Available February 2019


Amityville Magic - Once Upon A Time there was Fairy Tale

You think she's going to cast a spell over me or something?

Amityville doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to Spirits but if there's anyone who can change that, it's the Anastasio family. They've ruled Long Island for decades with an iron fist and, every now and then, a little bit of magic. They know what most people don't: that Spirits need a little help here on earth, and if we're willing to give it to them, they are willing to help us in return. Lorelei Anastasio calls them favors. Tiffany Bennett calls them spells and is certain her brother, Adrian, has been under one for the last ten years of his life.

When Lorelei shows up at Nana's funeral, Adrian is baffled by her sudden reappearance in Amityville. Did she come back just for him or is her presence brought on by a completely different set of circumstances? He's about to find out and what he discovers is a lot more sinister than he could have ever imagined.

As Adrian travels back and forth between his boyhood home of Amityville and the new home he's created with Lilah in Woodlawn, a strange pattern emerges, and he learns that the case he thought was closed isn't closed at all. Now Adrian is torn between two women. One holds the key to justice in a long fought battle between sovereignty  and compassion. The other holds his heart. As he struggles with his emotions for these two women he loves, he learns the past truly can haunt the present, and ultimately, threaten the lives of the people he loves most.

Amityville Magic - Fairy Tale

from Amityville Magic-Once Upon A Time there was Fairy Tale



“Adrian?” I called, and he stopped at the doorway to the kitchen.


“Have you talked to Lorelei since Nana’s funeral? Since the kiss?”

“I’ve been wondering when you were going to ask me about that,” he said. “Yes, I have.”

I could feel my heart beating faster inside my chest, so I took a deep breath. 

“I don’t want you to think I’m being possessive over you,” I said carefully. “I don’t want you to think I don’t trust you.”

“I don’t think that,” he said. “I’m just surprised you haven’t asked me before now.”

I tried to think of a simple question I could ask that wasn’t about his past with her.

“What does she do?” I asked as I leaned up against the washing machine.

“For a living?” he asked.


He looked down then leaned up against the door jamb again with his hands in front of him.

“It’s not your typical job,” he said. “In fact, it’s kind of…” He hesitated. “She’s a Spiritualist.”

“What’s a Spiritualist?” I asked.

“She talks to dead people,” he said.

“Are you screwing with me right now?” I asked. He looked down again then back up to me.


“Is this why you wanted to get rid of the Ouija board?” He laughed.

“There are a lot of malevolent Spirits out there,” he said. “But no.”

  “You believe there are malevolent Spirits out there?” I asked.


“You’re serious, aren’t you?” I asked.


“You believe her?”

“That she can do it?” he asked.

“Yes,” I said.

“I do.” He tapped his fingers on the door frame.

“Have you seen her do it?” I asked. He looked down.

“No,” he said.

“But you believe her when she says she can?”

“Yes,” he said. “She wouldn’t lie about it, and it is my understanding a lot of people in Amityville go to her for help.”

“Has she always done this?” I asked.

“I’m not sure what she did before,” he said. “But she has a master’s in linguistics and she’s spent a lot of time overseas.”

“Wow,” I said. “I’m guessing she speaks several languages?”

“Yeah,” he answered. “She speaks French, Swedish, Catalan, Hindi and Italian.”

“What’s Catalan?”

“It’s kind of like Spanish,” he answered. “Except it’s not. I guess its closer to French and Italian. It’s a romance language. She learned it while she was living in Barcelona.”

“And she’s talking to dead people for a living??”


“Why??” I asked. “Why wouldn’t she be doing something with her degree? She could be like a world ambassador or something.”

“Yeah,” he said and chuckled. “She could, but she thinks her ability is more important. Not many people can do what she does.”

“Talk to dead people,” I said. It wasn’t a question.

“Helping people,” he said. I smiled. “It’s something her family has been doing for generations, so I guess she feels it’s her responsibility to pass it on.”

“So, she gives up the possibility of being a world ambassador to pursue Spiritualism,” I said. Also, not a question, but he responded anyway.

“Well, I don’t think she’s given it up,” he said. “She’s just not using it right now.” 

“She must be very passionate about this Spiritualism thing,” I concluded.

“Yeah, she is.”

“Do you think she would like me?” I asked thoughtfully. 

“I think she would love you,” he said and smiled.

That was a surprise.



“She wouldn’t be jealous of me?” I asked.

“No,” he said. “Lorelei isn’t like that.”

“Well, now you’ve made me want to meet her even more.” He smiled again.

“You will,” he said as he walked back over to me. He kissed me softly. “I promise.”



THE PAGES IN BETWEEN IS HILARIOUS, SEXY AND THOUGHT PROVOKING. Lilah and Isabel will challenge your ideas of right and wrong. Just how far can you bend the rules? If your curious about your relationship with God, Lilah Trenton and Isabel Lund might be able to help. But don't expect a Bible thumping story or a lecture on flawless living. These women aren't perfect, but they are real. They make bad choices and have a penchant for not following the rules. They drink, swear, and have questionable morals, especially when it comes to men. Their parenting skills aren't exactly based on principled decisions either, which is why all the teenagers in the neighborhood want to hang out at Isabel's pool. But their lives are about to change dramatically when someone they least expect comes into their world.

  " LILAH AND ISABEL will become your new best friends. They'll take you down a path of unrighteousness, then bring you back out into the light ~ and you’ll enjoy a lot of cocktails along the way. Their story will get inside your heart and make you wonder why on earth you haven’t thought of “that” yet. Stock your bar before you sit down to read though, because as your friendship with them deepens, you sure as hell won’t want to miss any of their daily happy hours – or their advice." 

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The Pages in Between: A Story of Love, Life & Cocktails by Renay

Jordan is a rollicking ride with a strong appeal to fans of women's

fiction. When the story begins, we meet Lilah who thinks everything

about Woodlawn hints at the idea of a "small town mentality.” She

states: “I’m used to big cities with people who have big city

thoughts, aspirations, and attitudes. Woodlawn isn’t that place.” In

fact she believes, as do most people, that a place like Woodlawn is

made up of people who are closely knit and who don’t want to

move away, people not as open-minded as she would want them to

be. Follow Lilah and Isabel as they explore the deeper meaning of

friendship, set off on an adventure characterized by dates,

cocktails, and a lot of laughter. And how do they parent? What

about their loose morals and the fact that Isabel’s pool has just

become a hangout for the girls in the neighborhood?

The story is hilarious and readers are introduced to characters who

are gutsy and who aren’t afraid to make mistakes while following

their passions. The alternating POVs is one of the great successes

of this story. It allows the depth of character to be felt by readers

while creating suspense that makes the story even more enjoyable

as readers shift from one voice to the next. Renay Jordan brings a

lot of realism into the narrative and creates characters that are

genuinely flawed, rich in their humanity, and exhibiting desires that

readers can easily identify with. The Pages in Between: A Story of

Love, Life & Cocktails features impeccable prose, filled with exciting

dialogues and passages that are intelligently written and insightful.

You will love the characters and they will remind you of the merits

of loosening up a bit in life.

Other Reviews from Readers

The Pages In Between

 From the first page to the last, I was drawn in. The author breathed life into each of these greatly seasoned characters and put the reader directly into their story. I highly recommend this book and I can assure from my personal experience that you will not want it to end. It has every element that pulls you in and takes you in a roller coaster ride that will have you wanting to re-read it. I know that I certainly will!  ~Gwen B.


This book lures you in from the very beginning.  You become so invested in the characters that it's impossible to put it down.  There are moments when you will think,  "Wait,  did i read that wrong? Let me go back and re-read that" to moments where you want to shake them and tell them to get it together.  The book is incredible.  It's a definite page-turner, and a multiple reads book. Do yourself a favor and read it... at least once. ~Amy

my new favorite book! 

this is my new favorite book. it kept me up all night reading, and i finished the entire book in less than two days. i was intrigued and entertained from the first page to the last. the ending wasn't expected at all and got me wanting more. i cant wait for the second book!!  :) ~Susan

Best Book Ever!! 

I'm not much of a reader and honestly I never read. But, I was recommended The Pages In Between by one of my friends. As I started reading, the words sucked me in and had me so interested. I loved this book from beginning to end. Matter of fact I’m reading it a second time! I can’t wait to read Amityville Magic! ~Lindsey

About the Author


Renay Jordan was born in Virginia and grew up in a small town outside Richmond. She has four children whose crazy antics are the sole reason she created a daily happy hour and who, consequently, inspire every story she writes.

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