Laura DeHart Young, December 2001
Back to Salemby Alex Marcoux
Jessie Mercer has it all - fame, fortune and a best-selling murder mystery being made into a movie starring the alluring Taylor Andrews. When disturbing, real-life events begin mimicking the movie's plot, Jessie and Taylor find themselves drawn into a cosmic web of passion, treachery, and deception that began centuries ago! As the terror mounts, Jessie realizes she is… See more details below
Jessie Mercer has it all - fame, fortune and a best-selling murder mystery being made into a movie starring the alluring Taylor Andrews. When disturbing, real-life events begin mimicking the movie's plot, Jessie and Taylor find themselves drawn into a cosmic web of passion, treachery, and deception that began centuries ago! As the terror mounts, Jessie realizes she is the target and must go back - all the way back to Salem, where answers to the mystery unfold - before the evil from the past destroys her!
Laura DeHart Young, December 2001
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A gender-bending thriller guaranteed to please! Ever since I have discovered the incredible writing of author, Alex Marcoux, I have to admit - many hours have been lost in her books. Her debut novel, Facades, was an absolute jewel and I quickly crowned it an all-time favorite. Now it's time to dust off the 'favorite' shelf and make room for Marcoux's latest offering, Back to Salem. Ladies, this book is nothing short of fantastic! It should come with a disclaimer: 'Warning - reading this book may cause you to become lost for hours in the world of Alex Marcoux.' It's just that good. As she skillfully did in Facades, Marcoux has created another cast of characters you won't soon forget. Her strength in characterization is again evident in Back to Salem - these people are full-bodied and real. As the characters lived and breathed their emotions on the page, so did I, feeling their pain, their anguish, their anger, and passion. Marcoux's writing is a real feast for the reader who enjoys rich, full-flavored characters. You won't be disappointed! The paranormal plot is definitely different than your standard-fare lesbian novel. This is a book to be enjoyed by all people - not just the lesbian audience. I sent a copy home to my Mom, who is straight, and she simply loved it. If you're looking for a book typical of past lesbian novels, where the protagonist has sex every 15 pages and a new love each chapter, forget this book, it's not for you. But if you're looking for rich characters, intriguing storylines, and provocative situations, you'll fall in love with Back to Salem just like I did. In fact, if you want to see how good the novel is, click on our 'Excerpts' link below and judge for yourself. Alex was kind enough to provide excerpts of Back to Salem for our readers, as well as other laudatory quotes from others who loved the book as well. Now, on with the review . . . Ever experience a moment of déjà vu? That fleeting caress of familiarity that brushes against your mind, but dismissed as nothing or simply coincidence? After reading Back to Salem, you'll think twice before dismissing those feelings. Or, as the little voice in the book says, you'll soon learn, 'There's no such thing as coincidence.' This gender-bending thriller is chock full of such moments as it spans centuries, from the witch trials in Salem to present-day Hollywood. Packed with unexpected twists and turns, lies and deceptions, and a love gone awry, there's not a dull moment here! Jessie Mercer is a best-selling author who has it all - fame, fortune, and a best-selling murder mystery currently being made into a movie starring the alluring Taylor Andrews. Inexplicably, Jessie finds herself drawn to Taylor, although she has never met the singer, and is soon immersed in a mystical world she doesn't believe in. Steadfastly dismissing the events as coincidence, Jessie continues experiencing connections, finally breaking down to the point of consulting with a psychic. In a moment of clarity, Jessie learns some truths about the disturbing events she has experienced, yet feels she must put the past behind her and continue with her life. Or so she thinks. A few years quietly pass, and suddenly Jessie is thrust in the middle of what she tried so desperately to put behind her - Taylor Andrews and that confounding connection. Passions rise as Jessie and Taylor find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another in a cosmic web of passion, treachery, and deception that began centuries ago. With her past standing right in front of her, Jessie finds herself torn between a love she felt so long ago and the present day reality of this cosmic connection: someone is stalking Taylor, vowing they will be together again. Allowing doubt and uncertainty to cloud her mind, Jessie desperately
Not as good as Facade, Back to salem kind of drags.