Category Archives: Mary’s Books

Paranormal Mysteries and romantic comedies

The dead are waiting

NewBookLostinWhispersNew Book Coming October 29, 2017

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The Dori O. Paranormal Mystery Series continues in the latest release by Amazon Best Selling Author Mary Castillo

In her new book, Detective Dori Orihuela makes the arrest of her career within the filth-smeared walls of a dilapidated home.  Among the drugs and weaponry, she meets the ghost of a pregnant woman whose warning saves her life. Dori goes back to her happy life with her boyfriend, Gavin and his precocious daughter. But the ghost doesn’t just follow her home, it found its way inside her.

In 1942, Roslyn Snow arrives from Pearl Harbor with her discharge papers and a baby she’s giving up for adoption. Hiding the shame of their unplanned pregnancies in what was once a magnificent private estate, Roslyn and her fellow patients wait out their terms. She must be on guard to hide her real identity, the father of her child and protect her heart that wants to care for these forgotten girls.

Disturbed by the visions and drawings written in a hand that is not her own, Dori finds help from her best friend, Meg and an eccentric cemetery manager, Richard. But as Dori explores her gift to communicate with the dead, she is exposed to those who could destroy everything and everyone she loves.

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Preview chapter one by downloading The Dead Are Waiting: First Chapters in the Dori O. Paranormal Mystery Series

 

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Coming soon: Girl in the Mist – Paranormal Romance Audiobook

October 2017 -1.5 Paranormal Romance Audiobook Novella in the Dori Orihuela paranormal series

 

 

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A paranormal romance audiobook about an unsolved mystery and tragic love read by Mary Castillo

When we last saw Dori Orihuela in her first thrilling paranormal mystery, Lost in the Light, she received a shocking message slipped to by her high school flame, Gavin Salazar.

In this short paranormal romance audiobook, Girl in the Mist, we pick up where we left these two lovers as Gavin sweeps Dori off to a romantic weekend in Carmel, California. Their charming cottage, hidden in the cypress trees, holds a dark secret. A young woman appears in the mist, not knowing her name or how long she’s been dead. When Dori tries to find out what happened to this broken young spirit, everyone she encounters refuses to speak of what happened.

Dori also has a few secrets of her own that she’s hoping never to tell Gavin … even if holding onto them could destroy the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

Girl in the Mist can be enjoyed as a stand-alone paranormal romance audiobook, but it is part of the Dori O. Paranormal Mystery Series.

 

Length: Novella

Heat Rating: Two flames

WARNING: May make you blush and possibly think twice about getting up in the middle of the night!

What readers are saying about the Dori Orihuela Paranormal Mystery series:

This book captivated me. The ending might have been my favorite. One of my favorite mystery reads of the year, and one to get your to-read list!”
– Samantha March, Chick Lit Plus on Lost in the Light

4.5 Lightning Bolts
“Lost In The Light is an enchanting story that takes the reader from present to the past. Full of mystery, emotion, and a plot that keeps the readers on their toes, I couldn’t peel my eyes away. Ms. Castillo, you’ve got a new fan. I can’t wait for more!”
– Storm Goddess Book Reviews

Romance – In Between Men

romantic comedy, women's fiction, chick litA sexy romance with comedy and heart about a single mom starting over…

What else could go wrong for 29-year-old ESL teacher and single mom Isa Avellan after she’s been voted the un-sexiest woman alive by the entire student body?

Well …

She could be knocked unconscious by a well-kicked soccer ball and wind up saddled with a guardian angel who looks and sounds a lot like Joan Collins.

She could have to endure the on-air ravings of her flojo ex-husband as he reveals every intimate, humiliating detail of their sex life to an infamous shock-jock … on national radio!

Or she could take matters into her own hands and submit to a total makeover, from lipstick to toenail polish to lacy lingerie. And with the help of some well-meaning (if slightly loca tías), she could become L.A.’s most ravishing reborn sex goddess, say adios to the past, and see about capturing the attention of a hot new man. But the new Isa is about to find out that it’s not so easy juggling motherhood, career, and sex-symbol status. It could, however, turn out to be a whole lot of fun.

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Readers Weigh In

» “In 2005, Mary Castillo warmed our hearts with her debut novel Hot Tamara. This year, she does it again, in true, fast-paced and fun Mary Castillo style with In Between Men (Harper Collins, 2006). According to book club member, Juanita Johnson, the romantic chick lit novel brings readers a truly loveable, but confused, protagonist, Isa, who appropriately finds love after a bump to the head. The believable and fun dialogue between the characters, clearly one of Mary’s best strengths as an author, makes this romantic tale of girl meets boy an enchanting read.”
— Catalina Magazine (posted 5.08.07)

» In Between Men “is a feel good all over story.  It not only touches your funny bone, the characters capture your heart immediately and stay with you long after the last page.  This is the first book of Ms. Castillo’s I have read but it won’t be the last.”
— Romance Junkies (posted 5.08.07)

» “Throughout, Castillo integrates vibrant descriptions of Latina life into her mainstream California setting without objectifying ethnic difference or using it as a marketing tool — as if it were simply added “spice” to the chick-lit staple diet. Her characters embody the bicultural vibe of L.A., where Chicanas like Isa’s friend Patty buy love potions from botanicas but, in classic New Age fashion, also read auras.”
— American Statesman (posted 5.08.07)

» In Between Men “is laugh-out-loud funny but still throws hits of heartbreak that will make the strongest woman gush.”

— Romantic Times BOOKclub (posted 2.01.06)

What’s on your fall listening list

 

4.5 stars by Audible listeners!

“Lost in this Good Book!

I thoroughly enjoyed Lost in the Light. It’s a wonderful combination of ghost story and historical fiction with a modern-day heroine to root for. ”

“A fun escapist read

Yes, I would. I think she’s a talented storyteller.”

“Entertaining new series

I really liked this book. I love paranormal mysteries, historic fiction, and stories about haunted houses. This book hit all those points.”

“Team Grammy Cena!

Wow, that’s all I can say, what a book!”

“Terrific First Book in the Series!

It was wonderful, and I know I will listen to it again.”

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