Summary:

...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.




About the author:

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.

63 comments:

That cover is kind of epic and I love anything paranormal so win-win!

paranormal is quiet an interesting subject.

Thank you for featuring Shifty Magic, Julianna!

Thank you, Danielle! I admit, I was pretty thrilled when I saw the cover. :-)

Thank you for your comment, Deziree. I enjoyed exploring the paranormal aspect with a dystopian twist. SM was a lot of fun to write!

Thank you so much :)

This book looks very interesting,, and I absolutely adore the author's dog!

Thanks for hosting!

The cover is beautiful! I hope I win the giveaway since I really want to read the book.

LOL, Patricia--she's spoiled rotten. :-)

Thank you, Owl! That's even the city where the story is set--beat up appropriately to match the dystopian feel, of course. :-)

I love that you love fantasy worlds in books and in video games :) I do to! What kinds of video games do you play? I like role-playing games and adventure games!

This looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win :D

looking forward to read it!!!!! thanks for the giveaway!

The book sounds great and I love the cover and title. Excellent!

Sounds like a good read.

I confess, LhasaLuma, I'm a big Pokemon and Final Fantasy fan. If I'm feeling any stress, I often turn to Harvest Moon, as well. Which are your favorites?

My pleasure, Kayla!

No problem, Glam! When you read it, see if you can guess who the killer is. ;-)

Thanks, Ty! Book 2 is called Undercover Magic, which has a double meaning, too. ;-)

Thanks, Ingeborg! Best of luck in the drawing!

Wow this looks like a really good book. Love the picture of your dog..

the book sounds interesting and the cover is really cool. thanks for the giveaway

Thanks, teena! She's the baby in the family. A real cuddles bug.

Thanks Christine! Best of luck in the drawing. :-)

Thank you for the giveaway!(:

The cover looks amazing!

The cover looks great and it's a paranormal score!

Sounds like a great book and I really like the cover!

Trying my luck!

Sounds like a good read, I will add it to my TBR list

My pleasure, Sara O. Best of luck!

Thank you, Adelle! I loved how it turned out. Really captured the tone of the book.

Yay! Thanks, Jeanette. Paranormal with a nice dystopian twist. :-)

Thank you, Anna G! I hope you'll enjoy it.

Thank you, Sara! I loved that the model matched Addison so exactly. :-)

I'll add some more for you, Clouds: Good luck! :-)

sounds great! I love action in books!

Ooh, this sounds intriguing! Mystery + fantasy? Count me in! :)

Sounds like a great series. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sounds like a great read.

great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

I like magic, I like YA... could be good. Cover is catchy, too!

I love ANYTHING about magic! I wish there were more books and movies about it!

This book sounds really cool and I like the cover! Thanks for the giveaway! <3
-Cali W.

Then you'll probably enjoy Shifty Magic, Redheaded Bookworm (from one redhead to another!). I like action, too, and tend to get bored easily. Consequently, I like to keep things moving in my novels! :-)

LOL Holly! I love mystery and paranormal too (duh, right?), plus some romance for seasoning. Gotta have a hot kiss or two, right? :D

I'm glad to do it, meryvamp, and thank you!

Thank you, Susan. Good luck in the drawing! :-)

My pleasure, Melina. Good luck!

Thank you, Natasha!

Thanks, Alana! It was sure fun to write, I can say that with certainty. :D

Me too, Melinda! :-)

My pleasure, Cali. Good luck!

Thank you so much for having me today, Julianna. I had so much fun chatting with everyone. It was great to be here.

Thank you for the giveaway. This sounds like a very interesting book!

have not seen this series before glad to here about it.looks like something I can get into.

Love the sound of this book after reading that excerpt!! Fabulous cover!!

This book sounds great and I love the cover.
Thank you so much for sharing and also for the giveaway!!
8)Michelle Hofacker
ps I think I have your dogs twin, lol! My DeeDee looks exactly like yours.

I love all things paranormal & this book sounds great! Love the cover!

Sounds Great! Love the cover! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

I've never heard of this book before, but I love paranormal so I might give it a try. The cover is nice too!

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