New Book Follows One Woman As She Uncovers Her Family’s Unique Legacy

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Author Helene Lapaire weaves a gripping web of murder, suspense, danger, and romance.

Every family has a legacy, some simple, others more complex. In a gripping new novel authored by Helene Lapaire, readers can follow one woman who carries a very special legacy passed on from her grandfather. This gift is both a blessing and a curse, one that can help her solve the mystery of her friend’s death. But will her emotions get in the way? Readers are about to find out as they immerse in Scarata Mia.

Five years after her friend Nicole Summerwind is found murdered, Katteya “Katt” Gray returns home to her mountain estate called Moonbow. Raised as a Shaman, she uses her ‘gift’ to find out what really happened to her friend. As she navigates her way through misgivings, secrets, and evil encounters, she learns the full truth of the mountain’s secrets. In the course of those three weeks, she falls in love with a man she can never have and makes a decision she may regret for the rest of her life.

Filled with unique twists, danger, action, and romance, Scarata Mia will keep readers riveted from the first page until the very last. This book will be featured at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 12-16, 2011.

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About the Author
Helene Lapaire was born and raised in a small southern prairie town in Saskatchewan, Canada. She is fluent in the French and English language, and has attained a writing diploma. She has attended college to become a teacher’s assistant in both languages. Her background includes her ancestor’s involvement with the Sioux Nation’s encampment in and around her hometown. Through all this, the author met and became friends and learned some of the Sioux language from the characters of her book. She is very cognizant of Mother Earth and as such, she has enjoyed writing her book and has fond memories of her past as a young teenage girl. She now lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband.

Scarata Mia * by Helene Lapaire
Publication Date: May 31, 2011
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 700 pages; 978-1-4628-6514-7
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 700 pages; 978-1-4628-6515-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-6516-1

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