Lancaster House Giveaway


Brand new covers for Lancaster House and The Middle Aisle!

~A paranormal romance series by Taylor Dean~

I love my OLD covers. (Pictured on the left.) I really do. They're different from the norm and that's why they captured my attention.

For Lancaster House, I liked the idea of a hand reaching out from the grave. It seemed appropriate to the story; Andre reaches out to Zoe from beyond the grave. It was Carrie-like and kind of creepy.

There's just one problem.

This is not a horror novel. Not at all. This is a paranormal romance. People who like horror are drawn to the cover and are sadly disappointed when they realize it's a romance.

People who love paranormal romance are turned off by the cover because it looks too creepy.

                                                         In other words, the cover just wasn't working.

I love The Middle Aisle cover because it matched Lancaster House so perfectly. And part of the story takes place in Monterey, California. Monterey is known for its Cypress trees. The tree on the cover of The Middle Aisle reminded me of a Cypress tree and seemed perfect.

But, if the right people aren't reading the first book, no one will ever read the second one no matter what the cover looks like!

Bam! Decision made!

It was time for new covers for Lancaster House and The Middle Aisle! I love the new covers because they speak so perfectly as to what's on the inside.

Without further ado, here they are, the new covers!


Lancaster House


Lancaster House



The Middle Aisle


The Middle Aisle


Author Taylor Dean

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up.


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Port Starbird Boost & Giveaway

A current Quarter-Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Awards!


Storm Ketchum, a damaged emigre to the coastal town of Avon on North Carolina's Outer Banks, is in love with his town, his island, and the sea, and vehemently opposed to the coastal development juggernaut that's sweeping across the modern-day Banks. He's an ardent admirer of Hemingway and of the Hatterasman, a rugged, self-sufficient abstraction from old-time Hatteras Island lore. He hates his name, is not a private eye, and isn't in fact any kind of detective at all - until he's forced to become one by extraordinary circumstances. 

On the verge of losing his modest waterfront home to an unscrupulous developer, Ketch stumbles onto the scene of a nonviolent crime that might coincidentally expose the perpetrator of an unsolved murder and enable him to save not only his own home, but also the similarly threatened bohemian boatyard community he's inexorably drawn into. And in case Plan A fails, he's hard at work on a Plan B that's both laudable and pitiable - if he can't stop them from seizing his property and ruining what's left of his historic town, he's hell-bent on turning the event into a political statement, by converting his bungalow into a new and embarrassingly prominent landmark. 

His allies include a loyal dog, a salty charter boat captain, the sketchy denizens of the boatyard, and an alluring dive instructor who may or may not have a hidden agenda. With the help of this motley crew, Ketch struggles to make sense of his new reality, while trying to save some of the things that really matter along the way.



I've been daydreaming about being a writer for quite some time. I wrote a novel that I tried to shop to
traditional publishers back in the Nineties, but it went nowhere (partly because it was admittedly not that good, now that I look back at it). But I thought I could do better, so after I retired from my previous career, I tried my hand at it again. The result was "Port Starbird" - and though I think it's good enough to be traditionally published, I chose to initially take the indie author route. Amazon makes it easy to do that nowadays, which I greatly appreciate; I like being free from corporate control; and I like being able to express myself freely and write about a place that's special to me - North Carolina's Outer Banks region. If you live in OBX, or like me have been there and would rather be there right now, you might enjoy my books!