“Happily Ever After” wasn’t supposed to come with a do-over option. But when my husband of twenty years packs up and heads for greener pastures and my son leaves for college, that’s exactly what my life becomes.
This time, though, I plan to do things differently. Age is just a number, after all, and at forty I’m ready to carve my own path.
Eager for a fresh start, I make a somewhat unorthodox decision and move to a tiny town in the Sierra foothills. I’ll be taking care of a centuries-old house that called to me when I was a kid. It’s just temporary, I tell myself. It’ll just be for a while.
That is until I learn what the house really is, something I never could’ve imagined.
Thankfully forty isn’t too old to start an adventure, because that’s exactly what I do. A very dangerous adventure that will change my life forever. I have a chance to start again, and this time, I make the rules.
Titles in the Leveling Up series include –Magical Midlife Madness – Magical Midlife Dating – Magical Midlife Invasion – Magical Midlife Love – Magical Midlife Meeting
Scrapbooking is magic, and so am I. Or at least I would be if I could take a freaking nap already.
What kind of dream witch can’t even make herself fall asleep? A tired witch. A middle-aged, raising-her-teenage-son-alone witch.
I’m supposed to keep the magic world a secret. I’m supposed to dream about the future. But supposed to’s are for suckers. At forty-one, I’m done with doubt. And I’m not about to let anyone else tell me what I can or can’t do.
My life is a scrapbook, a collection of adventures, each one leading to the next until every page is full. I’m learning, adapting, growing. Armed with my sleepy sloth tea and my golden spork, and with my coven by my side, I’ll take on every challenge that comes my way.
Nightmares better watch their backs, because I’ll be sporking them.
Titles in the Midlife Magic in Marshmallow series include – Sweatpants and Spells – Scrapbooking the Supernatural – Wrinkles and Runes –
Witches are created, not born.
The only magic word Libbie Stark seems to know these days is ‘ibuprofen’ thanks to a headache-inducing job, two teenagers, one ex-husband, and a deadbeat boyfriend—until the death of a friend brings unexpected consequences. Libbie and the other members of her weekly cocktail club are shocked to discover that their eccentric friend was a witch and that they are the recipients of her magical assets.
Libbie would’ve preferred to inherit an island beach house, especially when her life starts to unravel. With the help of the other Dread Pirate Witches and a handsome lawyer with a head of hair that Fabio would envy, Libbie strives to understand her gift and dig herself out of the hole she’s created, one cocktail at a time. The more her life changes, however, the more Libbie realizes that maybe the end of midlife as she knows it is exactly what she needs.
Titles in the Midlife Magic Cocktail Club series include – Magic Uncorked – Bewitching Bitters – Vintage Spirits – Psychic on the Rocks (August 2021) –
Midlife is full of surprises. Not all of them are working for me.
At forty-two I’ve had my share of ups and downs. Relatively normal, except when the definition of normal changes… drastically.
NYT Bestselling Romance Author: Check
Amazing besties: Check
Lovely home: Check
Pet cat named Thick Stella who wants to kill me: Check
Wacky Tabacky Dealing Aunt: Check
Cheating husband banging the weather girl on our kitchen table: Check
Nasty Divorce: Oh yes
Characters from my novels coming to life: Umm… yes
Four months of wallowing in embarrassed depression should be enough. I’m beginning to realize that no one is who they seem to be, and my life story might be spinning out of my control. It’s time to take a shower, put on a bra, and wear something other than sweatpants. Difficult, but doable.
With my friends—real and imaginary—by my side, I need to edit my life before the elusive darkness comes for all of us.
The plot is no longer fiction. It’s my reality, and I’m writing a happy ever after no matter what. I just have to find the write hook.
Titles in My So-Called Mystical Midlife series include – The Write Hook – You May Be Write –
A mysterious murder. An enchanted hometown. Catching the killer will take a crack reporter… and a pinch of magic.
Between her cheating husband and her on-air meltdown, Marzie Nowak is going through a bit of a bad spell and a heck of a midlife crisis. Her kids have flown the coop to college and her husband has opted to trade her in for a younger model. With nowhere else to turn, the ex-big-city journalist crawls back to her superstitious hometown of Widow’s Bay just in time for their annual pagan festival. Her new, much less glamorous gig has her reporting for a local news website. It doesn’t take long for her to realize the legends surrounding Widow’s Bay may be more practical magic than a fanciful myth.
Soon Marzie is forced to contend with an invasion of flirty furry tourists, a sun-shy billionaire, and her suddenly chatty cat’s fashion advice. When an unsolved murder sparks her own mystical powers Marzie comes face to face with the fact menopause is a real witch and so is she!
With a killer on the loose and magical mysteries around every corner, can Marzie crack the case before her next meltdown? Or hot flash? Because in Widow’s Bay a hot flash means your magic is just getting warmed up!
Titles in the Widow’s Bay series include – Resting Witch Face – Coven Mitt – Late Bloomers – Wands Have More Fun – Curse Strings – Intermittent Casting – Spell Like Hotcakes – The Crone Age –
Newly indoctrinated witch, Defiance Dayne discovers there’s more to life after forty than she’d ever imagined possible. Especially if one is a charmling, one of only three in the world, with enough magics to make her a target for every power-hungry warlock out there. When one of them sends a hunter to town, she knows it’s time to take her talents seriously before the hunter takes her life.
She decides she has three things to do before she can die. Find out who killed her beloved grandmother, teach her BFF the finer points of spellcasting before she blows up the world, and figure out how serious her relationship with the Adonis living in her basement really is. If it’s heading in the direction she’s hoping for, she can die happy. Though, admittedly, she’d rather not. Die. Happy or otherwise.
None of that will matter, however, if she can’t figure out how to foil the supernatural assassin who’s been sent for her. Until then, it’s business—and hopefully romance—as usual. Now if she can only figure out how to tame a lacuna wolf.
Titles in the Betwixt & Between series include – Betwixt – Bewitched – Beguiled – (the ending of one trilogy in the series – the beginning of the next trilogy–yes! there are more!) – Moonlight and Magic –
If you’re enjoying the new-ish genre of Paranormal Women’s Fiction then please visit the Original PWF Fab 13 page where all the original authors, along with their joint release day first in a series titles, are listed for the convenience of following along with any of these charming, fun, and engaging series.
A Reminder that… This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Midlife ain’t no joke…
On paper, Georgia Nocturne has everything—a great job and a beautiful family.
But at forty-five, Georgia’s career is going nowhere and her family only pays attention to her when they need to be fed.
Frustrated with her humdrum life and the way her body is rapidly sagging and shifting as if it has a mind of its own, Georgia decides things must change.
That change comes with a blast from her past.
You see, she has a secret—she’s a retired witch and spell hunter.
Georgia decides to restore her powers and take a job hunting for a rare spell. But it turns out that Georgia is not the only hunter in town. A mysterious man also seeks the spell and he’ll stop at nothing to get it.
Can Georgia prove that she still has what it takes to be a spell hunter and gain the respect from her family that she wants? Or will she fail and let the spell fall into the wrong hands?
Titles in the Midlife Spell Hunter series include – Spell Hunter –
Forty-two-year-old Mia Thorne is not living her best life. After a disastrous career-and-relationship-ending event, she escapes New York City and moves to a sleepy river town in Pennsylvania, courtesy of a dead aunt she never knew. Aunt Hazel was the reclusive family nut, a self-proclaimed psychic. Of course, Mia’s dad always told her that she, too, had the gift, but after his death, her mother made sure to squelch the notion. No square pegs allowed!
Aunt Hazel’s old cottage is only slightly better than the decrepit gardens surrounding it. Mia doesn’t know the first thing about gardening and expects this will be one more failure on her seemingly endless list. Even Aunt Hazel’s ancient cat seems to have pegged her as a loser.
When Mia stumbles over a body in the overgrown garden, the newcomer catches the eye of the police chief and his hotshot detective, Derek Fairfax, and she becomes the number one suspect in the case. Much to her shock and awe, she also catches the eye of Derek’s brother, Dane, a lawyer with a head for what’s legal and a bod for what isn’t—but getting arrested for murder would certainly put a damper on her dating life.
Will Mia tap into her long-buried psychic skills in order to save herself or will she end up digging her own grave?
Titles in The Bloomin’ Psychic series include – Petal to the Metal – Life’s a Birch (May 2021) –