by Ainsley Abbott
When a troop of Yankee soldiers invades her Louisiana plantation home, Catey Allendale must face them alone. With her parents dead and her two brothers off fighting the war, Catey orders her younger sister, Sarah, to flee. Armed with only her father's ancient musket, she confronts the men alone, hoping once they realize Allendale plantation has nothing to offer, they'll move on.
But handsome, hazel-eyed Lieutenant Jess Granger knows how his sadistic commanding officer treats Confederate women. This dark-haired, delicate beauty will have no chance once Leroy Clemens arrives. If Jess claims the girl first, he might be able to protect her from the lustful whims of Clemens and the others.
'NEATH HALLOWED HALLS AND IVIED HALLS (WANDERING SPIRITS VOLUME II)
The third of the trilogy starring Stacey and Peter, paranormal super-sleuths by Maureen McMahon:
Stacey Christian and Peter Mansfield come together again to attend the funeral of their beloved Harvard history professor, Bertram Donelson. Stacey’s emotional stint as a reporter in Afghanistan, and Peter’s exhausting high-profile business takeover, make them even more vulnerable to the chemistry that’s always been between them.
Little do they know their old Alma Mater holds an evil and deadly secret that will propel them into a whirlwind of ghostly, shocking and even deadly experiences. Will this adventure be enough to finally bring their love to fruition?
SHADOWS IN THE MIST
When Suzanna Dirkston, daughter of wealthy shipping tycoon Leopald Dirkston, learns that her father is dead, she knows it was not an accident. Forced to return to the family homestead, Beacon, Suzanna is quick to sense the air of mystery and intrigue that hangs over the house and its inhabitants. Her shock grows when she learns that her father--true to form--is still trying to manipulate her life even from the grave. If she does not accede to the irregular conditions of his will, she and her extended family will be left penniless. Suzanna begins to fear not only for her sanity, but for her life as she unravels bit by bit the gruesome reality that lies hidden amid the shadows in the mist.
SEARCHING FOR PEARLS
Despite the flasher, the marching band and Uncle Frank's unexpected dousing in the duck pond, could it still be The Perfect Wedding? Is old Emaline really as forgetful as she seems, or is she fully aware of the Legacy she will be leaving behind? When bigoted George Barker refuses to accept his new Jewish neighbor, what is the catalyst that triggers The Battle Of Bell Boulevard? What fate awaits such Star Crossed lovers as the iguana and the mermaid? Will Bridgette ever overcome her weight problem -- And what tragedy of fate is in store for her? What arrangement will The Devil and Beano McDuff come to in order to win Shady Grove Rest Home's beanbag tossing championship? Read these stories and many more in A Nightingale In The Sycamore. Humor, intrigue, romance, inspiration ... author Maureen McMahon provides it all in this fine collection of short fiction.
RETURN OF THE GULLS
First of the series with Stacey Christian and Peter Mansfield, paranormal sleuths:
Stacey Christian unexpectedly runs into her ex-boyfriend, Peter Mansfield, while touring Ireland. They join forces to help solve the puzzles surrounding Lady Katherine O'Flannery, Peter's formidable great-aunt. Finding herself implacably installed in Lady Katherine's eerie castle, referred to by the locals as Faoilenn Màrrach, or Gull Castle, Stacey quickly becomes obsessed with the castle's disturbing legends; legends of suicide, desertion, embezzlement and revenge culminating in mystery and ghostly hauntings.
Skepticism quickly turns to incredulity, and finally terror, as Stacey and Peter come face to face with a reality that neither could ever have imagined.
GHOSTS OF AULD LANG SYNE
(WANDERING SPIRITS VOLUME I)
by Maureen McMahon
The second of the series starring Stacey and Peter, paranormal super-sleuths:
In Ghosts of Auld Lang Syne, Stacey Christian and Peter Mansfield reunite to celebrate New Year with friends at a remote New England homestead. Are the incidents that befall the guests only accidents, and why does the specter of a young woman walk the halls?
Romance, mystery, danger and paranormal encounters ... authors Kim Cox, Elizabeth Delisi, Chris Grover, Elaine Hopper, Maureen McMahon, and Sheryl Hames Torres provide them all in this intriguing collection of holiday magic.
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Enjoy more Stacey Christian and Peter Mansfield adventures in:
Ghosts of Auld Lang Syne (Wandering Spirits Vol 1) and 'Neath Hallowed Halls and Ivied Walls (Wandering Spirits Vol 2)
by Ainsley Abbott
The promised toast Jemimah Murphy offered her deceased grandmother was one she’d never forget. As her great-great-grandmother’s homemade elderberry wine trickled down her throat, a poof and flash sent her reeling and the most delectable man she’d ever seen suddenly appeared. Brian, she discovered to her utter amazement and delight, was her personal genie.
Brian’s reason for existence was to pleasure Jemi and fulfill her deepest sexual desires. His fiery lovemaking introduced her to passionate, sensual experiences she’d never believed possible.
But the magical wine diminished each time Jemi summoned her lover, and both Brian and Jemi knew their perfect fantasy would inevitably have to end. Unless…