Note: This series, while having the same setting and same characters, can be read as standalones.


Reinventing Herself


Ellen Mackay never imagined herself a widow at forty-nine.

After nearly thirty years of being a socialite wife and mother, Ellen is left alone to rattle around a mansion of a house with only the dog for company. It’s time to make a change, but to what?

While she ponders what to do, she starts hearing her dog talk. Is Has she finally lost it? No, according to her mother. It’s an inherited gift that usually manifests at menopause, but, well, Ellen isn’t there, yet. And it’s not just the dog, but most animals. Then there’s the ability to actually see paranormal species, like gnomes, fairies, and yes, vampires. Lucky her.

She finally moves to what she thinks is the perfect house in the mountains. But it’s not all peace and quiet when people start getting killed on the hiking path just beyond her property a few months after she relocates.

Most of the local sheriff’s department don’t believe in the paranormal but one handsome sergeant does. Can they figure out who – or what – the perpetrator is and stop the carnage?


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Reclaiming Herself

After three decades of marriage, Jo catches her husband in bed with a much younger woman. To add insult to injury, her anger makes the magical powers she had repressed at puberty abruptly flare to life. She has to learn to control the magic while holding down a full-time job and going through a divorce.

Jo is lucky in that her best friends are both witches and are able to help her learn about these new-found abilities. While waiting for the divorce to finalize, and under the tutelage of her BFFs, she discovers she’s a good magical potion-maker.

When her boss decides to retire, Jo not only takes her potion business full time but makes a move to a cabin in the mountains. More surprises await her there: she has a familiar – a snarky crow named Esme; and her neighbor, another fifty-something single woman, can speak with animals.

All is not bliss, however. Jo is accused of murdering a woman she has never met, and the investigator assigned to the case refuses to listen to reason. It’s up to her to prove her innocence and bring the investigator to his senses. Can magic help her?

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