Claire Gem

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Claire Gem writes for her life. An avid fan of intensely emotional romance as well as a good ghost story (not necessarily together or in that order), her favorite authors include Nora Roberts, Barbara Michaels, Linda Howard, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Simone St James, & Susanna Kearsley.

Claire has lived in five states - Florida, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, & Texas. She's worked as a hairdresser, a bridal designer, a lab tech, & in scientific research. Her loves are horses, fishing, pretty things, & being a novelist. And wine. And chocolate.

Claire's idea of a great love story is one with extreme emotion: one that makes you laugh and cry, get mad and get scared, one that has that *sigh* factor. A book that transpor
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Claire Gem I try to find a book with a similar plot/setting/story to the one I'm working on, and read it. I actually listen to audiobooks with this very purpose…moreI try to find a book with a similar plot/setting/story to the one I'm working on, and read it. I actually listen to audiobooks with this very purpose in mind. Usually, after listening on my commute home from work, I pull in the driveway with my fingers itching to get on the keyboard.(less)
Claire Gem I've always been a fan of ghost stories. I thought, how fun to have one set in an old haunted library?
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Yesterday was a strange day. A book signing event I had planned at a local cafe was sparsely attended - I guess the summer weather has everyone out at the beach or on vacation. But shortly after leaving the event, I was notified that my latest release, Civil Hearts was a finalist in the American Book Fest's Fiction Awards for 2018!

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From the title and description of this book, I truly expected a bit more mystery/action/suspense than what it is: a deep psychological study of old guilt, family ties, and emotional insecurities. For anyone looking for a fast-paced read, this book is ...more
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"This is the very first book in this genre that I've ever read. Normally a history, biography, politics, business reader, I found that I needed to adjust slightly my reading style? pace? cadence? not sure what ... but it felt like I adjusted how I..." Read more of this review »
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Two eras, two stories, linked by the persistent mourning of one woman for her murdered younger sister.

Idlewild Hall--Vermont,1950: A boarding school for girls who just don't fit. The place is rumored to be haunted. Four roommates share their secrets
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Melanie Nowak Thanks for the friendship! I hope you'll add my ALMOST HUMAN series to your "want to read" list - my venomous vampires love new blood! You can check out updates for the series and free chapters on my website at: www.MelanieNowak.com
Nice to meet you :-)

~ Melanie Nowak


Carole Gill hi Claire, thanks for the add!


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