A Secret Muse
After a brutal attempt on her life, and the arrival of a birthday letter from her dead mother, Coco demands explanations from her brother, Christopher, a high-powered D.C. lawyer and member of the Allegiance.
Christopher guides Coco to her birthplace, Italy, insisting she’ll find her answers there. Enter the enigmatic Gabriel, a powerful warlock with a vampire father, and the ethereal Prudence, keeper of the Allegiance. Read More
"Crossing the boundaries of genres, “A Secret Muse” is a richly textured novel of good and evil, light and dark. This passionate and compelling story follows modern-day UCLA art professor Coco Rhodes as she is pulled back to her dangerous and seductive Italian roots and the past that she has been protected from knowing. Jackson-Beverly is a born storyteller and has created this suspenseful and compulsively readable story that is truly a gift."−
"This contemporary thriller filled with mystical adventure, captivated me from the first paragraph and kept me turning the pages. The only reason I ever put the book down was to catch my breath."−
Mandy Jackson-Beverly was born in the bustling town of Pyramid Hill, Victoria, Australia … Population: 419. This remote childhood kick-started Mandy’s imagination, as did the rugged coastline and rolling hills of Tasmania, where her family relocated when she was four years old.
In 1982, Mandy moved to London, where she discovered the importance of the creative collective: The 1980s fashion scene. In Los Angeles, she found her own creative freedom among the thriving, no-holds-barred visionaries of the music video world. As a costume designer and stylist Mandy worked for photographer Herb Ritts, and directors Joel and Ethan Coen, David Fincher, and Julien Temple, and music icons David Bowie, Madonna, and Tina Turner, to name a few. Read More
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A passage taken from my novel, A Secret Muse.
There’s snow on the mountains, and the riverbeds that lay forgotten, buried amongst aged and weakened tree branches, are once again alive with water. Up and over, around and under, trickles quickly became muddy flows, and reminded me to be more like the water.
Love this pic of Bronco about to hit the beach with his favorite book, A Secret Muse
Do you have a photo of your pet reading A Secret Muse? I’d love to see it!
During some of the most turbulent times in the history of man, it is our art, literature and artifacts that are the first to be destroyed by fire, looting and bombs. Without knowledge and education, we are ignorant, and therefore become better followers rather than educated decision makers. Creativity is the source of knowledge, the very essence of humanism, and perhaps this is why art and books are the first to be destroyed. We will always need musicians, artists and authors to take us on journeys; to show us character development and communication skills that in turn help us problem solve. I’m pleasantly surprised at the number of people reading, and now with eBooks, reading is just a touch away. So yes, I do believe there is room for reading books in this current reality.