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I hear the racket of barking dogs at the foot of Addison Street long before I pull onto Bolivar Drive and into the parking lot of the shelter. The brand-new two-story shelter of steel and aluminum siding takes up the entire block. I park my Mustang in the lot, and Esmeralda and I stride into the lobby.

The bracing odor of disinfectant can’t quite mask the scent of hundreds of caged animals. I don’t know who chose the mint-green walls, but it’s a good choice. Green is the color of the heart chakram, mint-green the color of compassion.

We meet Maureen at the front desk, a whirlwind of efficiency in a denim jumpsuit that looks great on her Amazonian curves.

“Thank the good Lord you’re here!” she cries and thrusts a release form at Esmeralda.

While I wait for Esmeralda to fill out the form and write a check for the shelter’s fee, I hear through the doggy din a nasty stream of invective shouted by a man. There are abundant references to fornication, consumption of feces, and sucking of body parts.

Senor, has to be.

Whoa! I tune that out.

Esmeralda wraps up the formalities, and Maureen escorts us to the dog habitat. We confront hundreds of cages confining hundreds of dogs pacing and barking or howling unhappily.

The cage Maureen takes us to is large enough for a Great Dane, but not quite large enough for a Senor-sized man. There he sits, his knees drawn up to his chest, his arms wrapped around his knees, his head bowed. He’s just too big and the cage is just too small for him to hold his head upright.

My neck aches just looking at him.

He’s unknotted the kerchief and draped the red paisley cotton over his private parts. But for the kerchief, the silver chain around his neck, and the leash clipped to it, he’s starkers.

I whip around, turning my back to the cage.

Maureen whips around, too. “That’s Berkeley, huh.”

“That’s Berkeley.”

Senor shouts at Esmeralda, abundant references to her as a female dog and all the vile things he intends to do to her when he gets his hands on her. She shouts back, her language no less salty, promising him all kinds of punishment. For a hopeful moment, I wonder if she will leave him in the cage for the night, and Tesla’s fondest desire will come true.

But no, Esmeralda starts to cry. Senor apologizes and cries, too, and I hear the clang of a metal latch lifting. Don’t get me wrong, I love Hallmark movies and weep at sappy endings, but I don’t want to witness their tender reunion.

Now, through the doggy din, a high sweet voice, a purry kind of voice, whispers in my ear. “Soft, fair maiden! Thou hast magic! Rescue me from this poxy hell!”

“Maureen, where are the cats?”

“This way,” Maureen says and charges out of the dog habitat. She doesn’t want to witness their tender reunion, either.

The cat habitat is a cleaner, quieter place. The inhabitants of the cages mostly snooze. But some of the cats pace, distressed at their predicament.

One is especially distressed.

The moment I walk up to the cage, her eyes meet mine. Eyes like mine–the color of absinthe, a mingling of hazels and golds. Pet-baby love at first sight. I gaze at the most preternaturally beautiful tiny feline I’ve ever seen.

Her fur coat is long and silky, of purest white with no spot or stripe of any other color. A furry ruff encircles her slender throat and spills down her narrow chest like Elizabethan lace. Her tail could have been a plume on a countess’s fancy hat at Versailles. The slightly overlarge ears, shell-pink inside, are framed with more silky white fur and each tipped with a white tuft. Her absinthe eyes are large and almond-shaped and slightly slanted up, the nose long and aristocratic with shell-pink nose leather. Overlong white whiskers arch around the bow of her mouth and shell-pink lips.

Power? Definitely. I sense the entity’s power instantly. Her aura sparkles like spun gold in spring sunshine.

“She’s mine.” I pluck the adoption card from the front of the cage. The card provides only a number: 83191. “What’s her name?”

Maureen looks at the card. “I don’t know. This one’s special.”

“I’ll say. She’s a cat refined into a cat.”

Maureen nods, relief plain on her face. “Lady left the cat in her will. Lawyer settling the estate brought her in. Cat’s been really upset ever since. Won’t eat or drink. Lawyer gave us papers that are supposed to go with her.”

“What, her pedigree?”

“I don’t know. The papers are sealed.” Maureen takes the adoption card, leads me back to the lobby, and hands me an adoption form, which I hastily fill out. I fork over the last of my Andy Jacksons. She tallies up the adoption fee, returns a twenty, and starts to make change.

I hold up my hand. “Keep it, Maureen. And keep up the good work.”

“Thanks, Abby.”

Maureen rummages in a desk drawer and hands me a large sealed envelope marked with the same number as the one on the adoption card. I tuck card and envelope in my handbag. The adoption fee also buys me a cardboard carrying case.

At the cat habitat, I open the magical little beauty’s cage, lift her out, and set her in the carrying case. Her long, lithe body is shockingly feather-light, her bones fragile beneath the thick white fur. I close the top, and the cat mews piteously as I carry her into the lobby.

Esmeralda is waiting with Senor, now decent in the T and jeans and tennis shoes. Is he embarrassed by his beastly behavior today? The sneer on his face hints not.

“You’ve been a bad, bad boy, Senor,” I say.

He lifts his lip in his trademark snarl and glares at my carrying case.

I return the glare times ten. “You come anywhere near my cat, Senor, and I’ll have you thrown in the pound for the rest of your unnatural life. Esmeralda? Same goes for you. You’ll be history at the Garden of Abracadabra. Got it?”

“We got it, super,” Esmeralda says in her strangely husky voice and smirks. “Senor and me, we like cats.” She circles her arms around Senor’s waist, he circles his arms around her shoulders, and they lock lips.

She’s a different woman after sunset as surely as Senor is a different beast.

I pity Tesla. He doesn’t stand a chance against this dark sex magic. First he’ll need to figure out how to break Tabitha’s curse laid on him, then the curses laid on Senor and Esmeralda. How far have those curses gone? Which way do they go? Has Esmeralda cursed Senor or Senor cursed her? Have they each cursed the other? Or does some witch or sorcerer hold a grudge against them both?

A curse won’t just ruin your day. A curse can ruin your whole life.

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The Garden of Abracadabra Trilogy, Book 3: The Right Road

New! The Garden of Abracadabra is now available as The Garden of Abracadabra Trilogy so you can read Volume 1 at your leisure in three affordable installments.

This is a serialization of The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1, NOT Volume 2 in the series, which is in progress. (The Labyrinth of Illusions, Volume 2 in the Abracadabra Series is due later in 2013.)

In Book 3: The Right Road, Abby uncovers ancient supernatural secrets behind the murders and faces dangers and challenges ahead. On Nook and Kindle.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series (Bast Books) remains on Nook and Kindle with a print edition planned for late 2013.

This in from Goodreads! Alan writes: “I loved the writing style and am hungry for more.:D”
At her mother’s urgent deathbed plea, Abby Teller enrolls at the Berkeley College of Magical Arts and Crafts to learn Real Magic. To support herself through school, she signs on as the superintendent of the Garden of Abracadabra, a mysterious, magical apartment building on campus. She discovers that her tenants are witches, shapeshifters, vampires, and wizards and each apartment is a fairyland or hell. On her first day in Berkeley, she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. One of the victims is a man she picked up hitchhiking the day before.

Compelled into a dangerous murder investigation, Abby will discover the first secrets of an ancient and ongoing war between humanity and demonic realms, uncover mysteries of her own troubled past, and learn that the lessons of Real Magic may spell the difference between her own life or death.

“So refreshing. . . .This is Stephanie Plum in the world of Harry Potter”

Here are the first and second Installments:

In Book I, Life’s Journey, Abby arrives in Berkeley, filled with hope and promise, hoping to land a new job and start magic college, when she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. On Nook and Kindle.

In Book 2, In Dark Woods, Abby is drawn into a dangerous murder investigation and torn between three men, Daniel Stern, her ex-fiance, Jack Kovac, an enigmatic FBI agent, and Prince Lastor, a potent supernatural man who lives in the penthouse and may be a suspect. On Nook and Kindle.

Fun and Enjoyable Urban Fantasy January 12, 2012
By D. Pflaster
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
This is a very entertaining novel- sort of a down-to-earth Harry Potter with a modern adult woman in the lead. Even as Abby has to deal with mundane concerns like college and running the apartment complex she works at, she is surrounded by supernatural elements and mysteries that she is more than capable of taking on. Although this book is just the first in a series, it ties up the first “episode” while still leaving some story threads for upcoming books. I’m looking forward to finding out more.

From the author of Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, forthcoming projects and more. And on my Facebook Author Page, on Amazon, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a work, please “Like” it, add some stars, write a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and spread the word to your friends. Your response really matters.

Thank you for your readership!

Coming soon! Celestial Girl: A Lily Modeska Mystery. Romantic suspense!

The Garden of Abracadabra Trilogy, Book 2, In Dark Woods

New! The Garden of Abracadabra is available as The Garden of Abracadabra Trilogy so you can read at your leisure in three affordable installments.

This is a serialization of The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1, NOT Volume 2 in the series, which is in progress. (The Labyrinth of Illusions, Volume 2 in the Abracadabra Series is due later in 2013.)

In Book 2, In Dark Woods, Abby is drawn into a dangerous murder investigation and torn between three men, Daniel Stern, her ex-fiance, Jack Kovac, an enigmatic FBI agent, and Prince Lastor, a potent supernatural man who lives in the penthouse and may be a suspect. On Nook and Kindle.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series (Bast Books) remains on Nook and Kindle with a print edition planned for late 2013.

This in from Goodreads! Alan writes: “I loved the writing style and am hungry for more.:D”
At her mother’s urgent deathbed plea, Abby Teller enrolls at the Berkeley College of Magical Arts and Crafts to learn Real Magic. To support herself through school, she signs on as the superintendent of the Garden of Abracadabra, a mysterious, magical apartment building on campus. She discovers that her tenants are witches, shapeshifters, vampires, and wizards and each apartment is a fairyland or hell. On her first day in Berkeley, she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. One of the victims is a man she picked up hitchhiking the day before.

Compelled into a dangerous murder investigation, Abby will discover the first secrets of an ancient and ongoing war between humanity and demonic realms, uncover mysteries of her own troubled past, and learn that the lessons of Real Magic may spell the difference between her own life or death.

“So refreshing. . . .This is Stephanie Plum in the world of Harry Potter”

Here are the first and third Installments:

In Book I, Life’s Journey, Abby arrives in Berkeley, filled with hope and promise, hoping to land a new job and start magic college, when she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. On Nook and Kindle.

In Book 3: The Right Road, Abby uncovers ancient supernatural secrets behind the murders and faces dangers and challenges ahead. On Nook and Kindle.

Fun and Enjoyable Urban Fantasy January 12, 2012
By D. Pflaster
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
This is a very entertaining novel- sort of a down-to-earth Harry Potter with a modern adult woman in the lead. Even as Abby has to deal with mundane concerns like college and running the apartment complex she works at, she is surrounded by supernatural elements and mysteries that she is more than capable of taking on. Although this book is just the first in a series, it ties up the first “episode” while still leaving some story threads for upcoming books. I’m looking forward to finding out more.

From the author of Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, forthcoming projects and more. And on my Facebook Author Page, on Amazon, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a work, please “Like” it, add some stars, write a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and spread the word to your friends. Your response really matters.

Thank you for your readership!

Coming soon! Celestial Girl: A Lily Modeska Mystery. Romantic suspense!

New! The Garden of Abracadabra is available as The Garden of Abracadabra Trilogy so you can read Volume 1 at your leisure in three affordable installments.

This is a serialization of The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1, NOT Volume 2 in the series, which is in progress. (The Labyrinth of Illusions, Volume 2 in the Abracadabra Series due later in 2013.)

In Book I, Life’s Journey, Abby arrives in Berkeley, filled with hope and promise, hoping to land a new job and start magic college, when she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. On Nook and Kindle.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series (Bast Books), the Omnibus Edition of all three books, remains on Nook and Kindle with a print edition planned for late 2013.

This in from Goodreads! Alan writes: “I loved the writing style and am hungry for more.:D”
At her mother’s urgent deathbed plea, Abby Teller enrolls at the Berkeley College of Magical Arts and Crafts to learn Real Magic. To support herself through school, she signs on as the superintendent of the Garden of Abracadabra, a mysterious, magical apartment building on campus. She discovers that her tenants are witches, shapeshifters, vampires, and wizards and each apartment is a fairyland or hell. On her first day in Berkeley, she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. One of the victims is a man she picked up hitchhiking the day before.

Compelled into a dangerous murder investigation, Abby will discover the first secrets of an ancient and ongoing war between humanity and demonic realms, uncover mysteries of her own troubled past, and learn that the lessons of Real Magic may spell the difference between her own life or death.

“So refreshing. . . .This is Stephanie Plum in the world of Harry Potter”

Here are the next two installments:

In Book 2, In Dark Woods, Abby is drawn into a dangerous murder investigation and torn between three men, Daniel Stern, her ex-fiance, Jack Kovac, an enigmatic FBI agent, and Prince Lastor, a potent supernatural man who lives in the penthouse and may be a suspect. On Nook and Kindle.

In Book 3: The Right Road, Abby uncovers ancient supernatural secrets behind the murders and faces dangers and challenges ahead. On Nook and Kindle.

Fun and Enjoyable Urban Fantasy January 12, 2012
By D. Pflaster
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
This is a very entertaining novel- sort of a down-to-earth Harry Potter with a modern adult woman in the lead. Even as Abby has to deal with mundane concerns like college and running the apartment complex she works at, she is surrounded by supernatural elements and mysteries that she is more than capable of taking on. Although this book is just the first in a series, it ties up the first “episode” while still leaving some story threads for upcoming books. I’m looking forward to finding out more.

From the author of Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, forthcoming projects and more. And on my Facebook Author Page, on Amazon, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a work, please “Like” it, add some stars, write a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and spread the word to your friends. Your response really matters.

Thank you for your readership!

Coming soon! Celestial Girl: A Lily Modeska Mystery. Romantic suspense!

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series!

At her mother’s urgent deathbed plea, Abby Teller enrolls at the Berkeley College of Magical Arts and Crafts to learn Real Magic. To support herself through school, she signs on as the superintendent of the Garden of Abracadabra, a mysterious, magical apartment building on campus. She discovers that her tenants are witches, shapeshifters, vampires, and wizards and each apartment is a fairyland or hell. On her first day in Berkeley, she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. One of the victims is a man she picked up hitchhiking the day before.

Compelled into a dangerous murder investigation, Abby will discover the first secrets of an ancient and ongoing war between humanity and demonic realms, uncover mysteries of her own troubled past, and learn that the lessons of Real Magic may spell the difference between her own life or death.

“So refreshing. . . .This is Stephanie Plum in the world of Harry Potter”

This in from Goodreads! Alan writes: “I loved the writing style and am hungry for more.:D”
The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series (Bast Books) is on Nook and Kindle with a print edition planned for late 2013.

Also forthcoming in late 2013, The Labyrinth of Illusions, Volume 2 of the Abracadabra Series!

 “So refreshing. . . .This is Stephanie Plum in the world of Harry Potter”

This in from Goodreads! Alan writes: “I loved the writing style and am hungry for more.:D”
Fun and Enjoyable Urban Fantasy January 12, 2012
By D. Pflaster
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
This is a very entertaining novel- sort of a down-to-earth Harry Potter with a modern adult woman in the lead. Even as Abby has to deal with mundane concerns like college and running the apartment complex she works at, she is surrounded by supernatural elements and mysteries that she is more than capable of taking on. Although this book is just the first in a series, it ties up the first “episode” while still leaving some story threads for upcoming books. I’m looking forward to finding out more.

New! On a budget these days? Who isn’t!

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series is also available as The Garden of Abracadabra Trilogy so you can read the Omnibus Edition at your leisure in three affordable installments.

In Book 1, Life’s Journey, Abby arrives in Berkeley, filled with hope and promise, hoping to land a new job and start magic college, when she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. On Nook and Kindle.

In Book 2, In Dark Woods, Abby is drawn into a dangerous murder investigation and torn between three men, Daniel Stern, her ex-fiance, Jack Kovac, an enigmatic FBI agent, and Prince Alastor, a potent supernatural man who lives in the penthouse and may be a suspect. On Nook and Kindle.

In Book 3: The Right Road, Abby uncovers ancient supernatural secrets behind the murders and faces dangers and challenges ahead. On Nook and Kindle.

From the author of Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, forthcoming projects and more. And on my Facebook Author Page, on Amazon, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a work, please “Like” it, add some stars, write a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and spread the word to your friends. Your response really matters.

Thank you for your readership!

The Garden of Abracadabra Trilogy, Book 1, Life’s Journey

New! The Garden of Abracadabra is now available as The Garden of Abracadabra Trilogy so you can read Volume 1 at your leisure in three affordable installments.

This is a serialization of The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1, NOT Volume 2 in the series, which is in progress. (The Labyrinth of Illusions, Volume 2 in the Abracadabra Series due later in 2013.)

In Book I, Life’s Journey, Abby arrives in Berkeley, filled with hope and promise, hoping to land a new job and start magic college, when she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. On Nook and Kindle.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series (Bast Books), the Omnibus Edition of all three books, remains on Nook and Kindle with a print edition planned for late 2013.

This in from Goodreads! Alan writes: “I loved the writing style and am hungry for more.:D”
At her mother’s urgent deathbed plea, Abby Teller enrolls at the Berkeley College of Magical Arts and Crafts to learn Real Magic. To support herself through school, she signs on as the superintendent of the Garden of Abracadabra, a mysterious, magical apartment building on campus. She discovers that her tenants are witches, shapeshifters, vampires, and wizards and each apartment is a fairyland or hell. On her first day in Berkeley, she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. One of the victims is a man she picked up hitchhiking the day before.

Compelled into a dangerous murder investigation, Abby will discover the first secrets of an ancient and ongoing war between humanity and demonic realms, uncover mysteries of her own troubled past, and learn that the lessons of Real Magic may spell the difference between her own life or death.

“So refreshing. . . .This is Stephanie Plum in the world of Harry Potter”

Here are the next two installments:

In Book 2, In Dark Woods, Abby is drawn into a dangerous murder investigation and torn between three men, Daniel Stern, her ex-fiance, Jack Kovac, an enigmatic FBI agent, and Prince Lastor, a potent supernatural man who lives in the penthouse. On Nook and Kindle.

In Book 3: The Right Road, Abby uncovers ancient supernatural secrets behind the murders and faces dangers and challenges ahead. On Nook and Kindle.

Fun and Enjoyable Urban Fantasy January 12, 2012
By D. Pflaster
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
This is a very entertaining novel- sort of a down-to-earth Harry Potter with a modern adult woman in the lead. Even as Abby has to deal with mundane concerns like college and running the apartment complex she works at, she is surrounded by supernatural elements and mysteries that she is more than capable of taking on. Although this book is just the first in a series, it ties up the first “episode” while still leaving some story threads for upcoming books. I’m looking forward to finding out more.

From the author of Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, forthcoming projects and more. And on my Facebook Author Page, on Amazon, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a work, please “Like” it, add some stars, write a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and spread the word to your friends. Your response really matters.

Thank you for your readership!

Coming soon! Celestial Girl: A Lily Modeska Mystery. Romantic suspense!

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series!

At her mother’s urgent deathbed plea, Abby Teller enrolls at the Berkeley College of Magical Arts and Crafts to learn Real Magic. To support herself through school, she signs on as the superintendent of the Garden of Abracadabra, a mysterious, magical apartment building on campus. She discovers that her tenants are witches, shapeshifters, vampires, and wizards and each apartment is a fairyland or hell. On her first day in Berkeley, she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. One of the victims is a man she picked up hitchhiking the day before.

Compelled into a dangerous murder investigation, Abby will discover the first secrets of an ancient and ongoing war between humanity and demonic realms, uncover mysteries of her own troubled past, and learn that the lessons of Real Magic may spell the difference between her own life or death.

“So refreshing. . . .This is Stephanie Plum in the world of Harry Potter”

This in from Goodreads! Alan writes: “I loved the writing style and am hungry for more.:D”
The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series (Bast Books) is on Nook and Kindle with a print edition planned for late 2013.

 “So refreshing. . . .This is Stephanie Plum in the world of Harry Potter”

This in from Goodreads! Alan writes: “I loved the writing style and am hungry for more.:D”
Fun and Enjoyable Urban Fantasy January 12, 2012
By D. Pflaster
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
This is a very entertaining novel- sort of a down-to-earth Harry Potter with a modern adult woman in the lead. Even as Abby has to deal with mundane concerns like college and running the apartment complex she works at, she is surrounded by supernatural elements and mysteries that she is more than capable of taking on. Although this book is just the first in a series, it ties up the first “episode” while still leaving some story threads for upcoming books. I’m looking forward to finding out more.

New! On a budget these days? Who isn’t!

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series is also available as The Garden of Abracadabra Trilogy so you can read the Omnibus Edition at your leisure in three affordable installments.

In Book 1, Life’s Journey, Abby arrives in Berkeley, filled with hope and promise, hoping to land a new job and start magic college, when she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. On Nook and Kindle.

In Book 2, In Dark Woods, Abby is drawn into a dangerous murder investigation and torn between three men, Daniel Stern, her ex-fiance, Jack Kovac, an enigmatic FBI agent, and Prince Alastor, a potent supernatural man who lives in the penthouse. On Nook and Kindle.

In Book 3: The Right Road, Abby uncovers ancient supernatural secrets behind the murders and faces dangers and challenges ahead. On Nook and Kindle.

From the author of Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, forthcoming projects and more. And on my Facebook Author Page, on Amazon, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a work, please “Like” it, add some stars, write a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and spread the word to your friends. Your response really matters.

Thank you for your readership!

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