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About Barbara Groves
I was born in a small town (truth) in southern New Jersey. Where there's only 1 traffic light, an ice cream shop, and a post office run by an old lady who still thinks I'm twelve when I visit home.
While in high school, I found a love of historical romance novels. Sneaking them around my teachers and parents. I got caught once and had the book taken away from me for the rest of the day. I was sent home with a note, and my mom shocked me when she said she was happy I was reading and didn't care what it was.
I have the greatest husband and supporter in the world. He has a love of books like me, but he would never touch romance. Except! He reads all of my writing giving me critical feedback. How awesome is that?
I hope you join me on this journey through my personal twilight zone. You never know where you may go. I love writing dark fiction (In real life, I'm a goofball and I do a wicked imitation of Dean Winchester from Supernatural) about the dark side of humanity with paranormal elements, suspense, and romance in the mix. I love strong heroes and even stronger heroines.
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Lily Evans lives in poverty with a roommate she despises and no hope for the future until a letter arrives in the mail that could change her life.
A man named Michael Carlton has offered Lily the position of housekeeper inside his mansion situated at the outer edge of the famous Pinelands in New Jersey.
After the interview, Lily’s instincts sound the alarm bells about the strange house and its owner. She doesn’t listen to her gut and promptly moves into the gardener’s cottage behind the mansion desperate for a new lease on life.
When Lily spots movement inside the second-floor window of the mansion, she quickly discovers the reclusive owner is hiding a horrifying secret and if Lily isn’t careful, she might become another victim of Carlton House.
There is a dark secret that lurks in the shadows of the small town of Leon’s Crossing, Washington.
The town of Leon’s Crossing is nestled in between jagged mountains, and thick forests outside of Seattle, Washington. Jessica Winters is out enjoying her daily nature walk when she stumbles upon that dark secret.
Jessica is a shy, socially awkward 17-year-old. Bullied all her life, and feeling tremendous pressure from her parents, she stumbles upon a mysterious mirror deep in the forest. Thinking nothing of it, she admires its stunning detail until it swirls and morphs into a beautiful spirit before her eyes. At first, she runs away in terror, but later finds she is drawn to the mirror. The figure appears in front of her. He tells her he's her guardian angel, and he appeared to help her realizes her hopes and dreams. Those hopes and dreams come at a price…
As Jessica falls further into The Spirit of the Mirror’s clutches, she finds it more difficult to resist his temptations.
The Sheriff of Leon’s Crossing, Mark McKenzie, has a promising future in law enforcement. Despite his young age, he is well liked, and well respected by the residents of the small mountain town. Mark investigates when unexplained events happen while learning of the town’s dark past.
As Jessica and Mark’s lives intertwine, Mark soon becomes suspicious that all the strange occurrences are pointing right back to Jessica.
Will Jessica’s involvement with the mysterious mirror drive a wedge between them, or even worse, destroy both of their lives?
If you are looking for a pulse-pounding, page-turning, exciting first book in the trilogy then this book is for you.
Lacey Marshall hates flying and drives whenever she needs to take a trip. Once a year she drives from a work convention in Las Vegas to her home in Denver, CO.
She’s never had trouble with the drive until this year when Lacey is caught in a freak snowstorm.
The storm forces Lacey to stop and spend the night in a creepy bed-and-breakfast on a lonely road in the middle of the desert.
Her room is dirty, the towels are moldy, and the clerk was rude, but Lacey has no other choice.
There’s more to this bed-and-breakfast than just bad service.
The bed-and-breakfast has a horrifying secret. One that reveals itself to Lacey after she checks into her room and that secret will change her life forever.
A demon hunter forced out of retirement.
A dangerous dance with evil
After a personal tragedy, Alison Stark retired from demon hunting. She first discovered her powers of expelling demons after a tragic accident. When she promised her family she'd stop hunting, Alison retreated into a quiet life with her dog and best friend—Simon.
Reverend Kyle Ellis has stumbled upon a deadly secret about Wolfpine, North Carolina. There's an infestation of demons, and Kyle turns to a secret "Network" of demon hunters to help him rid the town of its shadowy plague.
When no other hunter responds, Kyle is forced to plead with Alison to help him with a possessed child.
Alison finally agrees, but when she arrives in town, she soon realizes that the infestation is much worse than she expected, and both she and Kyle could pay the price of that discovery with their lives.
If you are looking for a pulse-pounding, page-turning, exciting trilogy, these books are for you.
A mysterious mirror found deep in the forest of Leon's Crossing, WA. A deal no one can resist.
My name is Jessica Winters. I am a 17-year-old girl in the year 1984. I am bullied, and painfully shy. One day I'm walking through the forest of Leon's Crossing, WA and discover a mysterious mirror. I never expected this mirror would come to life before my very eyes, and my life would be changed forever.
In book one of The Mirror In The Forest Trilogy, I discover The Spirit of the Mirror can help give me all that I've ever wished for, but with any deal, there's always a price. In the meantime, I happen to meet the young sheriff of Leon's Crossing and eventually fall in love with him. I keep The Spirit of the Mirror a secret from my friends and family and little did I know it would affect them in more ways than one.
This trilogy is three books of how making a deal with a demon affected not only my life but the lives of the small mountain town. Years will pass, and the fight for my life becomes a test of strength, love, loss, forgiveness, and sacrifice.
Her past is elusive, she's burned out from writing romance novels, so why not move into the house and make a fresh start?
After Claire moves into the house, she sees her long-lost brother. That's great... except her younger brother —David—drowned in the river behind the house when he was three years old.
Or did he?
For twenty-three years, Claire lived with the knowledge that her parents died in a tragic car crash, where she and brother are sent to live with Rose. Then more tragedy struck when David drowned in the river behind the house, Rose went mad and sent Claire to live with other family members.
David's appearance releases the memories of what really happened when Claire and David lived at Kinsey House.
As Claire races to uncover her past, the truth becomes a terrifying nightmare.
Female mass shooters are very rare. In fact, they are so rare no significant studies have ever explored a female mass shooter. On March 20, 2005, Margaret Elise Ryan went on a rampage in her school, killing 5 students, and injuring 10 others. Why? There are never easy answers. Her sister, Gabrielle Ryan, witnessed not only her sister's killing spree but ultimate suicide. 10 years later Gabrielle returns to the fictional town of Seven Hills, New Jersey, not only to put Margo to rest but to find the answers after reading Margo's diary.
Dean Walker was one of Margo's victims. His best friend—dead—by her hands. He has held resentment and anger towards the Ryan family ever since that day. Not only that, he was about to speak to the girl of his dreams when the shooting happened. The girl of his dreams was none other than Gabrielle Ryan.
Can Dean find it in his heart to forgive Gabby and her family for what Margo did to him?
Impossible, you say? Nothing is ever impossible.
Gabrielle came home on a mission. There is no excuse for the atrocity her sister committed, but she’s determined to find the person or persons responsible for making her sister snap.
Gabby needs answers. She needs to put Margo's spirit to rest. Not only for herself, but her family and she dedicated her life to solving the writing within Margo’s diary.
This book is not your standard thriller. It explores one woman's path from a carefree teenage girl to a woman haunted by her sister's crimes. It's a story of how two people can stand up against the odds to find love and forgiveness within their shattered souls.
Warning: This novel contains graphic violence and sexual situations that may not be suitable for some readers.
A perfect image on the lake. That’s what Jessica Winters thinks when she is finally freed of her purgatory inside of the mysterious mirror that controls Leon’s Crossing, WA.
That battle to keep her soul is far from over. Will Jessica have the strength to battle the demon of Leon’s Crossing?
Jessica will face tough choices that could mean life or death for her and the love of her life Mark McKenzie.
In this third and final book, The Spirit of the Mirror threatens to destroy the town where Jessica grew up. He changes his plans, and it is up to Jessica and friends—some from beyond the grave—to figure out what he has planned, and how they can send him back to hell once and for all.
New revelations come to light about the demon of the mirror. Those that reveal the secrets of love, loss, and the ultimate sacrifice.
If you are looking for a pulse-pounding, page-turning, exciting end to the trilogy then this book is for you. Get ready for a roller coaster ride of emotions, with themes of overcoming the odds, and the strength of the human spirit.
What would drive a young boy to make a deal with a demon?
Four lives. One town. One evil. Will their fates collide?
Ten years after the initial events, Jessica Winters finds herself trapped within the confines of the mirror after her ultimate sacrifice. While her physical body rots away in an institution, she becomes desperate to find any means of escape to defeat The Spirit of the Mirror.
She discovers that Mark McKenzie has never given up searching to free her soul. She also finds that a 14-year-old boy named Lucas Springfield has befriended The Spirit and is fated to walk the same path she did.
Her fate is paralleled with the founder of Leon’s Crossing. Leon Avery was destined to become a rich man 150 years ago. His appetite for gold was insatiable, and with the help of The Spirit of the Mirror, he would defy the odds, and marry the girl of his dreams. Proving that his pilgrimage to the Washington Territory was a success. Instead, The Spirit had other plans, and Leon would face the greatest challenge of his life.