Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Gearing up for ghosties and ghoulies and great reads!

It's hard not to notice that Halloween is coming up fast. Decorations hit the store shelves weeks ago and I have to admit I've bought some! I am already getting in the mood.

So it must be time to start planning my annual Halloween event! It's always tons of fun, and I add to my TBR list every year because I can't resist the great stories authors feature.

Oh, and it's creepy-cool to hear about people's personal encounters with things that go bump in the night!

So if you're interested in taking part, just email me at cate.masters AT gmail.com.

But hurry! These spots go faster than a witch on her broom.

Monday, August 31, 2015

End of Summer Sale: Solstice Island by Mae Clair is FREE 8/31 and 9/1

#cryptidfiction #romance #adventure

I know summer isn’t officially over until the autumnal equinox rolls around mid-September, but by the time the calendar reads August 31, I’m already thinking fall. My husband and I will be closing our pool this coming weekend, Halloween stuff is stocked in most every store I visit, and the days are growing noticeably shorter. I live in the northeast where summer is much, much too short. Blink and it’s easy to miss. I love fall, but I thrive on summer. So…I’m lamenting the demise of my favorite season with an end of summer sale on SOLSTICE ISLAND, my breezy romantic adventure novella.

Why should you read it (other than the fact it’s like a shot of summer wrapped up inside Kindle pages)? I’m glad you asked. J

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Read Solstice Island by Mae Clair:

10.              You’ll meet a hot charter boat captain trying to live down his family legacy.
9.                  You’ll encounter a spunky heroine cryptozoologist, determined hot captain should embrace said family legacy and all the baggage that goes with it.
8.                  You’ll be able to impress your friends with your stunning new knowledge of cryptozoology.
7.                  You may find yourself struck by the uncontrollable urge to look up blurry images of strange creatures online or go on a cryptid hunt (think Loch Ness, Big Foot, and the Jersey Devil).
6.                  You’ll learn why you should never ignore a craving for mint chocolate chip ice cream.
5.                  The next time your boat is attacked by a rampaging sea monster, you’ll know precisely what to do.
4.                  You’ll be swept up in a tale of romance, adventure, and folklore.
3.                  You’ll uncover buried treasure, thwart a villain, and discover a new use for a boat oar.
2.                  As a 72 page novella, SOLSTICE ISLAND makes a quick end of summer read.

And the number one reason you should read SOLSTICE ISLAND:

1.                  It’s FREE on Amazon August 31 and September 1!

SOLSTICE ISLAND Blurb

Can an ancient leviathan work magic between a practical man and an idealistic woman?
Rylie Carswell is an amateur cryptozoologist in search of a mythical creature, the Sea Goliath. In order to reach Solstice Island, a location the ancient leviathan is rumored to haunt, she’s forced to hire charter boat captain, Daniel Decatur.
Initially, Daniel wants nothing to do with the trip or the fool woman waving double payment in his face. Convinced she’s yet another loony treasure hunter looking for gold on the remote island, he reluctantly agrees. An embittered neighbor wants to have his charter license yanked, so the extra cash will help him stay afloat.
It doesn’t take long for Daniel to realize Rylie is after the same beast his parents were tracking when they mysteriously vanished ten years earlier. He’s avoided all links to cryptozoology ever since, but the smart and sexy cryptid hunter has him second-guessing his oath and wondering what he’s signed on for.
Warning:  A family legacy, glowing plankton and rough waters.

About Mae Clair
Mae Clair has been chasing myth, monsters and folklore through research and reading since she was a kid. As an adult, she stumbled onto the field of cryptozoology and realized there were others like her who loved speculating about weird and wonderful creatures.

Her blog, From the Pen of Mae Clair, features a weekly post each Monday where she examines a different myth or urban legend. In 2013 and 2015, she journeyed to West Virginia to learn more about the legendary Mothman, a creature who will factor into an upcoming series of novels.

As a writer, she pens tales of romantic mystery flavored with a twist of myth or folklore. Married to her high school sweetheart, Mae lives in Pennsylvania. Her passions include cats, history and exploring old graveyards.  Look for Mae on her website at MaeClair.net

You can find Mae Clair at the following haunts
Twitter (@MaeClair1)
Google+
Goodreads  

Download SOLSTICE ISLAND Free from: Amazon

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Sounds like a great read! Can't wait to nab my copy. :) Thanks Mae!

 

Friday, August 7, 2015

So, this happened...

Thanks to Demi Stevens, organizer of the York Book Expo, for this series of interviews and readings! I'm really looking forward to the event, which is set for Oct. 17.

So, if you're extremely bored sometime and want to give a listen, here you go. :)

Author Interview


Behind the Author


Reading of Cursed/A Dangerous Affair in Venice


I hated my voice before, but *really* hate it in these interviews, lol. The summer pollen has made me more nasal-sounding than ever. So I apologize in advance!