Cover Reveal: Till Life Do Us Part by Carmen Stefanescu #Paranormal #Mystery

I’m super-excited about my post today! Carmen Stefanescu is a dear friend and one of the most supportive authors I have encountered online. She has a wonderful blog called Shadows of the Past on which she showcases many other authors and shares folklore about her native country, Romania. Yes, Carmen is a native of “Dracula’s Country.” *cue eerie music*

I love the many legends and culture references she shares. She has opened my eyes to a whole new world, vastly different from my little corner of the United States. English is a second language for her, yet she taught it to students in school (Carmen was a teacher) and she writes her novels and blog posts in English.

Novels! In a second language!

As someone who is struggling to learn Spanish, that utterly boggles my mind.

Please check out Shadows of the Past for yourself and consider following Carmen. I am truly grateful to have made her acquaintance.

Which brings me to today’s blog post. *drum roll please*

Carmen is rolling out the cover reveal on her upcoming release Till Life Do Us Part.

Is that an awesome title, or what?

I read this novel in development stages and found it innovative and engrossing. The plot has so much going for it…paranormal elements, family drama, detective fiction, history, and a thread of romance. But don’t take my word for it.

This is what Carmen has to say…

Mae, thank you so much for having me as your guest today.  I also would like to thank you for your constant support and being my critique partner for my novel!

We share the same interest in anything odd—myths and legends, and all that is out of the normal boundaries. Reincarnation and chatting with ghosts can be included, too.

I’m thrilled to be here, and excited to share the cover for my upcoming release Till Life Do Us Part

 Book cover for Till Life Do Us Part by Carmen Stefanescu shows a trees at night framing a full moon

Publisher: Solstice Publishing

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Magic, Reincarnation, Mystery, Suspense

Release date: 9th June 2016


Barbara Heyer can hear voices of dead people. They whisper of their deaths, seek comfort for those left behind, and occasionally even warn her about future events. But when Barbara’s brother, Colin, is accused of murder, it will take more than her gift to prove his innocence.

Becoming smitten with the handsome investigator, Detective Patrick Fischer, is a serious complication given his assignment to her brother’s case. Barbara senses there is something far deeper—and perhaps much older—than the surface attraction between them. Could that be why she’s visited by a mysterious woman named Emma in her dreams? Could past life regression tie all the seemingly unconnected events together?

Barbara and Patrick must overcome heartache to find the truth to save Colin, and perhaps themselves.


Author, Carmen Stefanescu holding an open bookCarmen Stefanescu resides in Romania, the native country of the infamous vampire Count Dracula, but where, for about 50 years of communist dictatorship, just speaking about God, faith, reincarnation or paranormal phenomena could have led someone to great trouble—the psychiatric hospital if not to prison.

Teacher of English and German in her native country and mother of two daughters, Carmen Stefanescu survived the grim years of oppression, by escaping in a parallel world that of the books.

She has dreamed all her life to become a writer, but many of the things she wrote during those years remained just drawer projects. The fall of the Ceausescu’s regime in 1989 and the opening of the country to the world meant a new beginning for her. She started publishing. Several of her poems were successfully published in a collection of Contemporary English Poems, Muse Whispers vol.1 and Muse Whispers vol.2 by Midnight Edition Publication, in 2001 and 2002.

Her first novel, Shadows of the Past, was released in 2012 by Wild Child Publishing, USA.

Carmen joined the volunteer staff at Marketing For Romance Writers Author blog and is the coordinator of #Thursday13 posts.

You can stalk the author here:
Twitter @Carmen_Books
Amazon Author Page 

23 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: Till Life Do Us Part by Carmen Stefanescu #Paranormal #Mystery

    • Nice to meet you, Staci! Mae’s friends are my friends, you know.
      I am exited to find people who are interested in an “outsider” like me. I live in a different world, but due to internet distances simply disappear.

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    • Thanks for popping in to welcome, Carmen, Staci. She lives half a world away but we really connected and struck up a lovely online friendship. And the fact that she writes her books in a second language just blows my mind! 😀


  1. Carmen, congrats on your upcoming release, “Til Death Do We Part”. Sounds interesting. I love the cover! And, the blurb definitely draws me in.

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  2. Carmen, first, I absolutely love the title. Very creative. The blurb sounds intriguing, too. I’m definitely adding this one to the list. I hope you’ll come back once it’s released. Thanks, Mae, for introducing a (new to me) author.


    • So glad you found Carmen’s upcoming novel intriguing, Sue, and I will definitely have her back when the book releases. She always has unusual mix of threads in her plots that make for good reading. Thanks for popping in to welcome her!

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  3. I am glad you like the title. There’s a reason for it being different from the marriage formula. Yes, I will take advantage of Mae’s kindness and will shout-out after the release day, be sure. Thank you for commenting, Sue. I am just reading your post on Grave digging, in fact.


    • I’m looking forward to having you back again, Carmen to celebrate your book birthday 🙂 And isn’t Sue’s post grand? Her blog is a fabulous source for writers, especially anyone who needs to include crime elements in their books. I think her current post about being buried alive is one of her best IMHO.


  4. Carmen’s book has such a lovely cover. I am so thrilled for her to get this one out. Won’t be long now!


  5. Thank you, Emma! It’s so nice to hear people find the cover suited to the idea of the story.
    You know, one of my main characters in the story is called Emma!

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