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 transports you to anothe
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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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The Inspiration Behind "Bottle People"

Today I celebrate not only my daughter's birthday, but also the book birthday for Enigmata: Eerie Bits, my collection of spooky short stories.

The first in this mini-treasure (one you can read on your lunch hour) is called "Bottle People," a story that confused and perplexed some of my beta readers. I thought it might be helpful to give readers a hint.

*Spoiler Alert! If you want to try to figure Read more of this blog post »
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Crisp, Concise, Creativity Inspiring

This book is a gem. I intend to start on this regime tomorrow, since I’m already in bed reading the book. But there is more useful info in this than dozens of other writing books I’ve never finished.
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In this time travel romance, the author follows the lives of two women: one in 2013 and one in 1665. The contemporary heroine, Quinn, is a psychic archaeologist who can access the memories of people by holding somethi
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Another night's sleep lost to "LeVeque Syndrome"...

That's the only problem I have in reading this author's books--my bedtime keeps getting pushed back later and later. The Unholy Hand is no exception.

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When it comes to historical romance, the devil's in the details: a story can be completely ruined for me if the author did not do his/her research. This author most certainly did.

The hero is a "rogue" hell-bent on avenging his father's death, a man
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Although not my first LeVeque title, this one impressed me with its sweeping scope. Based on the rivalry & constant warring between the English and the Scots in the 13th C., the characters quickly become as family to the reader. Jordan is a Scottish ...more
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Caitlin is now a widow but sad to say, not a mourning one. Her fantasies of a loving marriage were shattered on her wedding night, when her handsome but incredibly cruel husband destroyed them. Now the chatelaine over his castle, Caitlin finally feel ...more
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Lady Drew MacKinnon is a widow whose evil brother overshadowed her life. She's never known love--her dead husband was as cold as a fish. Now, with both gone, Drew is at a crossroads. Trusting no one, she heads off to take the veil, even though, truth ...more
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Madison Kleigh is your ordinary almost-13-year-old girl--NOT! Her father is an astronaut on his way to Mars, and Madison is a charismatic adventurer in her own right. When a mysterious stone arrives on her birthday, she's sure it's her father's gift ...more
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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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