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L.E. Towne is a life-long reader who writes to her own drummer and champions the mixed metaphor. Her current series, the Crescent Moon Chronicles, is an urban fantasy with both crime and romantic elements. At this writing, she plans on a four book series with Book 1, Knight of the Crescent Moon, available in bookstores and on Amazon. She also writes the occasional ten-minute play and people actually put them up on various stages in California and North Carolina. When not writing or reading, she enjoys coffee, wine, friends, too much TV and nerdy movies. Her work has been published in Welter, Legendary, Zouch, and Main Street Rag, and Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. 

Her aliases on social media are: @LaureEtowne on twitter, le.townscribe on Instagram, @LETowne on Facebook, and on the net.


Nightfall in Deptford

Murder and mayhem are old hat to Tam Paradiso. Time travel? That’s a new one.

On May 30, 1593, playwright and monster hunter Christopher Marlowe is destined to meet his demise amid a nest of spies and criminals. No one can change that, not even his love, Tam Paradiso, a homicide detective in present-day Philadelphia.

But something has gone wrong. The final days of Marlowe’s life have deviated from their destined course, corrupting the proper flow of time. Aided by visions from her sister, Isabelle, Tam travels back to 1593 to rescue Marlowe from the infamous Tower of London. She takes banished fae warrior Theo North, her former lover, as supernatural back-up.

To fix the timeline, they must plot Marlowe’s escape from the impenetrable White Tower, unravel the political conspiracy against him, and battle a vicious shifter with a role to play in his death. But even should they succeed, Tam will have no choice but to abandon Marlowe to his predestined tragic end, or risk destroying the future.

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Paradise in Mourning


Ex boyfriends are the least of Tam Paradiso’s problems. 


She’s got a murdered senatorial intern, a grumpy new cop partner, and a sister who decided to travel back to an ancient world where violence is the norm. For what? Research purposes? Really? 


Not only that, Tam’s current love, Christopher Marlowe, a sixteenth-century time traveler, is all about chivalry and jumps through the portal with Isabelle to protect her. If Izzy had stayed home and read a book like a normal nerd, then Marlowe would still be here, preferably in Tam’s bed.  


Instead, Tam still has a case to solve and a pesky Ex to deal with. The fact that he broke her heart, she can handle. That he lied to her, betrayed her, put her in danger? Okay. But the kicker is he's a former fae warrior, banished to her realm, and now has fae assassins after him or anyone in their way. Magical poisoners, the deadliest archers in fae history, and Redcaps who basically shred things for fun. In her city? No way. 


This is definitely a Paradiso problem

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Battle for Daylight


Christopher Marlowe battles his destiny to get back to the present and to the love of his life, Tam Paradiso. But when he finally escapes Tudor London for modern-day Philadelphia, it’s two years in Tam’s past, and she has no idea who he is. He can comfort her as she mourns her dead father and charm her family as they accept that Tam’s destiny is linked with his. He can even help her fight the mysterious rain spirit responsible for a series of grisly murders. But can he make her fall in love with him all over again?



 After two years as an undercover vice officer, Tam Paradiso wants out. She belongs in the homicide division as a detective like her father was. But she’s up against her partner, the beautiful and reckless Ava Knox, for the job. When Tam’s father dies suddenly, she reaches her low point. Still, she must solve a serial murder case, keep her interfering family at bay, and fend off a crazy, sexy time traveler who claims they are lovers in her future. At least her murder suspect is a human villain, not a supernatural one. Or is it? 


Knight of the Crescent Moon

Tam must protect her city and open her heart—before time runs out.

Homicide Detective Tam Paradiso really doesn’t need more complications, but, she spends her days keeping the streets of Philadelphia safe from gangsters and her nights keeping the innocents safe from supernatural monsters. Not only is she trying not to get taken out by hostiles every night, but she has to hide her monster hunting from the one person she trusts most—her cop partner, Xavier.

The last thing Tam needs are additional complications, but when sixteenth century British playwright Christopher Marlowe appears during one of her hunts, saves her from death by ghoul, and then asks her help to hunt down a strigoi running loose in the city, Tam finds herself embroiled in a more sinister plot than she ever could have imagined.

Between hunting the bloodthirsty monster, sniffing out a mole in the Philadelphia PD, and uncovering her own family secrets, Tam is afraid to fall for the handsome, velvet-caped, time-traveling, stranger—especially since he will be zapped back to his time period in less than a week. Can Tam and Marlowe track down the beast before time runs out? Will Tam face her feelings for Marlowe before it’s too late?

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