The Unexpected Curve Ball by Mae Clair

Dear Friends,

In the event you haven’t heard the news my publisher, Lyrical Press, has been acquired by New York house, Kensington Books. Lyrical will become the digital imprint of Kensington. While this opens new opportunities and potential for Lyrical authors, it’s also created some unavoidable issues.

For the present, until contracts can be signed between Kensington and its new roster of authors, Lyrical has pulled their books from online retailers. As I had just kicked off a blog tour for TWELFTH SUN, I’ve had to cancel that tour. I’m grateful to Literary Nook, my touring company, for their understanding of the situation. The book tour wouldn’t have made much sense without the ability for readers to purchase my titles. Even though they already had bloggers and reviews lined up, Literary Nook willingly cancelled the tour and invited me to contact them again whenever I am ready.

If you had planned to visit me during any of my stops, that tour is now in a holding pattern. It may be thirty to sixty days before my titles are available again. Hopefully, sooner than later. The good news is that if I sign with Kensington, WEATHERING ROCK and TWELFTH SUN will be available through POD as well as digital format. As soon as I know more, I’ll share the news. None of this however, changes what I had previously planned for indie pubbing SOLISTICE ISLAND and ECLIPSE LAKE.

It feels extremely odd not to have my titles available for purchase right now, almost as if a safety net is missing. When the dust settles, whatever the outcome, I believe it will be for the better. Apparently, 2014 threw me a curve ball right out of the box. An exhilarating one, but a challenge nonetheless as I work to get everything back in order. That pesky New Year, LOL!

So, although I’ve had to cancel my tour temporarily, new adventures await on the horizon!

Best to all of you,


TWELFTH SUN Blog Tour by Mae Clair

It’s a new year. In the blink of an eye, the old one has faded into memory like parchment crumbled into dust. I would love to do a look back/look ahead post in the next few days (cross your fingers that I can pull it off), but in the meantime, I’m stepping into 2014 with a new blog tour for TWELFTH SUN. Literary Nook is taking care of all of the details and put together this beautiful banner. How do you like it?


If you’d like to join me, Reagan and Elijah throughout the month of January, my schedule is below. You can also reference it any time in the future by clicking the TWELFTH SUN tour banner in my sidebar, or the link from my navigation menu. When the weather is chilly outside, what better distraction than a hot PhD and a summer coastal setting? 😀


January 2 
Literary Nook – Promo and Excerpt

January 6 
Bea’s Book Nook – Review

January 9
It’s All About the Romance – Promo

January 14
Dawn’s Reading Nook – Promo and Excerpt

January 19
Rachel Brimble Romance – Author Interview

January 20
KMN Books – Author Interview

January 21
Aspired Writer – Review and Excerpt

January 27
Musings of a Writing Reader – Promo and Excerpt

January 29
Harlie’s Books – Review and Excerpt

Reagan Cassidy is settled in her life. She has a thriving interior design firm, an upscale condo, two cats, and a goldfish. As a favor to her uncle, she agrees to team up with his marine archaeologist friend to validate and retrieve a nineteenth-century journal, reputedly that of a passenger aboard the doomed schooner Twelfth Sun. Finding a hunky twenty-five-year-old coming out of the shower in her hotel room wasn’t part of the deal, but it’s hard to complain…

Dr. Elijah Cross is cocky and he knows it. He enjoys trading barbs with the lovely Reagan. Barbs, and some innuendo. He can tell she’d rather get back home to her business than stick around for the extended treasure hunt they’ve been talked into, but he’s fine with the situation. At least, until the “clues” start getting personal.

Reagan finds Dr. Gorgeous is as skilled in matters of the heart as he is behind the lectern. Throw in a series of clues which mean more to Elijah than he’ll explain, several odd-ball competitors out to win the journal, a saboteur, and a lavish seaside mansion, and Reagan has enough trouble keeping her head straight, let alone her heart.

WARNING: Younger man, older woman, nautical riddles and romance.

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