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USA Today Bestselling Author, Casi McLean, pens novels to stir the soul with romance, mystery, and a whisper of magic. With strong, believable heroines and delicious heroes, she tempts hidden desires then fans the flames, sweeping readers into their innermost romantic fantasies. Her fans devour her exceptional romantic suspense and adore her lovable characters. Try one story––you’ll see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of a fateful night, believe in time travel, be mystified by supernatural, and sense the excitement of romantic suspense––but most of all you'll want more! Lake Lanier Mysteries Series: Beneath The Lake Winner 2016 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for BEST Romantic Suspense.

The Witches of Storm Island: The Turning

By Linda Watkins

In 1685, a forbidden love catapults young Maude Prichard into a life fraught with danger….

It is the Year of Our Lord 1685 and fourteen-year-old Maude Prichard finds herself at a crossroads in life. A chance meeting with a strange woman who never ages sets the young Puritan maid on a path littered with fear, superstition, and witchcraft. A boy whose love is forbidden…

and an old man drenched in darkness and depravity, will catapult Maude out of her well-ordered world and into a life fraught with danger. Travel with her as she journeys from the Massachusetts Bay Colony to the wilds of Maine where she will finally take her place with The Witches of Storm Island.
The Witches of Storm Island Series serves as prequel to the contemporary gothic novel series, The Kate Pomeroy Mysteries, the first of which is entitled, Storm Island.

Aavailable on Amazon and KindleUnlimited.

Here are some qreat quotes from Linda’s reviews:

5-Star “…a well written story filled with witches, magic and mystery! This author nicely blended her characters, Maude, Imelda and Micah, into a fantastic adventure filled with twists and turns.”

Editorial review from Readers Favorite”

“Watkins weaves an addictive tale that explodes into what I believe is a bestselling saga”.

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About Linda Watkins

USA Today bestselling author, Linda Watkins is the author of the multi-award-winning MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES. She currently resides in Sedona, Arizona and, in another life, was a Senior Clinical Financial Analyst at Stanford University School of Medicine. In 2006, she packed her belongings and, along with her four rescue dogs, took the plunge and moved to a remote island off the coast of Maine. It was there that she wrote MATEGUAS ISLAND, which has garnered the following awards:

* 2014 Gold Medal, Supernatural Fiction, Readers Favorite International Book Award Competition
* 2014 First Place Award, Contemporary Gothic, Chanticleer Book Review, Paranormal Awards
* 2015 Outstanding Novel in Horror/Suspense, IAN Book of the Year Awards

The second novel in the series, RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND, was also awarded a First Place in Contemporary Gothic Fiction in the 2015 Chanticleer Book Review’s Paranormal Awards and was named 2015 Finalist in Horror by Readers Favorite International Book Award Competition, and 2016 Finalist in Horror by the IAN Book of the Year Awards.

GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS, the third novel in the series, was published in early 2016 and, in 2017, was named “Finalist in Thrillers” in the Book Excellence Awards and “Finalist in Horror/Suspense” in the IAN Book of the Year Awards.

In addition to the MATEGUAS books, in 2017, Linda published a new stand-alone novel, SUMMER GIRL, and a novella, SARAH & ZOEY, A STORY ABOUT THE POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, both of which are award-winners.

In November, 2018, she published the first of the THE KATE POMEROY MYSTERIES, STORM ISLAND. She also has a novella (The Witches of Storm Island, Book I: The Turning) in the USA Today bestselling boxset, LOVE UNDER FIRE.

Serious about dog welfare and rescue, all net proceeds from sales of THE MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES are donated to Linda’s charitable trust, The Raison d’Etre Fund for Dogs, Dedicated to Rescue and Research.

Linda is a member of the Horror Writers Association, The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers, The International Association of Crime Writers (N.A.), and the Authors Guild.

To take a look at her other works or communicate with her, please visit her website (, her blog where she posts book reviews and other features ( and/or her novel website, dedicated to the Mateguas Island Series (

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  • Margaret A Daly

    Loved This Book!

  • Sarah (S.R.)Mallery

    She sure looks like a winner! Looking forward to reading her books. Thanks for sharing, Casi! 🙂

  • Linda Watkins

    Thank you, Casi!

  • Suzanne Jenkins

    I love Linda’s stories! Thank you so much, Casi!

  • Amy Donahue

    *one* lol

  • Amy Donahue

    I like this o

  • Pat Dinhoble

    Forbidden, catapult, fraught, danger…all great words to catch a reader’s attention!

  • Carol Schmoker

    Fun contest.

  • Sue Ryder

    1685 grabbed me, combined with the cover. I don’t usually read books from way back then but this does interest me. Can’t wIt until I preorder on Amazon so I can check this out.

  • Peggy Hyndman

    Intriguing tagline.

  • Andrea Stoeckel

    You have me at Witches

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