Judy Teel has teamed up with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her new book, Savage Magic. As part of her book tour, Judy will be awarding $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. See the bottom of this post for information on how to enter the drawing.
Now enjoy this interview with Judy.
Describe a typical day in your life as a writer?
Now that school’s been in session for a while, my schedule has leveled off. Although that also means getting up at 5:30 to make sure my high schooler catches the bus on time. Once she’s off, I settle into my office to start on whatever word count goal I’ve set for the day. After a couple hours, I walk the dog for a break then continue toward that writing goal, ideally wrapping everything up by lunch. After lunch, I usually take care of any business-related activities like Social Media and email until about 3 or 4 o’clock.
Of course, that’s the goal of every day. Like so many of us, interruptions happen constantly and I sometimes end up having to slide the different activities around or double-up on something the next day (except the dog walking part because nobody can hold it forever). Occasionally, I have to put in a couple of weeks at the end of a book’s cycle to write like a crazy person 10 to 12 hours a day. But I try to avoid jam ups like that.
What inspired you to write Savage Magic?
Savage Magic is the third book in a five-book series, so inspiration for it sprang from the vision I have for the series. Savage Magic is the midpoint and marks where everything changes for Addison and Cooper and stakes get higher while challenges get harder. It’s the most emotional book in the series so far and takes everything to a deeper level, both for the characters and the readers.
Tell us more about the Shifty Magic series.
The Shifty Magic series is broadly categorized as Urban Fantasy, but I like to think of it as Urban Fantasy Mystery with a strong Romance story that links all the books together. Everybody loves a good mystery, but most of us really love a good love story too. My hope is the Shifty Magic series delivers both, all set in an exciting dystopian urban fantasy world.
What do you like best about your heroine, Addison Kittner?
I love Addison’s independence, her snarky mouth and how she won’t take crap off of anybody. I also admire how protective she is of those who can’t protect themselves. I have to say I also appreciate how courageously she’s faced her feelings for Cooper. Considering her background, that isn’t easy for her.
What’s next for you?
With the novella, Secret Magic, finished, I’ve been working on Dark Magic, Book 4 in the series. In Dark Magic, Addison tackles practitioner training and in the process uncovers a plot to kill key paranormal leaders, including Cooper and Bellmonte. With only days before the expected assassinations, she finds herself forced to play bodyguard to both of them while she and the team try to find the source of the threat and stop it before it’s too late.
A deadly disease from an unknown origin…
Addison Kittner and ex-FBI agent Cooper Daine arrive at Bone Clan expecting a warm welcome. Instead they’re imprisoned and placed under quarantine, where they discover that the werewolf mountain Clans are being decimated by a deadly plague which can’t be cured.
An old obligation that changes everything…
With only a few days to live, Cooper’s brother, Alpha of Bone Clan, asks Cooper to fulfill his promise, one that’s crucial to their Clan’s survival. But if he does, Cooper risks loosing Addison. Forever.
An ancient creature bred for genocide…
Determined to stop the plague and cure Cooper’s brother, Addison defies Clan law and sneaks away to an ancient ruin which might hold the key. There she discovers an unexpected link to her past and inadvertently calls forth an immortal monster that will destroy the paranormal races protecting humanity if it can’t be stopped.
But as Cooper and Addison battle to stop the annihilation of the Clans and the forces trying to tear their bond apart, something even more powerful and deadly gathers just out of sight…
And prepares to strike.
Cooper signaled for us to stop. In front of him, a line of animal skulls dangled from tree branches and clattered in the light breeze, marking the path. “I’m guessing we’re in Bone Clan territory now, right?” I commented.
Turning left and then right, Cooper pulled in several long breaths, testing the air. “Something’s wrong.”
As soon as he said it, a shiver swept up my back and my stomach knotted. That was the only warning I got.
One minute I was looking around for what in the hell was sneaking up on us, the next, three Weres slammed down on us, dropping from the trees and covered in mud.
My contraband Glock went flying, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw the biggest of them hit Cooper as I went down under the weight of what I guessed was a male — a young one, based on the high-pitched grunt of pain when I drove my elbow into his ribs. I rolled with the momentum of his weight as he bent into the hit and we tumbled across the leaves and rocks, fighting to get the upper hand.
We came to an abrupt stop with me straddling him, the heel of my right boot dug into the ground to stop our momentum and the sharp edge of my knife pressed against his throat. From under the shaggy bangs of his dark blonde hair, his yellow wolf eyes met my angry gaze, then slid down and focused on my chin.
“Nothing says ‘welcome to our home’ like an ambush,” I muttered.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Judy Teel was born in Virginia and moved to North Carolina just before middle school. She’s a fiction author and novelist writing in the dystopian urban fantasy genre. Her stories deliver mystery with some thriller elements, a kick-butt heroine with a large dash of snark in her, a bit more than a touch of romance with a guy that makes readers’ hearts beat a little faster, and a wild ride full of action and emotion from start to finish.
Shifty Magic is permanently free on all platforms and Undercover Magic is free as a thank you gift for anyone who signs up on my readers list: http://judyteel.com/my-free-book/
Twitter: @JudyTeelBooks / https://twitter.com/JudyTeelBooks
Amazon Author’s Page: http://goo.gl/a7oKub
Links to books
Shifty Magic (Book 1): http://amzn.com/B00CXQ7EOE
Undercover Magic (Book 2): http://amzn.com/B00H7M48KM
Savage Magic (Book 3): http://www.amazon.com/Savage-Magic-Shifty-Book-ebook/dp/B00Z3NTSFC/
Shifty Magic (Book 1): http://goo.gl/6hU5bQ
Undercover Magic (Book 2): http://goo.gl/0qjldj
Savage Magic (Book 3): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/savage-magic-judy-teel/1122078118
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