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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Shifty Magic: A Young Adult Vampire Novel

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Shifty Magic

by Judy Teel

 

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...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."

 

 

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EXCERPT

 

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.



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 a 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.

 

 

Webpage: http://judyteel.com

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JudyTeelBooks?ref=hl

 

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/judyteelbooks

 

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008K8WHHI

 

Shifty Magic for Nook:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shifty-magic-judy-teel/1115409891?ean=2940016703961

 

Shifty Magic for Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00CXQ7EOE
 
 
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6 comments:

Judy Teel said...

Thank you for featuring Shifty Magic, Elaine!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Shannon R said...

I love the romantic suspense genre, it sounds like a great addition

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Ingeborg said...

Great excerpt, thank you.

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Judy Teel said...

Thanks, Shannon! There is definitely some romance going on between Cooper & Addison, but the bulk of the story is paranormal-mystery. I hope you like that, too!

Judy Teel said...

Thank you so much for having me today, Elaine. It was a lot of fun to be here. I enjoyed chatting with everyone! :-)