The Para-Portage of Emily

The Para-Portage of Emily

by Muffy Wilson


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Emily Macque, a young, beautiful junior partner in her father's law firm, is but a heartbeat away from love or destiny. Duty brings Emily to a frozen Island estate two hundred and fifty miles north of Chicago. Devotion requires she delve into the property history to settle an estate probate. Death lures her into the arms of the shadows seduction created by the flickering light and dark shadows.

What flames the timeless passions spanning the decades? Love, desire or obsession?

Colin Jorgenson, once a Great Lakes mariner, is a strong man haunted by love and loss. How long will he return each night, gripped by desire, hoping to find the woman he has loved for a century?

Beneath the pristine Island beauty, passions hungered, lingered in the ardent darkness. His passions, fueled by decades of loneliness and longing, could no longer be denied. Will they face eternity together or love in secret as dark things are to be loved between the shadows and the soul?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517298432
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/12/2015
Series: Shadow Seduction Series , #1
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Muffy, likened in style to one of the Bronte sisters and Anne Rice, is an award-winning, international bestselling author of provocative romance about love, sex, hope and passion. An American author of the popular Shadow Seduction Series (a paranormal love story), the Ribbons of Moonlight Series (a contemporary romance), the Heart Series and Memories of Us Series, she has penned a dozen more books and anthology collections.

Muffy was born in Texas to traditional parents. With two older brothers, she was the youngest, the family "princess," indulged and pampered. Her father was a career Colonel and pilot in the U.S. Air Force which required the family to travel extensively. They lived in most points between Alaska and France. Having spent her formative years in Europe, Muffy 'came of age' in France which forged her joie de vivre and love for books and writing. Married and living in the tropical paradise of SW Florida along the Gulf Coast, Muffy writes provocative romance and sensual literotica while she enjoys life in the sun with her husband and wee Havanese pup, Burt.

Join Muffy's mailing list to get the scoop on her new releases, free reads, giveaways and special promotions. Follow her on Facebook at or / and on Twitter at @SexyMuffyWilson. Muffy also blogs daily here: ~ Contact Muffy at ~ Live, Laugh, Love with Passion

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The Para-Portage of Emily 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
ReadersFavorite4 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Trisha Dawn for Readers' Favorite It all started with death. Emily Macque's Uncle John died and she was sent by her father's law firm to handle his probate, personal affairs, and summer estate. She was also sent there to rest as she was recently diagnosed with a heart condition. Such is the beginning of Muffy Wilson's The Para-Portage of Emily. Emily's stay was supposed to be uneventful. However, as she dug deeper, she uncovered more than what was normal. Muffy Wilson wrote about a love which transcends time. In the Para-Portage of Emily, this love was put under scrutiny and was explained thoroughly. The novel was exquisitely done. It was written with such grace that even when it took time to uncover all the mysteries, it was worth it in the end. The dialogues were cleanly written, too. This was a book I had the pleasure of savoring. How Muffy Wilson wrote it will give readers the right feel. The sensitive details were written with such grace that it didn't sound too much. In terms of the characters, they were like real life people. They were suitable for the story and not out of place. As far as I'm concerned, I'm in love with Emily. In addition to that, I was torn between Colin and Cooper. Overall, I think The Para-Portage of Emily is a wonderful, seductive read. It's definitely a page-turner. If you are a fan of romance, this book is an indulgence. It was mine.
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Carol Coetzee for Readers' Favorite The Para-Portage of Emily by Muffy Wilson is the story of Emily Macque. As a young lawyer who works for her father's law firm, Emily is sent to an island estate to handle the estate of her father's late partner, John Matheson. She enjoys the friendliness and welcoming attitude of the local inhabitants. Emily is a strong willed, yet disciplined character who becomes fascinated with the history of the house and the island, delving deeply into the sad, enthralling story. A sad story regarding previous owners of the home makes itself known through a wonderfully twisting, weaving and engrossing tale that will leave you gasping for more! Colin Jorgensen and his endearing love for his wife, Amalya, is an incredibly poignant story. I was glad to notice that this is book one and would love to know where the next book is heading! The Para-Portage of Emily by Muffy Wilson is a fascinating, gripping and intricately thought out novel. Eloquent writing, with beautifully described scenes, and interesting little crumbs scattered throughout - look for them as they are leading somewhere - make for an interesting, enticing read. A haunting, ethereal romance, with paranormal events, intrigue, mystery and a fascinating, winding, complicated plot, all set out to grab you by the shoulders and keep you reading. A ghostly character and an incredible yearning permeate the book, which I found really touching. The characters are delightful, and sometimes quirky, well developed and entirely realistic. Lots of tantalizingly, dangerous, other-worldly and sensuous scenes. A lovely, enjoyable read.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite When lovely Emily Macque, successful lawyer in her own right, inherits her uncle’s mansion on the coast of icy Lake Michigan, she doesn’t expect to fall in love with the isolated beauty of the island which houses the property. A city girl through and through, Emily is immediately transfixed with her new home. She visits the island and the mansion solely to finalize the paperwork involved in her father’s request to do so. Although she was relatively close to her uncle, Emily’s lawyer father is her one true champion; ever mindful of his daughter’s health, happiness, and business success. She tells him everything. But what happens on the shores of her private island and magical mansion are not subjects she is willing to divulge, even to her father. In an attempt to gain more knowledge of the lore of the past occupants of Mariner’s Maiden, Emily falls under the seductive spell of the ghostly Colin, who has mistaken her for his lost love Amalya, the inspiration for the magical statue that guards the gates of the mansion. Why can’t Emily fall for a human lover rather than the abstract spirit who haunts her? I thoroughly enjoyed Emily's story. This offers an old-world charm of Victorian writing found in the romance classics of Bronte. Muffy Wilson has created a magical combination of romance and erotica in the most tasteful manner imaginable. The Para-Portage of Emily: Shadow Seduction Series, Volume 1 is a rare combination of ghost story fantasy that pulls the reader into a complex tale without the stigma of pornography while maintaining all of the elements of a sexy read. I am anxious for the second installment of Wilson’s series.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite The Para-Portage of Emily (Shadow Seduction Series Book 1) by Muffy Wilson tells the story of Emily, who has serious heart problems and is sent to sort out her dead uncle's estate and papers, so she would not have too much stress and find some time to relax away from what might cause her serious health problems. What nobody expected was that there was more to the estate she surprisingly inherited. There are shadows and dreams whose touch feel more real than the real world. There is the portrait of a woman who looks very much like Emily, and an intriguing love story from the past. Will the mystery be good for Emily's weak heart? Was it really such a good idea to send her to a remote island with so many unknown factors? And who is that man from her dreams? While I enjoyed the general plot of The Para-Portage of Emily by Muffy Wilson, there was a bit too much detailed sex involved in it for me. Apart from this point, the novel was a very good read with vivid descriptions that made it quite easy to imagine the surroundings and people very well. There was a sense of suspense throughout most of the book which made it hard to stop turning the pages, and generally speaking, I wouldn't mind reading more books like this.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite The Para-Portage of Emily, Shadow Seduction Series Book 1 is a romantic paranormal thriller written by Muffy Wilson. Emily Macque is a successful attorney and a partner in her father’s law firm, and she seemed to have it all -- until she was diagnosed with a serious and potentially fatal heart condition. Her father has asked her to handle his recently deceased partner’s probate and legal matters relating to his estate on a remote island in Lake Michigan. It’s the dead of winter, and the lake is filled with ice floes. Emily is not at all comfortable with the idea of taking the car ferry out to the middle of nowhere, but she has Barkley, her Havanese pup, with her for companionship, and she knows getting some rest is crucial for her very survival. When she finally arrives at the island, she’s enchanted by the timeless atmosphere of the place and soon feels a deep connection, as though she belongs there. That feeling intensifies when she actually arrives at Uncle John’s estate. Muffy Wilson’s romantic paranormal thriller, The Para-Portage of Emily, Shadow Seduction Series Book 1, is an atmospheric and haunting tale about a young woman whose professional successes have been achieved at the cost of her personal life. Wilson’s picturesque descriptions of the island’s natural beauty and community made me long to move there, even if the winter season does sound quite harsh and unforgiving. I especially enjoyed the background story of Colin Jorgenson, the maritime captain who built much of Uncle John’s estate and pined away after the untimely death of his beloved wife. I found it deepened the suspense and mood as Emily finds herself courted in her dreams. This is a highly sensual and erotic story that is not appropriate for young readers nor for those who prefer squeaky-clean romance; however, the sexual interludes are both loving and respectful, and I did not find them at all offensive. While I found the ending a bit abrupt, I’m willing to wait and see what happens in the next book in the series. The Para-Portage of Emily, Shadow Seduction Series Book 1 is highly recommended.
mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
Muffy Wilson's "The Para-Portage of Emily" is a great read! It's haunting and erotic. Reminds me of that one Christmas episode of the X-Files where Scully & Mulder almost become locked into the story of the old lovers. I loved the story. It was very detailed and had a real web of great twists and turns. Lots of great sexy scenes. I can't wait to read more from Muffy Wilson!
catwoman1a More than 1 year ago
Emily's uncle died and she is overseeing the estate. Her father thought this would be good for her considering her heart condition and that it is located in a quiet town. Emily becomes obsessed with finding out the history of the home, whether it is of her own wishes, or influenced by another. This story is wonderfully written, drawing you in from the beginning to the end. This is a very suspenseful, intriguing story of a lost love and a found love. Muffy Wilson has written a love story for the ages. Emily and Colin and the circumstances, are so well-described that you can feel the love. The romance is outstanding and well-done. This is my first book by Muffy Wilson and I will definitely be looking for more from this excellent writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The outlook for Emily is grim from the beginning in Muffy Wilson’s The Para-Portage of Emily. Through sensual descriptions, Muffy describes the main character’s journey to an island for business and relaxation. But the author suggests Emily will never leave the island, trapped with her infatuation in a man, Colin, who mourns the loss of his true love, his wife, Amalya, and cannot let her death pass without reuniting with Amalya no matter what course. Emily is Colin’s choice to resolve his loss and live forever with his lover. The author incorporates every sense to engage the reader in Emily’s determination to satisfy her quest in love and her devotion to Colin. I would not categorize this story as paranormal. It goes far beyond the sixth sense to believe in this ongoing love story between Emily, Colin and Amalya. Once starting this book you will not stop reading, needing to discover the mysteries of the Island and the love surrounding it. I give 5 Stars for The Para-Portage of Emily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Muffy Wilson has brought a whole new meaning to sensual and spiritual romance in her newest book, The Para-Portage of Emily. She brings the reader to a new depth in participation in her story by rousing our all senses, and thrusting us into the sixth dimension of a spiritual love through her main character, Emily, who experiences the tragic, mysterious love of Colin and Amalya. Muffy weaves her hypnotic words into descriptions that seduce you to smell, taste, hear, and touch everything her words describe, making the reader a direct participant in the story and enabling you to feel the love Emily has for Colin and Amalya. I was drawn to Emily’s character immediately. Her character is built as a strong willed, disciplined law partner with her father in Chicago and has a recently diagnosed heart condition, leaving her little time for love. Throughout the story I felt Emily was a lonely woman who was seduced by Colin and his magnetic masculine personality, who devoted his life and all his love to his wife, Amalya, even though they have been dead for decades. His love continued on in time in Uncle John’s estate, perhaps waiting for Emily’s arrival  From Chicago, to the dock on Lake Michigan to the Island where Emily goes to process the legal work of her deceased Uncle’s estate, a mystery and cold winter’s frozen vice take control of Emily, who suspects she will never leave the Island again. She succumbs to the friendliness of the people who live on the island year round, and discovers most of them are cousins and know everything about who lives there. But still unknown mysteries about Uncle John, the estate and the original owner, Colin, draw her into a web of complicated and powerfully tragic love relationships. Emily becomes trapped in a once in a lifetime love experience, with no return, to fulfill Colin’s wish to love Amalya again. Once you are given the introductory explanations of Emily’s trip to the Island, the setting and her personality, you cannot stop reading this torrid love affair that Emily pursues. I absolutely recommend this book for those readers who love romance. reviewed by Pablo Michaels
bookworm_gp More than 1 year ago
A Tantalizing Paranormal Romance This captivating paranormal romance plays out in tantalizing fashion. The mystery, magical setting, and carefully engineered plot kept me engrossed. The writing flows and the characters are unforgettable. By the end, I was totally involved with their story, and emotionally invested in the outcome. Well done!
ForeverRomantic More than 1 year ago
“The Para-Portage of Emily” is an eerie, otherworldly romance set on a small island in Lake Michigan. Emily went on a working visit to settle some legal matters with her uncle’s estate. She soon falls in love with the magical atmosphere of the place and the haunted presence of Colin Jorgenson. In the beautiful setting of the island Emily falls under the passionate spells of Colin as he seeks to satisfy his hunger and passion with the gullible Emily. Emily has to satisfy Collin’s decades of loneliness and longing for what might have been. I was driven with wanting to know if they’ll remain together for eternity in this place between the shadows and the soul, where nothing is as it seems. The author does an excellent job of luring the reader into her imaginary world, and keeps you hooked until the most unusual ending. Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished The Para-Portage of Emily. Quite the page-turner!! I was gifted a free copy by the author and found it to be a cleverly woven plot with descriptive characters you won’t soon forget. I’m not one to give out spoilers, but if you like paranormal intrigue, hot romance, and mystery, you will love it. Looking forward to more works by Muffy Wilson as I’m sure they will be just as brilliant.