Calisa Rhose presents ~ Top Ten Reasons by Mae Clair #MFRWAuthor #guestpost #SolsticeIsland


Hey everyone and welcome. I know it’s been a while…ok, over a month, since I’ve had a true guest on the ranch. Let’s just say it’s been closed for remodel. Will that work? 😆

But to make up for the lack of activity, I give you a great summer read by a wonderful writer and friend. Mae Clair branched into self-publishing this year and I’m so dang excited for her! I’ll turn the round pen over to her now and we’ll have some fun.

Welcome back Mae! It’s all yours.

Thank you for letting me take over your blog today, Calisa. It’s always a pleasure to hang out at the ranch! For my visit, I’ve brought a Top Ten list along with my romantic-adventure novella, SOLSTICE ISLAND. It’s summer, so I thought your readers might enjoy a short summery read with a coastal setting. With that in mind, I give you:

Solstice Island_MCThe Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Read Solstice Island by Mae Clair:

  1. You’ll meet a hot charter boat captain trying to live down his family legacy.
  2. You’ll encounter a spunky heroine cryptozoologist, determined hot captain should embrace said family legacy and all the baggage that goes with it.
  3. You’ll be able to impress all your friends with your stunning new knowledge of cryptozoology.
  4. You may find yourself struck by the uncontrollable urge to look up blurry images of strange creatures online or go on a cryptid hunt (think Loch Ness, Big Foot, and the Jersey Devil).
  5. You’ll learn why you should never ignore a craving for mint chocolate chip ice cream.
  6. The next time your boat is attacked by a rampaging sea monster, you’ll know precisely what to do.
  7. You’ll be swept up in a tale of romance, adventure, and folklore.
  8. You’ll uncover buried treasure, thwart a villain, and discover a new use for a boat oar.
  9. As a 72 page novella, SOLSTICE ISLAND makes a quick summertime read.

And the number one reason you should read SOLSTICE ISLAND:

  1. You can buy it on Amazon for just $.99!


Can an ancient leviathan work magic between a practical man and an idealistic woman?

Rylie Carswell is an amateur cryptozoologist in search of a mythical creature, the Sea Goliath. In order to reach Solstice Island, a location the ancient leviathan is rumored to haunt, she’s forced to hire charter boat captain, Daniel Decatur.

Initially, Daniel wants nothing to do with the trip or the fool woman waving double payment in his face. Convinced she’s yet another loony treasure hunter looking for gold on the remote island, he reluctantly agrees. An embittered neighbor wants to have his charter license yanked, so the extra cash will help him stay afloat.

It doesn’t take long for Daniel to realize Rylie is after the same beast his parents were tracking when they mysteriously vanished ten years earlier. He’s avoided all links to cryptozoology ever since, but the smart and sexy cryptid hunter has him second-guessing his oath and wondering what he’s signed on for.

Warning: A family legacy, glowing plankton and rough waters.

About Mae Clair:

Mae Clair has been chasing myth, monsters and folklore through research and reading since she was a kid. As an adult, she stumbled onto the field of cryptozoology and realized there were others like her who loved speculating about weird and wonderful creatures.

Her blog, From the Pen of Mae Clair, features a weekly post each Monday where she examines a different myth or urban legend. In 2013, she journeyed to West Virginia to learn more about the legendary Mothman, a creature who will factor into an upcoming novel.

As a writer, she pens tales of romantic mystery flavored with a twist of myth or folklore. Married to her high school sweetheart, Mae lives in Pennsylvania. Her passions include cats, history and exploring old graveyards. Look for Mae on her website at

You can find Mae Clair at the following haunts:

Website and Blog

Twitter (@MaeClair1)


Facebook Author Page

Amazon Author Page


Purchase SOLSTICE ISLAND from:


Add SOLSTICE ISLAND to your Goodreads TBR

Well, that makes me want to explore cryptids! Thanks for sharing your book, Mae. I wish you tons of luck on this one.

Don’t forget to like this post and say hi to Mae!


About Calisa Rhose

I'm a mother of three daughters and wife to a wonderful man of 35+ years. I'm also an avid seamstress, polymer clay artisan and die-hard crafter, always coming up with things to make with, and for, my six granddaughters and two grandsons. Check out my craft site when you have a moment. I'm also a small online business owner of Okie fLips on Etsy and Poshmark (eBay/Merkari coming soon), and I'm a published author of sensual romance. I write about stubborn men and women who don't take no for an answer, and there's always that golden HEA. Cowboys and first responders are my favorite contemporary heroes to write about. My light paranormal heroes are strong men ready to protect their women--not that they need protecting, since they are capable of caring for themselves.

Posted on 06/27/2014, in Blog Tour, Branding, Friday Fanfare, inspirations, Pen of the Dreamer, Welcome and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Those are some VERY good reasons to buy this book, I bought mine and am so glad I did! You should buy one too if you haven’t already!


  2. And…I just bought the book. Looking forward to reading it!


  3. Wow…great cover and 10 compelling reasons to read the story. (You had me at hot charter boat captain :)) Best of luck!


  4. These are all excellent reasons — and I’m glad I’ve got this book on my TBR, because it sounds like that “being attacked by a rampaging sea monster” part could come in real handy! Thanks for adding more enjoyment to my summer. 🙂


    • You know how I am with beasties, Donna….just a font of information, LOL. Yep, everyone should know what to do when a rampaging sea monster attacks their boat 🙂


  5. Wow! I love your cover… I can already smell the salt air, feel the sand between my toes with the wind blowing my hair.


    • Thanks so much! I designed the cover myself so it’s really special to me. And the read is definitely a breezy summer one with lots of sand and salt air. Thanks for commenting! 🙂


  6. Many thanks for hosting me at the ranch today, Calisa. It’s always a delight to drop in at your wonderful blog home! 🙂


    • Sorry to be mia. I haven’t been home since nine this morning and no time to sit and relax once I did get home. I’m so glad you visited today, Mae!


      • Sorry I was MIA for a while too. The evening got away from me, but it was great to hang out on the ranch. Thanks again for hosting me, Calisa! 🙂


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