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Mavis Applewater


Boston native Mavis Applewater started writing at the request of a very wise woman; she claims that is why she married her. She is the author of seven full length novels, The Brass Ring, Checkmate My Sisters Keeper, Tempus Fugit, Goldie Winner Whispering Pines and her latest Finding My Way. She has also penned four collections of shorts stories including Goldie Finalist for best Erotica. In addition she has recently released two novellas That Thursday Afternoon and the Everlasting trilogy. She is looking forward to the release of Blair's Bounty, Remember When and the very first Harper Winston thriller.

Finding My Way


Wednesday Afternoon Press is thrilled that Finding My Way is still #1 In LGBT Drama


Award winning author Mavis Applewater presents a classic romance about coming out and learning that life doesn't always go as planned. Dr. Stephanie Grant has planned out every detail of her life. Accepting a teaching position at Prower University was all part of that plan. Until the day she meets Alex Kendell and suddenly she finds her life spinning out of control leaving her wondering if she was ever happy.

The Brass Ring


Back In Print!!


The re-edited second edition of Mavis Applewater's debut novel! Before there was Checkmate there was The Brass Ring.


Mavis Applewater's debut novel The Brass Ring is back. In the first Caitlin Calloway Mystery, med student Jamie Jameson meets a sexy policewoman Caitlin Calloway who turns her world upside down. The trouble begins when the relationship falls apart. Twelve years later the two are reunited. Haunted by the past and a danger that neither could have imagined they fight to find the love the have lost while fighting to stay alive.

Home for the Holidays


Teresa is looking forward to the holiday weekend until her mother asks for a simple favor. Could she drive someone home for the holiday? A simple request except the person she is being asked to drive is her ex-lover Lindsey.  Follow Teresa and Lindsay through a series of holiday romps in this 2007 Goldie Finalist for Best Erotica.

The Price I Paid


Imagine waking up and not remembering the past year of your life. Then imagine you've remembered falling in love with a vampire who has mysteriously vanished from your life. Samantha searches for her truth while looking and hoping her true love, Khristina, returns to her.

Following this novella read the included bonus story "The Wake of Night" which tells of the Belcourt clan long before Khristina meets Samantha.



At long last, the sequel to Mavis's perennial  favorite:" The Brass Ring".

Detective Caitlin Calloway had busted her tail gathering evidence in a rash of killings. Just as she
figured out the clues, the killer surprised her in the police parking garage, knocked her out, and drove away with her in her own car.


Now she was digging her own grave, with nocertainty that anyone even knew she was
kidnapped. All the people she counted on are suddenly unavailable:


Her wife wouldn't miss her right away. Dr. Jamie Jameson knew CC was deep into a case that made her late coming home most evenings. Besides, Jamie was doing late nights herself, standing in at the hospital for her boss who had been one of the killer's victims.

CC couldn't count on her partner, Max Sampson, helping her. He was in the hospital recovering from an attack by the killer that put him out of commission. The pain in the ass Deputy Marshal Val Brown, who was panting after her sister, wasn't even still in town.

Would anyone show up to save her? Or would the killer get away with another murder and continue to escape the justice the victims deserved? CC's future looked very bleak! And very short!

My Sister's Keeper




Nothing is ever easy for policewoman Jenny Jacobs. She just wants to be in love. Sound simple? Well, there's a catch. She wants to be deeply in love with someone who is also deeply in love with her. Jenny must face the past and the present when she discovers her lover's infidelity and her first love walks back into her life. Her life becomes even more complicated when old feelings surface for her first love -- the woman who broke her heart as a teenager, then entered the church and became "Sister Rachel". In her third published book, Mavis Applewater brings to the printed page a perfect combination of heat and romance, with just the right amount of adventure.

Tempus Fugit


Buchanan High School senior Ellen Druette has a secure spot on the Varsity cheerleading squad, a first-string football player boyfriend, and a solid plan for her life.

Then the Swenson twins sweep into town in their matching Chevy Bel Air convertibles. Tall, blonde, and gorgeous, the twins are quickly accepted into the cheerleading squad, and Ellen’s plan begins to unravel. Though Laurie Swenson makes the first move on her, it’s Ginny who captures her heart.

But malicious forces are at work in the Swenson family, and Ginny, their scapegoat, is convicted of crimes she didn’t commit and sent to prison.  Determined to prove her lover’s innocence, Ellen investigates the case even as she completes her pre-law studies and enters law school.

By the time Ginny is released from prison, she and Ellen have grown apart. They’re still attracted to one another, but neither is confident of the other’s feelings. Are they really in love, or are they just very good friends? Against the turbulent, psychedelic backdrop of the Sixties, Ellen and Ginny drift in and out of each other’s lives as they strive for the courage to reveal their hearts.

Whispering Pines


Welcome to Whispering Pines,
built in 1907 by sea Captain Horatio Stratton.

On the morning of October 31st, 1916, the servants arrived early to discover Captain
Stratton alone in the house, sitting calmly in the study smoking his pipe. His wife and sister were missing and what the maid found in the kitchen sent her screaming from the house never to return.

Almost one hundred years later paranormal investigator Shawn Williams willingly agrees to
spend a night in the mysterious manor. She finds the stories about Whispering Pines intriguing,
almost as intriguing as her companion for the evening. Faith Charles former reporter turned
professional skeptic, isn’t thrilled by the thought of spending the night in a house where strange things have already begun to happen.  Then again for a chance to spend a night with Shawn, Faith might be willing to endure anything.  Shawn and Faith begin their adventure together and possibly finding love along the way. The only thing standing in their way is the mystery of Whispering


Muriel Island the sequel is slated to be released this October!

Mavis Bites


Vampires, ghosts, and... sorority sisters? Well, that's Mavis for you. Join her for five supernatural stories of sex, horror, sex and sex. (Did we mention the sex?) They'll set you shivering and send you running for your bed. If not to sleep!

In this sexy collection of spine tingling Halloween tales each with a very sexy twist! No longer in print. Ebook only available at Bella Books Dist.

That Thursday Afternoon


Wednesday Afternoon Press presents, Mavis Applewater’s collection of erotic short stories.

The first in the series is “That Thursday Afternoon”. Taken from the popular “That
Wednesday Afternoon” series.

“That Thursday Afternoon” is the sweet sensual novella of a young woman enduring life as
an outsider at an uptight Catholic school nestled in a small town. Her quiet life is
shaken one Thursday afternoon when a chance encounter turns to love.  

Award winning author Mavis Applewater, brings her popular series back with this
revised version of “That Thursday Afternoon”, “Second Chances” and the final
story in the series “Memory Lane”.



Brave Knight who is true of heart. Sir Rowan was promised the hand of the princess. There is one problem, Rowan is not the man everyone thinks she is. Princess Alithea her future bride is everything she could ever wish for. She would be happy if not for the fear of what her wedding night would bring. Once her secret is revealed, will she end up banished to the castle dungeon or will she find love?

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