A Haunting Reprise

A Haunting Reprise

Amanda DeWees

Mystery / Historical Fiction / Romance

When Sybil returns to her London roots, the past comes back to haunt her.Actress-turned-medium Sybil Ingram is enjoying life in Paris with her new husband, violinist Roderick Brooke, when her past suddenly catches up with her in the form of her pushy little sister. Polly wants Sybil to help her become an actress—which means getting the blessing of their father, who is near death.Back in London, Sybil's homecoming is chilly. Even worse is her reunion with her former mentor, Gerhardt Atherton, who is still falsely claiming that Sybil embezzled from the theater troupe. When Atherton is found dead, his business partner, Ivor Treherne, is arrested for murder. But Sybil isn't satisfied that the police have unearthed the whole story.Matters reach a crisis when the drama in her family takes a supernatural form. As she turns to a fellow medium to help her banish a poltergeist and determine who really killed Atherton, Sybil soon realizes that someone is trying...
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The Shadow and the Rose

The Shadow and the Rose

Amanda DeWees

Mystery / Historical Fiction / Romance

In book one of the Ash Grove Chronicles, sixteen-year-old Joy, a plain but spunky junior at Ash Grove High School for the Performing Arts in North Carolina, must rescue chameleonic teen model Tanner Lindsey from his seductive, evil, and possibly supernatural mentor, supermodel Melisande."A satisfying supernatural YA tale that effectively mixes high school, magic and mystery." --Kirkus ReviewsBook one of the Ash Grove Chronicles. In the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, Ash Grove High School for the Performing Arts draws the brightest and most talented teens. But beneath the peaceful surface, supernatural forces are at work...When ordinary high-school junior Joy Sumner visits a graveyard at midnight on a dare, she doesn't expect to end up sharing a kiss with brooding teen model Tanner Lindsey. And she definitely doesn't expect to make an enemy of Tanner's seductive, sinister mentor, the ageless supermodel Melisande--who may not be entirely human--or to find that her sleepy little corner of North Carolina is buzzing with supernatural energy.But most unexpected of all is when Joy finds out that she's pregnant. And when Tanner's love for her puts his life in danger, will she be able to rescue him--and save their future together?Age level: 15 and upA word from the author: As both a writer and a reader, I've always been drawn to stories in which the heroine rescues the hero, instead of the other way around. In The Shadow and the Rose, the main character, Joy, thinks of herself as ordinary and certainly not a heroine. But when she falls in love with teen model Tanner Lindsey, she finds that she has reserves of strength she never suspected. A loner from a toxic home, Tanner has never been loved before--not even by the beautiful (and much older) woman he's entangled with now--so he doesn't believe he's worth fighting for. But we and Joy know otherwise.My inspiration for The Shadow and the Rose was a centuries-old Scottish ballad called "Tam Lin," about a handsome knight who is kidnapped by the queen of the fae and rescued by a brave mortal girl who has fallen in love with him. To me, the Tam Lin story is about having faith in the person you love even when they show you unattractive, even scary sides of themselves... and even when your rival is a supernatural temptress!
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Spectral Strains

Spectral Strains

Amanda DeWees

Mystery / Historical Fiction / Romance

Join actress and medium Sybil Ingram for a heartwarming holiday ghost story set in December 1873! In "Spectral Strains," Sybil's husband, dashing violinist Roderick Brooke, falls under the spell of a haunted violin. Fortunately the couple's old friend Professor Hartmann is on hand to help solve the mystery and free Roderick from the ghostly influence. Plus: bonus story! In "One Good Turn," Sybil and Roderick help a governess who believes that her young charges are being possessed by the spirits of two former servants. You may think this story sounds familiar, but prepare for it to take a turn!
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Among the Shadows (The Ash Grove Chronicles)

Among the Shadows (The Ash Grove Chronicles)

Amanda DeWees

Mystery / Historical Fiction / Romance

Just hours after Joy and Tanner’s daughter is born, Tanner finds himself in a world where Joy doesn’t know him and their baby doesn’t exist. But when he thinks he has found the source of the magic that has undone reality, a heartsore Maddie makes a wish that alters history even further. With time now growing short for Tanner, he must try to win Joy’s trust and convince her that they have a future together—even though their past has vanished. As the fabric of reality begins to fray, an old enemy arises amid the chaos... and Joy and her Ash Grove friends find themselves fighting to save the world as they know it. This thrilling sequel to The Shadow and the Rose and Casting Shadows will keep readers guessing as it races toward its astonishing conclusion.
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Christmas at Gravesend

Christmas at Gravesend

Amanda DeWees

Mystery / Historical Fiction / Romance

Intrepid Victorian sleuth and medium Sybil Ingram is reunited with an old friend in this slightly spooky Christmas short story. Plus: a bonus Sybil Ingram story is included!In December 1873, Sybil's former dressmaker, Clara Graves—now a baroness—invites Sybil and Roderick to celebrate Christmas at Gravesend Hall, notorious for being cursed. Anxious for her old friend, Sybil is quick to accept—but less quick to accept Clara’s insistence that nothing is wrong. Sure enough, once the revelers are snowbound, there are cries in the night and eerie tales of phantom ladies walking the halls. But though Sybil is ready to come to grips with a ghost, not all is as it seems...and Christmas at Gravesend proves to warm the heart as much as it chills the blood.Bonus short story: In “When Soft Voices Die,” Sybil encounters an unusual ghost in a Hudson River Valley home just after the events of Nocturne for a...
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Casting Shadows (The Ash Grove Chronicles)

Casting Shadows (The Ash Grove Chronicles)

Amanda DeWees

Mystery / Historical Fiction / Romance

Life keeps getting more complicated for Ash Grove senior Joy Sumner and her boyfriend, former teen model Tanner Lindsey. Having a baby on the way is stressful enough, even without her father’s disapproval of Tanner. When they learn that their unborn child may have been contaminated by the evil Melisande and that sinister forces are closing in, how can Joy stay safe until the baby is born? At the same time, a disastrous tryst has driven apart Joy’s best friends, William and Maddie. Now Maddie suspects that a demon has targeted William—but since he won’t let her get close to him, can she warn him in time that his life is in danger? In this fast-paced, suspenseful sequel, the characters you loved in The Shadow and the Rose are plunged into more romance, mystery, and danger.
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