Friday, September 26, 2014

Fresh Ink: Spotlight on Debut Books of All Kinds

FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she's left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her . . . until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test.

A hacker who identifies himself only as "Warlock" brings down the FBI's website and posts a code in its place that leads to a Michigan cemetery, where a dead girl is discovered rising from the ground . . . as if she tried to crawl out of her own grave.

Born into a dynasty of illusionists, Jessica Blackwood is destined to become its next star--until she turns her back on her troubled family to begin a new life in law enforcement. But FBI consultant Dr. Jeffrey Ailes's discovery of an old magic magazine will turn Jessica's world upside down. Faced with a crime that appears beyond explanation, Ailes has nothing to lose--and everything to gain--by taking a chance on an agent raised in a world devoted to achieving the seemingly impossible.

The body in the cemetery is only the first in the Warlock's series of dark miracles. Thrust into the media spotlight, with time ticking away until the next crime, can Jessica confront her past to stop a depraved killer? If she can't, she may become his next victim.

Read an excerpt HERE.

Read an interview with the author HERE.

Praise for the book:

“Mayne, the star of the A&E show 'Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne', combines magic and mayhem in this delightful beginning to a new series…. Readers will look forward to Jessica’s future adventures.” ~Publishers Weekly

“Professional illusionist Mayne introduces a fresh angle to serial-killer hunting.… Mayne forgoes gimmicks, instead dissecting illusions with human behavior, math, and science without losing sight of the story’s big picture.” ~Booklist

“Mayne … mixes the best of an FBI procedural with an exposé of how magicians operate their craft. The end result is a … fascinating page-turner.… readers will be eager to read more thrillers featuring Jessica Blackwood. ~Romantic Times

Angel Killer will have you compulsively turning the pages until the very end.…Andrew Mayne…lives up to the standards of well-known authors of thrillers.” ~Genii Magazine

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