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Someone leaves you a replica of a Southern plantation in the wilds of British Columbia. Do you remain in your safe condo in Vancouver or throw caution to the wind even if there might be some perilous consequences? Sometimes, it’s just too late to turn back.
Leah needs space to understand her relentless angst, depression, and drinking problem so she leaves her high-profile career behind and accepts the inheritance.
But from the moment she enters Ravens’ Wood, Leah knows something is wrong. Someone, or something, haunts her replica Southern plantation. After several supernatural events in the house, Leah questions her sanity.
It’s Reginald who’s responsible. He wasn’t born a demon, but when his mother died giving him birth, his Egyptologist father blamed him and made his life a living hell. So it seemed only natural for Reginald to gravitate to the dark arts and that’s when his mentor—Egyptian Demon Ammit—entered his life. Ammit, also known as “devourer of bones,” is a deadly female demon. She's all business with the head of a crocodile, the body of a lion, and the back end of a hippo.
Now, Reginald’s path to immortality is blocked by Leah, who doesn’t yet realize they’re related and that she has something he desperately needs. As events turn lethal, Leah knows she’s in grave danger. Enter the six guardians of Einer’s Bay; they’ve been protecting the town from deadly occurrences since the 1800s. The current group will defend her.
Leah is attracted to one guardian who is almost a decade younger. As she deals with her romantic feelings and emotional pain, Leah and the guardians know they must defeat Reginald and they’re running out of time.
From the deep forests of British Columbia and on to Louisiana, Egypt and a time portal that brings murder, bloodshed, and ancient treasure together—it’s a battle between a demon desperate to reunite with the mother he was denied and for Leah, the very fight for her life.
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“Reginald by Rhonda Mailey is a grim and foreboding tale of family secrets and demons. Leah has inherited her Aunt Shirley’s plantation-style manor in Einer’s Bay, a small seaside town. She incorrectly assumes running away to a small seaside town will provide some respite from her problems, but instead, she’s thrust into a house with otherworldly troubles and needs to seek help from the Guardians of Einer’s Bay. As her house slowly becomes more haunted and Leah feels herself edging into insanity, the real monster lies just outside her generous inheritance, waiting for her to slip up and take a stroll outside. With the help of her aunt’s best friend and a new romantic interest, Leah needs to piece together the puzzles of her aunt’s life if she wants to save herself from becoming Reginald’s latest victim.
Reginald is a hair-raising mystery that had me wrapped around its little finger. Rhonda Mailey has written an exceptional horror novel with several secrets and reveals that had me guessing until the end. The pictures provided are also essential to building the tone and suspense of the plot. At one point I couldn’t sleep and thought I’d read some more of Reginald to help me pass the time. Big mistake! Rhonda’s chosen genre of horror truly lived up to its name. I utterly enjoyed the ancient Egyptian mythology added to the plot as I love tales of Anubis and Ma’at. Even though scary books can be nerve-wracking, I could appreciate the true horror underlying the novel – people can be just as savage as monsters."
About Rhonda Mailey
An avid reader and writer all my life, I’m drawn to the dark side of things. Masters of the horror genre like Shirley Jackson and Stephen King laid down spooky, creepy tunnels in my mind that I gladly follow.
I’ve always been fascinated by ghosts, demons, Egypt and generally things that go bump in the night. Reginald—I suppose like most demons— wasn't born that way. As with villains and serial killers, something truly horrific triggers their rage and I enjoy exploring those pivotal events that turn good to evil.
I’m happiest when I’m at my desk, full glass of red wine by my side and twisted thoughts rolling through my mind. I hope you enjoy my story!