Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The Para-Portage of Emily New Release by Muffy Wilson



The Para-Portage of Emily 






The Para-Portage of Emily
The Shadow Seduction Series
By
Muffy Wilson
@SexyMuffyWilson






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?
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. 





“Tell me what you know about Mariner’s Maiden please, Kirby.”
Kirby took a long draw on his beer before he began his narrative.
“It was years ago, around 1800 Miss Emily, when the original land owner arrived on the Island with settlers from Norway. He’d claimed five hundred acres on this southern point of the Island for himself. He became wealthy in cattle, wheat, timber and cheese. As his family grew and were educated on the Mainland, they moved, one by one, off Island. They were a wealthy, hard-working lot, but needed less and less of the acreage they owned. Much of the original plot was donated to the Town throughout the years. Some sections were sold.
“It got down to the last hundred acres when Colin Jorgenson bought the property, around 1890 or 1900. I am not exactly sure. The main house was much smaller and less grand than it is now, for sure.
“Now, Colin was a Maritime Captain and often he’d be gone for months at a time. He sailed the Great Lakes several times a year with supplies, spices, fancy goods and ‘fortunes of bounty’. That’s what they called it then. It was for sale to rich settlers throughout the Great Lakes. He’d earned all his wealth in trading by the turn of the century. He came and went for several years until, in his mid-thirties, he met and married a much younger woman, Amalya, and came back to the Island with her.”
Kirby sat back, drained his beer and continued. “The property was called Mariner’s Cove then. He spent two years with Island tradesmen rebuilding this house for his wife. To honor her, and before his return to the water, he commissioned a maritime woodcarver to create the figurehead of Amalya you saw yesterday on the tree marking the entrance.
He had the figure of Amalya mounted on the bow of his ship and apparently felt she was always with him in his travels. She died one summer, pregnant with their first child, shortly after his returning from his last trip of the season. He shut himself away in this house—a broken man, left forlorn and alone, to die years later of a broken heart as a recluse. It’s said he returns night after night trying to find his Amalya, his beloved.”
“But that’s just old folklore, Miss Emily, there’s nothing to it but made up stories from the past by gossips and romantics. This place has never been haunted—no one has ever said it was, anyway. Even though he was long dead, this property was held in Old Colin’s estate until your uncle bought it around 1955, I think. I suppose there is more you can find out at the Archives office in the Island library at the town offices, if you want. That’s about all I know and it ain’t much.”
Refusing a second beer, Kirby was off to finish his chores. “Thank you, Miss Emily,” Kirby said as he stood to leave.
Emily walked him to the door with Barkley in tow.
“Oh, there is one more thing” he added. “There is supposed to be a crypt on the property somewhere. I heard tell that Old Colin buried his Amalya in there and when he was dying, he crawled into it to die on her casket. Creepy, but no one’s ever found it to my knowledge—and between me and my dad, we’ve covered this property as caretakers for over fifty years.”
Emily extended her hand in gratitude for the information and company. “Thank you, Kirby. All of that is so very interesting. He must have been deeply in love with Amalya.”
Kirby, a middle-aged man, stood and shook Emily’s hand. He turned to leave, stopped and dropped his head as he hesitated at the bottom of the steps. A simple country man, this time was no different.
“Miss Emily…” He looked up at her rather sheepishly, and stuttered slightly, “Forgive me, Miss Emily, if I offend you. I have been a bachelor all my life and never had a way with women or much of a need for them. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I like ‘em well enough, but I never was able to pick the right words in their presence. If…if you don’t mind my saying…you look an awful lot like those paintings in the house of Miss Amalya.”
“Oh my word, Kirby, how you flatter me! It is purely a coincidence, I assure you.” Emily smiled, as she dismissed the compliment and waved good-bye at Kirby. As he left, she thought about the love shared between these two remarkable people, Colin and Amalya. Amalya and Colin.
She had forgotten to ask what became of the baby…


This is a story to savor. Ms. Wilson's descriptions are poetic and enthralling, 
placing the reader in the midst of the story, and the relaxed pace of the story does not lessen the power of suspense. Shrouded in mystery, romance, and eroticism, "The Para-Portage of Emily" is a treat for the senses, 
a haunting indulgence. Despite hints throughout, the ending still surprised me, and though satisfied, 
I regretted the literary journey's end. Highly recommended.
I look forward to more from this promising series.








Muffy, author of erotic, romantic stories about love, sex, hope and passion, was born in San Antonio, Texas, to traditional parents. With two older brothers, she was the youngest, the family "princess," indulged and pampered. She adored her older brothers, following them everywhere and was surrounded by love, stimulation, and pets. Her father was a career Colonel and pilot in the U.S. Air Force which required the family to travel extensively. The family lived in most points between Alaska and France. Muffy spent her formative years in Europe and came of age in France.
Returning from France with her family, Muffy finished high school in Northern California and attended the University of California, Davis, and majored in Business Management. 
Muffy entered the work force, independent with a fierce
work ethic, and retired at 39 from IBM as a Mid-West Regional Director in the Real Estate and Construction Division. She and her husband moved to a small Island in northern Wisconsin where they owned a historic tavern, restaurant and resort business which they since have sold. They now live a charmed life by the water in SW Florida.
Muffy pretends to be a serious real estate business person but, in real life, indulges her private interest in writing sexy novels and sensual romantic literotica ~ Live, Laugh, Love with Passion.








                  I really enjoyed the Para-Portage of Emily


I really enjoyed the Para-Portage of Emily... a skillfully and imaginatively told tale of love, lost and found. Mysterious twists kept me turning the pages until the end. 
Love conquers all, AND it was hot! 









Previously Published:
Secret Cravings, Oysters & Chocolate, Decadent Publishing, Ravenous Romance, Yellow Silk Dreams


Coming Soon:

Moonbeams of Unintended Consequences ~ TBA Spring 2015
Cheerleaders in Heat ~ TBA Summer 2015


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Should John Grisham and EL James have a secret love child, she would no doubt pen legal thrillers with a luscious layer of the erotic. They would name their child Muffy Wilson and send her to Stephen King for some pointers in the paranormal.
Wilson, in the obliquely titled "The Para-Portage of Emily", interweaves these three diverse genres into a compelling, magic carpet of a novel that takes Emily Macque from Chicago to a bitter island estate two hundred miles north in the frozen sea. Emily is the striking junior partner in her father’s law firm, her mission, to settle the probate on an estate, her destiny to fall into the arms of Colin Jorgenson, a seaman haunted by a past love that torments his life.
Intelligent, well-written, with fully fleshed out characters and a story with more twists than a spiral staircase, "The Para-Portage of Emily" had me gripped until the very last page. 

~ By Chloe






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Friday, 1 May 2015

EP review for Where Olympus Dwells by Agony In The Garden

EP review for Where Olympus Dwells by Agony In The Garden








I was recently introduced by a fellow author Jane Yates, to an amazing , multi-talented musician on twitter. That musician was Mack Perry of Agony In The Garden. After hearing some of his music I agreed to listen to and review his latest EP 

Where Olympus Dwells 

I was honoured to be able to do so. Those that follow me know my love of fine music , especially Independents or Indies.






First off, let me tell you a little about Mack and his roots. Mack is a musician that has multiple talents which include playing guitar, drums and vocals. This alongside his ability to compose and write lyrics makes him a veritable "one man band."

He cites numerous influyences inhis music the likes of  the Rolling Stones, Beatles, including blues artists.




BIO from Agony In The Garden website


Agony’s beginning echoes honor to those who would challenge the sun. Though our overture reflects the eternal dream the sleeper has awakened. As we bore witness to this paradox the logic is ill refute.

Lyrics that could only be written in the stones, they will echo through eternity and well beyond. Enter Agony’s coliseum, let it begin. Submerged in a rich sound filled musical background ranging from Blues to Metal, combining these multifaceted influences to create a wall of sound engulfing the listener at the event horizon and never letting go.


Mack Perry - Founder, Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter, Composer, covering all instrumentation for compositional and recording purposes.

Agony’s music was introduced to the world in April of 2013, taking the music community by storm. Proving to be an unmovable force to be reckoned with. Fans worldwide are highly anticipating Agony‘s new EP release in the Spring of 2015.

Just two months after releasing the single Wayward One Mack was signed with Sunny Dragon Records/Studios. In February 2014 becoming an independent artist. Premiering Agony's first EP in April of 2015.

Agony’s music has received excellent reviews from tastemakers and critics the like.

Unlike any Alternative Metal, Rock you will ever hear, join Mack in the garden for a bit of Agony.




The premier of the EP Where Olympus Dwells took place on the 24th of April 2015 at 16:00 in EDT with  W4CY Radio and today is the release of the EP which is available to download and buy from Amazon 

There are four tracks on the EP these are :


Angels Fall

Let It Burn

Queen Of Hearts

and finally Where Olympus Dwells


Mack has unique vocal styling reminiscent of David Bowie at his peak in the 70's.

For those that feel that rock is a dead genre, this is plenty of spin on an old theme. With tracks that range from the Blues right on through, and up to Heavy Metal.

Mack Perry has been compared to Trent Reznor by MusicBank.co, due to his "one man band" abilities.






These tracks are filled with such depth of emotion and soul. A particular favourite of mine is the final track on the EP Where Olympus Dwells, Let it burn coming a close second.




You can find Mack on twitter, and Agony In The Garden also has a twitter feed and a Facebook page 


There are also links to YouTube, Soundcloud, Pinterest and Myspace.


Please head over and check out the EP and buy it now.



Mack has also supplied the soundtrack RAIN to the awesome trailer for the book Garden by Jane Yates. I met Jane last year at Doncaster's Steampunk Rally. Where we were both performing book signing, dressed in our Steampunk finery. As some of you know my WIP is a Steampunk adventure and  Jane writes in this sub genre.





Book Description


Inspired by the classic novel The Secret Garden, Jane Yates introduces us to a steampunk world of bio-domes, robots and mysteries. Eleven-year-old Aberdeen is so used to being by herself that all she has to fill her thoughts are stories of mighty dragons and grand castles. But Aberdeen's world is soon thrown into disarray however; her parents murdered. 

Having no choice, Aberdeen is sent to live with her uncle back on Earth where her fascination into her new surroundings begin to take hold. It isn’t long before Aberdeen befriends three other children - Maisy, Peter and Lenard. 

Oh, and there’s Frank too, Peter’s robot dog, who completes this special circle of friendship. 

Garden is a journey of self-discovery, of trials and friendship. With adventure boundless, Jane Yates follows up her acclaimed Paradox Child trilogy with a new tale for young fans of steampunk and science fiction.





The book is available in paperback, kindle and a recent addition is the audible version from Amazon




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