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About Lynda Haviland




This is where I’m supposed to tell you about myself in a cute or creative way. But the fact is that I’m a storyteller, not a biographer. My mind is filled with characters and plots that are far more entertaining than any attempt to make my normal life sound adorable or clever.

If you were here, I’d pour you a glass of Pinot Noir (or coffee, if it was a morning visit) and prompt you to talk about your life.

If you’re still around after the second glass of wine, then you might get me to admit that I’m a television and movie junkie. I have a very serious addiction to fiction. I would spend my last Hamilton ($10 bill) to keep my Netflix account going. When I’m procrastinating from writing (or housecleaning), I’m usually binge-watching something.

After my third glass of wine, I’ll probably be talking your ear off about the next character in my head. Believe me, I have a whole bunch of them living up there in my brain. They have to come out sometime. My hope is that I do justice to their stories.

And if you take a chance and settle in to read one of my stories — I sincerely hope you enjoy it.

Eternally thankful,

On the Bookshelf


If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.
–Toni Morrison


Welcome to Pearl Key — a barrier island paradise where white, sugary sand sifts between your toes, a cold drink sparkles in your glass, and a balmy breeze teases through your hair. But paradise has another side to it — a side where dark waters move slowly through ancient cypress swamps filled with things that flutter, things that crawl, and things with razor sharp teeth.

Florida has a wild and untamable spirit all its own. Its unique beauty — combined with an eclectic history full of conquistadors, Native Americans, settlers, pirates and circus folk — provides the perfect backdrop for my latest series of Hidden Coast Romances.

Each novella features Nellie Pearle, the ghost of a sideshow entertainer from the 1920s with a penchant for matchmaking. Look for her and other oddly entertaining residents of Pearl Key in upcoming adventures.

First published digitally as Something Borrowed, Something Blue in the anthology, Magical Weddings: 15 Enchanting Romances

She has a wedding to crash — until real love gets in the way! Veronica grew up shy, invisible, and hopelessly in love with Davis, the older of the Crowley brothers. When she returns home a beautiful, successful woman, she has one last chance to try for the love she’s always been denied. Will Veronica succeed in crashing Davis’ wedding? Not if Lucas Crowley, the younger brother, can help it. But how far will Lucas go to stop her?

First published digitally in the anthology, Spirits of the Season: 8 Haunting Holiday Romances.

It’s a holiday miracle! Hannah has an empty inn — except for the ghosts — and a chance to take her first Christmas vacation in years. But she just can’t turn away the handsome guest who arrives on her doorstep. An old beachside inn is the perfect place for Jackson to heal his broken heart, until a new spirit arrives — one who’s doing its best to destroy the joy of the season.

Desire comes with a wicked price. The long-lost Veils of Salome have resurfaced. As they have for centuries, the beautifully iridescent silks will enthrall a new victim—bestowing her with her greatest desire and then claiming a wicked price.

For thief Eva Ward, recovering the elusive and magical Veils of Salome is a professional triumph, but she can’t claim her bounty. Her client wants her dead. A dark wraith eternally bound to the veils seeks their destruction. And the longer Eva possesses the veils, the harder it will be for her to avoid the curse. She is desperate for a safe haven where she can plan a way out of this mess.

When Azarion is summoned once again by the cursed veils, he discovers they are within reach and he’s ready to act. He must find a way to destroy them and end the torment of his formless existence. But how can he when the current target of the veils is adorably distracting and she’s not going along with any of his plans?

From the safety of a magical hotel tucked between dimensions, Eva and Azarion search for an end to the curse—and they find a way to steal each other’s hearts.

A Hotel Paranormal story. The Hotel Paranormal is THE place for supernatural beings looking to get away from it all. Beings like werewolves, vampires, elves, sprites, djinn and more check in from all over the world for business and for pleasure — and sometimes for both. www.thehotelparanormal.com

In production now…publishing Summer 2018.

Huge Thanks!

With gratitude and admiration for my sister, Judy Lovell, for her lovely images on this website. She perfectly captures the elusive wildlife and dramatic landscapes of Florida. To see more of her work, please visit her photo galleries at JanthinaImages.com.


Contests, Giveaways & Downloads


I love freebies! And that inspires me to always have something available here for free — a small token of appreciation for taking the time to visit my website. Sometimes it’s a free digital download. Sometimes it’s swag. Sometimes it’s a contest or drawing for something crazy or fabulous! The current goodie up for grabs is…


So, I have exciting news to share….I am now a USA Today Bestselling Author! Woohooooo! Yes, that’s right. Bestselling author. I am so stoked about it. That’s a life goal achieved. Check.

As a Featured Author at IBF2018, I want to celebrate my new status. I have swag to celebrate…lots of swag. I have notecards, bookmarks, books, and more secret items in one giant basket.

IBF 2018 is right around the corner—just days away. August 9th – 12th at the Westin Lake Mary in Florida. Check out the details here: http://indiebookconvention.com/

On Saturday, August 11th, I’ll be in the FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC book signing event from 3-6 pm. Look for my sexy belly-dancer banner (shown here) and stop by.

REMEMBER: I have a HUGE swag bag to give away…and you don’t have to be present to win. (I will ship to anywhere in the continental U.S.)


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Lynda Haviland | Author of Paranormal Romance