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Mar 282015

Ghosts of Modern Magics

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The entire collection of the novelettes from my Modern Magics series is now on sale!  In addition to the four novelettes, I’ve included a brand new story written just for this collection. The topic of that story was chosen by the members of my awesome street team, Team Thulukan from Facebook, and is dedicated to them. Feel free to come join us in Team Thulukan.

Oh, and this collection also includes samples from each of the full-length novels in the Modern Magics series, with a special sneak peek at the soon-to-be-released third book, Magics.

The novelettes were written as companion pieces to the novels. Readers had asked about Thulu and La Fi’s lives before the events in the books. So, I began the stories to answer some of those questions.

The novels are cross-genre Urban Fantasy / Sci Fi / Paranormal Mystery and tell what happens when magic returns to Earth. However, the novelettes are firmly in the Paranormal Mystery genre. While set in the same universe and with the same characters, the novelettes have a  slightly different feel to them than the books.

The cover for the box set was designed by the talented M Joseph Murphy, who designed the entire Modern Magics series. He also wrote the foreword to this box set. (Thanks, Joseph!)

My editor, Jen Ryan from Imagine That Editing, added an editor’s note to the collection, too. So there’s some behind-the-scenes insight from two of those connected to this series.



Ghosts of Modern Magics

Before magic returned to Earth in the Modern Magics novels, Thulu and La Fi’s clients were usually the dead. The Ghost novelettes detail a few of their more memorable cases.

“Ghost Memory” – An amnesiac ghost hires Thulu and La Fi to find missing money from his home for his aging husband.

“Unwanted Ghost” – The couple inherits a furnished Victorian, complete with its own noisy ghost.

“Ghost Dancer” – Young Danika asks Thulu and La Fi to save her dog from the killer who murdered her.

“Wedding Ghost” – Just before their own wedding, the detectives are hired to find out what happened to another bride ninety years before.


“Lost Ghost” tells the story of eleven-year-old Thulu and Fiona’s first case.

This collection also includes samples from the Modern Magics novels – Relics, Portals and the upcoming Magics.


This collection will be available from the usual online retailers soon, but is currently on sale at:




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A special thanks to all my readers, friends and supporters! You are all greatly appreciated. Please don’t forget one of the greatest gifts you can give an author is a review. So, feel free to rate any and all of my books and novelettes at online retailers.

Happy Reading!


Jan 182015
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The Shadow Box only $0.99!


These days, we find a lot of great deals on books, but I think this one is going to be one of the real winners for 2015. Not just one book for $0.99, but TEN awesome novels in this dark, disturbing and brilliant collection of the macabre. So far I have read six of the ten and every one has been a five star winner!

There’s vampires, black magic, witches, & demons – in short everything you could ask for in one great package. The genres include Horror, Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Thriller. But don’t wait too long! This collection is for a limited time only and soon the books will go back on sale individually at their regular prices.

Download The Shadow Box: Paranormal Suspense and Dark Fantasy Thriller Novels at Amazon.


 About the Books


Explore The Dark Side of Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Suspense


from NY Times & USA Today bestselling authors.


***A limited offer of 10 full length novels at a steeply discounted price. Only available until Feb. 2015 

Ride the cutting edge of dark fantasy in this unique collection of ten fast-paced, gritty, suspenseful thrillers. Filled with black magic, vampire trailer trash, werewolves, sorcerers, witches, assassins, psychics, clairvoyants, zombie draggers, and old-school gothic horror, a sure bet for fans of paranormal suspense.

DARKER THINGS by Rob Cornell
Fifteen years have passed since Craig Lockman worked for a shadowy agency fighting monsters most think exist only in nightmares. A mysterious teen girl arrives at his door with his fiercest enemy on her tail. Now he must protect the daughter he never knew from the dark world he thought he left behind.

MOTH by Sean Poindexter
Social worker Max Hollingsworth is no stranger to monsters. Supernatural or human, he’s faced all kinds. But when he’s called upon to investigate a missing child, he may have met his match.

THE SHEPHERD by Travis Luedke
After saving a mysterious girl from a hit and run, 16 yr. old Mike Evans soon finds his life spiraling out of control. Facing clairvoyant visions of grisly death, Mike struggles to avert disaster and make his way through the chaos.

A band of misfit, half-demon teenagers join the ruthless, immortal Wisdom, to stop The Council of Peacocks. The Council, a secret society of sorcerers, has plotted for centuries, and now the time has come for Activation – a hostile takeover of Earth.

A DEATH DISPLACED by Andrew Butcher
When Nicolas Crystan unexpectedly sees the future, he acts fast to save Juliet Maystone from a fatal accident, unintentionally “displacing” her–giving her the power to see ghosts. Together, they must use their newfound abilities to unravel a mystery more connected to Nicolas than he ever imagined …

BOUND BY BLOOD by Shane KP O’Neill
Vlad Dracula: ruler, tyrant, warlord, and champion of the Catholic faith, is seized by Lucifer in his moment of death and becomes a monster, born of Darkness. Vlad is charged with destroying the institution of the Catholic Church, to help turn man against God so that Lucifer may finally return to Heaven and end all of mankind.

LUNA SANGUIS by Simon Okill
A mysterious woman awakes in an asylum in France, 1925, with amnesia. As her memory is restored she reveals her true vampiric nature and unleashes a bloody nightmare that might destroy all humanity.

TELL ME WHEN I’M DEAD by Steven Ramirez
When a contagion decimates the town of Tres Marias, recovering alcoholic Dave Pulaski, his wife, Holly, and a group of armed soldiers and civilians must find a way to survive.

THE LONG WAY DOWN by Craig Schaefer
The death of a porn star leads sorcerer Daniel Faust down a rabbit hole of conspiracy and madness. For the first time, black magic and bullets might not be enough to save him from the brink of damnation.

BLACKJACK by Kristopher Norris
When Vincent Black, a gun for hire, is told vampires are all too real, he thinks it’s a joke. But soon he learns that he is not the most dangerous brand of hunter out there…

Dec 202014

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Steven Ramirez



How often can you buy a full-length recently released novel for less than 10 cents? I think it’s been decades since I did that. But right now you can pre-order and buy not one, but ten complete novels for only $0.99! Steven Ramirez is part of The Shadow Box, an incredible collection of dark novels. He’s stopped by today to tell us about his own intriguing entry in this set. Let’s find out more.


 Steven Ramirez

Steven Ramirez is the author of Books One and Two of The Dead Series, Tell Me When I’m Dead and Dead Is All You Get. He has also published a number of short stories, as well as a children’s book, and he wrote the screenplay for the horror-thriller film Killers. Steven lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughters.

You can find out more about Steven at these links:

Website     |     Twitter     |     Facebook

Goodreads     |     Amazon Author Page

Read on for more about Steven and his awesome book!

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