Solstice Island

Cover KindleCan an ancient leviathan work magic between a practical man and an idealistic woman?

Rylie Carswell is an amateur cryptozoologist in search of a mythical creature, the Sea Goliath. In order to reach Solstice Island, a location the ancient leviathan is rumored to haunt, she’s forced to hire charter boat captain, Daniel Decatur.

Initially, Daniel wants nothing to do with the trip or the fool woman waving double payment in his face. Convinced she’s yet another loony treasure hunter looking for gold on the remote island, he reluctantly agrees. An embittered neighbor wants to have his charter license yanked, so the extra cash will help him stay afloat.

It doesn’t take long for Daniel to realize Rylie is after the same beast his parents were tracking when they mysteriously vanished ten years earlier. He’s avoided all links to cryptozoology ever since, but the smart and sexy cryptid hunter has him second-guessing his oath and wondering what he’s signed on for.

Warning: A family legacy, glowing plankton and rough waters.

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What reviewers and readers are saying about Solstice Island:

I’m a fan of Mae Clair’s Weathering Rock and Twelfth Sun so buying her novella, Solstice Island, was a no-brainer. I was not disappointed. I loved the mythical aspect of the Sea Goliath as well as the heated romance with her intriguing characters. Her descriptions allowed me to smell, taste, and feel the ocean’s salty breeze. I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced adventure. 5-Stars!

 . . . Christina Thompson


Mae Clair combines her love of mythical creatures and the sea to bring us a toe-curling romance between a hunky Charter Boat Captain and a spunky cryptozoologist—each harboring secrets of their own. This gripping adventure kept me turning the pages from its very beginning, to its most satisfying epilogue. Well done, Mae Clair, well done!

. . . D. Peterson  


Raise your hand if you know what cryptozoology is or what a cryptid hunter is? Hint: think Lochness Monster, the Sea Goliath or some other leviathan. I admit, I had NO idea until I read Mae Clair’s Solstice Island! Mae Clair has used her magic imagination to create a romantic tale of adventure, mythology, and tales from the sea, and molded it into a wonderful, warm read that captures the imagination while giving a good tug on your heart strings. Get ready for a seafaring adventure that only those who lived it can truly believe as their lives are changed forever.

. . . Dii, Tome Tender Reviews


Solstice Island is a superbly written novella that balances romance and mystery perfectly. It’s hard to develop characters in novellas (speaking for myself here), but Mae does it so well. I felt like I understood her characters’ goals and motivations, and I sympathized with them at every plot twist. The hero, Daniel, has scars that only Rylie can heal, and she does so with compassion and just the right amount of refusing to back down.

. . . Jessica


A fast paced, engrossing tale. Convincingly built around a somewhat obscure field of research. A very relatable landscape populated by well developed characters. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. All in all, a fun, fast paced read that leaves you wanting more.

. . . R. C. Hessman


With instant chemistry between the hero and heroine, a hint of a mystery and a crypto-creature, I was hooked from the first page. This novella had great pacing, a vivid setting, and well-developed characters. I enjoyed it and recommend it if you are looking for a fun adventurous romance!

 . . . Lorraine Paton

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