HOME SCHOOLING: THE FIRE NIGHT BALL (released July 31, 2012) is a spicy spellbinder.
The Fire Night Ball, the first novel in Anne Carlisle's Home Schooling trilogy, is a perfect choice for readers who like their thrillers spicy and macabre. Set in 1977, at the height of sexual revolution, it's about a rude moral awakening. An unplanned pregnancy throws a curve ball into Marlena Bellum's dreams of a rosy future with her lover. Will she even make it through a family reunion in her remote Wyoming village?
Religious fanatics are bent on ridding the town of Satanic influence by targeting B. L. Zebub's, a hip private club at the castle-like Alta Hotel. Gifted with slightly paranormal powers, Marlena is the brains behind its success. She and owner Harry Drake, a married development mogul, are unaware their torrid affair is carrying on the storyline of an accursed couple from 1900.
Enter her budding romance with small town doctor Ron Huddleston, an old flame still carrying the torch. Is Ron the silver lining in the storm clouds gathering around Marlena?
The men attracted by her and the fanatics after her are thrown together in close quarters, with the ancestral curse never far behind. Marlena is looking into her crystal ball for a happily-ever-after.
But Harry is looking for a three-way romp, also to get past vandalism threatening his bottom line. Meanwhile, Marlena's ancestral home is slated to be sacrificed to development.
Will two deaths foretold hold true ? This darkly hilarious spellbinder climaxes amid bonfires, natural disasters, and attempted murder at the Christmas Fire Night Ball.