What can I say that hasn't already been said after reading another novel by Author Mae Clair? Not once have I been disappointed, and again with her laWhat can I say that hasn't already been said after reading another novel by Author Mae Clair? Not once have I been disappointed, and again with her latest novel, ECLIPSE LAKE, I have been thrown into another fascinating tale unable to stop flipping the pages of my eReader. The ease at which Mrs. Clair develops her characters and their world seem effortless, and in no time at all I've got a clear picture of the surroundings and the deep seeded emotions swirling around the inside of each of her characters.
With ECLIPSE LAKE, Mrs. Clair drops us right into the thick of it. When the successful businessman, Dane Carlisle, ventures from his big city home in California to where he grew up in Onyx, PA, he has only one objective: Reconcile with his estranged brother, Jonah, after fifteen years. If that wasn't hard enough, add in a freshly-discovered skeletal remains, and Ellie Sullivan, a photojournalist on assignment to photograph Eclipse Lake. Seeing his brother again was hard enough, but it quickly becomes the least of his worries. When Ellie unexpectedly gets wrapped up in the Carlisle brothers’ drama and the towns murder mystery… you’ll have to see for yourself how this wild ride unfolds. If you’re like me, you won’t be able to stop yourself from discovering the truth behind Dane’s troubled past and what exactly happened in Onyx fifteen years ago.
ECLIPSE LAKE is full of mystery, suspense, passion, family drama and much needed redemption. I HIGHLY recommend picking up this quick read. Mrs. Clair excels as always, making her characters believable, giving them a true voice and writing with a beautiful prose that I just couldn't get enough of. I look forward to many more wonderful reads from Mae Clair in the future....more
Like the other novels by Mae Clair, she has the amazing ability to create a story with such detail and realism, that for those few hours, I'm believinLike the other novels by Mae Clair, she has the amazing ability to create a story with such detail and realism, that for those few hours, I'm believing every word as if it’s the spoken truth. Solstice Island is no different. Ms. Clair flawlessly draws on your imagination to create one heck of an adventure, infusing the story with mythology, tales of scary sea creatures and a fiery romance to boot. I love how I also seem to learn a little about mythology as well as enjoy the unique spin she puts into her adventures. Solstice Islands is a fun, quick read. Though this novella is short, the characters are well defined and the story is fun and adventurous! This book would make for a great beach read.... just keep your toes out of the water while you're reading! ...more
This book has to be, by far, the most unique story I have ever read. It includes a world filled with magic. Good versus Evil. And a unicorn who is in lThis book has to be, by far, the most unique story I have ever read. It includes a world filled with magic. Good versus Evil. And a unicorn who is in love with a human. They share a connect like no other and when her wish is granted to become a woman to be with him..... their world is turned upside down... for the best, and the worst. It you are into stories that are different and outside the box, I recommend you give Lady's Destiny a try. It's different. It has smokin' hot scenes and will take you on a wild journey you won't soon forget.
Note: Story is told in first person, present tense with alternating points of view. ...more
WOW! I started this series based on a recommendation from another. Thrilled... thrilled I tell you! I couldn't believe how awesome this story was. ThiWOW! I started this series based on a recommendation from another. Thrilled... thrilled I tell you! I couldn't believe how awesome this story was. This book kept me laughing so much though out and I couldn't stop reading. I became quite addicted. The author did an amazing job on pulling off such a witty character, but also making her strong... and even weak in just the right places. I absolutely can't wait to get my hands on the next book and see just where Ms. Darynda Jones is going to lead me next. I HIGHLY recommend picking up this series if you love paranormal/fantasy stories. ...more
I don't want to give any plot points away... not even one... but I must tell you that if you enjoy love stories with a twist, or want to go on a wildI don't want to give any plot points away... not even one... but I must tell you that if you enjoy love stories with a twist, or want to go on a wild treasure hunt with riddles to solve that seem impossible, or tag along with a drop-dead man who is way smarter than the average person and has enough charm and wit to keep you laughing and melting for more... then you'll want-no need-to read this book!
I've never read a story about nautical folklore or how seamen linked the ocean to the night's sky and its stars. Whether this was all made-up or part fiction/part truth, I don't know. But I do know that Mrs. Clair's writing was so descriptive, so believable, that it all could have been the truth... every ounce of it.
I loved the riddles that drove this story and how the clues and their underlying meanings brought more out of the characters in order to view their past, their hopes and dreams. The chemistry between Reagan and Elijah was unmistakable and I loved how Mrs. Clair made Reagan older than Elijah. Usually that's not the case in most of the stories I've read, and I liked seeing the flip side of the relationship. The give and take, the uncertainty of being involved with a younger man and trying to decipher if he was really in it for the long-haul or just in it for a quick conquest or fling.
Mrs. Clair writes beautifully. Several times I stopped and reread a line or two in awe as it flowed like lyrical music or melted my heart like butter. As an author myself, I strive to have as much talent creativeness as she does. Without hesitation, I'll read anything she writes and I know I'll be enjoying her tales for a long time coming. So if you enjoy romance, mystery, treasure hunting and a bit of history with charming characters... the Twelfth Sun is what you should be reading… like NOW!...more