...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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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:

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!


If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?
Hermione granger. She gets the magic and the cool wizarding world, and she didn’t get killed off or maimed.

What is the first curse word that comes to mind?  How often and why do you use it?
LOL—shouldn’t that be a secret? Okay, shit has popped out on a few occasions. Usually ones involving dents in the car.

How would you spend ten thousand bucks?

Five thousand for the house, and $5,000 for a trip or two. I’m pretending the money’s tax free.

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I like that she knew she wanted to write since the age of fifteen. It's so nice to see someone's passion and goal come to fruition!

I love the book of course because Magic has always been a fun read to me. But the best part of today's post is definitely the picture of a very happy Judy Teel and her adorable doggy:)))

I like it all. I like that the book is about paranormal subjects.

Very intriguing interview and excerpt!

Thank you, Cindi! You comment made my day. :-)

Thank you for your kind words, Doris. It has been an incredible journey.

This series is one of my favorites to write, Robbie. With in a paranormal world, the sky's the limit for the imagination. Always fun!

Thank you Patrick!

Thank you for hosting, Julianna. I'm so sorry I missed it "live". I was out of the office all day yesterday with no internet access.
Better late than never, though! :-)

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