Summer Sisters Book 1
Summers was quite content with her life. A peaceful farm tucked in a
wooded area by the lake with her pets for company. A shop in the
small tourist town where she sells a potpourri of items that reflect
everything about her. She’s at peace. She’s Wiccan.
Farmer is the local sheriff. Small town boy who went to the big city
and joined the police force. Then he came home where he belonged. He
is deeply rooted in his Native American heritage.
had grown up knowing that there was more to the world that could be
explained or seen. But neither of them knew that their peaceful lives
could be disrupted in an instant by a legend long buried. A tale that
had been told to them by Logan’s grandmother when they were young
along with a warning that the ancient legend could replay during
was it really an ancient paranormal evil come to roost or were the
recent events merely the doings of a warped human mind? Or had the
human’s events shaped the return of the evil?
Summer Sisters Book 2
That is, until she was summoned to her home town of Lakewood to help
with banishing an ancient evil that had come to pay a visit to the
sleepy town. Then, she was faced with another woman whose secret
wasn’t so secret anymore.
Brock knew he had to help his friend, Logan Farmer. Logan had helped
him out too many times to turn his back and say no. However, he
didn’t realize that he would be called upon to pull out his law
license to defend a poor woman who had killed and mutilated her
husband on Halloween night. And he sure never expected to have to
deal with spoiled Teagan Summers as part of it.
and Teagan join forces as they work valiantly to not only defend a
murderess, but to help Teagan’s sisters and Logan Farmer as they
battle an unseen evil that threatens to destroy the small town of
Lakewood. And as they work together, they also form a tentative truce
that they both know could lead to more.
Summer Sisters Book 3
Summers had spent most of her adult life trying to find herself. The
youngest of the three Summer Sisters, she just couldn’t resist sowing
her wild oats and she had done it across the country. When her
sister, Alana, had summoned her to come home to Lakeview because she
was needed to do her part to hunt down and destroy an evil entity
which had been playing havoc on her hometown, she did so with the
intention of returning to her stand-up comedy gig in Las Vegas. She
had no idea her brief trip home would turn to months and that she
would end up finding out who she really was. Or that she would find
herself face to face with a man who could get her to want to settle
Michaels had been born and raised to be a farmer. It was what he did
best. So, when the opportunity to be the foreman at a farm near a
place called Lakeview, he had jumped at the chance. What he hadn’t
planned on was getting sucked into a paranormal nightmare. Things he
couldn’t even begin to fathom. Including finding himself deeply
attracted to a woman who could create magic with the tips of her
the conclusion of the Summer Sisters trilogy comes to an end, will
they be able to destroy the force that had unearthed itself from its
deep dark grave to destroy them?
Keefer is an indie romance author with an avid love of books. She
started writing poetry in high school and after encouragement from a
dear friend, wrote her first full length romance novel in 2007.
Coming Home was finally released as a self-published book in
holds an MBA in Human Resources and attended law school for two
years. She lives in rural Indiana with a menagerie of animals and
enjoys the peace of working in the garden and yard of her home. She
has three adult daughters and seven grandchildren and enjoys
crafting, cooking, reading, and studying spirituality in her spare
time when she’s not writing or working at her day job.
Her household includes a spoiled dog, three cats, two goats and a
stubborn miniature horse.
steadily down and battered against the tin roof of her little cabin. Normally, she would have enjoyed
the music created by the rain. It was normally a soothing sound to her. But tonight, something kept
sending chills up her spine as if in warning of some impending crisis. She shivered then, as the chill
became more pronounced when she thought about it. Pulling the heavy crocheted afghan around her
more tightly, she scooted her chair closer to the fire and rested her feet on the thick, tri-colored fur of
her mixed breed dog, Buddy. The big animal was laying on the rag rug by the hearth. He snorted in his
sleep and rolled on his back to expose his belly. Part bloodhound, part St. Bernard, and part God only
knew what, he still played like a puppy even though he was nearing six years old this winter.
“You’re such a silly dog, you even want your belly rubbed in your sleep.” She laughed and ran her
stocking foot along his chest. The big dog was a comfort to her on nights like this. Alana wasn’t afraid to
be out here, in the middle of nowhere, alone. It was just that tonight, something troubling was brewing
and it was pricking at the edges of her peace.
The day had started out like most of her early autumn days. Getting up well before the sun came up, she
had done some yoga, meditated and gave thanks for the many blessings life had given her. Breakfast
had been a healthy combination of fruit, yogurt and granola with a cup of Irish breakfast tea sweetened
with honey from the local beekeeper. After Buddy and Anastasia, her cross-eyed white Siamese cat had
been fed, she spent some time cutting lavender and collecting ripe vegetables from her garden. Since
the day had been sunny, she decided to leave the truck in the barn and ride her bicycle the three miles
into town where she had her shop, Blessed Be.
Blessed Be was her pride and joy. A little bit of everything that Alana loved. She carried candles,
potpourri and soaps made in her kitchen, herbs she grew in her own garden, used and new books, music
CDs, and handmade crafts. Occasionally she would do the occasional spell or reading when it felt right to
This morning the shop had been especially busy for a week day and she didn’t notice when the clouds
started gathering off to the west, filtering out the sun. She did some accounting work while she ate her
lunch, vegetable soup brought to her by her friend Bessie at the little diner opposite her shop, and
caught up on her internet orders. When the delivery man pulled up out front to collect her shipments,
he shook his head.
“Sure is a long winded storm brewing on the other side of the lake. I hope you drove to work this
morning.” She looked up from her work, a calligraphy piece with an Irish blessing on recycled paper, she
noticed through the front window the dark clouds that appeared to be boiling in the sky. By the time she
closed the shop at five, the clouds were still hanging angrily in the sky but had not moved any closer to
Lakeview, the small town that sat on the northern bank of Victory Lake.
The main street of town ended at the public access beach which boasted a smattering of guest cabins
that were generally full the entire summer. As she rode her bicycle home, she kept a close watch over
her left shoulder and noticed that the clouds were moving along the same path as her own. She got the
first chill up her spine as she rode the bicycle down the lane to her little farm.Sitting here now, she had a feeling something was about to usurp the peacefulness of their small town.
She had circled her cabin and barn with salt, reciting the protection spell her mother taught her and her
sisters many years ago while they were mere children. “It is the most important spell you must learn.”
She could hear her as if she were right in front of her today, even though Rowena was tucked away in
County Kildare in Ireland with Alana’s stepfather Niall Fitzgerald.
Rowena decided when the last of her daughters had turned twenty-one, it was time for her to go in
search of her heritage which led her to Ireland. Alana, being the oldest of the three sisters probably
remembered her father the most. Hobart Summers was a somber man, the exact opposite of their
mother who was always filled with light, laughter and good spirit. He had been a good provider and
when he passed from a sudden brain aneurism at thirty-five, he had left them with enough to live
comfortably until they were all grown.
With her husband gone, Rowena was tired of living in the city and felt drawn to move all of them to
Lakeview where she had worked as the manager to the lake cabins during the tourist season and part
time at the small, local library during the off season.
Alana loved the peaceful solitude here in the country on her farm, and she relished the familiarity of
small town life. Her sisters had chosen entirely different lives. Teagan was the materialistic one of the
three and she had gone to college with the intent of learning something that would land her a wealthy
husband and lifestyle. Not faring well on the first with a messy divorce behind her, she was a travel
agent in Miami, Florida. Riana was the youngest of them, she was still finding her way in life, living like a
modern-day gypsy moving every few months and doing whatever job appealed to her at the moment.
The last Alana knew, she was working as a black jack dealer in Las Vegas.
Alana smiled to herself as she thought of her sisters. She missed them when they weren’t here and
when they were both here for a visit, she spent most of her time and patience mediating between the
younger two. Teagan always judging Riana for her lack of direction and Riana reminding Teagan that she
was the one who had married a drunk playboy that had made sure she didn’t have ‘jackshit’ to show for
it when they got divorced. And when Alana tried to intervene, they both inevitably turned on her and
told her that she was going to live like an old maid the rest of her life if she stayed in this boring hole of a
town. Rowena called weekly to check on all of them, but most of the time the only one that she could
ever get hold of on a regular basis was Alana. “You are such a grounding force for our family, Alana.”
That was always how Rowena ended their calls. Sometimes, Alana didn’t want to be the grounding
force but it was what it was. Alana’s Wiccan element was Earth and that was what Earth did, it
grounded. She reached for her tea and took a sip, enjoying the rich flavor of Earl Grey, her favorite. The
fire crackled and Buddy groaned in his sleep, his back leg jumping as he dreamed of chasing some poor
rabbit or squirrel in the woods. Anastasia was perched on the back of the sofa, her purring so loud that
Alana could hear her from where she sat in her grandmother’s old wing chair on the opposite side of the
room. The lights flickered a bit, but Alana was well prepared after spending the first winter without
electric about half of the time. She had installed a propane powered generator the following spring
which switched on automatically if the power went completely out.
Her cabin was cozy. She didn’t know exactly when it had been built, but she guessed probably in the
early nineteen thirties when Lakeview first became a tourist spot. The property sat three miles from the
town and about three and a half from the main shoreline but in this spot there was a small inlet the size
of a large pond just a few hundred yards behind the barn. The main living area was open with thekitchen to the front on the right side of the entrance with a breakfast bar being the only thing that
separated it from the small dining area that held a round table with two ladder back chairs.
The hand hewn, pine cabinets were plentiful and she had a laundry room off the kitchen which had yet
more pantry storage. Beyond that area was her bathroom with its antique, claw foot tub and a more
recently added modern shower. The sitting area of the living room was to the back of the cabin with a
natural stone fireplace on one wall and bookcases tucked under the open staircase that led to the loft
above. A door was in the middle of the bookcases and that door led to a small guest room where the
previous owners had left twin beds.
A set of French doors faced the back, something that Alana had installed when she moved in so that she
could have a good view of the woods from the covered back porch during the summer and from her
living room in the winter. She used the space in the loft for her bedroom where she had put a king-sized
bed in the middle of the room where the peak of the roof was. Her plan was to someday have a skylight
installed in the roof above her bed so that she could see the moon and stars from her bed at night and
so that the sun shone down on her every morning.
Generally, she watched television in the evening once the sun went down while she either read a book
or did a needlecraft project. Her home was filled with things she had created herself and she loved
books, which was evident by the full shelves under the staircase. Tonight, the satellite dish had gone on
the fritz long before the rain started, so she turned on the CD player and listened to some relaxing
instrumental music while she ate her dinner. Ham and cheese sandwich between two slices of
homemade bread and a handful of sweet potato chips dipped in some caramel sauce.
She pondered how to fill the evening ahead. It had gotten dark early because of the approaching storm,
a stark reminder that as the coming days passed by, winter would be nearer. When she consulted the
earth spirits over the weekend during her Sunday afternoon ritual, they warned of an early winter and
urged her to finish up the harvest as quickly as possible. However, the popcorn was not nearly mature
enough to harvest and would need at least another month. The pumpkins and squash weren’t
completely ripened either and her three apple trees had not fared well this year because of a late freeze
that killed most of the early blooms. But she had heeded their warning and picked what she could,
spending most of the afternoon on Sunday roasting sunflower seeds and stringing peppers to hang in
the laundry room to dry.
The book on the table by her chair beckoned to her. It was a recent best seller by one of her favorite
authors, a romance writer who threw in a little bit of paranormal for a twist. She picked up the book
and tucked her legs up beneath her, the afghan wrapped around her lower body. Maybe reading
something romantic would ease the uncomfortable feeling that still permeated her body.
The sound of the rain on the roof, the crackle of the fire, the softly playing music combined to relax
Alana as she read and she felt her eyelids go heavy. Her breathing became shallow and the book slipped
from her hands onto her lap as she dozed off.
She was running through the woods toward the small inlet behind the barn. The full moon overhead lit
her way through the branches of the trees that had shed a portion of their leaves. Something, someone
was compelling her to come.
Help. Help me. Please help me.
A cloud drifted across the moon and the woods was dark for a moment but it didn’t matter, she knew
these woods like the back of her hand. One of the gifts of having Earth as her own element. Her bare
feet touched the damp ground, the recent rain leaving puddles in some parts of the path that weren’t
covered by the trees.
Why am I here? Oh, yes, the compelling subconscious knowledge that she was needed to help someone.
Suddenly, the woods closed up and the path disappeared. How could this be? This was a familiar path.
Where was Buddy? He had been ahead of me. She tried to call out to him but nothing came out of her
mouth. Had she remembered to ground and protect herself before rushing out of the cabin in the middle
of the night? She couldn’t remember. The moon disappeared completely, only it wasn’t the clouds that
were covering the moon. What is it? It feels bad. Evil. Wicked. She tripped over a root that shouldn’t
have been in her path and felt herself falling. Falling. Falling.
The wind picked up outside the cabin and a branch banged against the window, causing Anastasia to
come off her perch on the back of the sofa and hiss. It was a chain reaction then, with Buddy stiffening
up under her feet and sending out a warning growl. Anastasia growled low in her throat, a warning
growl, then arched her back with the hair standing up. Buddy came to his feet and ran toward the door,
barking vigorously, the sound echoing throughout the cabin.
Alana awoke with a start and took a relaxing breath when she realized she had fallen asleep and was
dreaming. But something was wrong, she could sense it. Buddy was still barking furiously at the door
and as she got up, his tail started wagging and he let out a whine about the same time a knock sounded
at her door. Buddy whined again and pawed at the door.
She blinked the last remnants of sleep out of her eyes and got up from the chair, crossing the wood floor
in her stocking feet. Reaching for the door knob she pushed gently at Buddy with her foot. “Move, you
big lug. I can’t open the door with you in front of it.” The dog complied, his whole body wagging now
and his tongue lolling out the side of his mouth, ready to give a serious tongue bath to whomever was
on the other side of the door.
When she pulled the door open, a tall, familiar form was standing on her porch under the yellowish
light. His back was to her, but she recognized the jeans clad figure with the holster at his side. Logan
Farmer, the county sheriff, turned to face her and the look on his face was a grim one. “Alana. It’s not
good.” He took a breath, his shoulders lifting and falling with the action. “Old Herman Monroe. I got
the call about an hour ago.” He looked down at his feet for a moment and Alana followed his gaze.
The boots were covered with mud and something else. Blood. She put a hand out to touch his arm.
She and Logan had been friends since they were kids and he had even dated her sister, Teagan, briefly.
Very briefly. “What is it, Logan?”
When he looked up at her, his dark eyes were glistening with unshed tears. “He’s dead, Alana. His wife
went to search for him when he didn’t come in for dinner and she found him in the barnyard. She
thought maybe he slipped in the mud when he was feeding the livestock but when she looked closer, it
looked…” His words trailed off and he appeared to be trying to compose himself before he continued.
This time, when Alana touched his arm she closed her eyes and the image came into her mind as clearly
as if she had seen it herself. The old man lying in the muddy barnyard with his dead eyes staring up in
fear and his throat ripped out. She pulled away, her stomach roiling and tears coming to her eyes. “An
animal? How can that be, Logan?”
He lifted his eyes to meet hers. “You know how as well as I do. We all knew this was going to happen.”
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