Review: Halfway Bitten by Terry Maggert

Synopsis: The circus came to Halfway, and they brought the weird.

When clowns, vampires, and corpses start piling up in town, Carlie has to break away from her boyfriend, Wulfric, to bring her witchy skills to the table- or grill, as the case may be.
When the body of a young woman washes up in the lake, it unleashes a spiral of mystery that will bring Carlie, Gran, and Wulfric into a storm of magical warfare. Spells will fly. Curses will rain. Amidst it all, Carlie will make waffles, protect her town, and find out if a man from the distant past can join her in happy ever after.
With love and honor at stake, Carlie has no peer.

25622365Review: Joining Carlie on her adventures is one of the most fun things I have done with my time this year. Witches, mystery, intrigue, ghosts, and vampires (and not the sparkly type that turned me off of them for awhile). And waffles. I really want to visit Carlie and have waffles.

Carlie receives a terrifying message through the mail slot in her door. Knowing all she can do is wait for something bad to happen, she hangs onto all she holds dear as more pieces fall into place.

There were SO many things in this book. But Terry makes it work beautifully. I can definitely see why Halfway is such a tourist spot, even if mortals don’t usually know what lurks in the shadows.

An awesome cast of characters. Beautiful cover. Visit Halfway today!

Read my review of “Halfway Dead” (book one) here.

Buy “Halfway Bitten” on Amazon.

Cover Reveal of The Supernatural Chronicles!

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Supernatural Chronicles: New Orleans

Beneath the brow of Bourbon and French architecture, the iris of New Orleans swirls with flecks of worlds and beings unknown to mankind. Come with us as we chronicle their journey—each supernatural race must hunt for an offering in hopes of saving their own. Skinwalkers, Wolves, Vampires, Dragons, Succubi, Witches, Necromancers, Cupids, and Asgardians are all in danger of losing control as an uprising darkness threatens to rip the veil that protects them all from the great beyond.

Ten original novellas, following each supernatural race as they fight an elusive enemy, are written by New Adult authors Lila Felix, Kristie Cook, Brenda Pandos, Delphina Henley, Julia Crane, Jamie Magee, Morgan Wylie, Kallie Ross, S.T. Bende, and Rebecca Ethington. Come join them for the hunt and discover hidden treasures inside.


The first supernatural chronicle will be release October 26th, and then weekly until the final release December 21st. Every week a different paranormal’s story will be told, and a relic will be revealed. Readers will be able to join in the hunt and win prizes. Whether you love witches, angels, or werewolves, New Orleans is being flooded with the supernatural this Fall. A boxed set will be available in early 2016, following the individual publications. Anyone that enjoys reading New Adult Paranormal won’t want to miss this release of novellas.

Titles Include:

Supernatural Chronicles: The Skinwalkers by Lila Felix

Supernatural Chronicles: The Wolves by Kristie Cook

Supernatural Chronicles: The Vampires by Brenda Pandos

Supernatural Chronicles: The Dragons by Delphina Henley

Supernatural Chronicles: The Succubi by Julia Crane

Supernatural Chronicles: The Witches by Jamie Magee

Supernatural Chronicles: The Necromancers by Morgan Wylie

Supernatural Chronicles: The Cupids by Kallie Ross

Supernatural Chronicles: The Asgardians by S.T. Bende

Supernatural Chronicles: The Noir by Rebecca Ethington


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Author interview with C.L. Hernandez!

Please welcome Author Cindy Lou Hernandez to THE KATY today!

1508391_10201596244481167_188250944_nC. L. Hernandez is the author of the series The Complicated Life of Deegie Tibbs (Winlock Press), and the novel The Curious Case of the Tuscan Plague Doctor (Barking Rain Press) which will be released in 2016. She also writes the self-published series Horror Story Six-Packs (Cobwebs, vol. 1, and A Half-Dozen Horrors, vol. 2) She has stories featured in the anthologies Happy Little Horrors: Freakshow, Dead Harvest: A Collection of Dark Tales, and Deathmongers: Where the Light Dies. She lives in California’s Central Valley, and her life is a constant work in progress.

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How did decide to become an author? Any books, movie, or people that inspired you to pursue your dream?

I decided to become an author after I became disabled and was no longer able to work at a “real job.” I suddenly had all this time on my hands, and since I’d already been writing for years as a hobby, I figured I’d give it a shot. As for being inspired, I’ll give credit to the people who told me I’d never make it. I hate it when someone tells me “You can’t,” or “You’ll never,” or “You shouldn’t.”


Tell us about Winlock Press. How did you get signed by them?

Winlock Press is awesome! Monique Happy (manager) goes out of her way to make her authors feel comfortable, valued, and important. She does an amazing job. I got signed when I submitted the first book in The Complicated Life of Deegie Tibbs series.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I’m a little of both, I guess. Sometimes I’ll write out a complicated outline with plots and sub-plots, then wind up tossing it aside and just letting the characters do what they want.


What draws you to writingabout witches as in “The Complicated Life of DeEGie Tibbs” series?

Witches have always fascinated me, and since I’ve studied Earth magic, gem and mineral magic, and magical herbalism, writing about witches just comes naturally to me. I like the versatility of the fictional witch character. You can give them just about any power, have them perform the most outlandish spells, and it’s okay, because—hey, they’re witches!

If you could use magic to change one thing, what would it be?

I would magically reprogram the minds of all humans so that they would focus on healing and renewing our broken planet rather than continuing to destroy it. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Are there any genres of literature or movies that you won’t read or watch? What’s your favorite genre to read/watch?

I can’t stand romance novels/movies! Those novels with the flowy-haired woman and the bare-chested hero on the cover? Barf. I guess it’s because I’ve never been much of a girly-girl. I’d rather have my books and movies full of guts and blood and horrifying creatures. My favorite genre is horror fiction, but I also enjoy mystery and crime novels and documentaries on history and nature.

Do any of your characters represent you as a whole or someone you know? Or are they qualities you admire in others?

There is a little bit of me in almost every leading character I create, particularly Deegie Tibbs. Deegie doesn’t really fit in, but she doesn’t really care, either. She has a disability that makes her unique, and she’s a bit misunderstood. That’s me in a nutshell. If I need a villainous character, I just think of one of my ex-husbands. (laughs)

Do you have an advice for aspiring writers?

Develop your own voice; don’t try to emulate another author, because eventually someone WILL notice. I’ve seen this happen a couple of times. Be honest. Don’t get involved in social media drama. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, but don’t be insulted when someone points out your flaws. Read every day. And never give up. Never.

Any upcoming projects you’d like to share?

I’ve started working on a new novel called Zuri. It’s a werewolf novel—with a twist. (sorry, no spoilers) I’m also working on another of my short horror story six-packs, which I self-publish. This one will have a zombie theme, also with a twist. (I like twists) I will be participating in Blood Moon Rising 2, which is an online event that promises to be tons of horrific fun, and I have another novel coming out in January 2016 with another publisher. This one’s about a ghostly plague doctor who torments a lovely young antiques dealer.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Thank you for the interview!

Thank you for joining me on THE KATY today, Cindy!

You’re welcome!

You can buy C.L. Hernandez’s books on Amazon! 

Cover Reveal: Patronus Series by Sarah M. Ross

Title: Patronus Series

Author: Sarah M. Ross

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

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Lucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second, everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life.

Lucy opens her eyes to a world she never imagined possible and a new destiny: as a Patronus, a guardian of spirits. Adjusting to her new role and abilities while negotiating this confusing realm will test her limits and push her further than she ever dreamed she would go. From wayward spirits who don’t want her help to soul stealing vampires, and even a stuck-up British royal, Lucy must brave them all to save one spirit she can’t bear to lose.
Further complicating her confusing life is an inexplicable yet growing connection she feels to a member of her team, Max, whose mysterious behavior leaves her both confused and intrigued.
Waking up dead was just the beginning of her problems. Lucy’s death is about to become the greatest adventure of her life.

SarahSarah started her obsession with reading at an early age, often sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class. She would read any book she could get her hands on. Her love of reading quickly evolved into a love of writing and stories began to pour out of her.

 She grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English, and taught eighth graders to love reading as much as she does for several years. Sarah will always be a proud member of the Steelers’ Nation, but couldn’t take the cold and moved her frozen tush to Florida where she now lives with her husband, daughter, and two cats. You will find her now with her trusty Kindle in hand and toes in the sand!

Sarah’s debut novel, AWAKEN, released in January, 2012. Other novels include AVENGE, ATONE, ECHO OF AN EARTH ANGEL, INHALE EXHALE, and NEVER GONNA TELL (Releasing March, 2015).

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