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Can You Escape? Enchantments and Escape Rooms Release Day!

Luna Lane’s witches, werewolves, and vampires welcome you to the Spooky Games Club—in which even the winners could find themselves six feet under. This cozy paranormal mystery is perfect for fans of Adele Abbott, Amanda M. Lee, Nancy Warren, Angie Fox, and Sara Bourgeois. With a witch’s broom that acts like a pet and a focus on games, Spooky Games Club Mysteries also weaves in themes familiar to cozy pet mystery and cozy craft & hobby mystery readers.

Enchantments and Escape Rooms (A Spooky Games Club Mystery #2)

After the disaster of the month before, Dahlia Poplar, cursed witch and helper extraordinaire, is ready for her serene, supernatural small town life to return to normal. However, her hopes for a more peaceful existence don’t last when a childhood friend moves back to Luna Lane to open up an escape room.

With the Spooky Games Club thriving, Dahlia decides to help her friend by using her magic to quickly get his business up and running. Dahlia’s enchantments accomplish the task, but before the Games Club has a chance to enjoy the new attraction, a test of the escape room results in a freak, fatal accident. Riddled with guilt, Dahlia wonders where her enchantments went wrong—or if there’s something more to the disaster.

The only way to divine whether or not the death was her fault, the result of an accident, or murder is to investigate—and perhaps even play the dangerous game herself. In this one-hour escape room, failure to escape could mean death, not just for Dahlia, but for those she holds most dear.

Early reviews say:
I enjoyed this one even more than the first one. It kept me guessing right up to the big reveal! Now I want to visit an escape room…”

The second installment of the Luna Lane adventures is even better than the first. The character development is wonderful. A totally unexpected villain, new characters and fast pacing is making this a new favorite series.”

Things go wonky when the escape room is tested. From there, this author will keep readers entertained with twists and turns as well as a big surprise.”

This is the second book in this series and it’s just as good as the first. Lots of action and well developed characters plus a unique spin on a curse.”

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Broomsticks and Board Games Is Out Today! Solve the Mystery

Luna Lane’s witches, werewolves, and vampires welcome you to the Spooky Games Club—in which even the winners could find themselves six feet under. This cozy paranormal mystery is perfect for fans of Adele Abbott, Amanda M. Lee, Nancy Warren, Angie Fox, and Sara Bourgeois. With a witch’s broom that acts like a pet and a focus on games, Spooky Games Club Mysteries also weaves in themes familiar to cozy pet mystery and cozy craft & hobby mystery readers.
https://amymcnulty.com/books/broomsticks-and-board-games/

Broomsticks and Board Games (A Spooky Games Club Mystery #1)

Dahlia Poplar is a genuine witch, an unofficial gofer, and Luna Lane’s only cursed resident.

With a werewolf best friend, a vampire ex-boyfriend, and a ghost for a hanger-on, Dahlia is far from the most unusual dweller of her sleepy small town, but she’s the only one unable to leave. Dahlia has to perform at least one good deed per day—or she’s one step closer to turning to stone.

Fortunately, the residents of Luna Lane have plenty of tasks for Dahlia to complete to avert the curse until Cable Woodward, fetching professor and nephew of her elderly neighbor, stops by for the semester on sabbatical. Attempting to help Cable’s uncle work through the trauma of losing his wife, Dahlia uncovers the man’s collection of board games, which leads to him reminiscing about the long-forgotten Luna Lane Games Club.

Dahlia reestablishes Games Club, only to find evidence of a number of horrible demises connected to the original group. While trying to uncover the truth about the deaths, Dahlia has to fight off her curse, protect her elderly neighbor from becoming the next victim, and most vexing of all, keep Cable from figuring out Luna Lane’s supernatural secrets. Only with eerie board games like these, there may not be a loser—or even a winner—who survives.

Early reviews say:
This book has a very interesting storyline. Plus there’s lots of action. The cast of characters is quite intriguing. I loved Dahlia’s broomstick ‘Broomie,’ who was like a pet who loved to eat cornhusks. Such a different take on magic broomsticks. The mystery is solved but what will happen in the next book is the question. I can’t wait to find out.”
“This one really held my interest. A mystery revolving around a board game club was a fun idea. And I really like Broomie, the author’s unique take on a witch’s broomstick.”
Dahlia‘s personality is contagious, and her relationship with her vampire ex-boyfriend and ghost-in-resident a source of never-ending entertainment, and Broomie (the broomstick) is a real highlight.”
My favorite character was ‘Broomie’. Dahlia’s broomstick. Broomie is a character in her own right who acts like a pet and eats cornhusks. It is a fun, light paranormal cozy.”
Broomie says, “Thank you!” for all the warm reviews.
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Calling All Armchair Sleuths! Announcing the Spooky Games Club Mysteries Series

It’s Cover Reveal Day for Three Cozy Paranormal Mystery Books!

I’m excited to announce I’ve started writing in a new genre! I hope my YA readers will give my new books a chance. If you’ve loved my speculative fiction books until now, I think you’ll still find my new books full of twists and turns, sweet romance, and plenty of magic.

You won’t have to wait long to give them a try. Book 1 in the Spooky Games Club Mystery series will be available September  29th! They’re on a rapid release schedule, with Book 2 available October 27th and Book 3 available November 24th. You can pre-order them both as well!

Dahlia Poplar is a genuine witch, an unofficial gofer, and Luna Lane’s only cursed resident.

With a werewolf best friend, a vampire ex-boyfriend, and a ghost for a hanger-on, Dahlia is far from the most unusual dweller of her sleepy small town, but she’s the only one unable to leave. Dahlia has to perform at least one good deed per day—or she’s one step closer to turning to stone.

Fortunately, the residents of Luna Lane have plenty of tasks for Dahlia to complete to avert the curse until Cable Woodward, fetching professor and nephew of her elderly neighbor, stops by for the semester on sabbatical. Attempting to help Cable’s uncle work through the trauma of losing his wife, Dahlia uncovers the man’s collection of board games, which leads to him reminiscing about the long-forgotten Luna Lane Games Club.

Dahlia reestablishes Games Club, only to find evidence of a number of horrible demises connected to the original group. While trying to uncover the truth about the deaths, Dahlia has to fight off her curse, protect her elderly neighbor from becoming the next victim, and most vexing of all, keep Cable from figuring out Luna Lane’s supernatural secrets. Only with eerie board games like these, there may not be a loser—or even a winner—who survives.

Broomsticks and Board Games (A Spooky Games Club Mystery #1): September 29th, 2020
Enchantments and Escape Rooms (A Spooky Games Club Mystery #2): October 27th, 2020
Potions and Playing Cards (A Spooky Games Club Mystery #1): November 24th, 2020
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VINES & FLORETS Blurb and Cover Reveal!

Today’s the cover reveal for VINES & FLORETS, the fifth and final book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series that I hope to have out in early 2021!

A traumatized former faery champion. The beguiling former faery prince who manipulated her once before. A chance to correct the past mistakes that haunt her, as the battle between blood, bloom, and water fades into memory.

Autumn Sheppard could once shoot vines from her hands and command people into doing what she said—but if she shared that with anyone, no one would believe her. She’s spent the past ten years suppressing the nightmare of her actions during the battle between faeries, vampires, and mermaids, even as her older sister and step-sister moved on with their lives, content with leaving all the magic behind them.

When Orin, the conniving faery prince who once took advantage of her, asks for her help, she wants to run—but he’s the only one who still believes in her ability to make things right. Tasked with finding a fallen angel, Autumn is shocked to discover the hottest boy in school is exactly the guy she needs on her side. If only he could see past her geeky, outcast personality—and believe her head’s not in the clouds when she tells him what he truly is.

The fifth and final book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series takes the story ten years into the future, when the former champion of bloom is the only hope for the resurrection of friends and foes alike lost in the definitive battle. With the help of a fallen angel, she might succeed—even if her actions come with dire consequences that cannot be undone.

Add VINES & FLORET to Your Goodreads List Today!

Thanks to Najla Qamber Designs for this beautiful cover!

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TEARS & CRUOR Releases Today!

https://amymcnulty.com/books/tears-cruor/

An insurgent mermaid champion. The vampire champion who just wants to see this war end. The battle between blood, bloom, and water is about to come to a head.

Ember Goodwin knows it looks bad that she’s now the champion of water, but she firmly believes that the ends justify the means. Though smitten with her merman prince, she’s not certain they can keep their plans to save those she’s wronged secret from the friends and foes alike who would stand in their way.

Ivy Sheppard never saw herself crossing sides to become the champion of blood, but it’s the only way to protect her little sister from their traitorous step-sister. What she doesn’t expect is to fall in love with an undead prince whose days might be numbered.

The fourth book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series sees friend become enemy and adversary become lover in the climax of the battle between vampires, mermaids, and faeries. After the events that unfold, things will never be the same.

To celebrate the release, Book 1 (FANGS & FINS) is free (all markets) and Books 2 and 3 (SALT & VENOM and IRON & AQUA) are 99 cents (US and UK only) each from June 16th through June 20th only! You can get all four books for $5.97 during the sale, a savings of almost $10! And of course, all four books are free to read in Kindle Unlimited.
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TEARS & CRUOR Cover and Blurb Reveal

Today’s the cover reveal for TEARS & CRUOR, the fourth book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series, which I hope to have out in the last quarter of 2019! Thanks as always for this series to Najla Qamber Designs for this amazing cover. Spoilers for Books 1-3 in the series abound:

A traitorous mermaid champion. The vampire champion who just wants to see this war end. The battle between blood, bloom, and water is about to come to a head.

Ember Goodwin knows it looks bad that she’s now the champion of water, but she firmly believes that the ends justify the means. Though smitten with her merman prince, she’s beginning to question his motives and promises—and she won’t allow herself to be duped again.

Ivy Sheppard never saw herself crossing sides to become the champion of blood, but it’s the only way to protect her little sister from their treacherous step-sister. What she doesn’t expect is to fall in love with an undead prince whose days might be numbered.

The fourth book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series sees friend become enemy and adversary become lover in the climax of the battle between vampires, mermaids, and faeries. After the events that unfold, things will never be the same.

Add TEARS & CRUOR to Your Goodreads List Today!

While I’m at it, I’ll announce the title of Book 5 (the final book) in the series: VINES & FLORETS!

(Below is the full paperback cover with a placeholder blurb.)

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IRON & AQUA Release Day! Get Books 1-2 for 99¢ for a Limited Time!


IRON & AQUA, the third book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series, is finally here! Since the book is in Kindle Unlimited, this e-book is Amazon exclusive. However, the paperback will be available widely. So far, you can order the paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Ask your local bookstore to order it by name!

A beguiling vampire. The besotted girl who agreed to be his champion. The ongoing battle to save not only the vampires, but also the world.

Ember Goodwin didn’t realize that falling in love would mean sometimes transforming into a vampire—or that she’d be able to shoot fire from her hand. Though she never wanted her step-sister to be her enemy, she can’t just stand aside and let the merfolk proceed with their wicked plans. After walking amongst the undead, she knows that vampires are the true heroes of the ancient conflict, and she’ll do what it takes to make sure they win—even if that means going against the sibling who got caught up on the wrong side of the war.

The third book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series takes the war between fangs and fins to new heights as betrayals and secrets threaten to unravel even the best of intentions.

Now through June 20th, get both FANGS & FINS and SALT & VENOM on Amazon for 99 cents each!

Click here to pick up Books 1-2 for cheap while you can!

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IRON & AQUA Blurb and Cover Reveal!

Today’s the cover reveal for IRON & AQUA, the third book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series that I hope to have out in the first quarter of 2019!

A beguiling vampire. The besotted girl who agreed to be his champion. The ongoing battle to save not only the vampires, but also the world.

Ember Goodwin didn’t realize that falling in love would mean sometimes transforming into a vampire—or that she’d be able to shoot fire from her hand. Though she never wanted her step-sister to be her enemy, she can’t just stand aside and let the merfolk proceed with their wicked plans. After walking amongst the undead, she knows that vampires are the true heroes of the ancient conflict, and she’ll do what it takes to make sure they win—even if that means going against the sibling who got caught up on the wrong side of the war.

The third book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series takes the war between fangs and fins to new heights as betrayals and secrets threaten to unravel even the best of intentions.

Add IRON & AQUA to Your Goodreads List Today!

While I’m at it, I’ll announce the title of Book 4 in the series: TEARS & CRUOR!

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SALT & VENOM Release Day!

Buy SALT & VENOM or Read for Free in KU Today!

SALT & VENOM is now available! With the e-book exclusive to Amazon, the second book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series is also free on Kindle Unlimited. Paperbacks will be available widely, though there have been some production delays.

An emboldened merman. The daring girl who agreed to be his champion. The upcoming battle that threatens to change everything they believe in.

Ivy Sheppard never wanted the ability to turn into a mermaid—though her wicked ice powers are nothing to sneeze at. Now her step-sister is her enemy, the fairy she once trusted may not be the ally she hoped for, and her new boyfriend wants her to transfer schools to avoid the vampires taking over Union High. Between dodging parents’ concerns, pretending she can stand to even look at the step-sister who sided with the bloodsuckers, and still aiming to end it all without violence, Ivy is in over her head. Unfortunately, these ancient enemies are itching to get the conflict started and Ivy may have no choice but to become the warrior the merfolk need her to be.

The second book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series starts the war between fangs and fins in earnest as the merfolk plan their assault to bring down the unnatural undead vampires once and for all.

Early reviews for SALT & VENOM say:

“The impending battle seems to be shaping up to be more than anyone expects it to be and I’m anxious at finding out how it ends. Can’t wait for the next one!”

“Just when I thought Fangs & Fins couldn’t be topped, Amy McNulty proved me wrong with Salt & Venom.”

“You’re going to be hit with the ultimate twist that you definitely won’t see coming. It’s going to rock your world.”

To celebrate the release of SALT & VENOM, the first book in the series, (FANGS & FINS) is only 99¢ for a limited time! If you’ve yet to give the Blood, Bloom, & Water series a try or know someone who might enjoy it, now’s the best time to pick it up!

Buy FANGS & FINS for 99¢  or Read for Free in KU!

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SALT & VENOM Cover Reveal

I’m excited to show off another amazing cover by Najla Qamber Designs in the Blood, Bloom, & Water Series! I’m hard at work at finishing this book, which features only Ivy’s point of view and showcases the merfolk side of the conflict. I had to bump publication from September to October, but I hope that might mean less time between Books Two and Three.

 

Title: Salt & Venom

Series: Blood, Bloom, & Water Book Two

Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing

Publication Date (tentative): 10/16/2018

An emboldened merman. The daring girl who agreed to be his champion. The upcoming battle that threatens to change everything they believe in.

Ivy Sheppard never wanted the ability to turn into a mermaid—though her wicked ice powers are nothing to sneeze at. Now her step-sister is her enemy, the fairy she once trusted may not be the ally she hoped for, and her new boyfriend wants her to transfer schools to avoid the vampires taking over Union High. Between dodging parents’ concerns, pretending she can stand to even look at the step-sister who sided with the bloodsuckers, and still aiming to end it all without violence, Ivy is in over her head. Unfortunately, these ancient enemies are itching to get the conflict started and Ivy may have no choice but to become the warrior the merfolk need her to be.

The second book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series starts the war between fangs and fins in earnest as the merfolk plan their assault to bring down the unnatural undead vampires once and for all.

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39878355-salt-venom