The Possession Chronicles, a historical Southern Gothic family saga series for adults, with eight main novels published by Bienvenue Press, as well as several shorter tie-in stories that can be read separately.
In chronological order, the stories are as follows :
0 “Masked Flaws” (a prequel short story, published March 2019 in an anthology)
1 Perilous Confessions (novel, published January 2019)
1.5 Mosaic of Seduction (novella, forthcoming)
2 Murmurs of Evil (novel, published June 2019)
3 Tendrils of Passion (novel, published November 2019)
3.5 “Grace Shadowed” (anthology short, published December 2019)
3.8 “Safe Embrace” (anthology short, published January 2020)
4 Scarred Memories (novel, coming April 2020)
4.5 “Revelry’s Requiem” (anthology short, co-written with Jolie St. Amant, coming May 2020)
5 Hostile Charms (novel, coming September 2020)
6 Haunted Remains (novel, forthcoming 2021)
7 Barren Devotion (novel, forthcoming)
8 Reckless Rebellion (novel, forthcoming)
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Their love brought scandal and demons.
Lucy Easton, an aspiring novelist, will do anything to help boost her chances at publication—including betraying her family. But when she crosses paths with the charismatic Alexander Melling, her aspiration for success pales in comparison to the attraction she feels towards him.
Alexander Melling is a young lawyer from a powerful family, striving to free himself from his father’s shadow. The more time he spends with Lucy, the more desperate he becomes to shed the secrets of his past—a past which can destroy the both himself and the woman he’s falling in love with.
While Alexander struggles with his past sins, Lucy must decide whether loving him is worth risking her own safety…and her heart.
From gossip magazines to gleaming Mardi Gras balls, Lucy and Alex navigate the Edwardian era in the Deep South with both passion and guilt.
Thrust into a household infested with demons, Magdalene must cling to her faith-and safeguard her heart-to overcome the temptations waiting to snare her.
Hired to be a companion to Mrs. Melling, a woman who still mourns the death of her daughter, Magdalene spends her first weekend at Seacliff Cottage. Besides finding the house filled with vile spirits, Magdalene is at odds with an unearthly attraction to Alexander Melling—her employer’s bachelor son.
Magdalene soon befriends a young Italian deacon, Claudio De Fiore. Together they try to solve the puzzle surrounding the demonic activities within the house.
Meanwhile Douglas Campbell—the Scottish nephew of the coachman for the Mellings—arrives at the cottage. Balancing her growing love for Douglas and the memory of her haunting weekend with Alexander, Magdalene’s struggles worsen. The demons within the tainted walls of Seacliff Cottage are waiting for the right time to claim their next victim.
Can Douglas and Magdalene’s romance survive the murmurs of evil, or will past secrets destroy their lives as well?
Secrets, lust, and demons–all in a day’s work when you live with the Mellings.
Fall has come to the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, bringing chilling winds of change to Seacliff Cottage.
Settled into her employment as Mrs. Melling’s companion, Magdalene has accepted the proposal of the Mellings’ chauffeur Douglas Campbell, and is happily anticipating their new life together. That is until temptation reappears with Alexander Melling’s return the day after her wedding.
As if triggered by Magdalene’s tumultuous emotions, demonic activity flares once more. Those within the walls of Seacliff Cottage must battle against their own passions as nefarious possessions call forth the longings they’ve fought to keep hidden.
Can Father Claudio De Fiore cleanse the house from the storm of evil ravaging it? Or will exposed secrets crumble the very foundation the manor was built upon?
SHORT #3.5 “GRACE SHADOWED”
During a 1906 Christmas party, sparks fly between a doctor and a debutante, but igniting annoyance isn’t what Dr. John Woodslow had in mind when he asks Grace Anne to dance. Grace Anne Marley is left in charge of her younger sisters while their parents are out of town, and a stray dog is the last thing she wants to deal with when there are parties and masquerades on the horizon. After the injured dog wags its way into her heart, can Grace swallow her pride and reach out to the young doctor for help?
SHORT #3.8 “Safe Embrace”
Set on Valentine’s Day of 1910, Claire Walker juggles family life with helping neighbors when her youngest son and his best friend go missing on Dauphin Island.
Can a haunted past make amends with the present?
Lucy is her own worst enemy.
She loves her husband, Frederick, and longs to be a good mother to their daughter, Phoebe. Still, her heart aches for her true love, Alexander, who died years before. In the books she writes of love and loss, she envisions herself back in Alexander’s arms, reveling in the second chance she thought fate too cruel to allow them.
As Lucy flounders, the family hires a young aid for her to lean on.
Darla Beauchamp is eager to please her new employers, and quickly takes to juggling Phoebe’s care with that of a very pregnant Lucy. But when she discovers her younger cousin has become the object of desire for a traveling violinist, a fire ignites within her to protect what little family she has left.
Both women find their lives part of an intricately interlaced tapestry, one that will unravel all that they have worked for with the smallest snag.
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