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Back to Salem Paperback – February 14, 2012
The second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Pepper Winters's Pure Corruption series. Learn more
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--Lambda Book Report
"Back to Salem is the perfect combination of metaphysics, mystery, love and adventure. Alex Marcoux has captured a relationship that transcends time ... it makes us hope to find something like it for ourselves ... Believable and compelling! I can't wait to read the next book in the series."
--Murder on the Woo Woo Express
"A POTENT witches' brew of romantic mystery. A NAIL-BITING tale of how love can last through the ages--and we CAN'T WAIT for the next installment."
--InsightOut Book Club
"Fast-paced, can't-put-it-down novel ... an exciting and provocative metaphysical mystery. Back to Salem is one of the most engrossing, imaginative, suspenseful and revealing novels written in the last fifty years!"
--In Light Times
From the Author
When I began writing, I tapped a fresh and innovative way to access my creativity. At some point I learned to embrace it, and used it to help develop the plots of my stories. I do believe there is no coincidence that after I wrote the first draft of this novel, I learned that one of my characters had the same name, lived in the same town and was brought to trial in the same month and year as one of the actual accused in the Salem Witch Trials.
This book was originally published in 2001. There was one thing that bothered me over the years about the book, which is why there is a change to the ending. It's a very slight change, yet very powerful. It has to do with redemption.
I hope you enjoy the tale.
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Generally, I think Salem does work better as a mystery than as a fantasy. The mystical elements aren't very well done. The "Salem connection" was okay, but I think the Isis connection doesn't fit historically in Salem. If Marcoux meant to imply a third reincarnation cycle, it didn't come across.
Frankly, the reincarnation theme has been done much better, with lesbian characters, by the likes of Laura Adams with the first of her Tunnel of Light novels, Sleight of Hand (the second of this series, Seeds of Fire is due out summer 2002). Or for that matter by Sarah Dreher with her Stoner McTavish mystery series which manages to be much more charming with Stoner as the "closet" psychic wondering through time, incarnations, and realities. None of these are "formula" novels with predetermined sex scenes either.
Jessie Mercer is a successful writer who begins to have very real dreams of a past life as a man. In her waking hours, she finds herself drawn to straight singer Taylor Andrews, a woman she hasn't even met. Was Taylor her wife in this previous life? Jessie's publisher sells the movie rights to one of her books and Taylor is cast in the leading role. The women become friends as a wild series of events, mirroring those in the movie/book, begins to occur.
The author does a wonderful job transitioning between present day and the past, and cleverly reveals Taylor's awareness of her link to Jessie's past. Other characters in the present and past also come to light. This is certainly one book I will recommend to my friends.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the storyline and the characters. Gonna start another book by this author. If you loved this one look for "Voodoo Moon" by Gina ParentiPublished 20 months ago by Gena L Tuttle
Best of all worlds. A veritable genre cornucopia. Mystery, love story, reincarnation and lesbians too. Would make a great Movie.Published on February 6, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Back To Salem is Marcoux's second book and is significantly better than her first, Facades. The improvement is so significant that I wonder how Marcoux managed to get so much... Read morePublished on May 28, 2007 by abezon
Again, Marcoux puts out a thriller. Unfortunately, I got lost in the middle and put it down. I started again and finished it in one sitting. Read morePublished on August 2, 2006 by B. J. Brown
For better and worse, Back to Salem reads like a Hollywood action suspense movie. The "better" part is that Back to Salem is fast paced and engaging reading with several plot... Read morePublished on February 4, 2002 by M. J. Lowe