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Caryn M. McGill

Caryn M. McGill has always been a storyteller. She often told tales to her children at bedtime in lieu of reading to them.

A serious daydreamer, she used to think it the complete opposite of her education and work in the sciences, but now realizes scientists are the ultimate daydreamers. She's immersed herself in a lifelong study of religion, astrology, reincarnation, and past-life regressions. This otherworldly journey produced her debut novel, The Wives of Lucifer (2015), a trilogy.

Currently she writes a romantic suspense series, Steel and Desire, under the name Kendra Greenwood. Her current WIP is the fifth book in the series: Unburned.

Caryn grew up on the beaches of Long Island's East End. When she's not writing, you can find her in the kitchen whipping up something scrumptious or in the studio, painting and fusing glass into decorative dishes.

Published Works:

The Nexus


Ecclesia Hall's third term begins and Olivia is assigned to The Order of the Dragon, led by Samuel, and her mentor, Camden. The Scepters demand that Olivia's training be accelerated and Olivia acquires higher-level skills such as bilocation and dream-weaving and has abandoned her short and dangerous flirtation with magic. She's going by the book this year. And yet her unending curiosity still leads her down dangerous pathways to places like the Castle of the Weeping and the magnificent ice fortress where she meets the Lord of the North.

Ravana still complicates Olivia's interventions, yet she powers forward, thwarting the evil wife at every turn. Summoned to David's office in the middle of the night, Olivia and her team are assigned to a special mission with the U.S. Secret Service. They must save the First Lady from assassination. At the state dinner she sees Michael in attendance as a noted dignitary in the company of an attractive escort. This confirms Olivia's assertion that everyone has been wrong about Michael having feelings for her.

As Olivia faces her final conflict, she unwittingly is drawn into the Triangle of Darkness by Ravana and Lucifer. In the final chapter of the Wives of Lucifer, Olivia will face her destiny. The apocalypse has arrived and it's her fault. She must choose: Will she surrender to the Darkness or is she powerful enough to rescue the Earth and the City of the Sun from impending annihilation.

Independently published in 2021. Available in print and digital.


The Spirit of the Light


As Olivia enters her sophomore year at Eccli Hall, she must once again rescue her brother, Tyler, but she's too late to save Keith. She adores Thomas but something is preventing her from truly loving him. And can she finally free Peter from the clutches of the evil wives? She thought she was done with them, but at every turn, there they are.

Then there's Michael, King of the Travelers. Why is he consumed with protecting her? She suspects he'll demand something important from her in the future, but fears she'll disappoint him. Besides, he's not telling her something… something big.

Although innumerable interventions prove satisfying for Olivia and her new partner, Jesse, these triumphs can't offset the peril that destiny portends. One by one, mysteries about Olivia's past are revealed …each shocking and testing her mettle.

In The Spirit of the Light, book two of the Wives of Lucifer saga, Olivia is finally forced to confront her destiny …a destiny that will forever alter the balance between good and evil.

Independently published in 2021. Available in print and digital.


The Wives of Lucifer


Olivia loves her new immortal life, her friends and especially Drew; she never thought she'd fall in love on the other side of death. But when Olivia learns she bears the mark of Lucifer and has powers that tie her to the Underworld, she worries that perhaps she's done terrible things in her past lives and dark secrets are being kept from her. And those damn wives, what do they want from her?

Olivia endures unspeakable tragedy in The Wives of Lucifer and when she discovers what fate has in store for her...she suddenly understands that being immortal doesn't guarantee you'll live forever.

Pubished by Wild Rose Press, 2015. Available in print and digital.


Unsaddened


Special Agent Molly Masterson is in a dark place after the tragic death of her husband, Sam. If it wasn't for the nanny, her four-year-old daughter, Justice, would have suffered severe neglect. Her boss finally confronts her along with her three best gal pals, also FBI agents, forcing her back to work with the lure of heading a task force targeting the newly coined crime: Sextortion.

Suffolk County Chief ADA, Ian Turner, recently returned to Long Island from Detroit, Michigan, after the death of his fiancée, murdered for $24 and her engagement ring. He works at the playground of the elite St. Andrews Club on the weekends, training new submissives and performing dungeon master duties as needed.

Molly and Ian meet on a case targeting a young gay teen and their mutual attraction is instantaneous and combustible. But Molly isn't looking for love, it's too soon after Sam's death to even consider dating another man.

Meanwhile, Justice begins blurting messages from her dead father. Molly shrugs it off as the musings of a child with an active imagination, but unexplainable events make Molly wonder if Sam's spirit is haunting them. Should she consult a therapist or a psychic?

The case morphs into an internal scandal involving a local judge, who is promptly arrested. However, the fallout results in Ian and Molly being kidnapped by her co-conspirators seeking revenge. Captive on a small skiff in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, they fight for their lives…and for love.

Will Molly take another chance on love? Or are the risks of getting her heart broken again too great?

Published by Blushing Books Publications, 2021. Available in print and digital.


Unguarded


Special Agent Jamie Gallagher had a rough start. Saved from a sadistic mother, at age five, she spent several years in foster care until adopted by the Gallaghers. She has a stellar resume, having won an Olympic gold medal at seventeen and graduated at the top of her class at the Naval Academy and NYU law school. She recently transferred from D.C. to the New York office, conscripted by FBI chief, Rob Scarborough, for her unique skill set.

New York billionaire Colin MacKenzie led a privileged life but put his foot down at going to some snooty boarding school, preferring to hang out with his best friend, Steve Moretti, and his big Italian family. Finally relenting, he agreed to enter Harvard University, his parents' alma mater. Senior year, he and his college roommate sold an app in a multi-million-dollar deal, the funds freeing him from family money and allowing him to start his own company.

When a bomb is discovered at his company's headquarters, the FBI is called in and Jamie Gallagher assigned as bodyguard. Having recently left her Secret Service assignment, amid the dysfunction of D.C. politics, she's dismayed over another bodyguard assignment and is forced to move in to Colin's Manhattan penthouse until the suspect is apprehended.

Colin is immediately taken by the sultry redhead and has difficulty remembering that he's merely an assignment. Since Jamie must be at his side until the case is resolved, or he's dead, he worries that his role as a Dom at the elite St. Andrew's club will turn Jamie off. Or maybe kink is her thing. But he wants more than sex. As he uncovers her troubled past, he fears she'll never let her guard down.

Can Jamie leave behind her sordid beginnings and expose her damaged heart to a man she just met? Is she still a prisoner of her childhood? Can Colin break through the wall she's built to protect herself from being hurt again?

Published by Blushing Books Publications, 2020. Available in print and digital.


Unbound


Special Agent Laura Logan had a difficult childhood and that's putting it mildly. Laura channeled her buried rage into her studies, earned a law degree and joined the FBI. As a member of the new human trafficking task force, Laura wants to impress and she wants to make the perps pay.

Detective Lieutenant Steve Moretti moonlights at a very exclusive adult club, his reward is a free membership along with other perks. His family is pressuring him to find a nice woman and settle down, but that bridge was burned by his ex. His new view: Marriage is betting half your stuff that you'll love someone forever.

A kidnapping shocks Steve's town and the FBI is called in. Steve and Laura meet at the crime scene, sparks fly, and they work the case together. As passion ignites, their no-love commandment is tested. Can they overcome the heartbreak of betrayal and learn to love before it's too late? Are they so afraid they refuse to love at all?

Published by Blushing Books Publications, 2018. Available in print and digital.


Unsub


Six bodies turn up in a shallow grave near a beach on the east end of Long Island. The FBI discovers a connection to sex clubs in the area and a human trafficking ring. They receive a tip and believe a club in The Hamptons is the next target. Special Agent Alyx Cameron, a member of the FBI Division of Covert Affairs, volunteers to enter the club as a client in hopes of attracting the criminals and locating the headquarters and leaders of the ring.

Dr. Daniel Taylor left the lifestyle over a year ago and hasn't been to the exclusive St. Andrews Club since. When his best friend, the owner, asks him to train an FBI agent for undercover work, he initially resists, but the lure of having a week of steamy romance is tempting and besides, he'd be performing a service to the community.

Training a woman who is the opposite of a submissive proves challenging and before the week ends, Daniel realizes he cares for Alyx. Although Alyx agreed to the arrangement, she soon discovers it may be more than she bargained for and is further unsettled by her blossoming affection for Daniel.

Often at odds, can Alyx and Daniel work together for the greater good? Will they be able to keep their personal feelings separate from the assignment and remember it's just a job? Overcome by his need to protect her, can Daniel put those instincts aside and let Alyx do her job regardless of the danger?

Published by Blushing Books Publications, 2017. Available in print and digital.


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