Something fun from Mae Clair

Hey readers, Mae Clair is doing a promotion and stopped by to tell us all about it. Mae loves cryptids, and blogs about them as well as featuring them in her fiction. I am driving home from Bigfoot country today, and really appreciate Mae promoting on this blog. You guys make her feel welcome today.

End of Summer Sale: Solstice Island by Mae Clair is FREE8/31 and 9/1

#cryptidfiction #romance #adventure

I know summer isn’t officially over until the autumnal equinox rolls around mid-September, but by the time the calendar reads August 31, I’m already thinking fall. My husband and I will be closing our pool this coming weekend, Halloween stuff is stocked in most every store I visit, and the days are growing noticeably shorter. I live in the northeast where summer is much, much too short. Blink and it’s easy to miss. I love fall, but I thrive on summer. So…I’m lamenting the demise of my favorite season with an end of summer sale on SOLSTICE ISLAND, my breezy romantic adventure novella.

Why should you read it (other than the fact it’s like a shot of summer wrapped up inside Kindle pages)? I’m glad you asked.

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

10. You’ll meet a hot charter boat captain trying to live down his family legacy.

9. You’ll encounter a spunky heroine cryptozoologist, determined hot captain should embrace said family legacy and all the baggage that goes with it.

8. You’ll be able to impress your friends with your stunning new knowledge of cryptozoology.

7. 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).

6. You’ll learn why you should never ignore a craving for mint chocolate chip ice cream.

5. The next time your boat is attacked by a rampaging sea monster, you’ll know precisely what to do.

4. You’ll be swept up in a tale of romance, adventure, and folklore.

3. You’ll uncover buried treasure, thwart a villain, and discover a new use for a boat oar.

2. As a 72 page novella, SOLSTICE ISLAND makes a quick end of summer read.

And the number one reason you should read SOLSTICE ISLAND:

1. It’s FREE on Amazon August 31 and September 1!


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 and 2015, she journeyed to West Virginia to learn more about the legendary Mothman, a creature who will factor into an upcoming series of novels.

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


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27 responses to “Something fun from Mae Clair

  1. What a fun subject to write about. I wasn’t aware of the word cryptozoology, although I feel I should have been! I off to check out your books. Thanks fo sharing Mae and Craig 🙂

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  2. Ali Isaac

    Sounds like a fun read, Mae! 😀

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  3. This is a first. We have the same post today. 🙂

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  4. Thanks again for helping me spread the word about Solstice Island, Craig. And you know I’m jealous you were out there roaming around in Bigfoot country, right?

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  5. Good to see you getting around. I’ve been so busy with edits. Argh! Love the idea of cryptids. That must have been interesting research 🙂

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    • I hear you about the edits, LOL. It’s how I spent my weekend. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to finish them so I’ve got a few more days work ahead of me.

      And yeah, the research was a lot of fun. The beastie in Solstice Island was my own creation, but skulking around the areas were the Mothman was seen was very cool.

      Wishing you the best with the edits!

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  6. Se you tomorrow, Mae!

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  7. “a spunky heroine cryptozoologist”—Ha, bet no other book can boast that! Clever idea. Good luck with the promotion. 🙂

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  8. This looks like a great read! About to get my copy 🙂

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