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About Mary Castillo
Mary grew up in the same town as the psychic detective of her paranormal mystery series, Dori Orihuela. She even "gave" Dori her dream home, a three-story white Edwardian mansion. And she made her a tough, smart robbery detective because Mary is not cop material!
With her degree in history, Mary loves to find and share untold histories such as bootlegging women and no-nonsense World War II era nurses. Her background is in marketing, public relations, and journalism, proving that yes, you can make a living as a writer! Combining her love of the paranormal with historical, Gothic fiction is a dream come true. Mary now writes the books she loves to read--chilling, suspenseful Gothic mysteries with sexy heroes and courageous heroines. And readers do too: Lost in the Light was a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Paranormal Mystery.
However, her current home in Orange County, California is not haunted. But she and her husband make up for that by celebrating each anniversary by going on a ghost tour. They started this trend when they honeymooned in Salem, Massachusetts during Halloween!
When not thinking up creative ways to kill characters, you'll find Mary knitting while reading historical novels and biographies, or her favorite authors. She is a member of Orange County Romance Writers of America chapter. She loves farmer's markets, afternoon tea, and obscure historic landmarks. With her husband and son, she's hiking, camping and having the adventure of a lifetime!
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A haunted detective. A trapped soul. Can a guilty heart heal a spirit in turmoil?
Detective Dori Orihuela has recovered from a bullet but the guilt remains. Haunted by her past, she's surprised when a move into a Victorian mansion fills her nightmares with more than her own demons. The ghost of a 1930s bootlegger wants answers, and the only way for Dori to exorcise her own conscience may require solving the mystery of the spirit's one true love.
As Dori hunts for clues on the coldest of cases, the return of an old flame reopens wounds and compounds her agony. And as the eerie apparition grows more agitated, she struggles to break them both out of their psychic prisons.
Can Dori free her ghoulish resident and her own heart from a painful purgatory?
Lost in the Light is the first book in the captivating Dori O. paranormal mystery series. If you like gothic settings, ghostly encounters, and conflicted heroines, then you’ll love Mary Castillo’s supernatural tale.
Buy Lost in the Light to enjoy a spectral suspense today!
Tamara Contreras will never again settle for unmemorable sex. Her long-time boyfriend may look perfect to her traditional Mexican-American parents -- something Tamara has never been -- but at twenty-six she wants more from life than marriage and motherhood. So in front of everyone, Tamara does the unthinkable: She turns down her boyfriend's unexpected marriage proposal and leaves home for L.A.
Tamara thinks she's got the single-girl-in-the-city thing down, until she runs into Will Benavides, the former high school bad boy turned firefighter. If Tamara's parents had known how Will lit up her teenage fantasies, she'd have been shipped off to the nuns for sure! Now Will wants to make those fantasies come true permanently.
When an unexpected opportunity lands in her lap and Tamara has to choose between the career and the man of her dreams, she wonders if maybe la familia was right after all . . .
What else could go wrong for 29-year-old ESL teacher and single mom Isa Avellan after she's been voted the un-sexiest woman alive by the entire student body?
Well . . .
She could be knocked unconscious by a well-kicked soccer ball and wind up saddled with a guardian angel who looks and sounds a lot like Joan Collins.
She could have to endure the on-air ravings of her flojo ex-husband as he reveals every intimate, humiliating detail of their sex life to an infamous shock-jock . . . on national radio!
Or she could take matters into her own hands and submit to a total makeover, from lipstick to toenail polish to lacy lingerie. And with the help of some well-meaning (if slightly loca) tías, she could become L.A.'s most ravishing reborn sex goddess, say adios to the past, and see about capturing the attention of a hot new man. But the new Isa is about to find out that it's not so easy juggling motherhood, career, and sex-symbol status. It could, however, turn out to be a whole lot of fun.
Best friends since back in the day, Aggy and Nely are as different as two women could possibly be. Aggie's slim, stylish, and owns an upscale boutique and a long history of no-strings relationships. Nely has a busy baby, a metiche mother-in-law, and some extra post-pregnancy pounds she can't quite shed. And when they reconnect at a New Age spa, each friend finds herself wishing just a little that she had the other one's life.
Thanks to the metaphysical meddling of a somewhat grumpy guru, Nely is now Aggie and Aggie is Nely—switching bodies, love lives, families, closets . . . everything! The grass may not be quite as green as it originally appeared. As luck has it, they'll be stuck this way until the next full moon! And with a husband, his very suspicious mama, a temperamental tot, a business on the brink of disaster, and a sort-of boyfriend—not to mention a sleazy stalker—thrown into the mix, Aggie and Nely suddenly find they're not just walking in each other's shoes . . . they're running!
She sees the dead. He’s her last chance for a normal life. Will a desperate ghost ruin their romance?
Detective Dori Orihuela can hardly believe she has a second opportunity with the one who got away. So when her boyfriend whisks her away for a weekend of passion, she’s ready to put her heart on the line. But after a sobbing spirit appears in their shower and only Dori can see it, she hides her psychic gift to avoid losing Gavin all over again…
After a devastating custody battle, Gavin Salazar desperately hopes Dori is the woman he can finally introduce to his daughter. But when she starts acting strangely during their romantic getaway, he wonders if he’s made a grave mistake. And a fateful ghost tour may be exactly the thing that rips the two of them apart…
Caught between her gift to help the dead and her shot at happiness, Dori struggles to balance her two very different lives. Especially when the ghost becomes far too assertive to ignore.
Will helping a troubled spirit cross over cost Dori her chance for true love?
Girl in the Mist is the second book in the suspenseful Dori O. paranormal mystery series. If you like supernatural tales, fiery chemistry, and second chance relationships, then you’ll love Mary Castillo’s sensual novella.
Buy Girl in the Mist to discover a supernatural secret today!
Mary Castillo's Friday Night in L.A.: Isela isn't looking for a one night stand; she's desperate for one last shot at saving her career. Her ticket is Hollywood's director du jour Tyler Banks but one major mistake could cost her everything.
Caridad Pineiro's Friday Night in South Beach: It's Tori's thirtieth birthday and all she wants is a nice quiet night with her family and friends. However, Tori's friends have other plans and during an overnight casino cruise, Tori finds herself taking the gamble of her life!
Berta Platas's Friday Night in Chicago: The once shy Cali has decided to attend her high school reunion. She slips into her slinkiest Donna Karan and puts on her highest Manolos. After all, she's out to seek revenge, Latina-style. . .
Sofia Quintero's Friday Night in New York City: Gladys's friends throw her a bachelorette party at one of NYC's raunchiest male strip joints. They expected a party, but they didn't expect the not-so-blushing bride to disappear with one of the strippers!
Four stories of sisterhood—the bonds, the wars, the frustrations, the love—seasoned with hot Latin spice!
Those "Wild Orihuela Girls," Dori and her sister Sela, intend to live up to their reputation—and more!—in order to give their snooty sister-in-law-to-be exactly what she deserves on her wedding day . . . Till Death Do Us Part by Mary Castillo
Anita Suarez is only seeking comfort after losing her dream job and carefree lifestyle, but finds that her old-fashioned sister Susana has abandoned her family to run off to Sin City with a college hunk. Now it's up to Anita to bring Susu back to reality and keep the younger man's sexy big brother at bay . . . What Stays in Vegas by Berta Platas
Michelle Saez is a total straight-arrow by day—but at night, she lives a shocking double life in leather as Madame Michelina. And her scandalous secret could very well derail her attorney sister Jennifer's bid for elected office . . . Whipped by Sofia Quintero
Popular talk-radio queen Marisol Avila can't keep her mouth shut—and she's airing her sister Cristy's dirty laundry to millions of listeners nationwide. It's going to take more than Cristy's unwanted fifteen minutes of fame to repair this sisterly rift and re-connect siblings who are seriously . . . Diss-Connected by Lynda Sandoval