Guest Author Mae Clair, with a Mythical Sea Creature and Romance

Solstice Island FinalSOLSTICE ISLAND

Can an ancient leviathan work magic between a practical man and an idealistic woman?

Rylie Carswell is an amateur cryptozoologist in search of a mythical creature, the Sea Goliath. In order to reach Solstice Island, a location the ancient leviathan is rumored to haunt, she’s forced to hire charter boat captain, Daniel Decatur.

Initially, Daniel wants nothing to do with the trip or the fool woman waving double payment in his face. Convinced she’s yet another loony treasure hunter looking for gold on the remote island, he reluctantly agrees. An embittered neighbor wants to have his charter license yanked, so the extra cash will help him stay afloat.

It doesn’t take long for Daniel to realize Rylie is after the same beast his parents were tracking when they mysteriously vanished ten years earlier. He’s avoided all links to cryptozoology ever since, but the smart and sexy cryptid hunter has him second-guessing his oath and wondering what he’s signed on for.

Warning: A family legacy, glowing plankton and rough waters.

A huge welcome to Mae Clair and her wonderful new book Solstice Island. I love this blurb. If there’s a mystery to be unravelled, a hunt ,and an mythical creature, I’m there. Here’s Mae.

Thank you for letting me take over your blog today, Joanne. I’ve brought along my romantic adventure novella, SOLSTICE ISLAND and a Top Ten List I hope your readers find intriguing. It’s summer in my part of the globe, so I thought your readers might enjoy a short summery read with a coastal setting. With that in mind, I give you:


The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Read Solstice Island by Mae Clair:

10   You’ll meet a hot charter boat captain trying to live down his family legacy.

9     You’ll encounter a spunky heroine cryptozoologist, determined hot captain should embrace said family legacy and all the baggage that goes with it.

8     You’ll be able to impress all your friends with your stunning new knowledge of cryptozoology.

7      You may find yourself struck by the uncontrollable urge to look up blurry images of strange creatures online or go on a cryptid hunt (think Loch Ness, Big Foot, and the Jersey Devil).

6      You’ll learn why you should never ignore a craving for mint chocolate chip ice cream.

5      The next time your boat is attacked by a rampaging sea monster, you’ll know precisely what to do.

4      You’ll be swept up in a tale of romance, adventure, and folklore.

3      You’ll uncover buried treasure, thwart a villain, and discover a new use for a boat oar.

2      As a 72 page novella, SOLSTICE ISLAND makes a quick summertime read.


And the number one reason you should read SOLSTICE ISLAND:

1      You can buy it on Amazon for just $.99!


How can readers find you and your book, Mae?

Mae ClairMae Clair has been chasing myth, monsters and folklore through research and reading since she was a kid. As an adult, she stumbled onto the field of cryptozoology and realized there were others like her who loved speculating about weird and wonderful creatures.

Her blog, From the Pen of Mae Clair, features a weekly post each Monday where she examines a different myth or urban legend. In 2013, she journeyed to West Virginia to learn more about the legendary Mothman, a creature who will factor into an upcoming novel.

As a writer, she pens tales of romantic mystery flavored with a twist of myth or folklore. Married to her high school sweetheart, Mae lives in Pennsylvania. Her passions include cats, history and exploring old graveyards. Look for Mae on her website at

You can find Mae Clair at the following haunts:

Website and Blog

Twitter (@MaeClair1)


Facebook Author Page

Amazon Author Page



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Thanks for dropping by, Mae. I always love having you here.


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