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Have I got some books for you!

I met Rachel Rawlings last October at Hallowread – an interactive convention for both authors and fans of the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy and Horror genres and set us in Ellicott City, Maryland, a place often called one of the most haunted small towns in the US! It was my first appearance anywhere as a writer and she helped make the entire weekend a real joy and a bit spooky! She’s also a fabulous writer. She has a series of books out The Maurin Kincaide Series, that readers who like stories of the supernatural, paranormal intrigue and a little mystery thrown into the mix will very much enjoy.

Ill Fated, the latest release in the series is coming this October. Check out the other books in the series. You’ve got time to catch up!


Some things are destined to end in death. After the first attempt on her life Maurin wasn’t scared. Hell, she was almost flattered. But someone put a price on her head and things are getting complicated. Trouble is brewing in the fae courts and it’s spilling over into Salem. The UnSeelie Dark Guard have answered the call for her head on a platter and people closest to her are disappearing.

Can Maurin master court politics and find her missing men before someone claims the bounty on her head?


Intriguing, yes? I think so.

The other books in the series are:

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The Morrigna: Maurin Kincaide is a psychometric investigator for Salem’s Supernatural Task Force. She’s spent the last few years working crime scenes and using the memory links in fingerprints to catch criminals. 

When the current bad guy turns out to be a demon, Maurin must work with Seamus–the task force’s prime suspect for unleashing said demon. She follows Seamus deeper into the supernatural community and discovers there’s a lot more going on than anyone guessed. 

Our unique investigator is quickly enlisted from her day job by the Council, a secret governing body of all things Other. They want her to find out more about the abundance of demons in Salem and who might be controlling them…

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Witch Hunt: Maurin Kincaide is back in this action packed follow up novel to The Morrigna. No longer a member of Salem’s Preternatural Task Force Maurin is the new liaison for The Council, governing body of Others. During what should have been a routine meeting with her former Captain, Maurin is brought in on a murder investigation. Three dead witches, three cryptic clues, no sign of the killers and the Salem coven is losing allies within the Council. If Maurin and her unlikely partner Captain Matthison can’t stop the killers, the Witch City might be without its namesake.

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Wolfsbane: Given the choice between her sister’s wedding and witnessing the challenge for Alpha of the Salem pack, Maurin knows exactly where she’d rather be. Smack dead center in a pack of snarling werewolves wearing eau de filet mignon. 

Until Francesca takes off the morning of her wedding. Being her sister’s keeper will not excuse her from her job as the Council Liaison. Torn between obligations to a family she’s avoided for almost a decade and the Council of Others, Maurin has less than twenty-four hours to set things right.











Blood Bath: A serial killer in Salem? Not for decades, but the bodies are piling up and all signs point in one direction. Rogue vampire. Except things aren’t always what they seem, especially in a murder investigation. 

With her current relationship on the rocks, her father playing match-maker and her neighbor tossing his hat in the ring, the body count isn’t the only thing on the rise. Maurin is neck deep in magic, mayhem and murder. 

Can she catch the killer before the killer catches her? One thing’s for certain, when hunting vampires there will be blood.

You can find all Rachel’s books here: Rachel Rawlings on Amazon


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In search of Nukekubi

From ancient times nukekubi have haunted the land of Japan. Living as men by day, these beasts slip their heads free of their flesh at night and go in search of human prey. These hapless souls are driven into a terrified madness that results in their death.

Ray McAndrues, a modern-day wizard, must neutralize a nukekubi that is feasting on the people of Toronto. He is aided by Cathy, a sorceress of numerous charms, and Toshiro and Kunio, two, Japanese, martial artists who have made hunting nukekubi their lives’ work.

As the quest plays out, questions arise. Who is hunting who? How can you slay the beast that stalks the night without slaying the man who walks the day? What is the strange, millennia-old connection that binds Ray to the beast, and will it help or hinder the quest?

Reviews of Nukekubi

Nukekubi  is an exciting read filled with mysticism and spiritual understandings. Melissa Sizzling Hot Book Reviews: www.sizzlinghotbooks.net

Nukekubi is the latest from author Stephen B. Pearl. Here’s a bit more about him:

“Gandalf taught me how to be a spirit wrapped in flesh. Aragorn taught me how to be a man. Frodo taught me of perseverance, and Samwise of loyalty. Along the way I learned of the power of the written word, the gift it could give by slipping past our defenses to show us the best and the worst in ourselves. So who is Stephen B. Pearl? He is a lifeguard, husband, mystic, science enthusiast, home handyman, backyard mechanic, and writer. Like most of us the face he wears changes with the company and the season. His three cats know him as pride alpha, I like to think so, though servant might be more accurate. Who am I kidding? My wife runs the pride; I just try and stay out of her way.

At any rate, I am a man of middle years who lives in a house in Ontario, Canada with three cats, a wife and a sincere hope that you will enjoy my book.”

You can find out more about Stephen and his world at the following places –

Blog: http://www.draumrpublishing.com/forums/blog/stephen_b__pearl

E-mail: stephenwriter@shaw.ca

Website: www.stephenpearl.com

 YouTube reading: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlMDmlb-Los

Face Book: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Stephen-B-Pearl-writer/172076419488163

Works by Stephen B. Pearl –

Tinker’s Plague: A post-apocalyptic, science fiction, medical and political thriller – NC17, ISBN 978-1-933157-30-6 Available in paperback and e-book formats from Draumr Publishing: http://www.draumrpublishing.com/store/cart.php?target=main

Slaves of Love: e-book: A futuristic detective story of love and madness.

The Hollow Curse: e-book: A centuries spanning tale of love and obsession

Available from Club Lighthouse Publishing: www.clublighthousepublishing.com

Nukekubi: A paranormal, detective novel –NC17, ISBN 978-0-9867633-6-6 – eISBN. 978-0-9867633-7-3 Available in paperback and e-book formats from Dark Dragon Publishing: www.darkdragonpublishing.com

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Marian Allen has stories everywhere!

Marian Allen writes science fiction, fantasy, mystery, humor, horror, mainstream, and anything else she can wrestle into fixed form. Allen has had stories in on-line and print publications, on coffee cans and the wall of an Indian restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. She has three novels–EEL’S REVERENCE, FORCE OF HABIT, and SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING coming in 2012–available through Echelon Press in various electronic formats.

Allen is a member of the Southern Indiana Writers Group, and is a regular contributor to SIW’s annual anthology.

Here are a couple of her books!

 – $2.99

The Eel is a place. The reverence is … complicated.
 With all sides bracing for battle, Aunt Libby wins the hearts and minds of some of the humans and mermayds around her. If they aren’t enough, if they fail her under pressure, the best the people of The Eel can hope for is a brutal suppression. The worst is a bloodbath that will made the sea run red.

Available for Kindle, Nook and multiple electronic formats.


All she wanted was a breath of fresh air. Was that too much to ask? 
Apparently so. 
Gangsters aliens, local law enforcement and highly placed political operatives all get into the act, as a tangle of misunderstanding, miscommunication and mistaken identity land Bel Schuster in court, facing what passes for a legal system on Llannonn.

Available for Kindle, Nook and multiple electronic formats.


Check out some free reads and find out more about Marian Allen at  http://www.marianallen.com/free-reads/




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