Sunday, 27 April 2014

Magpie & Jynx Chapter Excerpt

Magpie & Jynx, the latest action/adventure tale from The Twin Cities Series of urban fantasy novellas, is coming soon! A special two-chapter excerpt is currently available on Wattpad at:

http://www.wattpad.com/47664539-magpie-%26-jynx-chapter-excerpt

Half-shifter Maggie "Magpie" Bartlett and Jynx, her siren friend, expected trouble during their infiltration into a human/fae trafficking ring run by the yakuza, but they never imagined things would go so awry! Escaping the syndicate's compound in The Realms, a parallel dimension populated by the stuff of nightmares, becomes a life and death struggle against impossible odds. Their plans for a simple rescue mission turns into a fight for survival as they find themselves in the middle of a bloody war between vampires, werewolves, the yakuza, and a Japanese demon of boundless rage. Forced to put their trust in the unlikeliest of allies, the pair embark on a final scheme to escape the horrors closing in around them, culminating in an all-or-nothing dash for freedom.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Magpie & Jynx Cover Reveal

With the final chapters of Magpie & Jynx now in development, I thought it was a good time to present this, the cover artwork for the latest addition to the Twin Cities Series. It's 40,000 words of action, adventure, and suspense as our heroines face off against magic, gangsters, Japanese demons, vampires, and werewolves, with hardly an opportunity to catch their breath. The excitement comes fast and furious as their mission to save a group of female captives from the clutches of an international trafficking ring becomes an all-out struggle for survival. 




Thursday, 10 April 2014

Magpie & Jynx Preview # 2

Jynx

Enthralled by the tales of foreign lands, the siren named Jynx left her island home with a passing traveler who promised to show her all the mysteries of The Realms. Once they arrived in the city, however, she quickly discovered that his real intentions for her were far less honorable. Though her human traveling companion was branded the property of a vampire in the outer lands, he sought to improve his standing under the service of a notorious vampire in the city. He offered the beautiful Jynx as tribute to his new lord and master.

The vampire wasn't pleased to discover that the human was already branded by another. He beheaded the mortal on the spot for his insolence. However, he also kept Jynx. Unlike her betraying companion, the fae's blood provided a narcotic effect in vampires, making her a valuable prize. Addicting her to street drugs from the mortal world as a means to keep her sedate and obedient also enhanced the kick he received from drinking her blood. Under his control, Jynx lost track of time as her life blurred by in a drug-induced haze, during which the vampire fed from her repeatedly.

It wasn't until Magpie freed her and the others among the vampire's chattel that she began to claw her way back to herself. Her new friend helped her dry out, during a long, painful process that lasted for months. At the end of her difficult road, with her drug addiction a persistent, but tiny voice in the back of her mind, she realized that rather than returning home, that part of her who once dreamed bigger still remained. She opted to stay with Magpie, and has helped in her quest to free others like her, from the worst that The Realms has to offer.



Magpie & Jynx is an upcoming urban fantasy action/adventure tale, part of the Twin Cities Series collection of novellas. For more information on this and other books in the series, visit the official blog page at http://twincitiesseries.blogspot.ca/.

This concludes our double preview. We hope you enjoyed it. Click here for a preview and bio of Magpie, the shape shifter who completes this amazing duo.


Thursday, 3 April 2014

Magpie & Jynx Preview # 1


Magpie

Maggie Bartlett, otherwise known as Magpie, is the daughter of a shape shifter and his human wife. Born in The Realms, where such unions are frowned upon, the vampire lord of her community sought to make an example of her family. He sent his minions to raze her family home and kill her parents. They chased the couple to the forbidden forests of the Elderwood, where her father sacrificed himself to save his pregnant wife and unborn daughter. When the elves of the forest discovered her, Maggie's mother was grievously wounded and almost dead. They nursed her back to health as best they could, but she never fully recovered. The strain of giving birth ultimately proved too great for her. Maggie was born an orphan, and brought up as one of the elvish in the high trees of their forest kingdom.

Despite the welcoming she received among their kind, her physical differences always set her apart. She discovered from an early age an affinity with the crows in the branches of their woodland home. It was through mimicking them that she discovered her shape shifting abilities. Lacking the powers of a full-blooded shifter, one who is able to transform into a variety of creatures, Maggie practiced constantly to improve her metamorphic abilities into the one and only animal whose shape she could sustain. In time, her mastery over her rook form allowed her to selectively augment her human shape with bird anatomy, providing her with abilities beyond other shifters and humans.

As her strength grew, so too did her thirst for revenge. Eventually, she returned to the land of her family's origins and put an end to the vampire who ordered the deaths of her parents. In the process, she discovered her true calling upon freeing the humans held imprisoned in his dungeon. Magpie knew from that moment that she would devote her life to saving the downtrodden from the clutches of evil. In a world surrounded by monsters, her dangerous quest seems never-ending...



Magpie & Jynx is an upcoming urban fantasy action/adventure tale, part of the Twin Cities Series collection of novellas. For more information on this and other books in the series, visit the official blog page at http://twincitiesseries.blogspot.ca/.

Be sure to check back soon for another preview, and a bio of Jynx, the beautiful siren who completes this amazing duo.