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Lily’s Homecoming By Anna Celeste Burke

 

Lily’s Homecoming Under Fire

By Anna Celeste Burke

 

When Lily returns home to California’s wine country, sparks fly amid a hail of bullets as she and US Marshal Austin Jennings take cover. Who wants Lily dead? Money, fame, and love all come into play as motives when Lily and Austin try to find out who sent hired guns to kill…

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Destiny––An Audio Mystery

Destiny––An Audio Mystery

 
 

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Exclsively on my website only––

a complete short story from my Destiny Collection…

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Destiny

Everyone loves a freebie, so I decided to share a free audio short story from my five-star Destiny Collection. Before you listen, please note I’m not a professional audio recorder so this is a first for me, but who better to tell a story than the author? I hope you all enjoy listening to Destiny as much as I enjoyed writing this mysterious, spooky tale with an ending you’ll never see coming.

So, sit back with your favorite beverage, put your feet up and relax, while I whisk you away to one fateful night on Spirit Lake.

 Will the three survive a confrontation with pure evil in order to meet their Destiny?
Will the three survive a confrontation with pure evil in order to meet their Destiny?

If you loved my story, download it free on this link

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The essence of my genre and style: ethereal, supernatural, romantic, paranormal, heartwarming, all rolled into one book, sprinkled with a touch of magic.
The essence of my genre and style: ethereal, supernatural, romantic, paranormal, heartwarming, all rolled into one book, sprinkled with a touch of magic.

Award-winning Destiny, was a winner in the AWC writing contest.

Judges’ comments:
At first these stories reel you into what appears to be a formula romance. Then they turn the genre on its head, throwing a perfectly aimed, delightful curveball at the surprising and satisfying endings. The writer doesn’t rush any part of these stories, letting the reader see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night.

A note from the author:
I designed The Destiny Series to give readers a taste of my writing and leave them wanting more. Five short stories in a collection that capture the essence of my genre and style: ethereal, supernatural, romantic, paranormal, heartwarming, all rolled into one book, sprinkled with a touch of magic. I hope my shorts entice you into my novels.
Allow me to introduce you to:

Self-reliant Reagan Nichols is no stranger to challenges, but ever since twilight fell over Spirit Lake and that murky mist oozed inland, everything felt surreal. When she finds a little girl wandering through the eerie fog, Reagan vows to save the child’s father from the bowels of a ghostly vessel adrift on the lake. Will the three survive a confrontation with pure evil in order to meet their Destiny?

Savanna Bradford’s impulsive reaction to her boyfriend Ryan’s proposal spirals her into a rendezvous with fate and a mystical gift that could alter her future. Will the timeless struggle between dreams and passion bait her into repeating history, or will a simple gift from her bizarre encounter steer Savannah toward her true destiny before it’s too late?

Sabrina Wentworth’s bewildering gift swept her into the sensuous arms of a dream lover. Every night, sometime after midnight, she slips into an illusory world drenched in passion. But the sands of time run out tonight. Can Brie find the key to her fantasy world before the reality of her ex boyfriend’s deadly plot plays through or will she be destined to death after midnight?

Prominent heart surgeon, Sierra Norton, performs minor miracles on a daily basis, but never in her wildest dreams did she imagine she would live one. When lightning strikes her flight the aircraft plunges, swirls through turbulence, and catapults Sierra into a treacherous past––the attack on Pearl Harbor. In a whirlwind blur, Sierra’s courage, skill, and passion challenges her sanity. Can the convergence of three strong women reset history to fulfill her destiny?

When New York Time’s best selling author, Katlyn Harris, discovers a timeworn painting in the attic of the isolated home she mysteriously inherits, she feels a surge of déjà vu that spins her into a mysterious fantasy. Can dreams pierce the realm of reality or is Katlyn’s mystic connection to the antique painting the fulfillment of a promise torn from the pages of history?

Just when you think you’ve got the story figured out, BOOM. Romance, suspense, time-slips, mystery and a touch of paranormal, all wrapped into one book.

Thrust back in time, Kenzi never expected to confront deadly villains...let alone fall in love with one.

Between The Shadows Audio Clip

Between The Shadows Audio Clip

 
 

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Between The Shadows

LakeLanier Mysteries Book #3

Narrated by Kristin James.

Thrust through time to 1865 Georgia, Kenzi Reynolds never expected to confront deadly villains…

let alone fall in love with one

A Gripping New Novel By Award-Winning Author Casi McLean

Between The Shadows: After her friend, York, encounters the ghostly image of a young woman, Mackenzie Reynolds seizes the opportunity to initiate a time jump, thrusting them back to 1865 Georgia. Resolved to thwart the girl’s untimely fate, Kenzi stumbles into a deadly conflict over a stockpile of stolen Confederate gold.

An injured Civil War survivor, James Adams departs for home with a war-fatigued companion he’s determined to help. After pilfering a horse and kidnaping a woman, he never dreamed his hostage would steal his heart.

Kenzi and James must unravel a deadly plot, while helping York save his ghost woman from a brutal death, but can she leave York in a violent past to save James’s life?

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Tender Enemies by S.R. Mallery

Tender Enemies

By S.R. Mallery

When Lily sets up a spy trap, she faces great danger––of falling in love.

It’s 1941 in New York City, a time before Pearl Harbor, when Nazi spies are everywhere in the U.S. and no one knows who’s working for whom. In comes beautiful Lily, paid to gather intelligence by setting up a “honey trap” for Joe Stiles, a supposed German infiltrator. Problem is, she soon faces a danger she Read more “Tender Enemies by S.R. Mallery”

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Chasing Secrets by Alyssa Richards

Chasing Secrets

By Alyssa Richards

 

Her husband’s secret is priceless. Her attempts to retrieve it could be deadly.

Barbara had everything she ever wanted—a successful career, a loving husband, and a beautiful baby on the way. She even had the incredible gift to know everything about a person from hearing their first name. But when Barbara’s husband somehow evades her ability…

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Lake Lanier Mysteries

Mystery And Strange Phenomenon In Atlanta’s Lake Lanier

Mysteries, Death, and Lore abound in Georgia’s Cursed Lake

Part One 

Beneath The Lake by Casi McLeanShadows of the past linger in a town time forgot, a ghost town that lies beneath Atlanta’s famous man-made Lake Sidney Lanier. Chilling lore mounted as victims vanished beneath the surface, trapped below sheared-off trees and crumbling town remains. The mystery and strange phenomenon sets the stage for Casi McLean’s Lake Lanier Mysteries series. Could blasting initiate a seizmic shift creating a portal through time? Beneath The Lake, [Beyond The Mist to be released August 2017, and Between The Shadows in 2018]––tales forever bound by a tiny hamlet nestled in the north Georgia mountains, and the eerie lake that swallowed everything in its path. Join us for a trip through time as Brent Swancer describes the ghostly apparitions, freak accidents, and mysterious murders in Atlanta’s cursed lake.

Favim.com-9689-570x306Some places in this world seem mysterious…to the point where they almost seem to be beyond the comprehension of mankind. There are mysteries in these places that defy any attempts to explain them, and the very soil and water itself here seems to reverberate with some evil force that pervades its very being. These mysterious places seem to draw death, misfortune, and the bizarre to them like a magnet, and if there are indeed cursed places in this world then these are them.

One such enigmatic place…

..can be found nestled within the rolling, verdant foothills of the northern mountains of the U.S. state of Georgia. This is a locale that has long been associated with strange phenomena, weird creatures, and most sinister of all, a large number of inexplicable deaths and unsolved murders. This is the cursed lake of Georgia…

Lying in the northern part of the U.S. state of Georgia, sprawled out among the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains for 26 miles, 75 meters (258 feet) deep at its deepest point and with an area of 150 km2 (59 square miles) of water and 1,114 km (692 miles) of shoreline, is Lake Sidney Lanier, imagescommonly referred to as simply Lake Lanier. Actually a manmade reservoir, Lake Lanier is the largest lake in Georgia and even sports a chain of islands that were originally large hills before the lake was formed.

The origins of Lake Lanier can be traced back to 1948, when the U.S. government purchased a 100-acre farm from a river ferry operator by the name of Henry Shadburn in order to start a water project on the Chattahoochee River for the purpose of providing the city of Atlanta with hydroelectricity, flood control and water supply. In 1950, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began breaking ground and constructing the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River, which would be completed in 1956 and begin the process of flooding the foothills to create the lake.

The creation of Lake Lanier was beset with problems from the beginning.

Funding for the project faced numerous hurdles which stopped and started construction to the point where it is amazing it was actually finished on schedule. Additionally, the Corps of Engineers, as well as the states which use the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin and the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin, comprised of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, all squabbled over water flow requirements, consumption caps, how the water should be used, and whether to give it priority as a water supply, hydroelectricity source, or even recreation.

All of this while juggling the federal laws that demanded water be set aside for threatened or endangered 886x522xLion_City.png.pagespeed.ic_.dcqZf1RWQcspecies that lived in or around Chattahoochee River.

The states of Alabama and Florida were particularly unhappy about how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulated the flow of water from Lake Lanier to their states. There was even debate over what the lake should be called, with the builders finally settling on the name of the poet Sidney Lanier.

Then there was the rather destructive nature of the lake’s creation.

The U.S. government began a mad dash to ravenously purchase land from private companies, farmers, and anyone else who lived in the area that would inevitably wind up underwater. During the 5 years it took for the lake to completely fill to its intended water level, the government would buy up over 50,000 acres of prime farmland and pristine wilderness, moving more than 250 families, 15 businesses, and even relocating 20 cemeteries along with their corpses in the process. As the nooks and crannies of the mountain foothills filled with surging water, the inexorable spread of the lake devoured entire towns along with their buildings and houses, farmland, fields, bridges, toll gates, historical landmarks, river ferry businesses, a racetrack called Looper Speedway, country roads, forests, and other lakes.

Many of the structures that would be inundated were simply left as is, so that if one were to walk along the lake’s bottom one would find submerged towns complete with roads, walls, and houses all eerily intact; abandoned underwater ghost towns inhabited only by fish and perhaps ghosts of the past. Even the ferries that were put out of business by the lake’s creation were simply abandoned to become rusting hulks littering the bottom and the shore…

I’ll leave Brent’s story there until my next post. But in the mean time…

Imagine you just saw your fiancé groping someone else. You tear off into the throes of a torrential storm, hydroplane and flip your car. Thrown into the lake, you lose conciousness and awaken with no idea where you are. The scent of the hostile spring storm now gone, you breathe in the smell of a cool, crisp November settling into the North Georgia foothills. Feel the anxiety upon opening your eyes, realizing you’re in the arms of a complete stranger, then discovering you’re in a place you’ve never heard of––thirty four years before you were born. You’ve fallen through the time portal beneath the lake.

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The Asylum by Aaron Paul Lazar

The Asylum

By Aaron Paul Lazar

Carmen has a secret, and his name is Dr. Micah Worthy.

Affairs aren’t permitted between staff members at St. Michael’s Asylum, but Carmen and her handsome young psychiatrist find a way to sneak in a kiss or two in empty storerooms when no one’s looking. It doesn’t take long for her suspicions to rise, however, as she gets to know some of the patients. Why are some kept locked in their rooms…

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Running with Horses by Suzanne Jenkins

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Running with Horses

By Suzanne Jenkins

Moving horses to the high country comes just in time when Mindy and her coffee date witness murder at a Mojave Desert cafe.

Local folklore said Mindy Murphy was born on the back of a horse. Mucking out stalls and spending days surrounded by beautiful horses on her grandfather’s ranch is all she needs. The only caveat is…

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Lake Lanier Mysteries

Lake Lanier Mysteries Audio Clips

If you love audiobooks as much as I do, you probably have an Audible account…If not, I have some great news and a surprise waiting for you…just make sure you read this blog post through to the end!

If you love mystery, romantic suspense, time slips, thrillers and stories with a dusting of magic or a sprinkle of supernatural paranormal, then please don’t miss Lake Lanier Mysteries. A romantic suspense thriller, with a time slip…A ghost town time forgot––A romance you’ll remember forever!

This multi-award winning series will grab your heart in book one, BENEATH THE LAKE, spiril onto a rollercoaster ride into book two, BEYONED THE MIST, and won’t let go until book three, BETWEEN THE SHADOWS, ends in a satisfying happily ever after that will linger in your mind long after you read THE END! But don’t take my word for it…listen for yourself. I’ve taken an audio clip from each breathtaking story below. Scroll down and give these stories a listen for #FREE.

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