Are you looking for novels that you can’t put down?

Are you looking for something to read that you will not be able to put down? Now is the time to pick up the Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge – 2-book series. They are gripping, suspenseful and unforgettable!

I wrote Hunting Mariah in 2014 and the sequel, Mariah’s Revenge in 2018. This first book was my first attempt at a novel for 18+. Up to this point I was writing for children and MG/PT/YA. This was not supposed to be a series. But some of my readers requested that I continue the series. They wanted to know what happened next to Mariah. I mentioned in previous posts how difficult it was to get away from the main protagonist. He kept coming to me in my dreams and haunting me during the first book and visited me again during the second one.

The main protagonist was finally satisfied when I completed both books. I was relieved to finish them myself. It was time to go onto something else. That is the reason why I write different genres and jump around between them in a dizzying way. I need to feel refreshed and start anew. I think writing for adults is much harder than writing for children and middle-graders/preteens/young adults.

If you haven’t checked out this 2-book series maybe now is the time to do that. You will not be disappointed and will not be able to put either book down. Please read in order – Hunting Mariah and then Mariah’s Revenge.



An insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives wronged him. He is now on the loose. His next victim may be Mariah.

Mariah has lost her memory. Will she remember what has transpired in her past? Can Mariah escape this deadly killer’s grasp. Will she finally be safe? Will the killer be apprehended?


This book begins where the first book, Hunting Mariah, left off. This suspense/thriller/crime novel will keep you turning pages as the tension grows. There will be twists and turns and some surprises. Many of the same characters will be in play to give support and encouragement to Mariah along the way.
A new man comes into Mariah’s life that reminds her of someone she wants to forget. He threatens to bring back the horrors that she and her family once endured. While the one she wants to forget suffers from a horrendous attack that puts his life in jeopardy.
Mariah must draw on her strength and resilience to survive danger at every turn. How much more can Mariah endure? How far will Mariah go to protect her family?

Here are the book trailers for each book.

Here is what readers are saying about the Mariah series using promos.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back again real soon! Thank you so much for your kind support and for any reviews you may post wherever my books are sold.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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