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Shifty Magic from @JudyTeelBooks [giveaway, teaser, #YA13]

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Put a little magic in their e-stockings!

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

Teaser (excerpt)

Resting my right hand on my gun, I poked the yellow button of my office door’s remote with my left index finger. My muscles tightened for action as the thick metal barrier swung ponderously open with a long-suffering hiss of hydraulics.

Cooper’s curious gaze swept over me and around the room. Wizard’s attention swept over Cooper. When the two of them locked eyes, the Were tensed and the cat started purring. Wizard rose to her feet and arched her back in a luxurious stretch, her focused attention never leaving the Were.

He was dressed for work, which in the FBI world meant black slacks and shoes, crisp white dress shirt, black jacket and a tie. The tie was bright yellow with a picture of Bugs Bunny on it.

He narrowed his luminous silver-green gaze on my cat, and then landed it back on me. “You should check your video readout before opening the door,” he said with that kind of authoritative sternness that inspired people like me to do the opposite.

I frowned at him. “What do you want?”

“To hire you. But first I need your alibi.”

“It’s too early for alibis,” I said, taking a sip of coffee to cover my surprise. As far as I knew, I hadn’t done anything obviously illegal. At least, not lately.

He glided into my office in that graceful, menacing way Weres had, and I buzzed the door closed. Despite looking barely old enough to buy a beer, Cooper radiated energy and purpose like the sun did heat. As the door clicked shut, he filled the space making the bread-box size of my office feel more like a matchbox.

His expression sobered as he eased himself gingerly onto one of the spindly folding chairs. “Where were you last night between the hours of eleven and one?”

His expression sobered as he eased himself gingerly onto one of the spindly folding chairs. “Where were you last night between the hours of eleven and one?”

Meet the Author

Judy Teel - AuthorI 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!

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17 Comments

  1. Thank you for having me, Kriss!

    • (BTW, I LOVE the snow effect on your blog!)

      • You are so welcome! Sorry I was late today, been a snow day here *snickering* and thanks! I love my snow!

  2. Been wanting to read this. I’ll be checking my stocking!
    I see Judy is a southern gal too. I say ya’ll and fixin to all the time. I wonder if she grows tomatoes? That’s what all true southern women are suposed to do. LOL

    • No tomatoes for me. Sadly, I’m allergic to them. 🙁

      Oh, and Undercover Magic came out today, so now there’s book 2 to enjoy as well. Yay!

  3. Shifty Magic sounds amazing!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    • Best of luck, Natasha!

  4. Thank you for hosting

  5. Thanks for hosting me, Kriss. It was fun!

    • Thank you! I will be reading this soon so I can read the second one, I am so behind! ANYWAY THANK YOU! Glad you like my snow!

  6. Sounds like a fascinating story. Loved the excerpt. Loved the picture of you and your puppy too.

    • Thanks momjane! Always nice to see you. 🙂

  7. this sounds fantastic! since this is the first I’ve come across this book, I’m definitely intrigued 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Erin! Glad you did. 🙂

  8. It was interesting to know that she want to be an author at 15 and she also knew what kind of books she wanted to write!

  9. Oh this looks so good! I definitely am going to have to get me a copy!

  10. Loved the excerpt, thanks for sharing!

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