Seventeen-year-old Charlotte Brewer is sure she’s crazy when she hears singing drifting from the ocean—normal people don’t have arias playing on repeat in their head. When she gets... More > wasted at a party and investigates the ethereal tune, she almost drowns. Charlotte comes to with an overwhelming fetish for salt water and a heartbeat of only seven beats a minute. She wakes up by the sea almost every day and dead men wash up hours later.
Then Charlotte meets Lorelei, a siren. Lorelei reveals she saved her from drowning with the “Siren’s Kiss”—a curse that made Charlotte a soulless immortal. Her role as a siren is simple: guide the souls of the dead at sea. But taking care of the dead is difficult after Charlotte discovers she’s stuck in the middle of a war between a fertility goddess and the sirens. If Charlotte wants to regain her mortality, she must find true love. And if she fails to secure it, she faces losing her existence to the gods.< Less
Set in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution, two young adventuresome American couples united by kinship move to a remote sugar hacienda in southern Mexico lured by cheap land, leisure and the... More > prospect of untold wealth.
In addition to family discord, fate throws them more than one cruel twist; a locust plague, immovable squatters, malaria and the ever-encroaching factions of war.
The plot thickens when the family leader, Jerome Mahoney, abandons his family in their dangerous surroundings by contacting and selling guns to the very revolutionary factions that threaten their lives. The family must decide to wait for his return or escape the tyranny without him.
This fictionalized story is based on one hundred letters sent home to the family matriarch in Haverhill, Massachusetts where they were saved and passed down to the next generation of readers. Once the letters divulged the lure of Mexico from the yellowed envelopes with broken seals, the story begged to be told.< Less
Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters,... More > shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie infant.
Kait is unexpectedly awoken by a beautiful, naked selkie man seeking revenge. After she declares her innocence, the intruder darts into the night, but not before inadvertently bewitching her with an overpowering lure.
Kait obsesses over a reunion deep beneath the bay and risks her own life to be reunited with her selkie. But when she lands the dangerous lover, the chaos that follows leaves Kait little time to wonder—is it love setting her on fire or has she simply been lured?< Less
What does a seemingly casual meeting of two people in a Philadelphia bar have to do with an assassination that occurred inside a dark alley in New York City almost a year earlier?
Is it retribution... More > or simply a well planned murder? You decide after
reading this suspense-filled, emotion-packed story.
Lure of the Assassin is a book of both courage and conviction, yet touched by self-doubt. After the last page is read, you’ll find yourself asking, “Would I have done the same thing?” You may be surprised at your answer.< Less
About the Author-
Harold MacGrath (September 4, 1871 - October 30, 1932) was a bestselling American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter.Also known occasionally as Harold McGrath, he was... More > born in Syracuse, New York. As a young man, he worked as a reporter and columnist on theSyracuse Herald newspaper until the late 1890s when he published his first novel, a romance titled Arms and the Woman. According to the New York Times, his next book, The Puppet Crown, was the No.7 bestselling book in the United States for all of 1901. He would have three more of his books that were among the top ten bestselling books of the year.-Wikipedia Excerpt:And Hillard was glad that the room was in darkness. He rose eagerly and peered out. But he saw no one. Across the street the arc-lamp burned dimly, like an opal in the matrix, while of architectural outlines not one remained, the fog having kindly obliterated them.< Less