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#TuesdayBookBlog – Myth and Magic by Mae Clair

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

“As children, they played games of myth and magic . . . .” 

An old inn with a mysterious past. Ladies in white, ghosting through the trees. Unexplained sobbing noises during the dead of night. Strange happenings, all, and the quest to understand who–or what–is trying to drive guests away from Stone Willow Lodge is at the heart of Mae Clair’s shivery romantic suspense novel.

Anyone who has visited Bookin’ It very often knows that I’m extremely partial to angsty, conflicted men, and heaven knows, private investigator Caithelden Lairen is the very personification of angst and conflict. Born Caithelden Breckwood (his mother has a thing for myth and magic, herself, naming her other sons Galen, Aren, and Merlin), Caith has been estranged from his family for years. A childhood trauma has left him scarred and angry, especially at his father, and thus it is that his son, Derrick, has never even met his grandather.

When Breckwood Industries (the family firm that has made, and kept, the Breckwoods extremely wealthy) hires Caithelden to investigate the shenanigans going on at Stone Willow Lodge, their company retreat, he must return to his home town of Coldcreek, facing both his family, and Veronica Kent, the only woman he’s ever loved. And therein lies the romance part of this romantic suspense.

Mae Clair’s writing is excellent–clean, solid, and well-paced–and she leads the reader on a tense and riveting journey, from the opening chapter to the last page. I thoroughly enjoyed Myth and Magic, and I highly recommend it, especially to fans of mystery, romance, and spooky encounters with things that go bump in the night.

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26 thoughts on “#TuesdayBookBlog – Myth and Magic by Mae Clair

  1. Thanks for the reblog, Gerald! Appreciate it!


  2. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:

    My review for Mae Clair’s shivery Romantic Suspense, Myth and Magic. Enjoy!

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    • Hi, Marcia. Many thanks for reviewing Myth and Magic and for sharing your thoughts here. I am beyond thrilled that you enjoyed the book and my characters (especially Caith). This was a fun novel to write, especially with the Halloween theme and setting….something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Thanks so much!

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      • I’m determined to get back to weekly reviews here on Tuesdays (if not more often), and your book was perfect for today. I enjoyed it very much, and Caith is my kind of guy. The Halloween scenes were wonderful, btw! Loved them! And the sense that things were about to come to a head at that point. 🙂


  3. Sounds great. ♥

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  4. carmens007 on said:

    I loved Myth and Magic. I admire Mae Clair and her accomplishments in our writing field. She does a lot of work. Best of luck to Mae and thank you,Marcia!

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  5. Great review Marcia. Bookin’ it! 🙂 ❤ I recently connected with Mae from your other blog. 🙂 Bloggin' rocks too! 🙂

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  6. Linda Lee on said:

    A rave review–bravo, Mae Clair! Pinned & shared. 🙂

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    • Thank you Debby and Linda. Marcia has introduced me to so many new authors and friends, and I’m thrilled by the connections I’ve been making. I’m delighted to have met you, thank you for sharing, and l look forward to supporting you both as well!


    • Linda, I have a feeling this book is right up your alley. Hope you’ll add it to your TBR list, too. I really enjoyed it.

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  7. Another great book. ☺

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