Hi, I’m Ann Macela, and I write enchanting, smart, and sensual contemporary romance and contemporary light paranormal romance. Sometimes with a touch of humor, sometimes with a little sorrow, always with passion and emotion.
My award-winning Magic Series is about a group of people who can cast spells to help them with their everyday jobs. Wouldn’t you like to have an ability that would help you type faster, make accurate change, fix the plumbing, or grow flowers and vegetables? Or whatever it is that you do? And these people, who call themselves practitioners, are guaranteed to find their soul mates. Ready or not, and whether or not they want one at that particular moment. As the series progresses, the magic gets more complicated and so do the relationships. Included in the series are the last two in the series, never before published.
Windswept won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Romance, Small Press, 2008, and several other awards. Writing this standalone contemporary with a historical twist took me back to my first love, the study of history, and it definitely shows off my Texas roots. There’s a terrible secret in the papers of the Windswept Plantation . . .
I’m a native Gulf Coast Texan, now living in The Frozen North of Chicagoland. I started life reading mysteries, then sci-fi and fantasy. When I discovered romances, I saw a way to combine all the aspects of books that I liked into my own stories. And what a welcome difference from writing computer manuals--my old job and which has no magic about it at all.
Let me know what you think of my stories. Contact me either at ann@AnnMacela.com or AnnMacela@msn.com
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Wolf on Thin Ice
Determined to succeed, Linda Rebane runs the family business, Rebane Renovations. As a test, corporate wolf Mike Stratford wants Rebane to rehab a building, then he’ll add her company to his construction division. Neither expects the scorching attraction between them. She’s thinking fling, he’s thinking forever. But when he threatens to take over her company, how can she even consider forever?
Wolf in Jester's Clothing
Corporate wolf and new CEO Rence Stratford has two goals: reorganize his corporation and get to know his chief of staff—intimately. Chief of staff Eleanora Whitman wants to learn his management techniques and ignore the attraction between them. Can they negotiate to solve their problems and still have each other?
Some say a mystery sure to ruin the Jamisons resides in the Windswept Plantation papers. Historian Barrett Browning hopes her research into them will gain her publications and promotion. Venture capitalist Davis Jamison wants to solve the mystery while protecting his heritage. A desperate cousin wants to hide it. Will Davis ruin the family reputation or risk all to have Barrett forever?
Once the Wielder of the Pinnacle of Heaven waged war against the Manipulator of the Depths of Hell and sent the Depths into the abyss. The Depths has risen again, but the Wielder must learn how to use his weapon. To help him comes the most powerful Sword ever born, who also happens to be his soul mate, but with a secret that may keep them apart at the worst time--when the battle is upon them.
Magic practitioners and their soul mates always live happily ever after. But what if a mate dies young? What happens when two who lost their mates come together, and they’re both Swords who can destroy evil magic items? And they develop a new way to generate magic energy? And a deranged, jealous Sword uses an evil item against them? Unexpected magic, indeed!
Magic-practitioner Swords destroy items of evil magic. On her first mission, new Sword Irenee Sabel recovers an ancient evil item, the Cataclysm Stone. Pursuing the Stone’s owner for numerous crimes, DEA Agent Jim Tylan doesn’t know he’s a “wild talent” with magic abilities and Irenee’s soul mate. A battle looms, while the soul-mate imperative determines they must be together.
Your Magic Or Mine?
Marcus Forscher and Gloriana Morgan argue over the best way to cast a magic spell: by a strict formula or intuitively by ancient methods. The soul-mate imperative decides they are mates, even if they’re polar opposites in almost every respect. Practitioners take up sides, and the argument rages, with a few determined to win at any cost. Which side and which magic will win? Yours or Mine?
Do You Believe In Magic?
Computer wizard and magic practitioner Clay Morgan is going after a hacker with the help of non-magic Francie Stevens. He is sure she is not his soul mate, and she can’t stand over-bearing men and doesn’t believe magic exists. The soul-mate imperative has other ideas for bringing the two mates together, with a little magic surprise at the end.
The Oldest Kind Of Magic
The soul-mate imperative brings magic practitioners together, ready or not. Consultant Daria Morgan and executive John “Bent” Benthausen are its newest victims. Neither is ready for either a forced commitment or for the crooks in Bent’s company who want them removed. The imperative is persuasive, however, and it’s time for the soul mates to experience the Oldest Kind of Magic.