Patty G. Henderson
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Passion for Vengeance
It’s been a long time since Jane Havens, Mistress of Havenswood, felt the joy and promise of by-gone days when her family home, Havenswood, was a thriving and powerful farming estate. Together with her elder brother Cole, who drowns his sorrow in alcohol, Jane does what she can to lead the fading estate through the hard times that fell upon the family after their father, a Union Army Colonel, died shortly after the Civil War. Jane and Cole try to raise their little brother, Henry, a wild young boy with no direction, no manners and no one to marshal his considerable natural abilities into a productive, young gentleman.
But when his new governess, Emma Stiles, arrives, the whole household goes into shock as Henry shapes up, Cole doubles down on the amount of drink he consumes to drown his failures, and Jane Havens falls madly in love with her little brother’s governess. Then the trouble begins. Accidents begin to happen to the residents of Havenswood—incidents that increase in seriousness and danger. Some within the household point fingers at Emma Stiles. Jane will not believe her new lover has anything to do with the terrifying accidents until a chance visit by a new doctor in town raises the specter that Emma Stiles may not be quite who she seems. As the reality of Emma’s tortured soul descends upon Havenswood and Jane, it is clear that the demons of vengeance can only be saved by love and forgiveness. Or is it too late for forgiveness and too late for love? Set in the tumultuous decade after the Civil War, PASSION FOR VENGEANCE is a Gothic Romance tale of betrayal, revenge, love and forgiveness.
Castle of Dark Shadows
Olivia Hampton's lifelong love of dark literature led her to accept a job as a cataloger for Julian Dunraven's extensive but extremely disorderly library. The only problem is that the position requires her to work at Dunraven Castle, the remote and mysterious home of the Dunraven family. In Victorian America, a young lady had to either earn her keep or be married off to the best man for her hand. Olivia accepted the position at Dunraven Castle. Olivia could not have guessed the dangers that awaited her in the exotic but darkly menacing castle.
When there is an accident on the road to Dunraven, she wonders: Are the broken carriage wheels mere random misfortune or a sign foretelling doom? Olivia's fears soon turn to mortal terror after a subsequent encounter with a terrifying faceless phantom disabuses her of the 'random misfortune' theory. Frightened but undaunted, she decides to put the nightmare behind her and throw herself into cataloging the enormous Dunraven library. What Olivia could not have foreseen was the devastatingly beautiful Marion Dunraven's effect on her heart. But the madness that seemed to curse the rest of the Dunraven family makes Olivia realize she must find a way to escape Dunraven Castle with her life and the woman she loves before they both become victims.
The Secret of Lighthouse Pointe
From the moment she stepped foot in the ominous and towering Gerard House, Constance Beechum sensed an evil chill that was far more deadly than the frigid blasts that had buffeted her on her way to Castine, Maine. She couldn’t turn back. She had left nothing behind, not even a life-line. Her uncle had found her a job caring for the old and dying Lady Elizabeth Gerard. Although she hadn’t an ounce of experience in nursing or caring for the ill, Constance had no choice but to accept the offer. She was penniless. Once she meets Lady Gerard’s two sons, Edward and Roger, and Edward’s wife, Catherine, she becomes more certain that there was danger in Gerard House. The Gerard’s had left no doubt that she was unwelcome. Constance could not know then that she had become a stumbling block to their evil intentions. They had no desire to wait for Lady Gerard to die. And now Constance, and her discovery of a long hidden secret, presented a new threat. But she had found the woman of her dreams, a true love in the face of evil, and she was determined to fight any obstacle to keep that love.
The Burning of Her Sin
Meet Brenda Strange. Wealthy. Dead Ringer for Princess Diana. Once a junior partner in a thriving, prestigious New Jersey law firm, she had everything going for her. But something went wrong. When a disgruntled client goes on a killing spree in the office, Brenda is counted among the dead. Except she came back. This is the first book in the Brenda Strange series.
After learning to cope with her near death experience and newfound psychic abilities, Brenda and her lover decide to move to Tampa, Florida and the house of their dreams. Malfour House is an old Victorian located in The Tides of Palmetto, an exclusive community for the rich. But after she and Tina move in, Brenda finds the dingy walls and empty rooms screaming their secrets in her mind. Brenda begins tracing a path filled with unsolved murder, betrayal, ghosts and the deadly curses of Santeria, a darkly exotic religion.
Realizing that Malfour House will not let her leave until she unravels the clues to the horrifying murders long buried in its past, Brenda renews her career as a private investigator. And if that wasn't enough of a puzzle to solve, there is a mysterious intruder trying to chase her and Tina out of Malfour House.
Tangled and Dark
Brenda Strange is back, in the second book of the series.
A Private Investigator in Tampa, Florida, Brenda isn't your ordinary private eye. This time, she's got the living and the dead wanting a piece of the action. Proving that a death ruled as an accidental drowning was actually murder gets a bit more complicated than Brenda Strange bargained for.
It's Christmas time in Florida but the heat's up full blast. Brenda is investigating the death of Paula Drakes, a local businesswoman and a leader in the lesbian community. When one of Brenda's suspects, Joan Davis, ends up dead, the path of her investigation puts her face to face with not one, but two possible killers -- one diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder and violent enough to commit murder.
Along the way, her job becomes more bizarre when her suspects start getting spooked by a fishy apparition that leaves wet footprints behind. Brenda has to catch up with the killers before something that goes bump in the night bumps them off. And if this problem isn't enough, Brenda has to patch up the relationship with her mother and reconcile with her lover...
The Missing Page
Autograph collecting… an industry rife with forgeries, screaming teens chasing their idols, and high rollers dealing in rare historical documents. In THE MISSING PAGE, the third book in the Brenda Strange mystery series, Brenda is thrust into a case involving a rare, handwritten manuscript that has allegedly been stolen. A man who claims that he inherited the manuscript hires Brenda to find it. But before Brenda can even get started, the man’s decapitated body turns up in Spain. Intrigued by the case, Brenda decides to investigate the disappearance of the manuscript and her client’s gruesome murder.
What Brenda doesn’t count on is the FBI getting involved, the manuscript landing in her lap and more people losing their heads along the way. It’s a heart-pounding race against time for Brenda to find the killers and prevent her own head from being offed. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure is haunting Brenda and Malfour House, and a diary from Brenda’s mother reveals a secret within her own family that shakes Brenda’s inner soul...
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An ancient evil once again walks the Earth, its thirst for vengeance leaving butchered bodies drained of blood. Can psychic investigator Brenda Strange solve the bloody secret of the curse before those she loves most become the next victims? Or will Brenda finally face an evil more horrifying than even she can handle?
In the fourth Brenda Strange book, the ancient past collides with the present in a terrifying battle against the the power of primal gods and a blood-thirsty Amazon warrior. When the life of an innocent child becomes the final sacrifice, Brenda Strange and Detective Lisa Chambliss must put even their own lives on the line to save him.
So Dead, My Love, Author's Choice
Would you believe that in an arcane book of vampire lore, a savior among vampires was promised that would die, rise again and bring salvation to all the undead? In this First book of The Karnov Trilogy, you're introduced to the Karnov Family, a powerful Clan of vampires still living on Earth, and to Samantha Barnes, an unhappy artist whose obsession with Lara Karnov brings the vampire back to life. Falling under the spell of the charismatic vampire,
Samantha is thrust into a world of blood and murder. Unknown to Samantha, Lara Karnov is part of an ancient prophecy, feared and adored by the Karnov Clan. Samantha must confront her darkest fears and innermost desires as she races to save those she loves and tries to prevent the unleashing of the dark prophecy.