Free Publicity Fridays: Mae Clair

Solstice Island by Mae Clair

21849684It’s new release time! My friend, romance and mystery writer Mae Clair, is celebrating the release of her very first self-published title! HOORAY!!!!

Solstice Island is a superbly written novella that balances romance and mystery perfectly. It’s hard to develop characters in novellas (speaking for myself here), but Mae does it so well. I felt like I understood her characters’ goals and motivations, and I sympathized with them at every plot twist.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic tale! It’s only $0.99!

Here’s the 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.

 

Oh man, how can you resist a blurb that hints at family secrets, two people with opposing goals, and an obscure area of scientific study? Before reading Solstice Island, I didn’t know what cryptozoology was. Now, thanks to the seamless way Mae weaves her research into her plot and descriptions, I’m so fascinated I spent way too long on Google images looking at blurry images of animals that may or may not exist.

Hop over to Mae’s blog to read more about Solstice Island and to meet her. She’s got a fun Monday feature where she writes a couple paragraphs about various myths. Super cool.

Mae’s Bio:

Mae Clair opened a Pandora’s Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back. Her father, anartist who tinkered with writing, encouraged her to create make-believe worlds by spinning tales of far-off places on summer nights beneath the stars.

Mae loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical. Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with conflict, romance and elements of mystery. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about writing, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail and cats.

Contact Links for Mae Clair:
Blog
Twitter (@MaeClair1)
Facebook Author Page
Amazon Author Page
Goodreads

Purchase SOLSTICE ISLAND from:
Amazon

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About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, faeries...you name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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12 Responses to Free Publicity Fridays: Mae Clair

  1. Pingback: Friday Fun by Mae Clair | From the Pen of Mae Clair

  2. Mae Clair says:

    Hi, Jessi. Thanks so much for spotlighting SOLSTICE ISLAND today for Free Publicity Friday. And I’m so glad you were interested enough in the field of cryptozoology to Google it and check it out and squint at a few blurry images, LOL. Wouldn’t it be fun to chase monsters for real?

  3. Daisy Banks says:

    I love the cryptozoology. I would love to spend time chasing a few monsters, as long as I had a companion like Daniel to help me out.

  4. Pansy Petal says:

    Thank you Jessi for introducing me to a new to me author. This sounds like an amazing book. It is now in my tbr list! I look forward to reading it Mae! Thank you both.

  5. Mae Clair says:

    Hi, Pansy. Thanks so much for adding Solstice Island to your TBR! I hope you enjoy the tale. I had a blast writing an adventure 🙂

  6. I just bought my copy of Solstice Island an will do a review as soon as I have a chance to read it. The story looks enticing.

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