Gift Card, Giveaway, and ARC

Ok, we’re almost to February 9th, the release day for Halfway Bitten.

So, if you want 1. A free copy to review 2.  A chance at two 25 dollar Amazon Gift Cards 3. To be in the Circle of Trust–

Then simply message me on Facebook Terry’s Facebook Author Page

Or Twitter: @TerryMaggert

Or by email: terrymaggertbooks@gmail.com

That’s it– you can review on Goodreads, or on Feb 9th at Amazon, or wherever you’d like. The more locations, the more chances to win.

Thanks for helping me make this my most popular book to date!

Cheers,
Terry

Halfway Bitten: Cover Shoot

With over 1000 images to look at, I’ve got a busy weekend.

Kat Bradshaw makes my ideas look good. My model, Alexis, makes a potato sack look good. 

Together, they combined forces to create Carlie McEwan’s  First Official Photo Extravaganza. You can tell it’s serious because of the italics.

Here are a few shots from behind the scenes. What do you think?


“What do you use for such amazing skin, Alexis?”

“I eat a lot of Taco Bell.” #truestory

Here we see her in the wild.


“Do you own Docs?” I asked her, and yes she did. Unlike me, her socks match. That’s art, people.


Tea with Gran. A big part of the series. *note the Mad Scientist shirt* I had that made, we’ll be giving a few away as gifts.


Magick is at hand. Love this one. 

So, I’ll get to work, pick a hundred or so, drink more coffee, and then, uh, repeat said process until we’ve got the cover, some teasers, and a lot of postcards.

LOTS of postcards.

Until next time. Cheers!

Terry

Halfway Sexy: Writing An Assertive Love Scene

Carlie McEwan is smart, tough, principled, and. . . young. She’s in her early twenties, so life is still unfolding for her like a series of doors that unlock as she grows.

Her lover is not young. In fact, Wulfric is more than a thousand years old, but he’s emotionally young in the sense that he’s been alone. Cut off from the world, and his own self. 

I have to ask myself how they come together. How do I show Carlie’s desire meshing with Wulfric’s need of her?

Here’s a sample from the next volume in the Halfway series. Tell me what you think.

“Hey.” Wulfric’s voice was warm in my ear, and I started lightly and turned to him in one smooth motion. His dark eyes regarded me with unbridled joy and I saw he’d tied his long blonde hair into a rough plait. The kiss of sun was on his golden colored skin, and a glowing face told me of the days ranging far across his lands.
 I forgot such details at our first touch.
 He swept me up in his arms and kissed me, long and deep, his lips cool at first but warming to the task. I wrapped myself around him like ivy, inhaling the woodsy scent of his clothes and that indefinable spice of his skin. He felt like home, and for the first time I started thinking that I didn’t really like him living in a cabin. In the woods. Far away. Yeah, the more I thought about it, the less I liked it.
            “Missed you,” I said into his chest. I had, but it melted away like a bad dream. I found a hidden reserve of strength and leaped onto him, wrapping my legs around his narrow hips.
            “You look tired, babe.” He held me upright with one powerful arm, the other hand stroking hair from my eyes. I knew I looked like roadkill, but his gaze flipped a switch in me from which there was no going back.
            “Take me upstairs.” My voice was rough with promise and need. He nodded, kissed me again, and began walking with me held to him so tightly I couldn’t tell where his mouth began and mine ended. I was ragged, dizzy with lust, and hollow from using so much power. I didn’t need him, I craved him.
            He lowered me to my bed with a delicacy I wouldn’t think such a big man could manage, his eyes simmering with a want so visceral I felt the hair rise on my arms. I smiled lazily as my eyes roamed over him, then I pulled him to me so I could get lost in his delicious tangle. The sheets flapped in protest as we slid beneath, our hands busy and mouths busier.

            He was wrong. I wasn’t tired. At least, not until he was, too.

What do you think? 

Cheers!
Terry

Succubus News: With More Sexy.

Delphine is a character who quite frankly got away from me.

She began as a 2400 year old succubus who was supposed to be a bombshell with all of the smoldering heart of 1930s gangster moll. 

Boy, was I wrong. Delphine grew into something far more interesting. She’s kind, tough, loyal, and complex– and her merest touch makes the tough guys swoon, but underneath all of that is a fierce intellect with a heart of spun gold. She makes her fifth appearance in the next Fearless installment, but I have some news that will no doubt make her rather. . . .frisky.

She’s getting her own series.

I’ve started her first story, and anticipate our first story from her perspective early in 2016.

Remember her saying: 



Cheers,
Terry

Hiring a Unicorn as a Model. (Halfway News)

UNICORN!

That’s what my friend Staci said when I mentioned I walked into the grocery store and saw a young woman who looks exactly how I pictured Carlie McEwan (White Witch, Monster Fighter, and Maker of Waffles).

“You found a unicorn,” Staci said.

“I did?” I asked.

“Yes. It’s a one-in-a-million thing. Get it?” Staci responded.

“Oh, Ok,”I confirmed. 

There was an awkward pause in our chat.

“Well, I better go do. . .something else. Don’t scare the girl. Make sure she knows you don’t have a creepy van or anything,” Staci admonished me. I found myself nodding at the laptop where our chat was scrolling. 

“Think I should have my wife ask her to be on the book cover?” I asked. It seemed plausible to me.

“No. That might be even weirder.” Staci’s answer was quick and decisive.

“Ok.” I agreed, but still thought that when shaved, I look relatively harmless.

That about sums up the process. The results, though, are spectacular. Allow me to introduce Alexis, the model who is going to bring Carlie to life. She’s unique, owns Doc Martens, and has that uniquely beautiful quality that Carlie embodies. So, yeah. Unicorn.

This is Alexis:




As you can see, she doesn’t look frightened at all, so I don’t know why Staci told me to “approach calmly, hand her my business card, and take two large steps back.” I think I should be offended, but I’m not, so everything is cool, and we have our Carlie, and take that Staci. 

But I’m not bitter.

So join me in welcoming Alexis, because this Halfway series is just blooming. I love these characters.

Until next time!

Terry










Witches, Waffles, and Wonder: Halfway Dead is here!

Just a little note to let you know that my paranormal–sorta–romance–adventure is HERE. Get yours today, I’m incredibly proud of Carlie McEwan and her humor, outlook, and courage.

What is Halfway Dead, you ask? Well, all right then:

Carlie McEwan loves many things.
She loves being a witch. She loves her town of Halfway, NY—a tourist destination nestled on the shores of an Adirondack lake. Carlie loves her enormous familiar, Gus, who is twenty-five pounds of judgmental Maine Coon cat, and she positively worships her Grandmother, a witch of incredible power and wisdom. Carlie spends her days cooking at the finest—and only—real diner in town, and her life is a balance between magic and the mundane, just as she likes it.
When a blonde stranger sits at the diner counter and calls her by name, that balance is gone. Major Pickford asks Carlie to lead him into the deepest shadows of the forest to find a mythical circle of chestnut trees, thought lost to forever to mankind. There are ghosts in the forest, and one of them cries out to Carlie across the years.
  Come find me.

Danger, like the shadowed pools of the forest, can run deep. The danger is real, but Carlie’s magic is born of a pure spirit. With the help of Gus, and Gran, and a rugged cop who really does want to save the world, she’ll fight to bring a ghost home, and deliver justice to a murderer who hides in the cool, mysterious green of a forest gone mad with magic.



Special thanks to my amazing friends/team Jennifer Clark Sell (editor) and Staci Hart (artist). You make my best even better, so thanks.

Click here for your copy:Halfway Dead: Get Yours Here!


Happy Tuesday, Y’all, and cheers!

Terry


Let’s Talk About Free Audiobooks.

Do you like books about:

Paranormal? Urban Fantasy? Succubi and Demons? Okay, let’s talk. I have a few freebies to give away

Do you like Audiobooks? 

If you answered yes to both questions, let’s talk. I have a few freebies to give away. I ran a promotion with a service where listeners were given copies of my books in audio form, and unfortunately, it didn’t work out.

So, let me know if you enjoy listening and reviewing (to the genres I write within), and I’d love to share several wonderful hours of free entertainment with you.

Next questions: Do you like dragons? The end of the world? Post-Apocalyptic scenarios? You’re in luck as well. The audiobook for Banshee will be available late this week. I have copies available for review.

Click the links to take a snoop, and email me at terrymaggertbooks@gmail.com to receive your copy.

I’ll be signing and on panels at LibertyCon in beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee this weekend. Stop by if you’re around, there will be many excellent authors there.

Terry’s Audible Titles For Your Perusal!

Cheers,
Terry

It’s a vampire. It’s a viking. It’s Wulfric.

In the new series, Carlie McEwan is a witch. She will have a romantic interest.

He is a vampire AND a viking. My logic is a as follows:

Vikings are cool; so cool that I married a Norwegian.

Vampires are cool; so cool that I married a Norwegian, who shares the same skin tones.

I think it makes for an unusual romance. Can you imagine the arguments?

“Well, if you hadn’t sacked the city, we wouldn’t have to drive so far to find decent Chinese food!”

I think you’ll love this series.


cheers,
Terry


Halfway Dead: Who Doesn’t Like Free Jewelry?

A little sum’in sum’in for my readers.

I’ve commissioned some truly beautiful jewelry for next month’s release of Halfway Dead.
Local artist Kelli Brown is producing sets of bangles with charms based on the tale of Carlie and her magic.
Here’s the cover, by the wonderful Staci Hart:



And here are some color themes for the bangles– this is the first set, without the charms:

Now, you’re asking me– what charms, and why? 

Well, the book’s tagline is “Come for the Waffles, Stay for the Magic.” So, these will be added to the bangles as well:




Annnnd-



And of course, magic has to have stars, right?


So! Here’s the blurb for the book. Read it, share with friends who love paranormal fiction, and witches, and humor and adventure, won’t you? Then look for the pre-order next month. I’ll pick two winners from the early readers.

Carlie McEwan loves many things.
She loves being a witch. She loves her town of Halfway, NY—a tourist destination nestled on the shores of an Adirondack lake. Carlie loves her enormous familiar, Gus, who is twenty-five pounds of judgmental Maine Coon cat, and she positively worships her Grandmother, a witch of incredible power and wisdom. Carlie spends her days cooking at the finest—and only—real diner in town, and her life is a balance between magic and the mundane, just as she likes it.
When a blonde stranger sits at the diner counter and calls her by name, that balance is gone. Major Pickford asks Carlie to lead him into the deepest shadows of the forest to find a mythical circle of chestnut trees, thought lost to forever to mankind. There are ghosts in the forest, and one of them cries out to Carlie across the years. Come find me.

Danger, like the shadowed pools of the forest, can run deep. The danger is real, but Carlie’s magic is born of a pure spirit. With the help of Gus, and Gran, and a rugged cop who really does want to save the world, she’ll fight to bring a ghost home, and deliver justice to a murderer who hides in the cool, mysterious green of a forest gone mad with magic.
What do you think? Let me know!

Cheers,
Terry






































Halfway Bangles.