Sunday, February 4, 2018

I'm so excited to join Berkley in celebrating the
February 6 release of 
is book 3 in the Bay Island Phychic Mysteries
by author
Lena Gregory

A haunting vision reveals a ghostly grave in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Occult and Battery.

Whoever said that dead men tell no tales has never met Cass Donnovan...

Cass has always relied on her abilities to guide her, but after communications with a ghost land her in the middle of a murder investigation, she has to wonder if her gifts are really more a curse.

Cass knows she is meant to help track down the killer--much to the chagrin of local law enforcement--when the apparition leads her to a dead body on the beach near her psychic shop, Mystical Musings. But the police are not the only ones who wish Cass would stick to reading palms. Someone is trying to scare her off, and it will take all her powers of premonition to catch the killer before Cass herself becomes the next victim...


Pros and Cons of Living on Bay Island
Cass Donovan

I own a small psychic shop on Bay Island, a small island nestled between the north and south forks of Long Island, New York. Though I grew up on Bay Island, I’ve spent the past seventeen years—up until last year, anyway—living in New York City. Manhattan to be exact, which technically is still an island but so different from Bay Island, it may as well be a million miles away instead of less than a hundred.

Life on Bay Island moves at a much slower pace, and I can’t say I miss the hustle and bustle of the city. Since I live just a few miles down the beach from my shop, I often walk to work. If it’s warm enough, I take my shoes off and walk along the surf. During the summer months, the beaches are crowded, even fairly early in the morning, but in the spring and fall I’m often one of only a few people strolling or jogging along the beach. Staring out across the bay waters brings a sense of peace I never managed to find anywhere else.

Bay Island is small. You can drive across the entire island in half an hour, less if there’s no traffic in town. Although summer brings flocks of tourists, during the remainder of the year the island is left mostly to the locals. Because it’s a small community most of the year, everyone pretty much knows everyone else, which can be a pro or a con, depending on how you look at it. When my parents passed away last year, and I returned home to see to the arrangements, the town mourned with me. The florist, whom I’d gone to high school with, had come around the counter to offer a hug and cry with me. The funeral director’s expression had been a grimace of true grief, rather than the grim but distant expression he usually would have deemed appropriate for such a somber occasion. And the priest had concluded the ceremony with a hitch in his voice. That warmth is what kept me on Bay Island after the funeral, the sense of home and community you just can’t find in a big city.

The only major con I can think of for living on Bay Island, though, is the isolation. Since we’re surrounded on all sides by water, with no bridges to the mainland, the ferry is the only means of public transportation to and from the island. While that’s nice most of the time, it can be a problem as well. Tourists never stop in and visit the shops on their way through to somewhere else—either they are visiting Bay Island, or they’re not—which makes it difficult to make ends meet during the winter months. And storms present a problem. Hurricanes and snowstorms close the ferry down, leaving Bay Island to fend for itself.

But all in all, I love living in the small island community. I can always stop in the local diner, bakery or deli and get the latest gossip. I have close friends I wouldn’t trade for the world. And I have the shop I’ve worked so hard for.

What do you think? Would you like living on an island?



Lena lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children. 

When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.

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  1. Love living in a small town but I don't think I'd like living on a island.

    Thanks for the information on "CLAIRVOYANT AND PRESENT DANGER". Enjoyed reading the Pros and Cons of Living on Bay Island by Cass Donovan. Can't wait to have the chance to read the book.

  2. I'm reading this one right now and I'm really enjoying it. I don't know how I missed this series before.

    1. Thank you, Mary! I'm so happy you're enjoying it :)

  3. Thank you so much for having me and for sharing the release of Clairvoyant and Present Danger!