A Singular Gift
by Sue Santore
A Magical fantasy for all ages, ca. 56,000 words
Jean Ryan has inherited a singular gift, the gift of magic. She must learn to use her magic gift before the opposing dark magic forces destroy her world. Jean and Wayne, her friend, work together to discover why her gift has attracted the attention of an evil circle of magic users and how to combat them.
As she learns to use her magic, Jean finds revenge bites backwards, friends are not always what they seem, and that magic is not a toy. In the end she has to stand alone against an evil worse than any she has ever imagined.
Here’s what Jean has to say about her story:
I never dreamed magic was real until my grandmother gave me the box just before she died. She told me to use the box carefully and that I was the only one who could use the box and the artifacts until I passed it on to someone else, that it rested on my shoulders now. But she didn’t tell me what “it” was.
At first I used the magic as a toy. I mean, what fourteen-year-old wouldn’t? Doesn’t everyone wish she could do magic? Soon I had to show my two best friends. Wayne, my oldest best friend, grew up with me. Karen, my new best friend, only moved to our town last year. Wayne helped me learn to use my magic, while Karen became obsessed with my box and kept trying to talk me into giving it to her. Horrible things happened. People almost died. Why did so many people want my magic box? With a sense of urgency hanging over me, I had to learn to use my new powers fast.
Imagine my fear when I read Grandma’s journals and found what she expected me to use the magical powers for.
How could I possibly do this?
How could I not try?
A Singular Chance
by Sue Santore
Deep in a cave in Arkansas, Wayne Pierce finds two sources of magic. One is ancient and one is evil. The evil comes from their old enemy, the Dark Circle. To Wayne’s horror, he finds the evil circle is using his own cousin and her unborn infant to further their agenda.
Wayne and his friend, Jean, must confront the source of the evil and break the spell. Just when they think they have succeeded, the Dark Circle captures them and they must fight for their own lives as well.
This clean, fast paced fantasy is suitable for ages 10 to adult. A Singular Chance is a sequel to A Singular Gift.
A Man For Sylvia
by Sue Santore
A light, sweet romance. Currently available as an e-book on Amazon for $2.99
Living in a small town in Maine, Sylvia Perkins is rapidly approaching thirty. She is single, which suits her just fine, thank you very much, but her mother and aunt have a different opinion. To get them off her back, Sylvia makes a bargain with a handsome stranger in town to pretend to be her lover. Her idea is that when she reveals they are not lovers, her family will be so thankful they will leave her along.
Complications arise. When her brother is beaten up and Sylvia’s car is stolen and destroyed, Sylvia has to use all her wits to rescue Craig and herself from some petty thugs connected to the job that brought Craig McDonald, private investigator, to this town.
If you enjoy light romance with a touch of mystery, try A Man For Sylvia.
(This e-book is a basically a reprint and was originally published in 1987 as a Silhouette category romance paperback. It has been updated in a few places with minor revisions.)