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“Author Tanya R. Taylor never disappoints!”– Amazon customer.

Escape to the exciting world of the Cullen family where there are very few “ordinary” days. Adventures, mysteries, ghosts, witches, artifacts, missing corpses are familiar territory. Watch Mira evolve from a curious teenager to a respected doctor, and her daughter Rosie, from an endearing six-year-old to a mature teenager. They share an amazing gift some people may love to have and others quietly thank their lucky stars that they don’t.

Once you meet the Cullens, however, they become dear to your heart and you’d want to go on every adventure they will ever have. A sure classic.


Excerpt from The Lost Children of Atlantis

Will be released on Wednesday, February 28th!


~ Water’s Edge ~

Sunday, July 6th

“Here, kitty kitty!” Brandon Haygood could have kicked himself for losing sight of his precious cat during their forest walk.

Emerging from the shade of a cluster of tall trees, he came upon a body of water he never knew was there – a long stretch of resplendent liquid as far as his eyes could see. Nothing else was noticed other than a few houses farther down and the vast forest behind him. His beloved Pearl was nowhere in sight.

Looking out at the water, Brandon got the sense that it possessed a mystical quality, and stepping a few feet closer to the water’s edge, that feeling of its esoteric attributes intensified. A hundred yards down the sea shore, little Pearl with her brown and white fur was a mere ten yards away from the water. She could hear the soft, gentle voices summoning her to come closer, and for a short while, she stood and listened as her ears perked forward to their constant call. She soon advanced with several short steps and could hear Brandon calling her now too, but the voices from the water were shamelessly more appealing, more calming, and each second that sailed by, nearly irresistible.

“Here, kitty kitty!” Brandon started walking down the stretch. There was no way with his Myopia that he could see Pearl from that distance.

Pearl had finally made it to the water’s edge; the summoning still in full force. The water glistened beneath the rays of the sun and barely moved with the light wind.

“Come in!” Went a loud whisper that the cat seemed to have clearly understood. One paw hit the water and Pearl pulled back. It wasn’t cold; it just didn’t feel…right. Suddenly, there was a slight ripple of the water and from beneath emerged a head of long, black, straggly, shoulder-length hair, a face hidden beneath and a hand that reached out and grabbed Pearl’s little foreleg and pulled her into the water. The cat’s meow was heard by Brandon a good ways off as the animal was yanked beneath the mysterious sea.

“Kitty?” Brandon squinted his eyes attempting to see farther down. “Is that you, kitty?”

He started in the direction of what he thought was a squeal, then halfway there where the ripple had been, he heard a cat’s meow. Excitement filled his veins; he was sure he was getting closer to his beloved Pearl. He turned his head in the direction of the water again. It seemed to be glistening even brighter in the sun. He thought it looked magical.

“Come!” He heard in a whisper! “Come over here!”

Brandon knew he had heard that beautiful, soft voice as clear as day. He was sure that body of water was somehow beckoning him.


“Kitty! kitty! Where are you?!” He stopped in his tracks, looking more closely at the water as far out as his eyes would permit. He was sure he had heard his cat’s cry from somewhere in the midst of it. Standing there, he felt a strange gravitation and slowly, he advanced to the water’s edge. “I’m coming for you, kitty. Don’t be afraid.”

He stepped in and immediately something grabbed his ankle and he was pulled under. His brown hat alone remained on the seashore.

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Exclusive Blurb for ‘The Haunting of Merci Hospital’

The Official Diane Morasco Website™

the-haunting-of-mercy-hospitalNo one expects to visit the hospital for a non-threatening injury only to never come out again. Merci Hospital, one the oldest in the county, has served countless patients for practically decades. However, something is now very odd about the place as some who are admitted report seeing things that are not there and others never get to talk about it.

Catherine Lucene is fairly new at Merci, a highly regarded nurse whose reputation for excellence and compassion in healthcare precedes her. She gradually becomes aware of the inexplicably sinister happenings at the hospital, but the underlying cause of it all evades her. Will Catherine’s determination to uncover the truth help preserve the lives of those not yet lost–including her own–or will her curiosity of the “unknown” propel her into a horrifying state of being she never knew existed?


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Excerpt- Haunted Cruise: The Shakedown

Excerpt: Haunted Cruise: The Shakedown

They all took off down the passageway; the captain hollering behind his officer and Dellie. Bruce shortly made an abrupt, right turn and fumbled at the door of a cabin, quickly entered and locked it. He ventured over to a section of the room near a window and cowered in the corner like a frightened child. Keeping his eyes and the beam of his flashlight affixed to the door, he prayed the prayer he saw himself uttering in the dream. Panic struck him as he recalled the events of his nightmare. He was just like that! Hiding in a small cabin… alone. Then, that scent again — the sickening smell of death pierced through the doorway as a massive pile of ashes. Bruce knew, without a doubt, that he had just said his final prayer.


Review of ‘Cornelius’

I was pleasantly surprised several weeks back when the very talented and gifted Diane Morasco from Morasco Media and J. Fox Ink told me that she already had almost all of my books and was about to get busy reading them. Since then, she has read three of them and I, of course,  am very happy that she enjoyed them all.

Recently, her review of my latest release Haunted Cruise: The Shakedown was posted on Blogcritics and swept up by America’s Most Haunted. Yes! They, in turn, tweeted about it (their tweet is listed here to the right corner of this site).

Now, today, Diane’s review of my #1 best selling book Cornelius has gone live. I am humbled by what she has written in each instance.  You may find her review of Cornelius here 🙂 :


Excerpt: HAUNTED CRUISE: The Shakedown

I decided to post a little excerpt from my latest book ‘Haunted Cruise: The Shakedown’, but first of all, I’d like to thank everyone for all of your support. The book has been well received since being released on May 22nd and I’m really thankful for that. I dedicated it to my son on his fourteenth birthday and although he likes mostly comic books, I’m sure he’ll read this one. 🙂

To those who haven’t yet read it, if you’ve ever felt unappreciated by your significant other, what Dellie went through with her husband, Rob, might resonate with you. Sometimes when we get attached to a person, we don’t realize that there might be invisible “baggage” that they’re carrying along with them. Baggage that could affect their behavior Big Time. The problem is figuring out how to deal with it. Not only did Dellie have to contend with this, she had no idea that what she was about to face in the coming days would be far more severe and heart-wrenching than a trip to divorce court.


Excerpt: Chapter One

“I’ve had enough of you! You’ll never change. And for your information, I fell out of love with you ages ago!” Dellie snarled, looking squarely into her husband’s hazel eyes. He had never remembered her being so angry.

“How can you say that?” Rob replied with disappointment that heavily weighed on him. “We’ve built a life together for seven years. Seven years!”

“You’ve built a life for yourself, Rob Hayworth. You’ve walked all over me and treated me like a friggin’ doormat. What else did you expect?” She scanned his face for a logical response. “Did you think I’d let your ice-cold treatment of me all these years with you showing up at all hours of the morning just slide by? For Heaven’s sake, you walked in with a freakin’ smile on your face countless times after I’ve been sitting up half the night waiting for you, wondering if you’d had an accident. And you didn’t even have the decency to pick up a phone and call. You’re an evil man, a monster, my greatest enemy and I hope you rot in hell!”

She turned away and picked up her suitcase. “While I’m gone, think about finding someplace else to live. I don’t want you here when I get back.”

“Dell… let’s just talk about this. You know what kind of life I’ve had before I met you.  I’m trying. What more can I do?” He raised his hands hopelessly.

“You weren’t trying hard enough and that last show of disrespect toward me as your wife was the last. You can be with that tramp because we’re over!”

“But we never did anything, Dell. I keep telling you that! Someone told you they saw us holding hands and you want to throw away our marriage for that?”

Dellie dropped her suitcase and stood boldly in front of him. “I didn’t throw anything away, Rob. You did! And don’t pretend like you haven’t had affairs before. You’ve treated me like trash for far too long and now that I’m standing on my own two feet with a good, steady job, you suddenly think I’m worthy of respect? I’m now worthy to be your wife? You must be kidding!”

She turned away and Rob reached for her arm.

Dellie glanced at his hand, then looked into his eyes. They no longer made her feel all tingly inside like they used to. As handsome a man that Rob was, nothing about him was appealing to her anymore. “If you don’t get your hand off of me at this very moment, my martial arts training will come in handy just about now,” she calmly said.

Although the little lady’s skills were no match for his physical strength and stature, Rob slowly released his grip.

Dellie picked up her suitcase again and headed for the front door.

“Dell, I’m…”

“Save it!” she said before slamming the door behind her.

Rob went after her, but halted as far as the doorway. He stood watching as she headed toward the silver Chevrolet parked out front. The car’s engine was running and the morning air held a slight mist that gathered around the hood of the vehicle. Dellie, dressed in a pair of loosely-fitted, washed-out blue jeans, a white pullover with sleeves rolled up to her elbows and a black cap on her head, walked hurriedly toward her ride. Gwen was at the wheel looking as she approached, glancing back a couple of times at Rob standing in the doorway.

 “Dell!” he called again as his wife hopped inside the car.

Gwen sat there unsure of what to do.

“Let’s go,” Dellie told her.

Gwen looked back at Rob one last time before pulling off. She glanced at her friend a few yards down the road. “I suppose you told him.”

Dellie’s focus was straight ahead. “Yeah. I did.” She sighed.

“Guess he didn’t take it well at all, huh?”


Gwen could sense that the decision was a difficult one. She touched Dellie’s arm. “Everything will be all right. It’ll just take time.”

“I know,” Dellie replied softly. “I know.”


This is going to be one unforgettable journey across the deep, blue sea.

Dellie Hayworth has landed a job with one of the largest shipbuilding companies after years of unemployment. She is sent off to sea with her marriage in shambles and seemingly beyond repair. For two weeks, she will reside in the luxury vessel, ‘The Caesar’, in anticipation of what awaits her when she returns home. However, she, nor any other member of the crew, can fathom what awaits them in the middle of the ocean.


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Excerpt: HAUNTED CRUISE (Coming May 22, 2016).

Excerpt: HAUNTED CRUISE (Coming May 22, 2016).

She felt the anger boiling up inside of her. She had done everything she could possibly think of to get him to recognize the error of his ways, to get help, and to get their life and marriage on track. He refused to look in the mirror of his soul — perhaps too painful a task it was, but his resistance was in the meanwhile eating away at his marriage like a cancer eating away at the bones until there was nothing left to destroy; nothing left to kill; nothing left to revive.




This is going to be one unforgettable journey across the deep, blue sea. No member of the crew could have ever imagined it. Will they survive the upcoming terror or will they be so frightened that they’d opt to find an easier way out?

Dellie Hayworth has landed a job with one of the largest shipbuilding companies after years of unemployment. She is sent off to sea with her marriage in shambles and seemingly beyond repair.  For two weeks, she will reside in the luxury vessel, ‘The Caesar’, in anticipation of what awaits her when she returns home. However, neither she, nor any other member of the crew can fathom what awaits them in the middle of the ocean.

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