Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Shifty Magic

by Judy Teel



...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."



Lord Bellmonte turned toward the intake officer, dripping charm and debonair sophistication as if the unpleasant internal nastiness had never occurred. The five humans who witnessed the unplanned reveal pretended we hadn’t. A reason to hope for the survival of our kind. Apparently, we occasionally let our instincts trump our curiosity.

A thick, folded bundle of papers with a gold seal on it appeared in the vampire’s hand. “Which officer is responsible for the apprehension of these criminals?” he asked as he handed the right-to-claim papers to the officer.

The young cop’s expression was a little startled as she nodded to Jim and Kyle. Kyle started to step forward more than happy to take credit, but I was faster. My desire to stay under vampire radar was vastly outweighed by my desperate need for cash. No way was I going to be cheated out of my bounty fee.

“That would be me,” I said, pushing my way to the front of the group. “Addison Kittner.”

I kept my gaze steady as Lord Bellmonte’s cold eyes swept over me and his nostrils flared as he got my scent. Always a creepy sensation.

“How charming.” The vampire looked at me a moment longer, obviously amused, and then his gaze slid over Lewis and the lumberjack. “The most notorious Church renegades of the last one hundred years defeated by a human woman, a child.”

I felt the lumberjack tense beside me, but with the collar on him and two powerful vamp leaders just waiting for an excuse to throw him around, there wasn’t much he could do about the verbal abuse. Lewis was too preoccupied with staring morosely at the floor to care.

“My lady,” Lord Bellmonte said to me. “The Church is in your debt.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Judy Teel lives in North Carolina with her boisterous family (husband, three kids, a dog and a geriatric bunny). When she’s not writing, she’s doing the family thing, horseback riding when she can, hiking occasionally, camping as much as possible, reading, playing video games, and generally pursuing her ambition to someday be impressively lazy.

Judy knew she wanted to be a novelist since she was fifteen. She’d always written stories, but it was in 10th grade literature class during a boring lecture on Billy Budd (sorry Mr. Melville) that it hit her—the world needed more magic in it. What would be sweeter than writing fun, exciting stories for a living?

There have been a lot of ups and downs since then and a lot of delays, but she’ll be the first to tell you that you can make your dreams come true. It takes determination and hard work, but it’s never impossible.

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Judy Teel said...

Thank you for featuring Shifty Magic, Chris,

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds great, I can't wait to read it.


Judy Teel said...

Thanks, Ingeborg!

Judy Teel said...

Thank you so much for having me today, Chris. It was a lot of fun!