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No Sleep till Doomsday is here at last! Don’t miss it.

Dru Jasper book 3 - No Sleep till Doomsday

I’m so excited to announce that the wait is finally over. No Sleep till Doomsday has just been released in bookstores everywhere!

Can crystal sorceress Dru Jasper save her boyfriend Greyson’s soul, salvage her troubled friendships, and find the apocalypse scroll in time to stop doomsday?

“Sharp action scenes, crisp characterization and pinpoint plotting keep the pages quickly turning. A terrifying, unforgettable world.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A high-octane thrill ride.”
—Starburst Magazine

“A different kind of urban fantasy. If you enjoy quirky humor and action-packed fun, then this one’s for you.”
—Bibliosanctum

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“Sharp action scenes and pinpoint plotting!” – Publishers Weekly

“Crystal sorceress Dru and her eclectic group of friends, including a literal speed demon trapped in a classic muscle car, once again fend off the end of the world in MacNaughton’s third eclectic fantasy novel . . . Sharp action scenes and pinpoint plotting keep the pages quickly turning, and crisp characterization and MacNaughton’s obvious passion for intricate detail immerse readers into a terrifying, unforgettable world. Series fans will relish this installment.”
—Publishers Weekly, August 13, 2018

Read the whole review here.

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Dru Jasper #3: No Sleep till Doomsday

Dru Jasper book 3 - No Sleep till DoomsdayThe rumors are true.

Dru Jasper #3: No Sleep till Doomsday is coming out soon!

Here’s the scoop:

When a wicked enchantress steals a cursed doomsday amulet, crystal sorceress Dru Jasper has only 24 hours to get it back before the world will come to a fiery end.

With this supernatural amulet in hand, the enchantress intends to break the sixth seal of the apocalypse scroll—making the seas boil, the stars fall from the sky, and the Earth itself split apart.

Overall, bad news.

Crystal sorceress Dru Jasper must hit the road to get the amulet back. But she suspects her half-demon boyfriend and his demon-possessed muscle car, Hellbringer, are hiding a dark secret. Can she trust them to help her stop the doomsday they were made for?

Worse, tracking down the enchantress runs Dru smack up against a pack of killer shape shifters, the grim mystery of a radioactive ghost town, and a dangerous speed demon even more powerful than Hellbringer.

As the clock runs out, Dru is locked in a high-speed chase with the enchantress, fighting a fierce magical duel she can never win alone. Can Dru and her sorcerer friends unravel Hellbringer’s secrets, outwit the shape-shifters and retrieve the stolen amulet—before the dawn of doomsday?

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The Best Worst Summer Bookstore Trip Ever

Best Worst Summer Bike RideAs I kid, I was a voracious reader. My sister was too, so between the two of us, we went through books at an astonishing rate. One summer, when I was probably nine or 10 years old, I realized I had run out of good things to read. Uh oh!

There I was, out in the middle of the country, at the height of summer vacation, and we were out of books. Can you imagine the horror?

So I hatched a mad genius plan. We would ride our bikes to the bookstore!

The nearest bookstore was a place called the Paperback Trader, and they were pretty much the only affordable option for a kid on my particular budget. Besides, I was absolutely certain we could get there and back before anyone noticed we were gone.

Somehow, I convinced my sister to go along with me in this scheme, even though it hadn’t occurred to me just how far away the bookstore really was.

In fact, round-trip, it was a full 25 miles.

Still, we knew the way by heart, since our parents had driven us there and back so many times to buy books.

We were ready for the journey. My sister’s bike had a banana seat and a white plastic basket decorated with flowers. I had a black fixed-gear Huffy bike with checkerboard padding. I also had my backpack, two Whatchamacallit candy bars, and a whole pocketful of quarters for buying books.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Top 10 Underrated Books of 2016

The BibliosanctumUpdate: Read the brand new review of A Kiss Before Doomsday from The Bibliosanctum. >

I love top 10 lists. Maybe I just love reading them and trying to think of two or three things they left out. Or maybe that’s just me.

At any rate, this is a list that you definitely need to check out.

The marvelous Mogsy over at The BiblioSanctum has put together a thought-provoking roll call of hidden gems from 2016: Continue reading

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8 Favorite Bookstores for Readers

Ginormous Library

Ironically, no one knows where to find the Self Help section.

Do you have a favorite bookstore?

For my money, one of the neatest bookstores on the planet is the Tattered Cover on Colfax Avenue in Denver. Did you know that it’s built inside an old theater? Strange, but true. They even kept a few of the old folding red theater seats, where you can sit and read, and pretend you’re just killing time between acts. Also, they have a delectable coffee shop.

(By the way, I’ll be doing a book signing event at the Tattered Cover for A Kiss Before Doomsday on Friday, July 21, at 7:00 pm. Prizes, treats, and lots of fun. Join me!)

Last month in my author newsletter, I asked subscribers to tell me about their favorite bookstores, and I gave away a signed copy of It Happened One Doomsday to one lucky reader. I also heard some great stories and shout-outs to some real bookstore gems. Here are a few:

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Honey, in these shoes, you can save the world.

Opal - It Happened One Doomsday

Opal. Closet full of kick-ass shoes. Weakness for cinnamon rolls. Fluent in magical symbols. Ready to save the world.

Meet Opal.

She knows the esoteric contents of almost every handwritten ancient magical tome in The Crystal Connection.

She can identify a magic charm on sight, she can read ancient languages, and she knows what you should never, ever say to a fish demon.

But she doesn’t have any magical powers of her own. Is her common sense and know-how (not to mention her outrageous fashion sense) enough to conquer a world of monsters, foul creatures and prowling undead?

Find out what’s coming up in It Happened One Doomsday. Check it out now. >

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It’s a good thing she’s such a badass.

Rane - It Happened One Doomsday

Rane. Bad with names. Boundary issues. Breaks concrete blocks for fun. With her fists.

Meet Rane.

It’s no coincidence that “Rane” rhymes with “pain.” She’s Dru’s best friend, Opal’s best frenemy, and Greyson’s possible nemesis.

She’s also six feet tall and able to transform into rock or metal just by touching it. Comes in handy for crushing the forces of darkness.

But does her ‘smash first, ask later’ attitude make her a potent ally — or a loose cannon?

Find out all about Rane, her friends (and her enemies) coming up in It Happened One Doomsday.

Plus, read a sneak preview!

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“Fresh urban fantasy.” — Seattle Public Library

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Here’s a nice new review from the Seattle Public Library:

“Light on angst and heavy on banter in a world where the four horsemen of the apocalypse drive muscle cars, this fresh urban fantasy plays with genre tropes with a heroine more likely to consult a book than swing a sword.”

Thank you, Seattle!

And it’s true. The most powerful weapon in Dru’s arsenal isn’t a sword. What is it?

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Who’s going to destroy the world?

Greyson Carter - It Happened One Doomsday

Greyson Carter. Restores old cars. Rescues stray animals. Often forgets to shave. Possibly the bringer of the Apocalypse.

Meet Greyson Carter, a street-smart mechanic afflicted with an apocalyptic curse.

At any moment, he could transform into a horrifying creature that will trigger doomsday.

Can they solve the riddle of his curse before it’s too late?

Find out all about the characters in It Happened One Doomsday.

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