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Zoraida Grey Cover Reveal and Giveaway

It is with great pleasure that I reveal—at last—the brand new cover for Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones!!


This has been a long time coming and I am over the moon to be able to share  it with you. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post.

For more of a sneak preview, here’s the blurb and an excerpt.

The Blurb

Granny’s dying, but Zoraida can save her with a magic crystal of smoky quartz. Too bad the crystal is in Scotland––in a haunted castle––guarded by mind-reading, psychopathic sorcerers.

Getting inside Castle Logan is easy. Getting out––not so much. Before she can snatch the stone, Zoraida stumbles into a family feud, uncovers a wicked ancient curse, and finds herself ensorcelled by not one but two handsome Scottish witches. Up to their necks in family intrigue and smack-dab in the middle of a simmering clan war, Zoraida and her best friend Zhu discover Granny hasn’t told them everything.

Not by a long shot.


The Excerpt

“Zoraida.” Granny’s voice snaps me to attention. “Stop gawking. I ’spect you’re already plannin’ my funeral, ain’t you? More’n likely figuring out what you’ll do when I’m dead and you have all of this to yerself.”

I cast my gaze around the one room she calls home. The wood cookstove and sink on the east wall serve as a kitchen. Oak pollen lies in a fine, yellow-green dust, coating dried flowers, bottled herbs, and candles on the stained wooden table. Parchments and books cascade from two frayed wicker chairs onto the rough board floor. The corner of the window screen folds back, torn to allow easy access for cats. With each breeze, Arkansas black flies, freshly hatched and thirsty for blood, swarm in through the hole.

“Yes, Granny.” I swat a fly on my arm before it gnaws to the bone. “I’m living for the day when I can bask in all this luxury. It can’t come soon enough.”

“Now, don’t you be a smartass.” Her eyes glitter. Sarcasm is the only language the old bat understands. She’s up to something, that’s for certain. “Git over here and sit beside me. I have somethin’ to tell you.”

“If you’re expecting me to clean this place, you’ve got another think coming.” I push a gray cat out of the cane rocking chair and sit down.

Unimpressed, the cat flops on the floor. I shed my shoes and sink my toes into the soft fur on his tummy.

“I’m dying.” Granny whips the jute around her fingers and knots it into the pattern. Her shiny, black eyes match the beads she strings into the cord.


Not only is this book on its way to release in November with preorders available before Halloween, but I’m looking for a couple of beta readers for  Book 2 in the Zoraida Grey Series, Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen which is about 80% finished.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, would be to read the draft, provide feedback either on the manuscript or in a form I will provide, and post a review when the book is released. Message me on the Contact page of this website or private message me through my FaceBook page.

What’s in it for you? My undying gratitude, your name on the acknowledgements page, a free copy of the book once it releases, and a truckload of positive Karma. Wish it could be a million bucks, but that will have to wait until later. If you’ve betaed for me before—please let me know that you are for sure interested in doing it again.


Be sure to enter the giveaway before August 22! Winner announced right Here August 22.
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