Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Shifty Magic


...some people will do anything for revenge.

A tough PI struggles to track down a vengeful serial killer only to discover that the murderer holds the key to her secret magical heritage.

Book One in the YA13 paranormal/mystery series Dangerous Magic by Judy Teel. "Expect action, on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense, and the perfect touch of romance."

Judy will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter.  So, follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning!!! 
The tour dates can be found HERE!

I inched forward, far enough to see past the end of the alley and into the loading area of the abandoned Walmart. Only one stubborn streetlight on the other side of the broken security fence cast its inadequate glow across the cracked asphalt. Shadows pushed around the edges of the open space, deepening where they cluttered up against rusty dumpsters and smashed crates.

My heart thudded against my ribs at the sight of the woman standing just inside the slash of light, huddling in on herself, shaking. She was average height and on the plump side, around twenty like me, with light brown hair. Unlike me, her boobs looked ready to spill out of the low-cut halter top she wore, and her tight micro skirt was so close to showing her goods that if she twitched, I'd be scarred for life.

Three male vamps cruised around her like sharks. Their fangs were displayed like sharp, curved knives, their features sunken parodies of a human face, more like fleshy skulls as their insatiable hunger gained control. I wondered how much money they'd offered to lure her out of her zone and into such a dangerously secluded area. Maybe all they'd needed was to promise her the erotic trip that their venom gave. Either way, she'd made a fatal error.

People were incredibly stupid about vampires. They had no idea what they were dealing with.

Buy Links:
Shifty Magic for Nook and  for Kindle

Meet the Author
I live in North Carolina with my boisterous family–husband, three kids, a dog and a geriatric bunny–and yup, I’m Southern so occasionally I let a “y’all” slip out. Maybe more than occasionally.

I love my job and dedicate as much of my time to writing as I can. When I’m not doing the weaving of the adventurous and romantic tales, I’m running errands, driving people around (or crazy depending on your perspective), and generally pretending I’m a grownup.

When I was fifteen, I knew I wanted to be a novelist–wanted to write for Harlequin actually. But the calling to tell stories came a lot earlier than that, I just didn’t know what it meant.

I had a lot of growing up to do before I could manage it, though many would claim the growing up part didn’t take--you know who you are--but I finally have my dream job.

Life rocks—so should the books you read!

What are you working on right now?

I just finished updating my webpage. Whew. Glad that’s over. Next up is Book 2 in the Dangerous Magic series—Undercover Magic. Can’t wait to get back into Addison’s world!

What do you think you’re really good at?

I think that’s really hard to judge for yourself, so I asked my kids. Top three answers: being a mom, sense of humor, and cooking. –Dudes, where’s the storytelling? I’m good at storytelling. See if I dedicate anymore books to you people!

What do you think you’re really bad at?

Same problem; it’s hard to judge for yourself. So I went back to my consultants. Top three answers from the kids: coding webpages, math, and making popcorn. –Fair enough. I do always burn the popcorn.

Best movie ever made? 

Totoro. So pretty!

Reviews:  I apologize, but I have been having some major personal issues come up lately and am very behind in my reviews.  I will be posting them asap.

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