Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shifty Magic

Today's special guest is Judy Teel. In her own words, she says:

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!


...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."


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.


Judy will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter.

Go here to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway:

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 


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


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

p.m.terrell said...

Thank you for joining us here today! Your book sounds intriguing. Best of luck on your book tour.

Andra Lyn said...

I love the cover of this one PM! It's so gritty and awesome! You just know you're going to be telling a story with oomph! :)

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

Judy Teel said...

Thanks everyone for the gracious comments and thanks for hosting me!

Merciful Maiden said...

Ooh! A fantasy thriller! Sounds great!

falcondraco at Hotmail dot com

Judy Teel said...

Thanks, Merciful! It has a lot of action and a murder to solve. Plus a sexy love interest. It was great fun to write. :-)

Eva Millien said...

Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

Judy Teel said...

Thanks, Eva! I just finished the first draft of sequel to it called Undercover Magic -- The adventures continue! :-)

Natasha said...

Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
Sounds like an amazing read!!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Judy Teel said...

Thanks, Natasha! And thank you P.M. for hosting Shifty Magic. It's been great. :-)