BOOK REVIEW: Autumn Lady bpy AnneMarie Dapp

Mara McClain is a young Irish immigrant looking to begin anew in Victorian-era San Francisco, after the California Gold Rush. She struggles for both love and independence, as a budding businesswoman in a male-dominated society.  Set amid the fascinating backdrop of San Francisco’s Golden Age, Autumn Lady draws from an eclectic cast of characters, both historical and original. It’s an idiosyncratic journey through the highs and lows, ballrooms and back rooms, alleys and the promenades, and the enchantment and viciousness, of an American city on the brink of a new era.  Autumn Lady is not just the story of Mara McClain, it is the story of both a woman and a city coming of age in one of America’s most exciting historical periods. In all honesty, historical romance is usually not my thing. This book was gifted to at an event and was quite surprised. Dapp created a world you’d gladly jump into. Emotions range the spectrum and you feel what the

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A short to share

I don’t remember exactly when I wrote this piece but thought I’d share it here… I hope you enjoy it. The Darkness Rain fell against the tin roof as the heavens battled above. Lightning flashed and thunder roared as the night fell away and the morning drew near.  The witching hour was almost upon her as her dreams twisted into terrors.  Running through the woods, chased by a darkness with no body, no shape or indication of life. Dread filled her as the presence grew near. The forest thick, making progress slow as her body scraped against the brush trying to hold on to her, to keep her from running.  A large oak tree stood only yards away, but her dress had snagged on some briars and did all it could to maintain its hold on her there. The cotton gown twisted into the thorns and tore as she pulled herself free to find safety behind the giant oak. Her breath struggled to come to her

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Sale!

For this spooky season, I’ve marked my dark fantasy, Born of The Veil, on sale! Originally and normally $2.99 but for 3 haunting days it will for a ghostly 99¢.   Blurb: The dead are all around us. Tara can see them, hear them, and help them. All her life she has battled with this gift…curse. Only her mother and best friend know the truth. Then she meets a stranger in a historic graveyard and he changes her life in ways she never could have imagined. Tara was born already a member of a secret society known as The Veil. They are immortal and their mission is to help everyone they can. She is shown how to handle her gifts and discovers even more on her journey. With the gift of immortality, Tara still battles one curse that has been there her entire life. Demons! Demons have tried to attack her as long as she can remember. Can she learn

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Harvey Duckman Presents… Volume 3

Earlier this year, I applied one of my short stories to an anthology and was accepted. Well, here is the information for it!!! ***EEEEKKKK***I did a little excited dance in my chair, Can’t help it. Okay, no more talking, here it is! Harvey Duckman presents the third in a series of collected works of suspense and mystery in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and steampunkery… This anthology features work by exciting new voices in speculative fiction, including both established authors and previously unpublished writers. These short stories give a glimpse into some fantastic worlds that are already out there for you to enjoy, as well as a taste of more to come. Volume 3 includes stories by: Peter James Martin Ben McQueeney A.L. Buxton R. Bruce Connelly Phoebe Darqueling Melissa Wuidart Phillips Marios Eracleous Nate Connor James Porter Joseph Carrabis Cheryllynn Dyess Erudessa Gentian Liz Tuckwell JL Walton Amy Wilson As well as a bonus ‘Harvey Duckman’ story by Mark

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Unexpected Allies

In case you missed the new release, Unexpected Allies came out not too long ago. For nineteen-year-old Elizabeth, magic was something that never existed until about a year ago. One dream had changed her life forever. A dream that revealed a world she was meant to live in but had been hidden from her since a toddler. Now her life is flooded with magic, family drama, and inner circle politics of how the Witch’s Council and her coven should run and who should run it she must look to the past to guide the future. Elizabeth has been through it all with her recently found powers and the end of the struggle draws near, she hopes. A strange man invades her dreams declaring himself an ally but is unable to reveal himself fully. He knows things about Elizabeth that she can’t explain and is determined to discover his identity and bring him out of the dreams into reality. Then a

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