New book – DISRUPTOR

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Squee, new book! I got tired of waiting for Hollywood to give me the female superhero stories I wanted, so I wrote my own.

 

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Runaway. Experiment. Superhero?

The streets were the safest place for Dani, until the night she was caught by traffickers who sold her to a laboratory. She survived five years of experiments: biotech implants, gene therapy, and other things she could barely comprehend. The pain, though, that she understood. The lab pushed her body past its limits, drove her mind to its darkest corners, but somehow her spirit remained unbroken. She escaped, and sought refuge on the streets once again. But this time she doesn’t run away from cries for help. Now, she runs toward them.

Playboy. Dilettante. Sidekick?

Kevin Moynihan is the youngest son of Point Sable’s most wealthy and storied family. A permanent fixture in the society pages, he’s known for his good looks, his charm, and his aversion to an honest day’s work. His life is a whirlwind of fast women, faster cars, all night parties and endless champagne – until his latest drunk and disorderly charge lands him a stint doing community service in the roughest part of town. The part of town where someone is always screaming for help.

A chance meeting will bring two unlikely people together – first as reluctant allies, then friends, and finally partners.

Read the first chapter here.

Purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords for library editions.

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New release and sale!

HOODOO WOMAN, the third and never before published book in the Roxie Mathis series, is now out.

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Storm magic – wild, unpredictable, and guaranteed to turn the world upside down. Roxie Mathis is stronger than ever now that she’s learned to call thunder and lightning and she’s rebuilding her life. But her lover Blake doesn’t trust her new supernatural assistant or the untamed magic she now practices. Roxie will have to decide between making him happy or being true to herself.

To complicate things further, her old love Ray Travis asks her to come home. A dead girl is haunting the entire town and the only way to bring the spirit to peace is to solve her murder. With her vampire ancestor along for the ride, Roxie bites the bullet and decides to face her past. Caught in a web of secrets and magic, going home could kill Roxie – or set her free.

You can read the first chapter here and purchase the book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords.

RM sale

To celebrate the release of Hoodoo Woman, all three Roxie books are on sale for .99 through June 1st. Buy links can be found on each book’s page here on my site: Mojo Queen, Red House, and Hoodoo Woman.

Red House

RED HOUSE, the second book in the Roxie Mathis paranormal series, is back on digital shelves.

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There’s high water everywhere and she’s about to drown on dry land.

Roxie Mathis lost her home and her livelihood to a devastating flood. The trauma of almost drowning has left both her life and her magical abilities in disarray. The return of sexy sorcerer Blake Harvill has her even more confused.

Hired to evict ghosts from a bed and breakfast, Roxie’s confidence takes another hit when she encounters a violent spirit she’s crossed paths with in the past. When innocent people are trapped in the house, Roxie’s going to have to tap reservoirs of power she’s never touched before. In magic, like physics, everything has an equal and opposite reaction, and Roxie can only hope her desperate spellwork won’t kill her – or conjure up something even more dangerous.

The first chapter can be read here. The ebook can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo.

Like MOJO QUEEN, the first Roxie Mathis book, RED HOUSE was written and first published some years ago. The rights have since reverted back to me and I’m finally getting them both back out. There’s another book in the series that was never published, titled HOODOO WOMAN. It’ll be out sometime in June.

Over on Wattpad I’ve got a fun Roxie short story called Goofer Dust Blues. It’s a good way to get a feel for the series, so check it out. 🙂

Roxie’s Return

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This is what happened: I was reading through some short stories and other stuff, looking for things to possibly post on Wattpad. One such short was Goofer Dust Blues, the story that really kicked off the Roxie Mathis urban fantasy series. From there I went to the books, Mojo Queen, Red House, and the never published Hoodoo Woman. And I had a blast reading them. Those were fun books to write. First published by Lyrical Press (MQ in 2011, RH in 2012), I’ve had the rights back for a while now but never did anything with the books. Just about everyone in publishing said paranormal was dead, nobody wanted urban fantasy anymore, no vampires of any kind (even quirky ones like Daniel), and definitely no witches. (I love witches, but apparently I’m in the minority. *shrug*.) So the Roxie books sat on my hard drive, collecting digital dust because I thought the genre was dead and there was no point to self-publishing the series.

But now, after re-reading them, I’ve decided to go ahead. I have no idea if urban fantasy is well and truly dead, or if there are readers like me who still enjoy the genre. I definitely hope for the latter. 🙂 I’ve done some editing and revising on the first two books. Hoodoo Woman will need a bit more work and I’ll be starting on that shortly. Oh and the books have all new covers, of course.

Here’s a little bit about the main characters:

Roxie can see auras and spectral entities. She practices hoodoo folk magic and a smattering of whatever else works, and mostly she is in the business of evicting ghosts. She’s a huge music lover (something she has in common with her creator, ahem.)

Daniel is her bestie. Also her ancestor. And a vampire. (When I first wrote these books, love triangles were all the rage. I didn’t want to do that and didn’t want readers to think that’s where the relationship was going, so I made Daniel her ancestor.) He enjoys helping Roxie with her ghost eviction jobs and is an ardent fan of classic country music, which he can be heard warbling loudly and off-key whenever the mood strikes.

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Blake is Roxie’s shady boyfriend. They meet in Mojo Queen. He is a chaos magician/sexy sorcerer/all around trouble. Roxie really should know better, but hey, he’s hot, and has a beautiful starfield aura that hints at greater depths than he’s comfortable showing. Plus he accepts her for who she is, so he can’t be all bad.

 

 

 

Mojo Queen is now available. Red House will be out in December, followed by Hoodoo Woman in February.

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Hoodoo and high magic are on a collision course.

Not only can Roxie Mathis mix herbs and roots for spells to do good or ill, she can see auras and spectral entities. Her magical gifts allow her to help people with their supernatural problems, but when she’s hired to exorcise a demon from a young woman, Roxie discovers the limits of her powers.

If that weren’t challenge enough, a handsome sorcerer on the rebound has set his sights on Roxie. All sexy smirk and dark temptation, Blake Harvill is nothing but trouble. But he’s also in danger from the very demon he conjured, and that’s something Roxie can’t turn away from. In way over her head, it’s not going to be enough for her to just be a paranormal investigator and old school root worker – she’s going to have to be the Mojo Queen.

Read the first chapter here.

Purchase links: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooksKobo