PRAISE FOR STRANGE MAGIC: Move over Harry Dresden because there's a new wizard in town. Yancy Lazarus a chain-smoking, take prisoners S.O.B. with a heart of gold and a fistful of primal power. A stellar debut vel from James Hunter, the next big name in Urban Fantasy. -Rick Gualtieri, Author of Bill the Vampire (The Tome of Bill) Yancy Lazarus is having a bad day: there's a bullet lodged in his butt cheek, his face looks like the site of a demolition derby, and he's been saran-wrapped to a banquet table. He never should have answered the phone. Stupid bleeding heart-helping others in his circles is a good way to get dead. Just ask the gang members ripped to pieces by some kind of demonic nightmare in LA. As a favor to a friend, Yancy agrees to take a little looksee into the massacre and boom, he's stuck in a turf war between two rival gangs, which both think he's pinch-hitting for the other side. Oh, and there's also a secretive dark mage with some mean ol' magical chops and a small army of hyena-faced, body-snatching baddies. It might be time to seriously reconsider some of his life choices. Yancy is a bluesman, a rambler, a gambler, but t much more. Sure, he can do a little magic-maybe even more than just a little magic-but he kws eugh to keep his head down and stay clear of freaky-deaky hoodoo like this business in LA. Somehow though, he's been set up to take a real bad fall-the kind of very permanent fall that leaves a guy with a toe tag. Unless, of course, he can find out who is responsible for the gangland murders, make peace in the midst of the gang feud, and take out said magical dark mage before he hexes Yancy into an early retirement. Easy right? Stupid. Bleeding. Heart.
Hey all, my name is James Hunter and I'm a writer, among other things. So just a little about me: I'm a former Marine Corps Sergeant, combat veteran, and pirate hunter (seriously). I'm also a member of The Royal Order of the Shellback-'cause that's a real thing. And, a space-ship captain, can't forget that. Okay ... the last one is only in my imagination. Currently, I work as a missionary and international aid worker with my wife and young daughter in Bangkok, Thailand. When I'm not working, writing, or spending time with family, I occasionally eat and sleep. Strange Magic is my debut novel and the first in a planned series of books featuring Yancy Lazarus. Hope you enjoy. You can visit me to find out more at www.JamesAHunter.wordpress.com