This book contains topics that are adult in nature. These adult themes/topics cover a gamut of subjects, including but not limited to:
1. Graphic depictions of sexual acts/sexual intimacy
2. Child abandonment
3. Mental illness and depression
4. Unnatural Death
5. 'Lightweight' chilling/ supernatural elements
7. Periodic mentions of drug use
9. Racial tension/ethnic subjugation
Please be advised.
About this book:
This is the first book of a series (Raven Maxim); however, EACH BOOK IN THIS SERIES IS A STAND ALONE, FULL LENGTH NOVEL. What that means is there are no cliffhangers and no one book in this series is contingent upon another. All of the books take place in the same city: Maxim, New York. The reader may go in chronological order in reading each book released, skip about, or even read them in reverse. It is completely up to the reader. Some of the secondary characters will show up in other novels in the series, but such appearances will not impact comprehension and enjoyment of the series. All the books in the Raven Maxim series are classified as romance novels, and the subgenre varies from book to book. Thank you.
Sloan Kenneth Steele, a popular NYC author, has recently uprooted himself from the stony, callous grip of Manhattan. Wishing for a fresh start after an ugly divorce, he relocates to the city of Maxim. He is still close enough to his adult children and grandson to feel at ease, but there are enough miles between them for him to relish his newfound privacy. Besides, Sloan believes that home is truly where the heart is. What the notorious skeptic fails to realize is that his new life would have its fair share of things that go bump in the night. Not one to easily scare, Sloan ignores the odd goings-on in his newly renovated property, and immerses himself deeper into his work. As time wars on, he gets to know the locals and the place he now calls home. Then, a chance encounter at a grocery store in the wee hours of the morning weaves a path straight into his heart...
Emerald St. Claire is a divorcee with an army daughter. A bit of a hermit, she does enjoy the company of others from time to time, as long as it doesn't infringe on her passion – fixing the beloved worn and broken. Emerald loves her ho-hum routine, taking comfort in the predictability of her life ... until Sloan enters the scene. The two forge a fast friendship and romance, but as Emerald gets to know Sloan better, she realizes he is not what she expected. He is more than she ever anticipated – a tapestry of manliness, suaveness, and contagious humor.
On his part, Sloan finds in Emerald what he always desired – someone he can depend on, a person unafraid to love and be authentic, regardless of who is watching, even if that 'who' is the ghost that dwells in Sloan's remodeled historic home. The house has a troubled history, and so does Sloan. This begs the question: Who is haunting who?
On their independent journeys to self-discovery, forgiveness, and love, they find surprises around each and every dark corner. Will Emerald be able to endure a love that is unexpectedly meshed with the paranormal, and will Sloan finally become a believer in not only ghosts, but the resilient spirit of the human heart, with its ability to heal?
Read "Ghost Writer" by Tiana Laveen to find out!
About the Author
Tiana Laveen is a creative and innovative author whose romance fiction is geared towards those who not only want to temporarily escape from the daily routines of life, but also become pleasantly caught up in the twisted, well-developed journeys of her unique characters. Tiana creates a painting with words as she guides her reader into the lives of each and every main character. Her dedication to detail and staying true to her characters is evident in each novel she writes.
Her works include "Cross Climax I," "Cross Climax II," "The Slave Master's Son," "The Naughty Sins of a Saint," "I Want Candy," "When Saint Goes Marching In," "Swirled Satin Sheets I," "In My Sister's Shadow," "Swirled Satin Sheets II," "Saved and SAINTified," "Addicted In Cold Blood," "Forgive Me Father For I Have Loved," "Saint's Sacrament - Sins of the Father," "The Tale of the Blood Diamond," "The Unearthing of Blackstone," “Every Breath You Take” (free read on the website), "Saint and Sinners - The King Angel Child of New York," "Smoke and Mirrors," "The Fight Within," “Tattooed Moon”, "In the Nick of Time," "The 'N' Word", "Word of Honor," "Grind," “Grit”, “The REM Reaper”, “Kiss of the Scythe” , “Cruz Control – In Bad Company” and “Ghost Writer” – (Book 1 of the Raven Maxim Series.)
Tiana Laveen's books can be purchased in eBook and paperback format from most retail stores/online.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've read a lot of IR romance novels by a lot of different authors... I have almost all of your books in my library... Not one of them are the same... Not one of them predictable... I love your writing style... You give the reader a lot to think about after your books are read... You are hands down number one in your genre... This is from someone who has over 400 books on her nook: ) Keep them coming Ms. Laveen... I can't wait to read your next one...
I enjoyed this book although sometimes a bit overly descriptive it was very lyrical, poignant, sad, beautiful romance with hilarity and mystery. This is my first read from Ms. Leveen it won't be my last.