A Secret Muse
Book one of The Creatives Series
This dark fantasy novel centers around the UCLA art professor Coco Rhodes, who knows little about her family’s association with the ancient clandestine organization The Allegiance and wants to keep it that way. She dislikes secrets—they’re a painful reminder of her childhood experiences that were erased as a result of her parents’ tragic deaths when she was four years old.
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.
When a close friend is murdered, Coco’s life takes a dark turn. With only a faded portrait torn from a lost sketchbook, and one of her mother’s unfinished paintings, Coco unravels clues from her past, in the hope of saving those she loves.
If you enjoy dark fantasy, vampires and occult fiction be sure to join Coco on her journey.
“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.” – Maggie Causey
“A Secret Muse, by Mandy Jackson-Beverly: 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. A huge success for Mandy with her first book out of the publishing gate. Can’t wait to read the next books in the series and continue Coco Rhode’s journey. She is a beautiful, intelligent, strong young woman, surrounded by a world of mystery and the paranormal. Great ingredients for a great story. Bravo!” – Trudie Town
“Awesome. If you are looking for a fun and fast book that you just can’t put down, this is it. It’s filled with secrets, adventure, history, art and love. I loved it.” – Doreen Palermo
“Wow! What imagination went into this book. Definitely for lovers of Dan Brown. I can’t put it down!” – Jack
“I have recently finished this book. Thoroughly enjoyed it, it had me in by the end of the first page. The story moves quickly, is well researched and is an easy, enjoyable read. Can’t wait for book 2.” – Susie Shaw
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