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Claire Gem

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in Brooklyn, NY, The United States



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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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I need my fans' help! My Haunted Voices book, Spirits of the Heart has been nominated for an InDtale RONE award. It's gone to the public voting round, and I NEED YOUR VOTE!

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One thing you can always count on with a Robyn Carr book, and that's an emotionally satisfying story. The Family Gathering upholds this promise.

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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:
Nice to meet you :-)

~ Melanie Nowak

Carole Gill hi Claire, thanks for the add!

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