GUARDED (A Tidewater Novel #2)


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She’s given up on finding love…

Veterinarian Shelley Morgan has always preferred animals to humans, and not simply because she can communicate with them psychically. Unlike most people she’s known, animals have never broken her heart. But after six months in her new town, some of her favorite four-legged companions begin disappearing from the local zoo. Determined to track down the animals and their thief, the telepathic vet decides to investigate, unknowingly delving into a deadly mystery…

He’s ready to make her heart go wild…

Although his bear-like physique has been an advantage in the Tidewater Police Department, Dev Jones’s size often intimidates people. Only Shelley has seen past his massive build to the intelligent man inside, but that was years ago. So when she contacts him requesting his help to solve a series of animal kidnappings, he’s eager to reconnect with her. But the thefts escalate to murder and all the evidence points to Shelley as the killer, and Dev faces a devastating choice: forsake his career or risk losing the woman he’s grown to love…


“This story has it all: murder, animal kidnapping and tender romance–that’ll liven up an afternoon!” 4 Stars RT Book Reviews

The appealing second Tidewater paranormal romantic suspense (after Spirited) introduces Dr. Shelley Morgan, a veterinarian with an unusual talent—she can talk to the animals like a latter-day Dr. Doolittle. Replacing the first book’s slapstick with pathos, Behre successfully balances the mystery with the love story.” Publishers Weekly

“Danger and passion explode in this thrilling paranormal romantic suspense.” 5 Stars Paranormal Haven

“Guarded is a stellar romantic thriller!” Wit & Sin

I look forward to reading more from this author who constantly surprises me.4.5 Skulls Literal Addiction

“Guarded was a fun delightful read, with a hot romance, mystery and action-packed suspense.” The Reading Cafe

“From the nerve wracking suspense to a sweet second chance at romance Guarded was a fantastic ride.” 4 Stars Herding Cats and Burning Soup

“AWESOME!” 4.5 Stars Long And Short Reviews

“I was pulled in like a fish and kept there. The mystery was nicely built up and kept me guessing through to the final reveal.” 4 Stars All Things Urban Fantasy

“The romance was sweet and sexy…” 4 Books Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks

“blends sensuality and mystery in an enjoyable tale.” 4 Stars Night Owl Reviews

Guarded by Mary Behre is a combination of a love story, a mystery, family drama, humor, and animals with paranormal thrown in.  All of these aspects are perfectly blended together to create a really great book.” 5 Stars Open Book Society

“Behre does an excellent job of balances the paranormal, suspense and romance making this reader grin. While these novels will delightfully work as standalone why miss the fun? Read them in order!” Caffeinated Book Reviewer 

This series is a perfect mix of paranormal, suspense and romance…” 4 Stars SNS Reviews

“I really love all the investigative work both books have had and I’m really excited to see how the 3rd sister and book fits into the dynamics that SPIRITED and GUARDED has set up. ” 4 Stars Urban Fantasy Investigations

“Mary knows how to write a thoroughly engrossing story that will keep you on the edge of your seat in suspense, intrigue and utter captivation.” 4 Stars Head Stuck in a Book

“Why you should read it: This is the second Tidewater book, and it’s a great series (so pick it up!). What I love is that Mary has dipped her toe into multiple genres and weaved them together.” Must-Read Paranormal USA Today Happy Ever After

“Loved it.” 4 Stars Talk Supe


SPIRITED (A Tidewater Novel #1)

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She’s running from who she is…

All Jules Scott wants is to live a normal, quiet life–preferably one that doesn’t include ghosts. Jules’s ability for communicating with the dead has brought her nothing but trouble. Despite her best efforts, needy spirits always find her and draw her into their otherworldly drama. When one implicates her in a series of deadly crimes, she may need to entrust her secrets to the person least likely to believe her…

He’ll do whatever it takes to catch her.

Detective Seth English can’t get distracted from the big case he’s working on, not even by his alluring new neighbor. He doesn’t believe that Jules had anything to do with the string of robberies-turned-murders that he’s investigating, but when she keeps showing up in all the wrong places, his gut tells him she knows more than she’s letting on. To solve his case, he’ll need to expose what the sexy redhead is hiding–no matter how impossible the truth may be…

PRAISE for Spirited:

“Lively, funny, and fresh, this engaging debut novel is just the thing for readers who want their mystery thrillers with a ghostly twist and an offbeat sense of humor.” Library Journal

“Behre’s exuberant debut paranormal romance is lighthearted and easygoing, with a slow-moving subplot that promises to spark future books.” Publishers Weekly

“Debut talent Behre quickly proves she will fit into the paranormal romance world very nicely with the launch of her first book, SpiritedThis mix of romance, ghostly visions and unexpected danger is unbelievably fun and thrilling! Fans of supernatural romance and chilling suspense will find that Behre is just their cup of tea!” RT Book Reviews

Add this book to your must read list.” Paranormal Romance Writers

“It’s Behre’s style of writing that has left me feeling I was a part of the characters’ world.” SMI Book Club

“A fast paced story that made me lose track of the time…” 4 1/2 Stars Top Pick, Night Owl Book Reviews

“I was blown away.” Best Book Rating, The Long and the Short of It Reviews

Spirited was a trip out of my comfort zone that turned out to be pretty fun… I couldn’t stop reading it.” Smart Bitches

“Spirited was a page-turning, compelling read that moved quickly and had me on the edge of my seat waiting for the great reveal of secrets!  The suspense just added to the story, and the characters kept me returning to Spirited.” Joyfully Reviewed

“This is a delightful read and unless you’re psychic, the ending will come as a surprise.” Happily Ever After Thoughts

“It was fun and sexy and thrilling and totally had me smitten.” Herding Cats and Burning Soup

“Behre crafts a story that incorporates humor, mystery, steam and trust, all with a side of bossy ghosts trying to get to the other side.” Scandalicious Book Reviews

“I thought the story was original and the mystery was brilliantly executed.” HEAs Are Us

“The characters are strong, compelling and ensure the reader wants to know more and the suspense builds throughout the story and the spirits are life like and send shivers up the reader’s spine.” 5 Drops Paranormal Haven

“The opening chapter to SPIRITED was fantastic and it only got better from there.” Urban Fantasy Investigations

“The author not only manages to make you laugh she also kept you on the edge of your seat with the suspense and mystery. “ 4 Stars SNS Reviews

“The pace is fast and the mystery is gripping, it’ll be hard to put down SPIRITED especially when you’re on the last 100 pages.”  4 Cups of Hot Soup TalkSupe

“This is an old fashioned whodunit with everyone racing to find the diamonds and the killer.” 5 Stars Ramblings From This Chick

“This is a very enjoyable story full of intrigue, humor, danger and romance.” Ramblings From a Chaotic Mind 

A lively début with an engaging romance, Spirited was lots of fun from start to finish!” The Demon Librarian

“Spirited by Mary Behre is a wonderful mixture of Romance, Paranormal, Mystery, and a little bit of Comedy.” Boekie’s Reviews

“Spirited is the debut novel from author Mary Behre, book one in the Tidewater series which from what I’ve read so far is going to be one fantastic series!” Head Stuck in a Book

“Those who enjoy paranormal romantic suspense with a touch of humor should grab this one up.” Delighted Reader

“Like a ghost story with heart? I do and that’s what I got when I read this book.” Rabid Reads

“Ms. Behre please keep writing because you are definitely my new favorite author!” 5 Diamonds These Curves Talk

Spirited was a fun paranormal mystery with ghosts, hot cops, sizzling attraction, and danger!” The Readers Den

“Spirited is an intriguing blend of romance, mystery and ghosts to keep you up late at night.”New York Times bestseller Dianna Love

“Great! A real-page turner. Be prepared, once you sit down to read, you won’t want to get up until you’ve finished the book.” – NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lynsay Sands

A sweet, funny, sexy debut! From the moment the heroine, dressed like a hooker, stumbles through the windowsill of the cop hero’s bedroom, you know you’re in for an unusual story. Spirited has twists and turns (and an occasional ghost!) to keep suspense readers happy and a poignant love story that will have you grabbing for a Kleenex.” -The Deadly Games Series author Lena Diaz

“Rich with mystery, hot romance, and sneaky humor, “Spirited” absolutely delighted me! The solid dose of supernatural thrills it offered—along with one of the hottest, most divine heroes EVER—had me curled beneath a blanket, shivering with the thrill of being swept up in the drama, magic and unexpected fun of heroine Jules Scott’s paranormal encounters. Beneath the ghostly mysteries lurks a sexual chemistry between Jules and detective Seth English that sets fire to the pages. It’s been a long time since I’ve come across as unique a premise as Ms. Behre offers her readers in “Spirited.”  No magic crystal ball is needed to foresee this writer is bursting with talent! I can’t wait for more from her!” –  Author of Games People Play & The Fifth Favor, Shelby Reed