If you’ve been lurking around Facebook or my website, the release of Maya Vanishing won’t come as a shock to you. Some of you have been patiently–and some of you not so patiently–waiting for the second book in the Vanishing series to come out. So that happened Friday.

If you missed the announcement, here’s a link to the book on Amazon. And here’s another shot of the lovely cover.

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What if history changes everything you thought you knew about your future?

Avery Lane’s search for the tablet and clues to unravel the mystery around the Descendants continue in book 2, Maya Vanishing, as she travels to the Yucatan to explore Mayan Ruins. Avery will find more than she bargained for and will soon learn that the Descendants will stop at nothing to ensure the tablet remains buried.

 

What you may not have known is that I released another book this morning. In fact, this is the first official announcement that Inconvenient Murder, co-authored by the energetic Amanda A. Allen is here, ready for you to feast your eyes.

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Ingrid and Emily are spoiled, incompetent witches who are attempting to begin a new life in the San Juan islands when someone they both despise dies in their book shop. To

prevent themselves from getting arrested for a crime they both totally would have committed, they decide to solve the mystery themselves before going back to their rigid schedule of naps and pedicures.

Inconvenient Murder is the first in the Inept Witches cozy mystery series. It’s entirely possible that the two main characters are modeled loosely after the authors. Below you’ll find some banter from them on release day that will give you some insight into their irreverent sense of humor.

We hope you enjoy reading Inconvenient Murder as much as we enjoyed writing, but we aren’t sure if that is possible, because it was just SO much fun.

Here’s a peek into mine and Amanda’s conversations.

Release Day Conversation:

Auburn:

We should interview each other for a blog post. I’ll just start asking questions. And you ask me questions. We’ll be assholes and then only keep what we like. Only answer what you want. I’m operating on 3 hours of sleep, so I’ll probably sound drunk.

Amanda:

I’m okay with you being drunk.

Auburn:

I promise. I’m not. Only answer what you want.

Auburn:

Ready? Get Set. Go! What is your favorite element to this witch mystery?

Amanda:

My favorite part is the boob/southern lady bits. I love that they’re terrible at magic to every extent and don’t even care.

Auburn:

What makes Auburn awesome?

Amanda:

 Auburn is awesome because she’s awesome. Duh. She’s the same brand of crazy as me and rides the same crazy train, so we get each other in a way that is probably irritating to the rest of the universe. Also despite being high strung she’s incredible laid back.

Auburn:

I love that you think I’m high strung and laid back at the same time. Maybe you are drinking this morning?

Amanda:

You’re just laid back about the right stuff.

Auburn:

What irritating things do you have to overcome in order to be able to work with her?

Amanda:

Auburn disappears like a hobag with family shit.  I do the same, but it’s irritating when she does it to me. Also, she’s stupid spoiled. Like the spoiledest spoiled person you ever met.

Auburn:

Are your main characters modeled after you and Auburn?

Amanda:

Ingrid is me if I were entirely different than I am.

Amanda:

Answer the same question for me.

Auburn:

What am I answering?

Amanda:

The same damn questions, dumbass.

Auburn:

Why Auburn is awesome?

Amanda:

Yes that. You can throw in why I’m awesome too.

Auburn:

Oh, right. It’s not all about me. Damn.

Amanda:

It’s okay. It can be about you this time. But it’s all me next time, Jezebel.

Auburn:

Hahaha. Dude. This whole rambly mess is going live. Just so you know. It’s gonna be rad.

Amanda:

Shut your face, bitchacha! You at least have to remove my typos.

Auburn:

Right. There’s that. I’ll let you edit before we post it.

Auburn:

You are awesome because in spite of your life being so completely full of out of control nonsense, you dream big impossible dreams and you make me feel like together we can accomplish anything.

It’s possible I say things like that to my husband. All deep and sentimental.

But, you know, I usually have different intentions when I’m talking to him like that.

Amanda:

That must be why you’re so damn spoiled.

Auburn:

What do you love most about Ingrid?

Amanda:

Okay.  My favorite thing about Ingrid is that she’s as lazy as I want to be.  But instead, small children with legitimate needs.

Auburn:

Hahahahaha! Who you love desperately!

Amanda:

So you are Emily?

Auburn:

I definitely relate to Emily because she’s fun and damaged. She’s got a chill side and then baggage that she likes to bury as much as possible.

Auburn:

Have you ever set someone on fire in real life?

Amanda:

I have not set anyone on fire in real life.  But I have slapped my aunt (when I was a child) and I threw a knife at my brother’s face.  Thankfully, it was very dull.

Auburn:

I am virtuous, and therefore do not condone violence. Bahahaha.

Amanda:

What’s your favorite thing about Ingrid?

Auburn:

I think my favorite think about Ingrid is her tendency for disposable automobiles. I totally relate to that.

Amanda:

If you were going to murder someone what’s your preferred method?

Auburn:

If I was murdering someone, I presume that it’s because they totally deserve it. In which case, the cause of death should be slow and incredibly painful. Also, I’d like to not get messy, so no blood. How about you?

Amanda:

If I were murdering someone it would be in the heat of fury and also because they’d done something to my kids. In which case it would be with the closest deadly instrument—candlestick if necessary.

Auburn:

I’m loving the contrast of my premeditation and your crime of passion. Hey, we should write a murder mystery!

Auburn:

What’s your favorite violent song? Mine is currently Put the Gun Down by ZZ Ward. But I also love Burn it the Ground by Nickelback. They are both very upbeat, but Ward’s song is a sort of desperate plea while Nickelback is all about an anthem call to rebel. Which I’m all about.

Amanda:

As for violent songs, I totally scrolled through my music library and I can tell you this:

1) I like songs that tell stories. 2) none of which are particularly violent, but I do have a weird affection fro Razor by Foo Fights which is like a love song to suicide. I really enjoy Familiar Taste of Poison by Halestorm which is about being murdered and I really enjoy I need a Hero sung by the Fairy Godmother in Shrek. Because…Because. Shut it.

Get your copy of Inconvenient Witches here. Also, this is a record. 2 book launches, 1 weekend. Crazy fabulous!
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