A trilogy of stories that shatter the myths of stereotypical islands of paradise.
In Promises, during the late 1960s, the ketch, Mercy, sinks during a sea storm off Culebra near the Virgin Islands. Ciara Malloy assumes custody of her drowned fiancé’s son and learns a devastating secret about the boy that changes her life forever.
In Adrift, in the late 1990s, underwater photographer Lillian Avery gets caught in a rip current and swept out to sea off Kauai in Hawaii. In facing death, she finds a way to leave a message behind.
Years later, in Reunion, the two former neighbors from Puerto Rico reunite on Kauai. A hurricane wreaks island-wide havoc. Ciara is missing, presumed dead. Among the rubble, Lillian finds Ciara’s memoirs; a life history that threatens to expose tightly held secrets about the boy since the sinking of the Mercy.
ThrillersSuspenseMysteriesAction & AdventureContemporary RomanceAdvice & How To
BIOGRAPHY Mary Deal, an Award-winning, Amazon Bestselling Author, is a native of Walnut Grove in California's Sacramento River Delta, resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was Founder and past President of Kauai Writer's Roundtable. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee; also, an artist, photographer, and former editor of a print magazine and newspaper columnist.
Her Books: Legacy of the Tropics, an adventure trilogy, takes place in both the Caribbean and Hawaii, The Ka, a paranormal Egyptian suspense, River Bones-Sara Mason Mysteries Book One, a thriller set in her childhood hometown area, Down to the Needle, a thriller, taking place along the West coast, and The Howling Cliffs, Sara Mason Mysteries Book Two. Off Center in the Attic, a collection of over-the-top short stories and flash fiction pieces. Write It Right - Tips for Authors, a mega-volume of writing instruction. Hypno-Scripts-Life Changing Techniques Using Self-Hypnosis and Meditation, a self-help nonfiction. Sea Cliff-A Love Story set in San Francisco.
Her Awards: Sea Cliff, contemporary romance, Finalist in the 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards. River Bones, winner in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards competition and Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Books Awards (NIEA). The Howling Cliffs, a Bronze in the Global eBook awards. Write It Right-Tips for Authors, Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards. Hypno-Scripts, Finalist in both the International Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Book Awards, and Silver in the Global eBook Awards. Down to the Needle, Bronze in the Global eBook Awards and the Suspense category Winner in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her flash fiction short story, The Last This I Do was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her first feature screenplay, Sea Storm, and short story, Chin Face, were Finalists in a Moondance International Film Festival.
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