Thursday, June 25, 2015

Blurb Blitz & #Giveaway for Myth and Magic by Mae Clair

Welcome to my stop on the Blurb Blitz Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Myth and Magic by Mae Clair.  Please leave a comment or question for Mae to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, for a $15 Amazon or B&N GC, by filing out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow all of the stops on her tour by clicking on the banner above.  The more stops you visit, the better your chances of winning.

Myth and Magic
By Mae Clair

Publisher:  Lyrical Press (An Imprint of Kensington Books)
Release Date:  June 9, 2015
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Format:  Print/eBook
Length: 280 Pages
ISBN:  978-1616507220
ASIN:  B00ONTR96W


About the book: 


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?


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EXCERPT




“Caith?” she echoed dumbly.

“Mind lowering the light?”

Veronica dropped the beam to the floor where it bounced off faded denim and brown work boots. She had a vague sense of his height, pinned between him and the shelving unit. He held a flashlight in his hand, smaller than hers, something that would easily fit into his pocket. Sidestepping, she swept her own light to both corners making sure there were no other surprises. “What are you doing in the basement?”

“I came in through the storm doors a while ago.”

“They weren’t locked?”

“Not when I got here.”

She frowned, disturbed by the idea of Caith snooping around without her knowledge. “You could have saved me three years of gray hair by coming through the front door like everyone else.”

“Sorry.”

She doubted he was.

Now that her eyes had adjusted, she could see him better. Wiry and lanky as a youth, he’d developed the muscle and definition that comes with maturity. Tall, broad of shoulder, and narrow through the hips, he carried a trim, athletic physique. His hair was shorter, black as the raven he’d been named for, and tapered against his neck in a becoming cut. Piercing blue eyes held her gaze, causing her heart to hammer faster. The good-looking boy she remembered had grown into a thoroughly handsome man.

He frowned. “What are you doing in the basement in the dark?”

“The light doesn’t work.”

“I figured that out.”

Heat flushed her face. “So that private investigator’s license is good for something after all?”

Caith chuckled softly. “Maybe we should start over.”

Veronica opened her mouth to snap a reply. Before she could formulate a single pointed word, a shrill scream jarred her to the bone. She felt the blood drain from her face as the horrified shriek shuddered into silence, then started again, climbing in volume.

“Alma!” she cried.

Of one accord, she and Caith bolted for the stairs.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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.

Discover more about Mae on her website and blog at MaeClair.net


You can find Mae Clair at the following haunts:



Twitter (@MaeClair1)- https://twitter.com/MaeClair1




Kensington Books Author Page - http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/author.aspx/29541


Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/maeclair



A romantic suspense set in a small town in Pennsylvania, Myth and Magic by Mae Clair is filled with colorful characters, family drama and an engaging mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.  Good character development, plenty of physical action and emotional angst keep you turning the pages to discover what is really taking place at Stone Willow Lodge.  Fans of mystery books with second chance romance and psychological twists will definitely want to give this book a try.

Ms. Clair does a good job introducing the characters, their back story and the current situation, which brings childhood friends back together, in the first couple of chapters of the books.  While it was easy for me to connect with both main characters; Veronica “Ron” Kent and Caithelden “Caith” Breckwood, I have to admit that I had issues liking them both at the start of the book.  There is an uncomfortable romantic  relationship between Veronica, Ciath and one of his brothers (Veronica was with Caith first, then his brother, then Caith again), which I felt kind of detracted fro the story.  However, as the story progressed and we learn more about a specific incident from the past, I found myself willing to overlook some of their quirks and liked how they dealt with their mutual attraction and the mystery of who and why someone was “haunting” Caith’s family’s lodge.

The secondary characters were well developed and I really enjoyed getting to know Caith’s family, his brothers Aren and Merlin in particular, and the citizens of Coldcreek, who added both color and drama to the events being investigated.  The villains of the story, yes there is more than one, were colorful and had an interesting tie to both “Caith” and “Ron’s” past, and the numerous twists and turns the story takes made it difficult to discover who the real villains were – especially since ‘Caith” had so many issues from the past with his family that colored the investigation at first.

Will Veronica and Caith discover what’s really going on behind the “ghostly sightings” at Stone Willow Lodge before it’s too late and someone gets hurt?  Will their second chance at love be more successful than their first?  You’ll have to read Myth and Magic to find out, I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of Ms. Clair’s work in the future.

My Rating:  3.5 out of 5 Crowns




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13 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting Myth and Magic today!

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  2. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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  4. Sounds like a good book, thanks for sharing it and your review.

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  5. The book sounds interesting, thanks.

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  6. this looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for the great review and congrats to Mae on the new release!

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  7. Great excerpt! Sounds like a terrific book! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. If you were a super hero, what would your name be? What costume would you wear?

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  9. Great cover! I can't wait to learn more about the book!

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