Welcome to From the Pen of Mae Clair, the official website for author, Mae Clair. I’m glad you decided to visit and hope you’ll stroll through some of the pages on my site.
I’m a hybrid author with eclectic tastes in both reading and writing. My novels have been traditionally published with Kensington Books/Lyrical Underground and Lyrical Press. I also have a few indie titles in the mix. Primarily, I’m an author who writes mysteries and suspense with a smidgen of romance and elements of urban legend or myth.
As an author who likes to blend genres, I hope you’ll find something in the smorgasbord I have to offer.
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When Katie Lynch stops to help a disabled motorist, she unwittingly finds herself caught up in a web of intrigue involving flying saucers, mysterious men in black, animal mutilations, and the Mothman. Together, with Officer Ryan Flynn and his brother Caden, Katie attempts to decipher a coded message that points to the arrival of an extraterrestrial visitor.
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Behind a legend lies the truth…
As a child, Eve Parrish lost her father and her best friend, Maggie Flynn, in a tragic bridge collapse. Fifteen years later, she returns to Point Pleasant to settle her deceased aunt’s estate. Though much has changed about the once thriving river community, the ghost of tragedy still weighs heavily on the town, as do rumors and sightings of the Mothman, a local legend. When Eve uncovers startling information about her aunt’s death, that legend is in danger of becoming all too real…
Caden Flynn is one of the few lucky survivors of the bridge collapse, but blames himself for coercing his younger sister out that night. He’s carried that guilt for fifteen years, unaware of darker currents haunting the town. It isn’t long before Eve’s arrival unravels an old secret—one that places her and Caden in the crosshairs of a deadly killer…
Genre: Paranormal Short Story Collection
Length: 138 Pages
Publisher: AIW Press
Publication Date: September 30, 2016
This collection from ten talented authors offers ghosts and demons, spirits and zombies, cannibals and killers… even a ferocious animal. Historical and contemporary tales of violence and fright keep readers on the edges of their seats. There’s something for everyone who loves spine-tingling, bone-chilling, blood-curdling stories. My short story, The Lady Ghost, about two brothers who go grave-robbing on Halloween night is included.
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FOOD FOR POE
Genre: Paranormal Christmas Romance
Length: 21,000 Words
Release Date: November 15, 2015
When a blizzard strands Quinn Easterly at a handsome stranger’s house on Christmas Eve, she doesn’t realize her newly adopted cat, Poe, is the catalyst responsible for bringing them together.
Warning: A clever black cat, Christmas magic, and paranormal trouble
MYTH AND MAGIC
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Length: 88,000 words
Publisher: Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press Imprint
Release Date: June 9, 2015
As children they played games of Myth and Magic. Then one day the monsters became real.
Ghostly incidents at a secluded lodge bring private investigator Caith Breckwood back to his hometown where he’s forced to confront Veronica Kent, the woman he once loved and left…and memories of the tragic incident that tore them apart.
Small towns hold the darkest secrets.
Dane Carlisle returns to his hometown fifteen years after leaving his criminal past behind, hoping to make amends with his estranged brother.
He didn’t count on falling in love with free-spirited nature photographer Ellie Sullivan, or for the discovery of skeletal remains to put him dead center in an unsolved missing person’s case.
Charter boat captain, Daniel Decatur gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to take amateur cryptozoologist Rylie Carswell in search of a mythical creature known as the Sea Goliath. The same creature he believes killed his parents ten years earlier.
WARNING: A family legacy, glowing plankton and rough waters.
He’s a young cocky PhD, she’s an older woman. Sparks fly when Dr. Elijah Cross and Reagan Cassidy join forces in a scavenger hunt at the behest of an eccentric and reclusive billionaire.
WARNING: Younger man, older woman, nautical riddles and romance.
Colonel Caleb DeCardian was fighting America’s Civil War when he suddenly found himself transported to the 21st Century along with a bitter rival. Cursed to life as a werewolf, Caleb places his trust in American history teacher, Arianna Hart, unprepared when she also claims his heart.
COMING SOON / UNDER CONTRACT:
A DESOLATE HOUR
Book 3 in the Point Pleasant Series
Length: Estimated 80-85K
Publication Date: July 2017
(Under contract with Kensington Books/Lyrical Underground)
IN THE WORKS:
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