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From around the edges of every day existence lurks mystery, betrayal, greed, and death.
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The Witches of Storm Island, Book I: The Turning
Author: Linda Watkins
It is the Year of Our Lord 1685 and fourteen-year-old Maude Prichard finds herself at a crossroads in life. A chance meeting with a strange woman who never ages sets the young Puritan maid on a path littered with fear, superstition, and witchcraft. A boy whose love is forbidden and an old man drenched in darkness and depravity, will catapult Maude out of her well-ordered world and into a life fraught with danger. Travel with her as she journeys from the Massachusetts Bay Colony to the wilds of Maine where she will finally take her place with The Witches of Storm Island.
The Witches of Storm Island Series serves as prequel to the contemporary gothic novel series, The Kate Pomeroy Mysteries, the first of which is entitled, Storm Island.
Linda’s writing experience with Love Under Fire
1. What is your main objective in bundling your works with other authors?
It’s a privilege and honor to be included in this outstanding group of authors and this set forms the perfect platform for my new series of novellas, The Storm Island Books.
2. What blogging, newsletter and social media promotions have you done to promote LUF?
The usual social media – FB, Twitter, Google+ – along with periodic newsletters (I have one going out this Saturday, 9/15/18). I also need to put together a blog post, but just haven’t had time. It’s on my “to do” list!
3. Most authors require a large time commitment just in writing and editing a new book. Was this your first book set, a new book was required with a deadline?
Yes, this is my first book set and, for this novella, I didn’t have any problem meeting the deadline. I planned on writing it anyway – it serves as a prequel to a new mystery series othe first of which will be published in late November and is entitled, Storm Island, A Kate Pomeroy Mystery. (That’s the book I’m doing the converting/cover/etc. right now).
Author: Linda Watkins
Author Genre: Horror, Paranormal, Thriller
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Author Description: Linda Watkins is the author of the multi-award-winning MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES. She currently resides in Sedona, Arizona and, in another life, was a Senior Clinical Financial Analyst at Stanford University School of Medicine. In 2006, she packed her belongings and, along with her four rescue dogs, took the plunge and moved to a remote island off the coast of Maine. It was there that she wrote MATEGUAS ISLAND, which has garnered the following awards:
* 2014 Gold Medal, Supernatural Fiction, Readers Favorite International Book Award Competition
* 2014 First Place Award, Contemporary Gothic, Chanticleer Book Review, Paranormal Awards
* 2015 Outstanding Novel in Horror/Suspense, IAN Book of the Year Awards
The second novel in the series, RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND, was also awarded a First Place in Contemporary Gothic Fiction in the 2015 Chanticleer Book Review’s Paranormal Awards and was named 2015 Finalist in Horror by Readers Favorite International Book Award Competition, and 2016 Finalist in Horror by the IAN Book of the Year Awards.
GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS, the third novel in the series, was published in early 2016 and, in 2017, was named “Finalist in Thrillers” in the Book Excellence Awards and “Finalist in Horror/Suspense” in the IAN Book of the Year Awards.
In addition to the MATEGUAS books, in 2017, Linda published a new stand-alone novel, SUMMER GIRL, and a novella, SARAH & ZOEY, A STORY ABOUT THE POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
Today, she is working on a new series of gothic fiction, THE KATE POMEROY MYSTERIES, the first installment of which she hopes to publish in late 2018. Also, on her agenda will be to write the fourth installment in THE MATEGUAS SERIES.
Serious about dog welfare and rescue, all net proceeds from sales of THE MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES are donated to Linda’s charitable trust, The Raison d’Etre Fund for Dogs, Dedicated to Rescue and Research.
Linda is a member of the Horror Writers Association, The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers, The International Association of Crime Writers (N.A.), and the Authors Guild.
To take a look at her other works or communicate with her, please visit her website (www.lindawatkins-author.com), her blog where she posts book reviews and other features (www.lindawatkins.biz) and/or her novel website, dedicated to the Mateguas Island Series (www.mateguasisland.com).
For nineteen years, Kate Pomeroy has suppressed that memory. A second-year-resident in surgery, she thinks she has her life under control. But a curious conversation overheard while taking a catnap launches her on a descent into a world filled with nightmarish visions that cause her to doubt her own sanity.
Sent to Storm Island to rest and recuperate from an apparent breakdown, Kate is forced to come to grips with memories of the summer her mother died as well as new terrors that plague her mind. Even the blossoming of an unexpected romance with islander, Jeremy Bradshaw, cannot keep her fears at bay for long.
The discovery of a strange little silo, hidden deep in the woods, spurs Kate to action as she tries to unravel its mysteries. But is the silo real or just another illusion created by her tortured mind?
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Andi Martin asks herself that question as she sits on the porch of the Sloane Cottage, her mind flooded with memories of the summer of ’65 and a boy, once loved, but never forgotten.
Jake Chambers is also on a collision course with the past as he returns to Cutter Island for the first time in more than a decade. And, as the ferry approaches the wharf, he finds his mind filled with thoughts of a summer long forgotten and a girl destined to haunt him forever.
Sarah and Zoey – A Novella
A feature writer for the Boston Globe, Sarah Palmer had it all – a beautiful apartment, a great job, and a family she adored. A thousand miles away, Mindy Sue Watson didn’t have it so good. Trapped in a marriage to an abusive alcoholic, her only pleasure was in tossing a ball to a skinny dog she’d adopted from the local shelter.
Sarah & Zoey is the tale of these two women and the one remarkable dog who saved them both. It is a story of the power of unconditional love.
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Six men, over a span of thirty-five years, disappear without a trace…
A harbinger of evil, so ancient it defies memory, surfaces on the rocky shores of Mateguas…
Journey, with Karen and her family, back to the mythos, passion, and magic, and join her as she seeks to finally lay to rest the … GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS.
RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND – A Tale of Supernatural Suspense
A young woman, searching for answers ….
A man, trying desperately to remember what he has forgotten ….
What secrets lie buried?
What mysteries are waiting, patiently, beneath this island’s pristine exterior?
Come back … back to the mythos, passion, and magic ….
RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND!
Mateguas Island – A Novel of Terror and Suspense
What could be more idyllic than to live on an island off the coast of Maine? That’s what Bill Andersen thought when he moved his family to Mateguas. But Mateguas is more than just pristine beaches nestled between rocky shores. No, Mateguas is really something quite different….
SECRETS – Mateguas Island Book 1
Karen and Bill Andersen are living the “American Dream”. Beautiful and successful they seem to have everything until a foolish indiscretion on Bill’s part results in the loss of his job. Thus, begins the unraveling of their charmed existence. As their financial condition deteriorates, so does their relationship and Bill, keeping his misdeed a secret from Karen, becomes more and more consumed by guilt. Karen intuiting that he’s hiding something from her, becomes angry and bitter as the discord in the family escalates. In danger of losing their home and with her marriage crumbling around her, Karen must make a choice and, by doing so, has her own little secret – a secret that could eventually destroy them all.
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