The Possession Chronicles is 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. The series links to my stand alone teen novel, Fortitude, as well.
In chronological order, the stories are as follows :
Fortitude (Tie-in teen novel, second edition in March 2019)
“Courtship and Courage” (Fortitude #1.5 anthology short, published December 2018)
0 “Masked Flaws” (anthology short, published March 2019)
1 Perilous Confessions (novel, published January 2019)
1.5 Mosaic of Seduction (novella, forthcoming early 2021)
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, published April 2020)
4.1 “The Portrait of Eliza Melling” (anthology short, published October 2020)
4.5 “Revelry’s Requiem” (anthology short, co-written with Jolie St. Amant, published May 2020)
5 Hostile Charms (novel, published September 2020)
6 Haunted Remains (novel, forthcoming Spring 2021)
6.1 “Natural Selection in Life and Love” (anthology short, coming December 2020)
7 Barren Devotion (novel, forthcoming Fall 2021)
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 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.
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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?
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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?
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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 O’Farrell 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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SHORT #4.1 “The Portrait of Eliza Melling”
In this fourth installment of the Mobile Writers Guild anthology series, our members celebrate the season of witches, jack-o-lanterns, black cats, spiders and ghosts that is Halloween.
On Halloween night in 1910, Sean Spunner is visited by the ghost of his dead fiancée. Read “The Portrait of Eliza Melling” to find out what trouble the dead Melling will bring to her former lover.
Short #4.5 “Revelry’s Requiem”, co-write with Jolie St. Amant
At the Chateau Rouge, love is timeless
Welcome to the Chateau Rouge nestled in the heart of New Orleans. While Josey Jacobs checks you in to the elegant hotel, which was once one of the French Quarter’s most talked about bordellos, you may realize everything is not what it seems.
Spirits here do not Rest In Peace.
Drinks disappear from the bar. The apparition of a woman flickers at the corner of your vision. Bloodthirsty creatures prowl the halls. No two visits are ever the same, and guests will forever be changed by what transpires.
Grab your room key from the desk and brace yourself for four unique stories told from within these enchanted walls:
“Revelry’s Requiem” by Jolie St. Amant and Carrie Dalby
(A Chateau Rouge and Possession Chronicles Crossover)
Danger arrives at Chateau Rouge during the 1911 carnival season in the form of an Italian violinist, Valentino De Fiore. Seeking to flaunt his fame, Valentino sends for his cousin, Father Claudio De Fiore, to visit from his small Louisiana parish. The instant Claudio arrives, he feels powers of darkness closing in around Valentino. In over their heads with the arrogant violinist and a young vampire who loves him, Josephine and Alcide must turn to Selena Prosperie, the oldest vampire in New Orleans in hopes of bringing secrecy back to their establishment. Can the vengeful immortal control the situation without unleashing her fury on the De Fiore cousins?
“Immortal Love” by CJ Petterson
An ancient Viking desperately pleads for his beloved to join him in immortality. Her decision brings unimaginable anguish that shrouds one soul in darkness.
“Endings and Beginnings” by Chelsi Arnold and J D Boudreaux
Lured in by the secrets and charm of the Chateau Rouge, Jacqueline and Nick hoped for an enchanting weekend stay. The hotel, and its ghostly inhabitants have other plans. When Jacqueline finds herself haunted by the past, she begins to question her future with Nick. Will the Chateau Rouge’s magic be enough to save a relationship in peril?
“A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody” by JD Boudreaux
New Orleans knows music and secrets. When Penny and Alex visit the Chateau Rouge for a romantic interlude, a chorus of hidden connections are revealed. The surprises in store for them will make hearts sing.
Enchanted romance or cursed love?
Seeing his ex-wife, Lucy Melling, happily remarried, Frederick Davenport longs to move on from his failed first love. However, he has no interest in the catty women in town who feed off gossip and the misery of others.
Then Melissa Stone entered his life.
Assigned to ensure Lucy finishes her latest romance novel, Melissa moves into her house as a long-term guest. Little does she know, she’s arriving just as an unholy darkness begins to haunt the unsuspecting family.
Despite her growing attraction to Frederick, Melissa feels obligated to the Melling household as they battle against an evil entity determined to destroy them all. Can their blossoming love withstand otherworldly odds? Or will fear keep them both from true happiness?