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Kindles in the Wild – Broken Chains – Demelza Carlton – July 15, 2022 – Seminary Trails

I have often wondered what has happened to the strangers at this next location. With their abandoned vehicles, parked neatly at the side of the road. The ones who bike or walk across the street and then seem to just disappear into the underbrush. It’s all very Alice in Wonderlandesq and I have wanted to stop so many times to see where the path would lead me.

Well, I finally had my chance! Mollee and I were lucky enough to grab the end parking space, you know the one that’s just legal and allows for a quick escape. Anyway, we laced up our sneakers, grabbed the backpack and the water bottles, and bravely crossed the road. No seriously! It took bravery. There is no cross walk, and those corner turners apparently only think they have to yield where the sidewalks are.

Once you cross the road, you can see a worn dirt path that takes you past an old public works building and through a field to the edge of a creek. The perfect place for pictures! Then you can either cross the creek or go up to the right a bit and cross on the road to get to the other side. Just be careful, you know cars and all.

Across the way you will find a mountain bike trail that heads up the hill, or just to the left there is a walking trail. It’s clearly marked that bikes are not allowed on it, but based on the fresh bike tracks in the still sticky mud, rules are not for bikers. So be on the lookout, as the trail is narrow, and you may become a speed bump or pancake.

According to hiking sites the trail is 9 miles long, but our journey got interrupted by life, so we only went as far as the first clearing beside the water. This trail was a nice peaceful journey that wasn’t too strenuous, and we can’t wait to see what lies beyond next time we go.

It just so happens that I had the perfect book to take along for this particular journey. It’s one that has been in my To Be Read file for a while, but it just never seemed like the right time to pull it out and read it. I am soo glad I finally got around to reading it. The characters were fantastic, and I am an absolute history bluff, so the storyline was perfect for me. I especially love how the walls seemed to talk, not just like actual words, which there were, but hidden objects and meanings, and the occasional x-rated body part. If you have not read this book yet, I highly recommend. You are absolutely going to love it!

Happy Reading


Loch Raven Seminary Scenic Loop

Dulaney Valley Road and Seminary Avenue

Lutherville, MD 21093

Broken Chains: A Paranormal Protector Tale (Heart of Stone Book 1)

Published to Amazon on February 1, 2022

Author Demelza Carlton

Shy librarian Catena likes her quiet life…until a huge naked man muscles his way into her house, insisting he's been woken from his centuries-long sleep to be her personal protector.

Catena's life is turned upside down when she's saved by a creature she's only heard about in books. If only her hero's rock-hard abs weren't actually made out of stone.

Tor has no memory of his past. All he knows is that he must protect Catena at all costs.

Can they unlock the dark secrets chaining them to the past, and forge a new future?

CAUTION: This is a steamy gargoyle shifter romance, so if you don't like your heroes hot, hard and protective, Tor and Catena's story might be too much for you.

Official published review:

These walls can talk

A brand new story, a brand new author, and a concept that I absolutely loved! I love how the author delved into the history of the gargoyles! It enhanced the story and made it that much more enjoyable. The characters were fantastic and the love story was just the chocolate sauce on the cake of the book. This book is a must read and I can’t wait to see what happens next in this house of limestone.

5 stars


USA Today bestselling author Demelza Carlton has always loved the ocean, but on her first snorkelling trip she found she was afraid of fish.

She has since swum with sea lions, sharks and sea cucumbers and stood on spray-drenched cliffs over a seething sea as a seven-metre cyclonic swell surged in, shattering a shipwreck below.

Sensationalist spin? No - Demelza tends to take a camera with her so she can capture and share the moment later; shipwrecks, sharks and all.

Demelza now lives in Perth, Western Australia, the shark attack capital of the world.

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