Synopsis: Maurin Kincaide is a psychometric investigator for Salem’s Supernatural Task Force. She’s spent the last few years working crime scenes and using the memory links in fingerprints to catch criminals.
When the current bad guy turns out to be a demon, Maurin must work with Seamus–the task force’s prime suspect for unleashing said demon. She follows Seamus deeper into the supernatural community and discovers there’s a lot more going on than anyone guessed. Our unique investigator is quickly enlisted from her day job by the Council, a secret governing body of all things Other.
They want her to find out more about the abundance of demons in Salem and who might be controlling them…
First I’d like to thank you for having me here on your blog and allowing me to share my novel with your followers. I’ve dabbled off and on with writing since grade school. English was always my favorite subject. I often got in trouble for not paying attention on days we read aloud; when in fact I had actually read ahead and had no idea where the other person left off. I started writing poems and eventually short stories which grew to a drawer full of incomplete novels.
Time passed and with it came work, marriage and children. I quickly replaced notebooks with checkbooks and packed away my dreams of living on a houseboat with a typewriter and endless supply of coffee. My writing may have stopped but my love of books continued to grow. I was reading two, sometimes three books a day and quickly running out of room for them on my shelves. Sixteen years later I’m still married to the love of my life and have three amazing children ranging from fifteen to three.
A couple of years ago, after finishing book twelve or thirteen of a series I had been reading for years I found myself wanting to throw it across the room. I was frustrated with where the author had taken the characters I had become so invested in. I found myself thinking about what I would have done had I written the story. And then a funny thing happened. I realized I could have my cake and eat it too. I could work, be a wife and mother and still be a writer.
So for over a year and a half while my husband was working nights and the kids were finally tucked in their beds I sat in front of the computer and hacked away at the keyboard for an hour or so. I scribbled down notes on anything that could be considered paper during my lunch breaks and turned them into chapters at night.
After wading through the ever evolving publishing world I decided to go the way of the Indie author. Honestly, I couldn’t be happier with my decision. Sure a huge publishing deal would be great and if they ever come calling I certainly won’t hang up but I have met some amazing people I might not have otherwise. The Indie publishing world is unique. People reach out to fellow authors and offer tips and support. They share in the successes and failures and cross promote. I’ve been able to connect with readers across the country and even in a few others. I’m still learning, every day it seems and I have a long way to go but it’s been a hell of a ride so far. Stop by my facebook page to check out the free reads or just to say hi. I love meeting new people and talking books, movies or music.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rachel Rawlings was born and raised in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Her family, originally from Rhode Island, spent summers in New England, sparking her fascination with Salem, MA.
She has been writing fictional stories and poems since middle school, but it wasn’t until three years ago that she found the inspiration to create her heroine Maurin Kincaide and complete her first full length novel, The Morrigna.
She is currently working on Witch Hunt, book two of The Maurin Kincade Series, with book three Blood Bath not far behind it. She still lives in Maryland with her husband, three children and two fish.
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Melissa Rheinlander is a Momma to a beautiful, spunky, fun loving little girl. Lover of family, friends, books, Mexican Martinis, sometimes Bloody Marys or Margaritas, & Wine. Melissa has worked in publishing for years, helping International Best-selling authors. She is the owner of MSRheinlander Consulting as well as Biblio Babes.