Finally, the long-awaited BCPI box set is here! Available exlusively from Amazon, for the time being. We’ll see how that works out.
The Bay City Paranormal Investigations series main arc (books 1-5) tells the tale of Sam Raintree and Dr. Bo Broussard as they learn how to be a couple while solving cases of supernatural mystery and danger with their intrepid team of paranormal investigators. The series-related spinoff Where The Heart Is tells the story of Dean Delapore, a very popular BCPI character, finding his own Happily Ever After.
Where The Heart Is (Bay City Paranormal Investigations book 6) is now officially available for purchase from all the usual vendors. This book is part of the BCPI world, but it’s really a standalone story. You don’t have to read the other BCPI books or know anything about the previous stories in order to read and understand this one. Although obviously it would be cool if you did read them 🙂
Falling in love is easy. Holding on to it can tear your life apart.
When Dean Delapore takes a break from Bay City Paranormal Investigations, he doesn’t expect his work to follow him to the eclectic town of Carrboro, North Carolina. The chance to investigate a haunting at the Blue Skye Inn and Winery is more than he can resist, mainly because of the inn’s owner. Deceptively shy and irresistibly sexy, Sommer Skye is not only fantastic company, he’s the best lay Dean’s had in ages.
As Dean probes the secrets of the haunted inn, he unexpectedly peels away the layers hiding Sommer’s private pain. By the time Dean realizes just how deep his feelings for the innkeeper run, it’s far too late to turn back.
Now if only he can convince Sommer that falling in love changes everything, maybe for the better. If the bones of the past can be laid to rest…
Copyright 1st edition © 2009 Ally Blue
Copyright 2nd edition © 2018 Ally Blue
All hell’s about to break loose. Literally.
After more than a year as a couple—and plenty of bumps along the road—Sam Raintree and Dr. Bo Broussard are finally settling into life together. Bo has come to terms with his sexuality, their business is thriving, and Sam has begun to accept his role as a step-parent of sorts to Bo’s sons, Sean and Adrian. If only Adrian could accept him, the only dark spot would be his less-than-friendly relationship with Bo’s ex-wife, Janine.
When eleven-year-old Adrian begins exhibiting signs of psychokinesis—the same ability which allows Sam to manipulate interdimensional portals—the friction between Sam, Bo and Janine escalates. Sam and Bo have reason to believe Adrian’s raw, uncontrolled talent poses a danger to him and those around him. Janine, however, believes Sam and Bo are encouraging dangerous delusions on Adrian’s part. Common ground is nonexistent, anger and hard words ever-present.
Caught in the middle of the conflict and burdened with an ability he can’t yet control, Adrian is soon pushed beyond his limits. With Adrian’s mind—and the lives of everyone around him—hanging in the balance, Sam and Bo race against time to save both boys and keep an otherworldly horror from breaking free.
Copyright 1st edition © 2008 Ally Blue
Copyright 2nd edition © 2018 Ally Blue
Closer (Bay City Paranormal Investigations book 4) is now available for pre-order from all the usual vendors. Release day is scheduled for April 7th, 2018. My birthday!
Dreams don’t always come true. But sometimes, nightmares do.
After nine months of tumult, Sam Raintree is ready for some peace and quiet. A beach vacation with his boss and lover, Dr. Bo Broussard, promises to provide the serenity they both need. Without the usual tensions to distract them, Sam hopes he and Bo will be able to reconnect in a way they haven’t in a while. Bo’s business and his children command a great deal of his time, and Sam’s looking forward to two weeks of Bo’s undivided attention.
A new case for the Bay City Paranormal Investigations team puts a crimp in Sam’s plans for a peaceful vacation. Fort Medina, a seventeenth-century citadel guarding the mouth of Mobile Bay, is less than five miles from their vacation beach house, and Bo invites the group to stay with them while investigating the place. Bo promises not to get involved, but Sam knows better. Sure enough, Bo joins the investigation on the second night, and talks Sam into doing the same.
Events take an alarming turn as Bo begins to change, his behavior becoming more erratic each day. Puzzled and frightened, Sam scrambles for an explanation while the man he loves turns into a volatile and unpredictable stranger. When the truth comes out, it may already be too late to save Bo from a force neither of them can control.
Copyright 1st edition 2008 Ally Blue
Copyright 2nd edition 2018 Ally Blue
Hey y’all! I have great news. Some of you may remember me saying I tentatively planned to self-publish my Bay City Paranormal Investigations series, which has been homeless since Samhain Publishing closed. Well, it’s happening! I’m releasing book one, Oleander House, back into the wild on Thursday, August 31st as a free title. That’s my plan, anyway. I discovered that I can’t load it early or put it up for pre-order if it’s free, so hopefully the major channels will get it out there timely. I’m probably going to upload the night before just to be sure. We’ll see what happens. It’s all a grand adventure, isn’t it? LOL. I plan to load book two, What Hides Inside, as a pre-order either simultaneously or soon after Oleander House is up, depending on how soon my live-in artist (aka husband) can get the cover done. I’m excited to get these books back out there!
By the way, if you’ve read Oleander House or What Hides Inside before, neither story had really changed. The changes I’ve made are very minor. Mostly just some word choices here and there, although I’ve changed one of the secondary characters in What Hides Inside a bit, and I expect her character to expand and develop more as I re-edit the series down the line, though again it doesn’t really change the main story at this point. Just wanted to let you know so you’d be informed when deciding whether or not to re-purchase 🙂
© Copyright 2nd edition, 2017 Ally Blue
When Sam Raintree goes to work for Bay City Paranormal Investigations, he expects his quiet life to change. But he doesn’t expect to put his life and sanity on the line, or to fall for a man he can never have.
Sam Raintree has never been normal. All his life, he’s experienced things he can’t explain. Things that have colored his view of the world, and of himself. So taking a job as a paranormal investigator seems like a perfect fit. His new co-workers, he figures, don’t have to know he’s gay.
From the moment Sam arrives at Oleander House, the site of his first assignment with Bay City Paranormal Investigations, nothing is what he expected. The repetitive yet exciting work, the unusual and violent history of the house, the intensely erotic and terrifying dreams that plague his sleep. But the most unexpected part is Dr. Bo Broussard, the group’s leader. From the moment they meet, Sam is strongly attracted to his intelligent, alluring boss. It doesn’t take Sam long to figure out that although Bo is married to a woman, he is very much in the closet, and wants Sam as badly as Sam wants him.
As the investigation of Oleander House progresses and paranormal events in the house escalate, Sam and Bo circle warily around their mutual attraction, until a single night of bloodshed and revelation changes their lives forever.
Warning for graphic violence and disturbing dream images.