'Shifty Magic's' author, Judy Teel, has stopped by Andi's Young Adult Books to let us get to know her a little bit better. Please feel free to leave her your own questions and comments below!
I never wanted to be someone else because no matter how great another person’s life looks, they have their problems, too. It would take too much effort to get used to them.What did you do on your last birthday?
I camped in our camper for a week and finished Deceiving an Heiress, book 3 in my contemporary romance series. The family took me up the weekend before and came back the weekend after. I never got so much writing done in five days in my life!Do you have any tattoos? Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
Nope, not a one. I wear a lot of jewelry and paint my nails extravagant colors instead.Who would you most like to be stranded on a desert island with? Least? Why?
Most: Any green beret, navy seal, or special forces person. Least: anyone I know. None of us would last a day, thus making the why obvious.
by Judy Teel
...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."
Read an 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:
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!
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008K8WHHI