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Island River Tales

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"This is an amazing story and a well-written book. Even for those of you who don't like to read, I think you'd enjoy the way this is written. I read the entire thing in one sitting, the day it arrived, and I'm now hoping that a sequel is written in the very near future! I'm very impressed and excited to see more books from this author hit the shelves!" - Tera Cortez

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"I can't wait for Mark's next book. I had a hard time putting it down. Easy, captivating, suspenseful and a bit of a love story!" - Amazon Customer

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I needed a place for Lucy and Sam to call home, as well as a way in which I could write the series.

The locals named the town back in the 1800's. The town's name came about because they lived on an island and there was a river that runs through it.

The name seems simple. But, there is historical evidence to show how people named their towns in the United States, back then.

There aren't too many specific details about the island. While I have some landmarks that are necessary, it also allows me to create the series. I, thus, can show more of the island as the stories unfold.

How Was Island River Created?

In a house, within a dream, lies the keys to a mystery only the dead know with Lucy fighting to survive as death lurks around every corner.

When she was young, in an instant, a tragic event made it impossible for Lucy Blakely to move forward in life. She experienced a deep sense of loss she can’t grieve. Struggling with the ghosts of her past and skeletons in her closet, she’s powerless to release.

Now, Lucy has a recurring dream.

Night after night she drives along a winding road, feeling lost as the trail leads to nowhere. Until she discovers a house… The mystery deepens each time she dreams. Confused and needing help, Lucy turns to her best friend, Sam (Samantha), for answers.

Unable to shake an evil entity, and confronted with her own troubled past, both Sam and Lucy investigate her visions and the deadly spirit surrounding her. It’s a frantic race against time as death stares them in the face.