Kind’s Kiss, Daughter of the Beast and Wolf’s Bane are three titles in the upcoming ParentKillers series. Please revisit this page or angeljaybooks.com regarding titles, covers, and release dates! All rights reserved c2017..2021 Angel Jay Meet Ellen MAGIC DOESN’T KILL. NOT WITHOUT A LITTLE HELP. Jessica DeRidder is a substitute teacher and mage in hiding, her daughter Ellen a killer on the run. Their next job lands the mother-daughter team in Hellhole, a small town in the middle of nowhere. All they need to do is their job. For Mom to identify the problem, and for Ellen to... fix it. Easy. Simple. But not this time. The pair find themselves caught in the struggle between the Man-in-White and the Wicked Witch of the West. A mysterious image and the theft of a deadly flower lead the pair to a score of dead prisoners, magical drug dealers, and red-eyed assassins falling from the sky. And somehow it all seems to be related to Ellen's murky past. All Ellen wants to do is do her homework, eat ice cream, and protect her newfound friends (not necessarily in that order). She'll go all-in, guns blazing. But when the smoke clears there may be nothing left but a stranger's past and a lonely future. About the book Kind's Kiss is a light, modern-day fantasy, easy on the magic, heavy on the snark. This is a light ‘urban fantasy’ novel, a YA+ 'young adult / adult' work of fiction. It may contain (limited) graphic scenes, poor jokes, a pinch of romance, some violence, lots of salty snark, and endless spelling errors. Though I’ve strived to keep it light and entertaining it does touch upon some darker themes which may disturb very young readers. Someone described this as 'Buffy meets Sabrina done by Tarantino'. I'm still not sure if I should consider that a compliment, or if I should hire a hitman :-) About the author I’m a single parent with two teen daughters, who had the opportunity to work in exotic places such as China, Libya, and the Netherlands. Nothing in my regular line of work could have prepared me for the challenges of writing a fantasy novel… or two. Or three :-) It has been quite the challenge, but also tons of fun. (The writing of this book took copious amounts of bad poetry. Please don’t tell my kids.) ParentKillers This series is not about killing parents. I love my parents, and just like many other parents mine would certainly not condone any attempts on their lives. I'd love to tell you why I picked this title, but I simply cannot. Not yet, anyway. And that's because I think it would be bad form to reveal the premise behind this series in the very first book. All I will say that the act of 'killing parents' is not the start of the story, nor is it the end, but it does play a major role. Besides, ParentKillers sounds way more cool than ‘The book series in which toxic relations and familicide happen in book two, on page sixty four, and it will all be explained in the chapter thereafter.' (I actually checked, and that specific page doesn’t mention anything like that, so that’s still a no!) What’s next? Prepare Kind’s Kiss for publication, and continue working on Daughter of the Beast. For more information and updates please visit angeljaybooks.com.
Kind’s Kiss, Daughter of the Beast and Wolf’s Bane are three titles in the upcoming ParentKillers series. Please revisit this page, or angeljaybooks.com regarding titles, covers, and release dates! All rights reserved c2017..2021 Angel Jay Meet Ellen MAGIC DOESN’T KILL. NOT WITHOUT A LITTLE HELP. Jessica DeRidder is a substitute teacher and mage in hiding, her daughter Ellen a killer on the run. Their next job lands the mother-daughter team in Hellhole, a small town in the middle of nowhere. All they need to do is their job. For Mom to identify the problem, and for Ellen to... fix it. Easy. Simple. But not this time. The pair find themselves caught in the struggle between the Man-in-White and the Wicked Witch of the West. A mysterious image and the theft of a deadly flower lead the pair to a score of dead prisoners, magical drug dealers, and red-eyed assassins falling from the sky. And somehow it all seems to be related to Ellen's murky past. All Ellen wants to do is do her homework, eat ice cream, and protect her newfound friends (not necessarily in that order). She'll go all-in, guns blazing. But when the smoke clears there may be nothing left but a stranger's past and a lonely future. About the book Kind's Kiss is a light, modern-day fantasy, easy on the magic, heavy on the snark. Though complete it is still a work in progress. One reviewer described it as 'Buffy meets Sabrina, as done by Tarantino'. I'm still not sure I should consider that a compliment, or hire a hit man :-) About the author I’m a single parent with two teen daughters, who had the opportunity to work in exotic places such as China, Libya, and the Netherlands. Nothing in my regular line of work could have prepared me for the challenges of writing a fantasy novel… or two. Or three :-) It has been quite the challenge, but also tons of fun. (The writing of this book took copious amounts of bad poetry. Please don’t tell my kids.) ParentKillers This series is not about killing parents. I love my parents, and just like many other parents mine would certainly not condone any attempts on their lives. I'd love to tell you why I picked this title, but I simply cannot. Not yet, anyway. And that's because I think it would be bad form to reveal the premise behind this series in the very first book. All I will say that the act of 'killing parents' is not the start of the story, nor is it the end, but it does play a major role. Besides, ParentKillers sounds way more cool than ‘The book series in which toxic relations and familicide happen in book two, on page sixty four, and it will all be explained in the chapter thereafter.' (I actually checked, and that specific page doesn’t mention anything like that, so that’s still a no!) What’s next? Prepare Kind’s Kiss for publication, and continue working on Daughter of the Beast. For more information please visit angeljaybooks.com.