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Civil Hearts by Claire Gem @gemwriter #RLFblog #Supernatural SuspenseClaire Gem, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Civil Hearts by Claire Gem

Genre : Supernatural Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

A widow with no family, web designer Liv Larson yearns for big change. After all, she can work from anywhere, right? Why not throw a dart at the map? She heads out of the big city for the rural South and falls in love as soon as she arrives–with the Belle Bride, an abandoned antebellum mansion.
Heath Barrow loves his country life, managing his antiques store in sleepy Camellia. But he’s lonely, and his condition–epilepsy–makes life uncertain. It’s already cost him a marriage. A new medication and the new girl in town have his heart hopeful again.
Sparks fly between Heath and Liv. But his first seizure sends Liv into a tailspin. Its mimics those her husband suffered before he died…
To make matters worse, Liv discovers she’s not living alone. Her challenge? Dealing with a Confederate soldier, one who clearly resents his Yankee roommate–even though he’s been dead for over a hundred and fifty years.

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Claire Gem Social Media

Claire Gem turns the paranormal genre on its ear by combining the elements of gothic horror, mystery/thriller, and contemporary romance into a genre she calls Supernatural Suspense.
A few spooky chills make a love story just that much more appealing, don’t you agree?
Website http://www.clairegem.com
http://www.emotionalcontemporaryromance.com
Blog http://www.hauntedpathways.wordpress.com
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/gemwriter
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/clairegem.author
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8284235.Claire_Gem
Newsletter http://eepurl.com/burn4f

 

It's #FreeBookFriday on Romance Lives Forever featuring Claire Gem @gemwriter #romance #RLFblogIt’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is The Heart Teaches Best by Claire Gem. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to FreeBook Friday

Each week, you’ll find free books to download and read. Some are straight up giveaways, some KindleUnlimited, others are Kindle Select, and some are free with newsletter sign up. Always a mix of genres and heat levels. These free deals may be limited in time, so please be sure to check prices before clicking the final buy button.

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Hearts Unloched by Claire Gem

A psychic interior designer reluctantly agrees to renovate a sexy investor’s abandoned hotel on a lake rumored to have once been the mob’s body dumping ground.
Interior designer Kate Bardach loves her single girl’s lifestyle—living in Manhattan and spending weekends at her lake house. She’s passionate about her career, reinventing old buildings. But there are some projects she can’t take on because of the spirits trapped there. Kate is psychic—she sees dead people.
Marco Lareci is one of Wall Street’s most successful investment brokers who’s achieved all of his life’s goals—except for finding his soulmate. His latest project, an abandoned resort on Loch Sheldrake, needs a savvy designer to transform the crumbling complex into a boutique hotel. When Marco meets Kate, he can’t believe his luck. She’s the perfect match for his business and his heart.
Marco’s body excites Kate even more than does his renovation project. But the haunting there, a bonafide poltergeist, affects her on an intensely personal level. Kate’s aunt disappeared from the place fifty years ago.
Will the spirit doom Kate and Marco’s love, or drive them closer together?
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It's #FreeBookFriday on Romance Lives Forever with Bonnie Edwards #romance #RLFblogPerdition House by Bonnie Edwards

Welcome to Perdition House: a house of sin, secrets, and seduction.
Sometimes ghost stories are naughty and erotic…
Faye Grantham inherits Perdition House, her family’s secret shame, and expects to sell the property and marry her fiancé.
Trapped in the bordello for decades, the spirits of the women who worked there tell their stories to Faye in dreams.
The “girls” control Faye’s libido, influence her decisions and drive her into the arms of two very different men.
Liam Watson wears comfort like most men wear cologne. With an interest in adventurous sex, he’s more man than he first seems.
Mark McLeod is a strong, decisive businessman who was not meant to be more than a one-night stand. But Mark hopes to continue Faye’s lessons in sensuality.
Enthralled by the mansion Faye’s must re-examine her engagement, her business decisions, and her beliefs.
As the spirits reveal themselves one by one, Faye learns how they came to Perdition House, why they joined the women there and some of the secrets that a high-class bordello could hold.
But can decades-old secrets affect Faye’s life today?
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It's #FreeBookFriday on Romance Lives Forever with MJ Schiller #romance #RLFblogThe Heart Teaches Best by MJ Schiller

*This book is part of a collection not a series, different characters, different settings. They all center around people with “real” jobs, (teachers, firemen, construction workers, roadies…) unlike my other collections which feature rock stars and royalty. They can be read in any order.*
He’s the cop…
Cooper Sullivan is the cop in charge of investigating a murder outside of a Los Angeles night club. The famous romance author, Sydney Essex, has been found strangled in the parking lot. When the young officer returns to the scene of the crime the night after the murder, he gets involved in a fight in order to protect a woman, who he realizes afterward, is the victim’s sister. Soon he finds himself torn by his attraction to the irresistible blond teacher, and his need to maintain a professional distance.
She’s the teacher…
Laney Essex is distraught over her sister’s death, so the high school English teacher returns to the bar where the crime occurred to find answers. To her dismay, she is only left with more questions, many centered on her developing relationship with Cooper Sullivan. Is the pull she’s feeling towards him reciprocated, or is the handsome detective only showing her professional courtesy, or, perhaps, even pity?
…but he’s the one teaching her lessons of the heart.
When Laney receives a threatening phone call from Sydney’s murderer, it quickly becomes evident that the man who killed her sister is after her, too. Can Cooper figure out who the killer is before it’s too late? And if he does solve the case, will it just be another file stamped “CLOSED” in red and locked away in a drawer, or will the sparks that have been flying between the two finally ignite?
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Secret Escort by Kathy Kulig

It's #FreeBookFriday on Romance Lives Forever with Kathy Kulig #romance #RLFblogMariko Maguire refuses to let another man break her heart. So why not indulge in a sexual fantasy? If she’s daring enough, she’ll abandon prior commitments, shed inhibitions for one wickedly lustful evening in an adult club with two very different but sexy men.
Justin is a college professor who’s confronting secrets and regrets from his past. He awakens the potent heat of desire within Mariko. He wants her, but is she ready for what he has in mind? Carter, a commercial pilot, is always looking for a new sexual adventure and more than willing to be Mariko’s escort. A ménage is their kinky plan, but what happens when love gets tossed into the middle?
As one passionate night takes an unexpected turn, whose heart will break and who will walk away from their naughty encounter at Dark Odyssey?
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Marrying Mr Wrong by Robin Michaela

It's #FreeBookFriday on Romance Lives Forever with Robin Michaela #romance #RLFblogSarah Burkes is too busy to date, much less marry. So when she wakes up with an incredibly sexy, naked man in her bed and a wedding ring on her finger, she knows it’s a Big Mistake. She went to Isla del Tesoro to be a bridesmaid, not a bride.
Ryder Evans is stunned to awaken with a beautiful new wife by his side. Especially since she’s a woman he doesn’t even remember. The last thing he recalls is being the best man at his brother’s wedding, yet this woman is wearing a wedding ring. And so is he.
No matter how attracted they are to each other, Sarah and Ryder know their marriage can’t last. As soon as they get back from the island, they’re getting a quick divorce.
But a week in paradise might change everything. It might just turn Mr. Wrong into Mr. Exactly Right.
This is a steamy romance novelette meant for readers 18+.
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Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle AllenIt's #FreeBookFriday on Romance Lives Forever with Kayelle Allen #romance #RLFblog

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What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all the Ultras. This 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war. A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, to embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
Thirty beautifully illustrated quotes.
You’ll get 3 other free books plus other exclusive content for members only.
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IGrab a Free Book and #Read this weekend #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog MJ Schillert’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us and pick up free book. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured free book is Leap into the Knight by MJ Schiller. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to Free Book Friday

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Leap into the Knight by MJ Schiller

Sir Darius Lee is a Knight of the High Order.
But when Darius discovers a stranger in his room in the middle of the night, and the intruder turns out to be a beautiful woman, he begins to question how he is meant to live his life.
Princess Megan of Bethyea is being held captive.
But when two knights help her to escape and bring her back to her home planet, she finds the home she knew no longer exists.
When The Council of Twelve questions Darius about his relationship with Maggie, she tries to flee from The Academy of the High Order to prevent him from losing his knighthood.
Will Darius and Orion find Maggie before she leaves Albion? And if they do, how can they face the decision of The Council? And what about the feelings Orion has developed for the princess?
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Daron’s Guitar Chronicles by Cecilia TanGrab a Free Book and #Read this weekend #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog Cecilia Tan

Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Coming out and coming of age in the days of AIDS, MTV, Reaganomics, and Just Say No.
Daron Marks is a young guitar player with a dream, make it big like the guys he grew up idolizing in New Jersey–or at least escape his dysfunctional family. He makes it as far as music school in Rhode Island, and the rock clubs of Boston beckon him. But it’s hard to succeed from the closet.
Ziggy Ferias is an art school dropout who dreams of fame. One day he sees a guitarist busking in the park, and his entire vision of his future changes.
A story of how finding one’s self is key to finding love, and loving one’s self is key to loving another.
Winner of the Rose and Bay Award for Crowdfunded Fiction!
“For me, Daron is one of those rare fictional characters that I have a hard time believing does not actually exist on the physical plane. He is just too real. Part of it is that Daron is only a couple of years older than me and the way the 80s are brought to life here reminds me very much of my own coming of age: the musical references, the language, the AIDS scare, the technology, the hair… Most of all, though, it is the fact that Daron is an extremely well written character. He grows and changes and engages.”
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Grab a Free Book and #Read this weekend #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog Effrosyni MoschoudiThe Ebb (The Lady of the Pier series, Book 1) by Effrosyni Moschoudi

When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her…
Corfu, 1987
On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him at arm’s length, worried that village gossip will get back to her strict family, she falls desperately in love. That’s when strange dreams about Brighton’s West Pier and a woman dressed in black begin to haunt her. Who is this grieving woman? And how is her lament related to Sofia’s feelings for Danny?
Brighton, 1937
Dreaming of wealth and happiness, Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life. She falls for Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theatre, but when she’s offered a chance to perform there, her love for him is put to the test. Charles Willard, a wealthy aristocrat, is fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly. Will Laura choose love…or money?
“Ms. Moschoudi is proving to be a skilled storyteller who takes her readers on a wonderful ride.”
~David M. Wind, author of Queen of Knights
“Reading Ms Moschoudi’s work is like visiting a friend. You are so wrapped up in the story that you don’t want it to end!”
The Ebb is a feel good, summer holiday read. Its two timelines begin to merge in The Flow and finally become one story in The Storm. Although The Ebb creates a strong premise for the rest of the series it has a satisfactory ending and can be an enjoyable standalone read. Download it and escape to a Greek island paradise today!
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Visions by Janell MichaelsGrab a Free Book and #Read this weekend #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog Lisa Logan

Her “gift” turns a hot movie star into a real-life hero…
Actor Trenton Dane is researching his next role when he bumps into a beautiful stranger—and suddenly develops her psychic powers. When she disappears in the crowd, he is left with dreams of her that he can’t shake, and questions he believes only she can answer.
Single mom Glory Windsor thought her curse was gone forever until the gorgeous movie star somehow reawakened it. Despite trying to hide from him as well as her power, Trenton finds her. He must help her overcome her fears in order to fulfill his premonitions of their future…as well as try and save Glory and her child from danger.
He will fail at least one of these tasks. Can he succeed in the other?
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Grab a Free Book and #Read this weekend #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog Claire GemA Taming Season by Claire Gem

A scarred widow heads to picturesque Lake George, NY to heal. What she finds is the chance for the summer fling of her life—but is she ready?
Manhattan domestic violence counselor Zoe Anderson is going on the most important vacation of her life.
Before she can move on, help other women, Zoe needs to heal herself. Her Cinderella life shattered three years ago one fateful night, leaving her a young widow, scarred inside and out. In an attempt to reclaim her life, bury her demons, and save her job, Zoe sets out for picturesque Lake George to claim the treasured family cottage she recently inherited. The place where she found happiness—before. Reboot, restore to an earlier time.
What she finds is a rundown shack.
The neighboring resort mogul, Jason Rolland, whisks in to her rescue, insisting Zoe stay at his upscale Lakeview Lodge. The wealthy, handsome star of his own radio show, Jason’s Lair, is a terminal bachelor. But Jason figures he might use the gifts God gave him to convince the sexy redheaded stranger to give up the crumbling eye-sore next door. A challenge he’s definitely up for. He’s been trying to buy the cabin—and demolish it—for years: the last reminder of his own tragic, childhood memories.
Zoe can’t deny her attraction to the tall, dark-haired Jason with his pool-water blue eyes. Definitely fling material—if she can just get past those flashbacks from the night everything changed. And the knowledge that when it comes to happy-ever-after, you usually don’t get a second chance. Hardly possible with the Tiger of Jason’s Lair.
What Jason doesn’t figure on is Zoe’s charms melting his emotional armor. But with his reputation, can he ever win her heart? Can a tiger really change his stripes? Or will their pasts come back to bite them both?
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Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle AllenGrab a Free Book and #Read this weekend #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog Kayelle Allen

Illustrated Book
What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all the Ultras. This 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war. A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, to embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
Thirty beautifully illustrated quotes.
You’ll get 3 other free books plus other exclusive content for members only.
Download your free book: https://kayelleallen.com/bro
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It’s #FreeBookFriday on RLFblog! Join us for a new collection of free reads and downloads each week. All genres and heat levels. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing. This week’s featured author is Claire Gem.

Welcome to FreeBook Friday

Each week, you’ll find free books to download and read. Some are straight up giveaways, some KindleUnlimited, others are Kindle Select, and some are free with newsletter sign up. Always a mix of genres and heat levels. These free deals may be limited in time, so please be sure to check prices before clicking the final buy button.

When you sign up for a newsletter, you are signing up ONLY for that author’s newsletter, not a list of authors who will all then email you. You can unsubscribe at any time, however, please do not mark these emails as spam. When you sign up, you give your permission for the author to email you. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

Claire Gem: A Taming Season

New books to read on #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog @gemwriterContemporary Romance
Manhattan domestic violence counselor Zoe Anderson is going on the most important vacation of her life.
Before she can move on, help other women, Zoe needs to heal herself. She sets out for picturesque Lake George to claim the treasured family cottage she recently inherited. The place where she found happiness—before.
What she finds is a rundown shack.
The neighboring resort mogul, Jason Rolland, whisks in to her rescue, insisting Zoe stay at his upscale Lakeview Lodge. The wealthy, handsome playboy figures he’ll seduce her, then convince the her to give up the crumbling eye-sore next door. He’s been trying to buy the cabin—and demolish it—for years: the last reminder of his own tragic childhood.
What Jason doesn’t figure on is Zoe melting his emotional armor. But with his reputation, can he ever win her heart? Or will their pasts come back to bite them both?
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My Baby Wrote Me A Letter

Jacquie BiggarNew books to read on #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog @gemwriter
A family’s brush with the past will threaten the fabric of their lives.
Eight months pregnant and her Navy husband away on a mission, Grace Freeman craves the security of her childhood home in Canada.
When a letter written by her long-lost mother is found in an old writing desk it creates a tear in the fabric of her family.
Can Grace find a way to bring peace to those she loves, or will a message from the past destroy their future?
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Whole Lotta Love

New books to read on #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog @gemwriterLuanna Stewart
Lotta has a few days to get her bakery up and running, otherwise she’ll let down her best friend days before her wedding. But that means talking to an old high school crush, the cutest handyman in town. Baking bread and hanging out with her dog is much safer.
Mitch is high and dry with a broken leg so can’t help run the family fishing business. To keep from going stir crazy he straps on his tool belt – he can still pound a few nails. His customer is the shy girl from chemistry class, now a sensual woman with a sweet smile, though she still doesn’t say much. But what Mitch has in mind doesn’t involve a lot of talking.
While Lotta struggles to bake all the sweets, Mitch becomes interested in nibbling more than just her cookies.
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Seeking Catherine

Josie RivieraNew books to read on #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog @gemwriter
From USA Today bestselling author Josie Riviera comes the first heart-warming book in the Romany Gypsy Seeking Series.
Bargained away to a brothel, she is beyond hope, beyond rescue…but not beyond the reach of the one man who can save her.
He’s hurt her in the past. Can she trust her heart to him again?
During an age of chivalry they were sweethearts, planning a future together in England.
Headstrong and proud, Catherine Sudfield remembers everything about Stefan Boswell. And she loved him in spite of his poverty and lack of nobility. The restless Gypsy rogue’s powerful good looks and promises of love were more than enough to satisfy her youthful dreams.
But then Stefan left without a word, and Catherine’s uncle bargained her off to a brothel.
Sometimes, bonds between a man and a woman, however young, are meant to last a lifetime. But will it take more than a dose of Gypsy magic to chase away the doubts between two guarded lovers?
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Her Gilded Prison

Beverley Oakley
She was determined to secure the succession, he was in it for the pleasure. Falling in love was not part of the arrangement.
When dashing twenty-

New books to read on #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog @gemwriter

five-year-old Stephen Cranbourne arrives at the estate he will one day inherit, it’s expected he will make a match with his beautiful second cousin, Araminta.
But while proud, fiery

 

Araminta and her shy, plain sister, Hetty, parade their very different charms before him, it’s their mother, Sybil, a lonely

 

and discarded wife, who evokes first his sympathy and then stokes his lustful fires.
As Stephen introduces Sybil to every pleasure she’s been deprived of, duty and passion become a deep and mutual love. But with the unexpected arrival of a contender to the estate, Sybil realises that what she’s set in motion to save the family might have tragic consequences.
Her Gilded Prison is Book 1 in the Daughters of Sin series, a Regency-set ‘Dynasty’ that follows the sibling rivalry between Viscount Partington’s two nobly-born and his illegitimate daughters as they compete for love during a London Season. Her Gilded Prison can, however, be read as a stand-alone.
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Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas

New books to read on #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog @gemwriterKayelle Allen
Illustrated Book

What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all the Ultras. The 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war.
A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
Thirty beautifully illustrated life affirming and insightful quotes, such as;

When a just king rules, the people applaud. When a tyrant rules, the people endure.

If you crave the stars you must endure darkness.

To look back with regret is to endure suffering twice.

plus twenty-seven more!

When you join the Romance Lives Forever Reader Group, you’ll get Endure free plus 3 more exclusive books for members only.
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Welcome Claire Gem author of Spirits of the Heart, a new Supernatural
Suspense.
Why did you write this book?
I grew up in
Middletown, N.Y, where there was an abandoned mental asylum. The place always
haunted me. I’ve always been very interested in the history of mental health
care (which is a ghoulish history to be sure!), so it seemed the natural place
to set my next supernatural suspense.
Then, during the
writing of the book, I was visiting the property with my sister/cover designer,
taking pictures for the trailer. One particular building, Talcott Hall, kept
calling to me, though I couldn’t get too close because of the 8-foot high chain
link perimeter. Two weeks later, the building mysteriously burned to the
ground—after standing empty for almost 30 years. It was then I knew that
Spirits of the Heart must be written, to immortalize Talcott Hall.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Contemporary romances,
particularly those with supernatural elements, especially ghosts. I’m a ghost
hunter at heart.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Films, not
books—Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.
What are you working on at the moment?
My next novel is
called Pigments, and is another supernatural suspense. The blurb:
There’s an unsolved mystery in the world of art
history: which painting was Vincent Van Gogh’s last?
Rachel Parrish is a DNA analyst with peculiar a
psychic ability: psychometry. She can access the memories of a person from
something they touched, thereby leaving their genetic blueprint behind. She
also suffers from some unusual phobias. She’s terrified of visual art,
particularly of . . . paintings?
Duncan Nicklas is a sexy museum curator who comes
to Rachel’s aid when an unplanned museum visit overwhelms her. He’s searching
for his soulmate: another, like-minded antiquarian to complete his life. His
initial fascination with Rachel’s gift develops into something more—but she’s
terrified of paintings. He’s a museum curator. How can this ever work?
And then there’s Ethan Fagan—who’s determined to
claim Rachel as his own. To use her abilities to validate an obscure painting
in his grandfather’s collection. To secure his fortune. No matter what the
cost.
Pigments. It’s all in the touch.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
In addition to
Pigments, I’m working on a non-fiction book for fiction writers called The Road
to Publication. I’m hoping that will be released sometime before April 1st.
Please tell us about
your latest book.

Spirits of the Heart, a Haunted Voices Novel

Genre Supernatural
Suspense
Book heat level (based
on movie ratings): PG
An addiction counselor and a security guard struggle to free
two, lost spirits trapped inside an abandoned mental asylum.
Laura Horton returns from college to move in with an old
friend and start her career. But her homecoming is jarring. Her friend’s moved
out, leaving Laura alone with the gorgeous but intimidating ex-boyfriend—in a
house that snugs up to an ancient graveyard. Officer Miller Stanford is a man with a shattered past.
His alcoholic dad destroyed their family, a weakness Miller is terrified will
consume him too. The last thing he needs is a sexy, blonde addiction counselor
watching his every move. When he begins to see specters in the dark, he starts
questioning his own stability.
But Laura sees her too—a pathetic child-spirit searching for her father.
Can they unravel the mysteries of Talcott Hall without jeopardizing their
love—and lives—in the process?
Publisher Erato
Publishing

Claire Gem Social Media

Strong Women, Starting Over
~Redefining Romance~

Claire is a multi-published, award winning author of
emotional romance—sexy contemporary, supernatural suspense, and women’s
fiction. She writes about strong, resilient women who won’t give up their quest
for a happy-ever-after—and the men lucky enough to earn their love. No helpless,
hapless heroines here. These spunky ladies redefine romance, on their terms.
Her supernatural suspense, Hearts Unloched, won the 2016 New
York Book Festival. Her 2016 release, The Phoenix Syndrome, won the women’s
fiction division in FCRWA’s The Beacon Contest.
A New York native, Claire has lived in five of the United
States and held a variety of jobs, from waitress to bridal designer to research
technician—but loves being an author best. She and her happily-ever-after hero,
her husband of 38 years, now live in central Massachusetts.

Today’s featured book is The Phoenix Syndrome by Claire Gem.

About the Book

Title The Phoenix Syndrome
Genre Contemporary
Author Claire Gem
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Turning forty rocks a research technician’s world. Her husband leaves her, and then she’s bitten by a mouse at work. She goes a littlecrazy, taking off to chase after her old dream of a music career and her newcrush: a rock band drummer.
Turning forty, for Lannie Marvin, is rough. It’s the day she discovers her husband is leaving her for a younger “soulmate.” At work, a crazed mouse being treated with an experimental drug brutally bites her. Then, Lannie goes a little crazy, too.
Seems she’s recently developed a serious crush on the drummer of her son’s favorite heavy metal band. Waking up to her husband’s empty closet, her finger still throbbing from the mouse bite, Lannie snaps. Under the ruse of a shopping trip, Lannie kidnaps her sister-in-law/best friend, and heads toward Bethel, New York – the site of the original Woodstock concert.
Just so happens Dreamwish is playing a concert there, and Lannie managed to procure the pair of tickets her son won but couldn’t use.
Tristan Allard, the band’s drummer, holds this benefit every year in memory of his wife, whom he lost to breast cancer. The musician is beginning to doubt his ability to write the band’s music without his wife’s inspiration – she was also his muse. Plus, he’s damn lonely. So when a sexually charged, extremely attractive, slightly older woman literally plows into him at the backstage reception, Tristan is ready to learn more about her – and her long-buried interest in musical composition.
The two head off for a wild ride of a weekend, but reality bites back. Tristan is headed to the UK to audition his next album’s scores. And an elevated libido isn’t the only side-effect of that experimental drug.
To her horror, Lannie soon discovers the treated mice have gone deaf.

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Claire writes intensely emotional romantic novels. Her vision is to transport her readers into another place and time, creating characters so real, readers miss them when they reach The End. Her heroes are hot, & her heroines strong and brave: a combination producing the spark to fan the flames of your most intense romantic fantasies. Claire’s characters are human, just like you & me. They make mistakes, they get clumsy sometimes, & they’re not too proud to laugh at themselves & each other.
The keyword here is EMOTION. Big on the *Sigh* factor, Claire’s stories aim to hit you straight in the heart and leave you smiling through happy tears.
She writes in two genres: romance w/a ghostly twist, and sexy contemporary. Claire’s books are like a thrill ride at a theme park. Whether it’s spooky-scary, angst-ridden relationships filled with gut-wrenching turmoil, silly chuckle moments, or hot-flash-inducing sex, Claire guarantees to take you on an emotionally intense romantic journey. 

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