Guest Post: The Spooky House – Mae Clair (Myth and Magic Book Tour)

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The Spooky House by Mae Clair

There’s one in every neighborhood. When I was a kid, the spooky house was two doors down, part of the urban tree-lined street where my family made their home. A brooding three-story structure of gray stone with a sprawling covered front porch, white columns, and side bump-outs, it oozed mystery. The adults might have been oblivious, but all the neighborhood kids knew it was haunted.

My friends and I were convinced a coven of witches met there, and that if you ventured too close to the sides where the shadows were thickest, you’d be sucked up into a coffin tucked under the eaves. No one would ever know, because an evil twin, capable of fooling everyone, would take your place.

The house also had a ghost who lived on the second floor. We knew this because the south facing room had a trio of beautiful stained glass windows and that was the perfect place for a ghost to languish.  Our phantom was female. She was a melancholy soul who’d been separated from her true love and imprisoned by the witches because they were jealous. She spent her time listening to an old-fashioned music box, weeping for her lost love, and looking romantically tragic in a flowing white dress.

Yes, it was silly, but those images have stayed with me for a long time, particularly the woman in the flowing white gown. In MYTH AND MAGIC it isn’t a house that is rumored to be haunted, but an isolated lodge frequented by corporate employees. When one of them sees a ghostly apparition “in a flowing white gown,” it’s the start of a sequence of bizarre events that have guests checking out before they can check in. Enter my hero, Caith Breckwood, a private investigator, who has a turbulent history with the lodge’s manager, Veronica Kent. It certainly doesn’t help that Caith’s family owns the lodge, or that he’s been estranged from them for years.


If you like myth, mystery, and romance, I hope you’ll give MYTH AND MAGIC a looksee. I’d also love to know if there were any “spooky houses” in your neighborhood—past or present!


Myth and Magic

Myth and MagicAuthor: Mae Clair

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Format: Kindle


Veronica Kent fell in love with Caith Breckwood when they were children. As a teenager, she was certain he was the man she was destined to marry. But a traumatic event from Caith’s past led him to fear a future together. He left Veronica, hoping to save her from a terrible fate. Twelve years later, Caith, now a P.I., is hired to investigate bizarre incidents at the secluded retreat Veronica manages. Returning to his hometown, Caith is forced to face his nightmares—and his feelings for the woman he’s always loved.


After the callous way Caith broke her heart, Veronica isn’t thrilled to see him again. But strange occurrences have taken a dangerous toll on business at Stone Willow Lodge. Forced to work together, Veronica discovers it isn’t ghostly apparitions that frighten her, but her passion for a man she has never forgotten. Or forgiven. Can two people with a tarnished past unearth a magical future?

Myth and Magic is available for pre-order at AmazonB&NKoboGoogle Play and All Romance.


Mae ClairMae Clair opened a Pandora’s Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back.  Her father, an artist who tinkered with writing, encouraged her to create make-believe worlds by spinning tales of far-off places on summer nights beneath the stars.

Mae loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical. Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with conflict, romance and elements of mystery. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about writing, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail and cats.

Visit Mae’s website.
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Book featured at A Little Bit of R&R

June 17

Interviewed at C.A. Milson

June 18

Guest blogging at Gothic Moms

June 19

Interviewed at The ToiBox of Words

June 22

Guest blogging at Mythical Books

June 23

Interviewed at Review From Here

June 24

Book featured at RhiReading

June 25

Interviewed at Shameless Book Club

June 26

Book featured at The Dark Phantom

June 29

Book reviewed at Literary Addicts

June 30

Guest blogging at Angel’s Guilty Pleasures

July 1

Interviewed at I’m Shelf-ish

July 2

Book featured at The Literary Nook

July 3

Interviewed at Toot’s Book Reviews


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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

7 comments on “Guest Post: The Spooky House – Mae Clair (Myth and Magic Book Tour)

  1. Many thanks for hosting Myth and Magic today on your blog. I LOVE the cover image at the top! 🙂

    • It was my pleasure having you on for a guest post. I always love learning what inspires an author to write their book. I love my cover image too. Thank you. As you can tell I love books or I would not be here and so that picture represented the magical wonder you can find as a child or an adult in books. It fit me and the blog. ^_^

      • It’s enchanting. I’d love to hang out with that group. Actually….I think I did as a kid 🙂

  2. What a great cover! It sounds fantastic too. I love a little spooky mystery now and again 😀

    • Hi, Anna! Many thanks for reading. I hope you have an opportunity to check out Myth and Magic. I really enjoyed writing this novel and weaving the various elements together. And I adore the cover my publisher came up with. Thanks again!

  3. A great insight to what led to your love for anything spooky and to the captivating novels you write. I enjoyed every one of them, Myth and Magic included. Best of luck with finding new fans, Mae!

    • Hi, Carmen. Thanks for joining me here. As always, it’s a delight to know you enjoyed Myth and Magic and my other novels. I love telling stories, and when one of them resonates with a reader, it tells me all that hard work was worth the effort. Thanks for all your support!