the neighborhood itself was quiet and still as if no one had stirred in a long time.

I’d been sitting in the living room, staring out the window, watching the sun sinking behind the houses across the street and waiting for William. I’d felt a strange softness in the air, and a sense of peace settled over me that I hadn’t felt in a long time. I felt as if I had no need to be afraid.

Though the stars had not yet come out, I’d seemed to see them before my eyes—both above me and below me. I’d felt myself sinking pleasantly into darkness.

Then there had been a sudden, sharp crack at the window, and I’d hurried out to see what it was.

As I looked around now, a sensation stole over me that I had felt once before. I felt as if the silence around me was watchful—as if the very air were holding its breath, waiting to see what I would do.

I shivered.

Website address: http://catherinemesick.blogspot.com/

Buy link:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01055F1SA

The varied adventures of a 12-year-old

REVIEW – DOG ISLAND by Ann M. Andrashie

FIVE STARS from me

It’s a big challenge to take a reader back in time. The author has to capture the feelings, attitudes, hopes and fears, and the environment, of the time. In this case that was the early 1970s.

Ann M. Andrashie made more work for herself by putting herself in the head of a 12-year-old girl who’s a misfit. It gets more complicated because our young heroine has to cope with the supernatural, is whisked away to a new and strange home and then puts herself at risk for the sake of saving a dog.

Quite a mix but it all eases together and flows through a gripping sequence of events. It’s got a bit of fairy tale and a bit of witchiepoo. Lots of fun mixed with “how the hell is the writer going to wrap up all this?” She does – wonderfully.

Twinkleberry Pie – sounds good

“TWINKLEBERRY PIE FOR MY BIRTHDAY”

by EMMY JANE

Children’s

THE BOOK

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Twinkleberry Pie for My Birthday is about a girl who believes she can ride a horse independently because she has been learning to ride since age two. She thinks her parents do not believe the same, as they have never allowed her to ride without her mother holding a safety rope attached to the family horse. On the day of her sixth birthday, an occasion she thinks her parents have forgotten, she learns her assumptions are far from true when she receives a pony of her own.

THE AUTHOR

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Emmy Jane was born and raised in upstate NY, where riding horses was part of her everyday life. Though time took her elsewhere, she never forgot her love of horses or the lessons they taught her. Along the way, after acquiring two masters degrees in her Field, she left her doctoral candidacy in Clinical Psychology to start a family. Over the past several years, watching her children grow has often reminded her of life lessons she learned through her pony. Those reminders and her professional background inspired Emmy Jane’s first children’s book series. It begins with the story of Twinkleberry Pie for My Birthday, an uplifting family tale about a girl who learns her assumptions are far from true on a day spent with a new pony.

Long-term goal/current project:

My ultimate goal is to diversify my writing across genres through different ideas that have been taking shape. For now, I’m sketching outlines for the remainder of the Twinkleberry Pie series and developing storylines for more children’s books. Currently, the manuscript for Twinkleberry Pie in Wizzie’s Orchard is complete and undergoing the illustration process.

EXCERPT from 

“TWINKLEBERRY PIE FOR MY BIRTHDAY”

“Quite some time later, I thought about the sunny spring morning a pony came into my life. It hit me that I had been so silly to think my parents would forget what day I was born. In the midst of my silliness, I sure wasn’t expecting Twinkie for a present. My mom and dad didn’t exactly buy horses often. Their huge present definitely let me know that they wanted me to be happy, which was great, but it showed me something else too…”

Websites:

People can see more about my books and events on my author page within my publisher’s website, http://www.publishwithcfa.com/emmy-jane.html. They can also find information on my Facebook and Goodreads author pages, or my Twitter page:

http://www.facebook.com/EmmyJaneMSMA http://www.goodreads.com/EmmyJane

http://www.twitter.com/EmmyJane@EmmyJaneAuthor

Twinkleberry Pie for My Birthday was just released at the end of April. So far, it is available in both print and kindle formats on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/author/emmyjane.com Also, anyone who shops at Chicago area Target stores can buy print copies there. I’ll post announcements on my website author pages, Twitter and Google+ as the book becomes available elsewhere.

Modern teens and 18th Century pirates

        • “THE DEJA VU CHRONICLES”

          • by Marti Melville

          • Paranormal historical romance 

    • THE BOOKS

    • MidnightOmen_Kindle_600 (1)Midnight Omen (book 1)
  • Besieged by the supernatural, modern day teens are haunted by 18th Century marauders, but when faced with life on board an ancient ship, they learn their survival depends on haunting events lived long ago as Caribbean pirates.           
  • SilverMoon_Kindle_600 (1)Silver Moon (book 2)
  • Faced with mortality, 18th Century teens must decide between civility and a life of depredation, but when confronted with threats from a brigand ship, Seth and Kathryn exploit the craftiness learned from living with Caribbean pirates as they fight against justice and honor to defeat an evil Celtic deity. 
  • OnyxRising_Kindle_600Onyx Rising (book 3)
  • Obscurity conceals the moon and the black omen rises.  Maelstrom and dark deeds follow those who sail Caribbean waters.  Their captain is presumed dead, which leaves the crew of the Revenge to seek other ways to survive and fresh ships to plunder.Kathryn meanders through the darkness and discovers a hidden treasure lay buried in secrets hidden within the dead.  Magic and mysticism weaves through the Caribbean Sea as the Onyx Moon hovers.
  • THE AUTHOR

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  • MARTI MELVILLE (Author, Screenwriter)
  • website:   http://www.martimelville.com/
  • Marti Melville is an American novelist and screenwriter known for her debut novel series, The Deja vu Chronicles.  Marti has expanded her writing to include screenwriting with each of her books adapted for film.Before Marti found her true calling as a successful author, she had long established her career in the medical field, specializing in Emergency and Trauma nursing. Marti spent several years working between Utah and California in various ER’s, as a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse and medical personnel for the 2002 Winter Olympics, all the while raising her five children as a single mother.She has a background in dance, music and acting as well. She continues to write novels, introducing the idea of fictional probability linked to historical events.   Marti currently resides in Southern California.
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