Ann Mauren


Ann Mauren was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and now resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two young sons, within earshot of the King’s Island Railway, the author’s favorite attraction at the ride’s namesake amusement park.

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Tentative Tourist: A Mayne Attraction Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Grayson Gregory is ecstatic when he learns that world renowned geologist Dr. Samuel Mayne is consulting on a geological survey for his father's company. He is certain that this collaboration will guarantee the success of his debut as a project manager. But the arrival of Dr. Mayne's granddaughter results in a change of plans when Grayson becomes tasked with the oversight of a Tentative Tourist.
Barefoot Heroine: A Mayne Attraction Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.92 from 25 reviews)
Former CIA agent Ash Ryan has finally found a stress-free dream job. But his life turns bitterly painful when he falls desperately in love with Ellery Mayne, the entrancing but clueless subject of his company’s security contract. This excerpt from the Mayne Attraction Series reveals the secret life of Ellery as seen through the eyes of a man who adores her but believes he will never meet her.
Mayne Attraction: In The Spotlight
Price: Free! Words: 122,130. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.66 from 29 reviews)
Ellery Mayne is shocked to learn that she’s being shadowed by an elite security team and surprised by the love of one of her protectors, former CIA agent Ash Ryan. But their secret romance and his loyalty to his colleagues get pushed to the limit when the team's mysterious employer appears to claim more than just her heart. With her life 'In the Spotlight' Ellery is the 'Mayne Attraction.'

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Smashwords book reviews by Ann Mauren

  • On The Gathering Storm on Dec. 18, 2010

    At first glance, Hannah Garretty seems like a girl who’s got it all: she’s a head-turning beauty with a good job, great friends, and a particularly talented eye for photography. But there’s a flip side: she’s also got a crowded closet full of skeletons from her past and a frightening precognitive ability that fills her mind with a quick still frame-style glimpse of something yet to happen. It’s one of these ‘Grasps’ that sets her on a path to save a young woman from terrible danger. Instead, she finds herself trapped in the middle of unspeakable horror. With so many demons in her past wearing her down, can she find the strength and will to face the one who holds her now? This dark and chilling tale by Jason McIntyre marks his debut into the world of suspense novels, but you’d never guess that because his story plays in your mind like one told by a master of the craft. With a unique blend of beautiful, richly descriptive language and bursts of dynamic, realistic streams of thought from the heroine, McIntyre’s writing style had me gripped by the throat from the get go. Shifting seamlessly between her present, her past, and her visions of the future, the powerful subject matter is sometimes deeply disturbing but always riveting. Just like a real rainstorm, this story gets very dark as it builds with frightening intensity and booms and flashes in your mind. As the action comes to a head, themes of hope, endurance and courage shine like beams of light through scattering clouds once the storm begins to pass and the story winds down. It’s a wild, brutal, scary ride, but very satisfying after the air has cleared. If you enjoy the power of a psychological tempest, ‘On The Gathering Storm’ was written for you.
  • Incident at Walter's Creek on Feb. 05, 2011

    There’s nothing like a creepy story and inquisitive young boys goading each other to get to the bottom of it! The story telling of Mark Jacobs takes you back in time and puts you in the middle of a dark tale about strange goings on near Walter's Creek that may or may not be true. Vibrant characters, rich descriptions, a few drops of moonshine and a chilling twist make this an exciting and fun read.
  • Thalo Blue on May 17, 2011

    THALO BLUE is one of those rare books that can manage to capture different bits of mystique all at once. It's a terrifying look into a world where things are not what they seem. It's a paranormal journey to the farthest reaches of one young man's wild imagination. We get to see his triumphs and his failures through the lens of his difficult condition and his painful world is exacerbated by a sometimes troubled home life. But there's drama too, and heavy suspense, plus the requisite dark moments and even a little romance. This book will engage nearly every kind of reader -- if you can get past the scary opening -- so scary, in fact, I felt like I was right there with the main character, Sebastion Redfield, looking into the dark eyes of a terrifying stranger. Be prepared as you go on a journey with Sebastion. He's not likely to be the same, and perhaps by reading THALO BLUE, you might find yourself profoundly changed too. Highly recommended!
  • Jackson's Raiders And The Lost Confederate Gold on Oct. 07, 2011

    Jackson’s Raiders and the Lost Confederate Gold is a fantastically fun adventure into a world of friendship, mystery, danger, and amazing treasure. Author D.J. Humphrey captures the essence of middle school age personalities with perfect comedic timing. The imaginative and clever story line keeps you guessing and slightly anxious for the young heroes as they work together to find the lost gold and their way out of secret passages that have been sealed since before the end of the Civil War—unlocking secrets of a startling mystery all along the way. It’s tailored to a middle grade audience but grown-ups will enjoy this story just as much. I can’t wait for their next adventure!
  • Bonded: Book One of the ShadowLight Saga on Dec. 14, 2011

    “Bonded,” book one of the ShadowLight Saga has it all: the rich and diverse feel of a fantasy world reminiscent of middle earth, courageous and engaging young heroes and heroines discovering their amazing abilities and destinies, and battles with a seductive evil from a dark and ruined land. Sometimes tense, sometimes humorous, this beautifully written story is captivating from beginning to end. And best of all, this only the beginning of a journey into fantasy writing at its best!