Victor Montenegro is a respected diplomat, a revered illusionist, and a treasure hunter who is applauded and envied for his uncanny ability to find historical treasures. In the town of Montenegro, California, Victor hires Valentina Santa Cruz, an aspiring anthropologist, to educate his nephew Teo. Victor and Valentina’s mutual love of the dead opens up an intimate ethereal realm. They share many passions: sunken treasures, cemeteries, and ancient burials, but can Valentina’s passion for Victor wake a heart that has been dormant for decades? In 1727, Suzette Savarit, praying to escape the memory of her parents’ brutal murder, agrees to flee to the New World as a “casket girl” under the guidance of the Ursuline nuns. In the New World the spirit of death torments Suzette as she becomes a prominent citizen of New Orleans. Will her illicit romance with a plague survivor open the door to immortality? Suzette bears witness to calamities, warring monsters, and Mother Nature’s wrath. A tale that traverses decades in which characters slip into macabre realms as they consort with vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and witches. Suzette’s battle to triumph over death will trap her in an unsuspecting and devastating curse. Suzette’s discovery of love heralds in her worst nightmare: the threat of death cruelly robbing her of true love.
After surviving the New Orleans plague of 1853, Victor Montenegro is on a quest to find the coveted treasure of the sunken ship Ana Luisa. The Ana Luisa treasure hunt transports him and ally Ivan Ortiz into a haunted seabed, where they are confronted by the infamous Pirate Goldendeath. Will the battle in the haunted seabed alter Victor’s life? Will the seductive treasure of Ana Luisa imperil his soul? On land, Victor battles the Devil’s musician over love. His heart leads him to San Francisco to fight for the affection of an alluring woman while he hunts for the cemetery gold of a legendary robber. As Victor is celebrated as a captivating magician, he finds himself in the epicenter of the catastrophic 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. In his quest to help the earthquake and fire survivors, he suffers a devastating loss. Meanwhile, Valentina Santa Cruz fears for Victor’s safety as she awaits his return from the Graveyard of the Pacific. As Victor battles with evil to salvage his soul, Valentina breathes life into his heart while she fights to understand hers.
Victor Montenegro’s mission seems simple enough – return to the haunted seabed where the sunken Ana Luisa fleet lies and raise a treasure. But triumphing over the ghost pirates and demons holding the fleet hostage and stopping more treasure hunters from dying may actually be the least of his worries. For Victor must also fight the darkness within to reclaim his soul and battle with the Devil’s magician, whose quest is to become a greater illusionist than Victor himself and bind Valentina Santa Cruz’s heart to him. Victor’s greatest fear is not only that he will lose Valentina but her eyes will be opened to the truth about him. In the carousel of magic and dark creatures, it is a perpetual campaign for Victor to sustain the illusion of normalcy.
New York theater actress Teresa Guzman has landed the coveted lead role in the true story of the life of a murdered prostitute, but the emotions the role evokes are almost more than she can handle. Haunted by the suffering of her character, Teresa is losing faith in men and fights not to fall in love with Joaquin Solis, a generous fan. Joaquin will have to prove his love for Teresa is genuine. After the tragic death of her fiancé, professional singer Eloisa Morales is putting her life back together. Eloisa wrestles with the decision of whether she will ever sing again. As she tries to find her path forward, Marcos Marquez, the theater's biggest backer, is determined not to lose Eloisa and the chance for love to her grief for her late fiancé. As the four lives intertwine, their passion for the arts and for helping women like Teresa's character will bind their lives together in a romantic and mystical journey to overcome their fears of bearing their souls and help them learn to trust, on and off the theater stage.
Good Night Evil is a collection of five short stories that transcends time and genres. Each tale is a unique world of fascinating characters and their unforgettable stories. Embraced by the Cemetery: Will the woman who escaped being hanged at the gallows be delivered from evil in the cemetery? Amorosa’s Garden: Amorosa grows magic in her garden that has the power to plant love in peoples’ lives. Prince of Light: Saint Michael battles with Satan in a fight to rescue the willing from hell. The bell rang 30 times: Will the peals of the great bell lift the veil of death? Incorrupt Passion: For eleven years she suffered his death in vain.
Their celebrated music is a prayer for the disheartened. Romancing Midnight Mariachi is an assembly of fourteen musicians whose passion has changed many lives. Their harmony is known for orchestrating reunions. The fourteen members' respective day professions hold the key for those who seek out their songs. Their legendary serenades, the last hope for the unaccompanied and brokenhearted, are sought out by those who believe in the magic of music. These are some of Romancing Midnight Mariachi's stories...