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NEW RELEASE: “Finders Keepers: An Almost Gothic Love Affair” by Maggie Tideswell

Finders Keepers

An Almost Gothic Love Affair

Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.

Cover - Finders Keepers

A bride is sent off into the unknown to marry a stranger on All Hallows Eve, October 31, 1749. What she finds on her arrival is enough to make her skin crawl.
Limping footsteps, blood-curdling screams, smoking torches, and a house on a cliff… A man she only sees in the dark, his breathing labored behind a mask.
“A betrothal is as good as the wedding vows. You cannot leave.”
“Am I your prisoner?” “You shall stay here until you bear me a child. Then you can stay or go, the choice shall be mine!”

The How and Why Behind Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers Cover
The old cover. Not bad, but needed to be changed because of the Soul’s Day Boxset mention at the top.

Finders Keepers was my contribution to the Soul’s Day Boxset, which was released on October 20th, 2020. The Boxset achieved No 1 bestseller status on Amazon. After running its course, it has now been disbanded, and the rights reverted to the authors. I thought 22 December 2020 a good date for a relaunch, after another round of edits, and sporting a new cover. The old one is on the left.

A year ago, Finders Keepers was no more than a bunch of notes. The title was The Darkest Midnight in December and it had a Christmas theme. Then the Soul’s Day Boxset came on the scene and I modified the story to be set at Halloween instead and renamed it Finders Keepers.

About Me

I am an international bestselling author of spooky paranormal romance. The ghost stories had not been planned – I wanted to write an ordinary romance – you know the kind – boy meets girl, they fall in love, then boy loses girl and wants her back, bla bla bla. But that was not to be. Before I knew it, there was a persistent ghost on the page. But if he wanted to be part of my story, he was going to have to work for it, so I gave him a job.

The trick is to combine things that can’t be explained, sweaty bodies and rumpled beds in a way that will make the reader’s toes curl and hair stand on end.

The Other Me

Me - photocred Evan Tideswell

I love cooking – being married to a chef, the passion for food must have rubbed off. The result is that I am nearly as passionate about creating new dishes as I am about creating alpha heroes for every woman to fall in love with, just like I do, every time.

Felix and Nightshade
My cats, Felix on the left, and Thom

And I love cats. At one time, I had eleven! Now my husband, Gareth and I, have only two as we’re living in an apartment. The black and white cat, Thom, was a Tuxedo cat, but he was killed by a car. His sister, pure black – unfortunately I don’t have a picture of her handy – is called Nightshade. Get it? The tabby is my baby, 14 years old, called Felix.

Author Me

I have several books published, but my WIP pile is growing instead of getting smaller. Sometimes I worry that I won’t have enough time to publish them all.

All my books feature ghosts, and they have varying levels of heat. There is the Bridesmaids, Weddings and Honeymoons series, 3 out of 5 published so far. Then there is the Moragh Saga trilogy. The first 2 books are out, and the last and final one coming mid-2021. Roxanne’s Ghost duology is a complex ghost story of identical twin sisters’ love for the same man. Have a look at my books here:

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