Spotlight on Maggie Mae Gallagher
Love Can Be Deadly
The Mystic #2
On Sale: February 15, 2017
Featuring: Isabelle Toussánt; Josh Blake
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The Mystic Series by Maggie Mae Gallagher
The Mystic Series was born out of my own curiosity regarding
life and death, and more important, what happens to the soul
when we pass. I am someone who does believe in soul mates,
and that there are those people we have traveled time with
and who are the other half of us. In each of the stand-alone
titles in this series it asks the questions: Would you
recognize your soul mate? How would you respond knowing that
you have loved the person in another lifetime? Would it
scare you, or fill you with hope?
In my latest release, CASKET GIRL takes place
in one of my favorite cities, New Orleans. Who doesn’t adore
the French Quarter, it’s like Disneyland for grown-ups! My
heroine is a psychic with a shop in Jackson Square and she
has some preternatural talents. Her world gets turned upside
down when one of her employee’s winds up slain practically
on her doorstep. Casket Girl is a tale of soul mates
re-uniting, murder, and suspense.
In this excerpt, Isabelle is being grilled by the hero, FBI
Agent Josh Blake.
“Okay, Josh. What would you like to know?”
“I need to inform you first of your right to have an
attorney present.” There was the uptight termagant for
rules, law and order.
“Why would I need an attorney? You don’t think I’m a
suspect, do you?” A stifled laugh caught and died in her
throat. She, Isabelle Toussánt, a suspect in a murder case?
Not in this lifetime. Although, by his tone she
instinctively knew he wasn’t kidding, not one bit. Isabelle
was rarely ever shocked. Her gift of foresight kind of gave
her the 411 on what was coming, most of the time. This was a
curve she hadn’t expected. What was next, the revival of the
He chewed over her response a moment, paying attention to
her every subtle move, before answering. “That remains to be
seen. If you could run me through the events this morning,
Like she’d already done at least a half-dozen times for the
New Orleans police, but what was one more time hashing
through the gory details of a morning she’d rather be
“I woke up early, just before dawn,” she explained, unease
settling in her belly. He couldn’t really believe she was
capable of something like that, could he? Her persona didn’t
scream psycho killer in her book. Maybe she was a
bit eclectic in her tastes, but she didn’t even kill
spiders, preferring to relocate them outside.
“Is that a habit of yours?” he asked, looking up from his
“I’m a pretty early riser, but lately I’ve been waking
earlier than usual.” She couldn’t believe she’d just
admitted that. She might as well have painted a sign on her
forehead that read, Potential killer. Ask me how.
She shook her head at the absurdity of it all.
“Any particular reason?” His pen hovered above the notepad.
How did she answer this one without sounding guilty? Because
if she indicated that she’d been having bad dreams that were
giving her bits of early morning insomnia, he’d want to know
what they were about. She didn’t want to explain this point,
not when the dreams were rooted in her past. Then she’d have
to explain the beatings and abuse. The last emotion she
wanted to see on his face was pity. She’d gotten out. She’d
survived the trauma. And even if there were parts of her
that still resonated with her past, there was nothing she
could gain from telling him the truth. She’d beg forgiveness
from the goddess later for her dishonesty. No good would
come out of explaining this to him, there was no point. She
knew she had nothing to do with Kiri’s murder.
“No,” she lied, controlling her features, understanding that
he could toss her in jail for obstruction on a federal case.
And then they would discover the truth, the one she’d kept
buried for years regarding her identity. If it got out… A
terrified tremor ran along her spine. Then he would know and
he would find her. She’d rather die.
I hope you enjoy my creepy ghost tale as much as I did
writing it. And be sure to check out the first book in the
series REMEMBER ME.
Casket Girl by Maggie Mae Gallagher
All he wants is to find a killer...
FBI Special Agent Josh Blake has seen some bizarre cases in
his day. His latest case is one for the record books. He has
multiple homicides, corpses drained of every ounce of blood,
and no suspects. When rumors surface that the French Quarter
may be hiding an insidious monster bent on drenching the
streets in dead bodies, he must suspend logic and place his
trust in the mystical.
She wants a fresh start...
Isabelle Toussánt left her family home in the bayou five
year ago, cutting all ties with her abusive whiskey swilling
stepfather, to forge a new life in the French Quarter. Now a
successful business owner of Madam Toussánt’s
Mystical Gifts in Jackson Square, and a Seer with
voodoo roots. The foundation of her new life shatters when
one of her employee’s winds up dead and she is dragged into
a deadly game where she becomes the target of a serial killer.
A passion neither expected...
Determined to stop the brutal slayings, Josh must rely on
the beautiful Isabelle who makes him question everything he
has ever known about life and death all while surrendering
to a desire hotter than a Bayou night. When Isabelle
disappears without a trace, with tourists flocking to the
party capital for Halloween, and the body count continues to
mount, Josh will be forced to push beyond the boundaries of
what he thinks is possible and rescue the woman he loves
before it's too late.
And if you like your romance with a bit of spice and kink be
sure to check out Maggie Mae Gallagher writing as Anya Summers!
The Dungeon Fantasy Club Series
HER HIGHLAND MASTER, Book 1
TO MASTER AND DEFEND, Book 2
TWO DOMS FOR KARA, Book 3
HIS DRIVEN DOMME, Book 4
HER COUNTRY MASTER, Book 5
LOVE ME, MASTER ME, Book 6
SUBMIT TO ME, Book 7
HER WIRED DOM, Book 8
Maggie doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. When she was a kid she acted out her favorite scenes, only better, with her brother and cousin. As a teenager, she wrote reams of poetry, but realized her true love lay with creating characters and stories. A former music and history major, Maggie is a total geek at her core. When she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her two furry felines.