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THE DEVIL AND LILLIAN HOLMES

At the cusp of the twentieth century, an heiress-turned-vampire and her maker seek her stolen daughter and find themselves caught up in a world of darkness, danger, and mystery. “I AM NOT A GOOD VAMPIRE.” She had not been a good mortal, either. Half-broken by a terrible secret, Lillian Holmes retreated into a fantasy world where the great detective Sherlock was her uncle and she could solve any mystery. Except, she had not yet found her parents. She had not yet rescued her stolen daughter. She was addicted to morphine, was still broken. And now she was bound to blood and to the caresses of the beautiful monster who sought to change for her, who had literally changed her to save her life. But for how long had George saved her? Lillian could feel safety and sanity slipping away. Devils prowled Baltimore. Some were allies, others lustful gluttons waiting to consume every last drop of goodness. Some came from far-off lands, mercurial, unknowable, unstoppable. Others lurked closer still—in the hearts of herself and her beloved. LILLIAN HOLMES AND THE LEAPING MAN

Tormented by a tragic past, Miss Lillian Holmes nonetheless found the strength to go on, to become the greatest female detective of her time. To make her uncle proud. Except, he was not truly her uncle. Sherlock was a fictional character, and Lil was less a true detective than a sheltered twenty-six year old heiress with taste for mystery and morphine. But then she saw him. Leaping from the second-story window of a neighbor, a beautiful stranger. With the recent murders plaguing Baltimore, here was a chance to reveal the truth. Except, the Leaping Man was far more than he seemed. A wanton creature of darkness, an entry point to a realm of deception and evil, and to a Truth she had waited countless years to uncover, he would threaten far more than her life. He would take both her heart and soul. And she would rejoice in it.

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BOROUGHS LILLIAN HOLMES AND THE LEAPING MAN

Tormented by a tragic past, Miss Lillian Holmes nonetheless found the strength to go on, to become the greatest female detective of her time. To make her uncle proud. Except, he was not truly her uncle. Sherlock was a fictional character, and Lil was less a true detective than a sheltered twenty-six year old heiress with taste for mystery and morphine. But then she saw him. Leaping from the second-story window of a neighbor, a beautiful stranger. With the recent murders plaguing Baltimore, here was a chance to reveal the truth. Except, the Leaping Man was far more than he seemed. A wanton creature of darkness, an entry point to a realm of deception and evil, and to a Truth she had waited countless years to uncover, he would threaten far more than her life. He would take both her heart and soul. And she would rejoice in it.

The reviews are coming in!

Smart, funny, exciting, Ms. Cullen provides endearing characters, a unique premise, and a very satisfying resolution. I not only could not put it down, but I will recommend it to my friends. New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Squires

Sherlock Holmes would be proud to have such a relation. The Leaping Man will take its place in the annals of romantic vampire lore. Melanie Jackson, Bestselling Author of the Chloe Boston Mysteries

From Library Journal Cullen builds here upon the world in her previous title (The Shopgirl and the Vampire), and one hopes she will continue to add tales to this saga. With Lillian, Cullen has created an imperfect character to root for in both life and love and surrounded her with a ragtag band of associates. A paranormal romance packed with drama, drugs, and danger. Kellie Tilton, Univ. of Cincinnati, Blue Ash , Managing Editor Library Journal

I was so thrilled to win Boroughs Publishing Group @First Sight Short Story contest last summer. The story is the prequel to LILLIAN HOLMES AND THE LEAPING MAN and is available at all online retailers, including Amazon.

It's also available at the publisher for only .75! At the cusp of the 19th century, a penniless lass learns her dashing guardian angel is actually a blood-sucking devil.

Ciar Cullen grew up in Baltimore, Maryland--Charm City--and has lived a charmed life. She worked for a decade as an archaeologist, summering on digs in Greece. Ciar has a strong interest in history of all periods. She worked for years in academic nonfiction publishing and is currently a bureaucrat at a prominent college. Ciar took up writing in 2004 to scratch an itch brought on by years of reading fantasy and romance fiction. She submitted her first book on a whim, and has not turned back. Ciar lives in New Jersey with her wonderful husband and two magical cats.

RECENT RELEASES Out of My League and Three Nights in Greece are hot, fun, novellas that I just released. They are available everywhere for only .99, but if you email me at ciar@ciarcullen.com, I may be persuaded to send you one for free!

FISH OUT OF WATER

Available now at Amazon. Samhain Publishing, and all online retailers.

A Night Owls Review TOP PICK! Reviewed by: Angibabi4

This was a very good book for only having 95 pages. We meet Eric and Caren while Eric is trying to get away from the paparazzi by hiding out on his own private little island. He is at a crossroads. He has just been traded to another baseball team, feeling like a “has been”. Along comes Caren walking his beach with tears in her eyes, dragging a grouper. She's working on research on what is happening to certain fish species. Slight problem, her boat has capsized sending all her research materials to the bottom of the ocean. She needs it to get tenure at the university where she teaches. She's working on a deadline both at her job and in her personal life. Eric finds her notes and saves an important part of her research right before a hurricane hits. Caren has to get into the water the night of the hurricane or it could mean her death. She finds herself in Eric's house for safety during the storm, but she needs to find a way to the water and away from Eric's prying eyes. Something's starting between Eric and Caren, but will her secret be the end before they even start?