Dec 16, 2014

Strange Magic

Strange Magic  
by James A. Hunter 

Yancy Lazarus is having a bad day: there’s a bullet lodged in his butt cheek, his face looks like the site of a demolition derby, and he’s been saran-wrapped to a banquet table. He never should have answered the phone. Stupid bleeding heart—helping others in his circles is a good way to get dead.  
Just ask the gang members ripped to pieces by some kind of demonic nightmare in LA. As a favor to a friend, Yancy agrees to take a little looksee into the massacre and boom, he’s stuck in a turf war between two rival gangs, which both think he’s pinch-hitting for the other side. Oh, and there’s also a secretive ass-hat with some mean ol’ magical chops and a small army of hyena-faced, bodysnatching baddies. It might be time to seriously reconsider some of his life choices.   

Yancy is a bluesman, a rambler, a gambler, but not much more. Sure, he can do a little magic—maybe even more than just a little magic—but he knows enough to keep his head down and stay clear of freaky-deaky hoodoo like this business in LA. Somehow though, he’s been set up to take a real bad fall—the kind of very permanent fall that leaves a guy with a toe tag. Unless, of course, he can find out who is responsible for the gangland murders, make peace in the midst of the gang feud, and take out said magical ass-hat before he hexes Yancy into an early retirement. Easy right? Stupid. Bleeding. Heart.  

Book Details:  

Word count: 74,000 Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy  Available: The book will be released on in January 2015. ARC copies are available in all e-book formats.  

About the Author 
James A. Hunter is a writer, among other things. He is a former Marine Corps Sergeant, combat veteran, and pirate hunter (seriously). Currently, James works as a missionary and international aid worker with his wife and young daughter in Bangkok, Thailand. When  not working, writing, or spending time with family, James occasionally eats and sleeps. Strange Magic is his debut novel and the first in a planned series of books featuring Yancy Lazarus.   

The book will be released on January 16th 2015, and will be available online at

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