It’ll Put a Spell On YOU!

At least I hope THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC will! Today might be Friday the 13th, but it’s a lucky day around here! Besides, what better day to release the first installment of my new Urban Fantasy series, The Penumbra Papers?

That Ol Black Magic 680Welcome to the world of the Penumbra Papers. These “Cases from the Shadow’s Edge” explore the forces of light and dark as they dance through shadows humans barely glimpsed prior to the Big Rip. Since then, all manner of preternatural magicks intermingle with humans in ways mysterious, magical and, in some cases, criminal. Much to humanity’s surprise, there really are monsters under the bed and the things that go bump in the night are bigger and scarier than anyone ever imagined.

That’s where Special Agent Sade Marquis enters the mix. A human FBI agent with an X-Files mentality, Sade’s been handpicked to fill a new slot within the Bureau—Preternatural Liaison Officer with the MAGIC Unit. The Magical Activity, Grievances, and Inhuman Crimes unit is in charge of investigations involving magicks. It’s her job to deal with all the monsters.

In THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC, Sade, along with her FBI partner—and werewolf best friend—Caleb Jones, is sent to New Orleans to investigate the murders of several high-ranking magicks. The Big Easy is neutral territory so Sade must find and arrest the culprit before war breaks out between the Realms. Things look up when the gargoyle Sentinel, Roman, a permanent fixture in Sade’s childhood, arrives to keep the peace. Maybe.

The investigation is hampered by Sade’s faerie nemesis, Ariel—the King’s Seducer. Oh, and then there’s the new dragon in town, Nikolas Constantine. Sade can’t decide whether to arrest his ass or admire it.

When guilt and innocence come to play in the French Quarter, it’ll take Sade’s brand of crazy to sort it all out.

I’m throwing a party starting today and lasting all week! Plus, I’m giving away prizes–like swag and a free ebook. How do you win? It’s easy. Check out the CHARACTERS OF PENUMBRA page and pick out the magick you’d most like to follow you home. 😉 Then leave a comment on THIS post telling who you picked. Like my AUTHOR PAGE on Facebook. And leave a comment here that you already like me or just did. 😉 The more you comment, the more chances to win! I’ll pick two random commenters next Friday to win post-its and scratchpads, a really cool pen, and some sooper-secret stuffs. And one commenter will get a copy of THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC in the digital platform of their choice PLUS the swag. Sweet, right?

Smashwords is taking their own sweet time in releasing THAT OL’ BLACk MAGIC “downstream” to other retailers. In the meantime, you can get it on Kindle at Amazon and other platforms at Smashwords. It’ll also be available at All Romance eBooks soon! You don’t want to miss out on the fun, do you?!? CLICK! And mark it WANNA READ on Goodreads! The more the merrier.


And one last quick question. THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC is just over 40K words. Would you buy a print version if it was available? Now, pour your beverage of choice, pick out the magick you want for your very own and LET’S PARTY!

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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22 Responses to It’ll Put a Spell On YOU!

  1. My beverage of choice at the moment is coffee. (and yes, I remembered the grounds today.) ;o)

    This all sounds like a load of fun, Silver. I can’t wait to see who wins and what kinds of goodies they get.

    Let’s see. I already LIKE your facebook page. (I like you. I really like you!) As for which magick I’d want to follow me home… I prefer to be the silent observer in all this. I love reading about these guys, but I wouldn’t want any of them in my home. Although, I probably could hang out with Sade, have a conversation or two over coffee with Sinjen or Mathias, laugh at the antics of Caleb, and maybe smolder a little over Ariel and Nikos. If I had to have one follow me home, though, it’d be Roman – because he’d be there if anything jumped out at me in the dark. ;o)

  2. Sounds like a wonderfully intriguing and entertaining book! I’d love to have a printed copy, as soon as humanly possible. Hmmmm, which Magick would I prefer? I’d have to go with Sinjen – Historian, Knight, and Vampire – who could resist??

    Thanks for this preview! I’ll be watching eagerly for the hardcopy! ;D

    • Silver James says:

      Thanks for dropping by Karen! Sinjen will make his full “debut” in the full-length novel SEASON OF THE WITCH which will release next month in digital and print. At the moment, THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC is only available in digital but I’m trying to decide if people would like to have it in print. So, one vote yes! 🙂

  3. sandye52 says:

    Silver, I pick Roman Montagne. He’s a gargoyle and Sade’s protector. I love the pictures you have for rack of your characters.

  4. The perfect day! Happy release day, Silver!

  5. Um, Caleb. Hands down. No contest. I mean did you see him??? 😀 hehe

    Happy release day, girlie!! And great promo by the way. 🙂

  6. Calisa Rhose says:

    Happy release day, Silver! I couldn’t pick just one, so I’ll have Sinjen, Ari and Caleb please. 🙂

  7. Alicia Dean says:

    What a fun party, thanks for the invite. Uhm, I would want CALEB to follow me home…he looks dangerous, and he’s hot! Happy Release day!

  8. bookwyrm217 says:

    Can I have one of each please?? There are seven days in a week after all. I want to be Sade and kick ass!! And have all those hunks drooling after me.
    I would buy it in print because I tend to buy anything an author I like writes, big or small!
    I’m loving the story so far. I didn’t get to finish it on the 11th and haven’t had a chance to pick up a book since. Hopefully while out camping this week!!! (Jim has to work Friday so the dogs and I will be at camp all alone that day!!)

    • Silver James says:

      Wait?!? You put it down? *muppet flail* I’ve failed!!!! 😉 I think you’ll like it when you do finish it.

      I’m leaning toward maybe offering it in print but have to weigh costs because it requires an additional cover.

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