I am pleased to share my blog today with fellow RRBC Member, Author Mae Clair! Mae is on an exciting blog tour, presented by 4WillsPublishing. We are celebrating her book, A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS.
Please join me today in showering Mae with some incredible support, that is so deserving!! (Because she’s kind of an awesome RRBC Supporter! ;)
Old Hotels and Ghosts by Mae Clair
Although I am a huge fan of folklore and urban legends, things of the supernatural variety freak me out. When it comes to ghosts, I keep my distance. You’ll never catch me taking ghost tours, engaging in séances or consulting mediums. Somehow though, I’ve ended up staying at a haunted hotel—twice. The first time was on a trip to Nevada. I later discovered the hotel was haunted by a ghost named Mary. Fortunately, she didn’t make an appearance.
The second time was just last year. My husband and spent a long weekend in Point Pleasant, West Virginia so I could gather additional research for my Point Pleasant Series. It was our second visit to the town in two years, and we booked a suite at the Historic Lowe Hotel. This is a very old four-story behemoth built in 1904. With its long halls, old stairways, elaborate moldings and woodwork, there were times I felt like I stepped into the Overlook from Stephen King’s The Shining.
Our last night there I learned the hotel was supposedly haunted. According to one of the owners, a phantom had occasionally been seen on the third floor. Nothing much appeared to be known about this ghost, but someone had managed to snap a photo. We found the picture in the hallway on the second floor. I tried to grab a shot of it with my cell phone. There definitely appears to be an image of someone in the bottom right hand corner. Can you see the ghost?
Hubby and I left the next morning without having encountered any spirits or experiencing anything that went bump-in-the-night. The Mothman kept his distance, too. You can, however, learn about the winged humanoid that once plagued the town of Point Pleasant in my new mystery/suspense release A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS. Combining urban legend, historical fact and fiction, I’ve created a tale that I hope readers will find engaging:
A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS
Behind a legend lies the truth…
As a child, Eve Parrish lost her father and her best friend, Maggie Flynn, in a tragic bridge collapse. Fifteen years later, she returns to Point Pleasant to settle her deceased aunt’s estate. Though much has changed about the once thriving river community, the ghost of tragedy still weighs heavily on the town, as do rumors and sightings of the Mothman, a local legend. When Eve uncovers startling information about her aunt’s death, that legend is in danger of becoming all too real…
Caden Flynn is one of the few lucky survivors of the bridge collapse, but blames himself for coercing his younger sister out that night. He’s carried that guilt for fifteen years, unaware of darker currents haunting the town. It isn’t long before Eve’s arrival unravels an old secret—one that places her and Caden in the crosshairs of a deadly killer…
New York Times bestselling author Kevin O’Brien had this to say about A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS:
“A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS is masterful, bone-chilling fiction that begins with a real-life tragedy on December 15, 1967: the Silver Bridge collapse in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. 46 people died. Author Mae Clair has seamlessly woven fact, fiction and creepy urban folklore into one intense thriller. The gripping story focuses on two witnesses to the disaster—fifteen years later. Both Eve Parrish and Caden Flynn lost loved ones in the catastrophe and still carry the emotional scars. After a long absence, Eve returns to Point Pleasant to bury her recently-deceased aunt, face some old ghosts, and reunite with her one-time “impossible-crush,” Caden. But when Eve begins to investigate her aunt’s death, she’s plunged into danger and a nightmare world where scary urban legends are very real. Full of suspense, A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS will keep you guessing, gasping and turning the pages for more.”
A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS is available from:
Mae Clair has been chasing myth, monsters and folklore through research and reading since she was a child. In 2013 and 2015, she journeyed to West Virginia to learn more about the legendary Mothman, a creature who factors into her latest release.
Mae pens tales of mystery and suspense with a touch of romance. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and numbers cats, history and exploring old graveyards among her passions. Look for Mae on her website at MaeClair.net where you can sign-up for her newsletter.
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Until next time……… Happy Reading & Reviewing!!!