A Secret Muse
Book One of a Dark Fantasy Trilogy
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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
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"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 wall, no matter how thick and tall, will never stop the children from finding their voices. Thanks to the tireless work of teachers like Esther Andrews, these children will learn to read and write. They will find their voices. They will speak with compassion and dignity, and they will keep on speaking until the cries of their parents and grandparents are heard.
For me, writing fiction (dark fantasy in particular), is not only about words, the story becomes a multi-faceted living symphony within my everyday life.
“The book (A Secret Muse, book 1) is laced with esoteric references to music and art and locations in Italy. I actually Googled a few of the classical music references with the pleasant surprise of listening to Chopin, Debussy and Beethoven (You Tube recordings), which helped set the mood, a multi-media experience.”
My fellow vampire fantasy authors Beverley Lee, The Making of Gabriel Davenport, and James Fahy, Hell’s Teeth, have both become my dark chocolate dealers from across the Atlantic.