When life goes sideways, embracing the adventure is the fastest way to set things right.
One day I was just a widow facing the prospect of an empty nest, living a life that was anything but enchanted. The next, I had discovered my magical roots, and my rightful place as the Guardian of the portal between the Faery and Earth.
There was shock. And there was fear. After all, no one plans to start over at forty-five. I intended to grow old with my husband. I thought we’d live an ordinary life. So I’ll be damned if I’m going to waste this opportunity to live in a world I always thought was imaginary.
I’m half-witch, half-faery, and facing dangers as real as the ache in my bad knee. Ibuprofen and caffeine keep me going, and I could do this for the rest of my life. Whoever thinks my family home is an easy mark better take notice: the new Guardian in town isn’t going down without a fight.
After all, she’s already learned to let go of her simple existence and believe in the extraordinary power inside of her. What could possibly stop her now?
Guardian isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. My new life is weird and hard. Think magic comes easy to those who wield it? Think again! I’m more likely to blow something up than shield
As dark Fae make their way through the portal and my best friend’s children are kidnapped, it’s time for me to learn how to cast a location spell. Problem is, before I can start I’m pulled through the portal and left stranded in the Fae realm. I have no choice but to pull up my granny panties and figure this out. Everyone I love needs me.
Now I'm desperate for help. Lost in the Fae realm, I’m forced to seek it in a place where my enemies rule with an iron fist. My new trainer is powerful, patient, and very unexpected. The exact opposite of Sebastian. And even if they’re both extremely good looking, I don’t have time for an alpha male showdown over the rights to my affections. An evil entity is stalking supernaturals in Cottlehill Wilds, and I need to get back through the portal to help Violet find her kids.
Turns out, learning my magic is the least of my problems.
Rumor has it that midlife is for drinking wine, traveling, and discovering the joy of life. But there's no rest for the wicked. Or for a Fae-witch hybrid like myself.
Danger follows me everywhere - even to the grocery store - as the evil entity continues to stalk supernaturals in Cottlehill Wilds. But I barely have time to worry about that now that the Fae Queen is dead.
My bad. No, seriously. I let my power loose and it took over.
Leaving Grams behind to return to Eidothea and fight a war wasn't exactly in my plans. As usual, I'm totally clueless. At least I have my orthotic inserts to keep me on my feet and Sebastian and his irresistible kisses to lift my spirits when things go wrong.
And let's face it: things are going to go wrong.
Just because I can cast a spell without burning off my eyebrows now doesn't mean I can survive giant trolls, bogharts, or the insane Fae King. And since my best friends refuse to let me face this battle alone, the stress of saving the realm and the people I love most in both worlds is threatening to turn me prematurely grey.
Sometimes being the Guardian really sucks.
magic in any realm that can fix this mess. I've just got to dig in and get to work.
One day I'm fighting beside my best friends in the Fae realm, and the next I can't light a candle without burning down my house.
I always thought witches weren't supposed to have hot flashes unless we were cursed.
But then the day came when I discovered that I'm cursed.
How? Well, the pandering ex and the nearly-empty nest would be bad enough on their own. But did I mention the demonic assassin who's set his sights on me too? I told you, I'm cursed.
I'm also done with letting life just happen to me. Nothing has been the same in Cottlehill Wilds since my best friend Fiona showed up. Me included. Fate better stand up and take notice. This witch is just getting better with age.
At forty-four, I know who I am. I have what it takes to fix my wild magic, deal with this killer demon, and save the supernaturals who call my small English town home. And I can do it all despite the wild magical flares, the stray chin hair, and my new wrinkle.
Book 5 Midlife Witchery
Guess who just discovered her Phoenix lineage? I'd rather go back to just being cursed. Hot flashes have nothing on bursting into flames...
Imps are taking over Cottlehill Wilds, wreaking havoc at every turn. Chasing them around my store with unreliable magic, while not alerting the mundies, is harder than raising twins.
To make matters worse, the target on my back has never been bigger since I killed the demon our resident psychopath summoned. Car bombs and ambush hoards? Someone really wants me out of the
And wouldn't you know that Fate has decided to mess with whatever is developing between me and Thanos just as I finally decided to open up to him.
Bad news for all the haters: it's going to take more than a car bomb, a trip to the Underworld, and a dip in the River Lethe to get under my lightly wrinkled skin. With a top-of-the-line moisturizer and a fully charged fire extinguisher, I've got this too.
Book 6 Midlife Witchery
After a harrowing visit to the Underworld, I finally shifted into my Phoenix. Flying doesn't stop Fate from insisting that I fight for my life, though. All of these brushes with death are for the birds.
Catching the local murderer red-handed should have put a stop to the constant danger I'm in. But now I have to escort this Tainted scum to the Underworld for a dip in the River Lethe, and it seems Fate isn't done messing with me yet.
I'm just supposed to make sure Lily's mind is wiped, but Hades has other plans. If I can escape our unexpected meeting alive, I still have to return to Earth and help my best friends cleanse
Cottlehil of all the Blood magic.
I thought Fate had moved on to messing with my relationship instead of my life. Boy was I wrong.
Kidnappings, a Hellmouth, and an epic battle keep me on my toes. I'll roll with the punches, even if it means having a glass of wine with Fate. The more I get to know her, the more she seems like another overworked, overlooked woman in desperate need of some girlfriends. After all that we've been through, the Backside of Forty Coven is ready to welcome her with open arms.
Book 7 Midlife Witchery
I've mastered my magic, faced down demons, and killed an evil Fae king. There isn't much I can't do. Except tell my kids I'm a powerful witch-Fae hybrid.
My kids return home to Pymm's Pondside for the holidays. Before I can tell them about my magic, a pixie, and a mermaid blow my cover. Their shock is expected, but not their anger.
Turns out my oldest nearly burned down their house and was convinced something was wrong with her. I could have helped her if I hadn't insisted on hiding my magic from them.
The girls give me the silent treatment while my son can't stop asking questions. Thank goodness Violet and Aislinn are here to help ease my children into the magical world.
But as my daughters start to come around, all three of my children go missing. Convinced the evil entity stalking Cottlehill Wilds is to blame, I enlist the help of all my friends.
When I fall under the same siren spell as my kids, I'm thrown to the proverbial wolves and Sebastian is my only hope. Is his love for me strong enough to overcome the enchantments? And can he rescue us all?
Book 8 Midlife Witchery
Stone demons, giant spider monsters, and a pissed-off goddess have nothing on being pregnant at forty.
I'm a Fae, not a witch, and yet every witchy problem in Cottelhill Wilds still finds me. My best friends and I are just magnets for trouble.
Troublesome vampires, rogue demons, evil Fae royalty, and Tainted witches are just a few of the curiosities we've attracted. And our injuries? Just a few concussions, stab wounds and brushes with poison. It has taken quite an adjustment, but we're finally settling into our roles as the local team of superheroines, and I love it. Belonging to the Backside of Forty gives my life purpose and a meaning I was missing before.
Now we're hot on the trail of the Dark One when a kidnapper whisks us from Violet's bookstore and leaves us in an isolated cave system. It's not ideal, but I'd rather face the monstrous creatures hunting me now than face the love of my life and tell him my little secret.
I may be nearly six months pregnant with a dragonette, but our enemies had better gird themselves because this mama bear is more confident and dangerous than she's ever been, and I won't stop until everyone knows why it's a bad idea to mess with an expectant woman and her baby.
Book 9 Midlife Witchery
Ancient traps, Fae beasts, and a lava chamber are the hurdles I must overcome to reach the dragon equivalent of a maternity ward. No biggie, right?
Solving one crisis after another with my coven left me battered me to a pulp at times, but it prepared me for my most difficult journey yet: returning to Eidothea to save my child's life. Apparently, most beings can't successfully carry a dragon's baby unless they undergo trials and tribulations to reach the lava tunnels in a forbidden mountain in the Fae realm. I know I will make it, because I have a much bigger issue to deal with.
Argies's overprotective brother, who just so happens to be my new king, is insistent on having things his way. Argies and I have barely made it past his discovery of my pregnancy, and now his brother thinks he can force me to stay in his realm. I've outsmarted a controlling ex, mastered the language of manipulation, and I'm one-third of the Backside of Forty. And did I mention I'm about to give birth to a dragon? King or not, he's got to learn that I'm not someone to be messed with.
Book 10 Midlife Witchery
The Dark One, Blood Magic, and a goddess with a vendetta are all in a day's work for the Backside of Forty. And they pale in comparison to being the single mom of a dragon baby.
The magical world doesn't believe in maternity leave. As soon as my baby arrives the Dark One doubles her efforts to steal enough power to become a goddess. Set on a wild goose chase that leaves too many mundie victims along the way, I haven't had a moment's rest. The secret of paranormals is about to be exposed and the hellmouth is on the verge of collapse. No one is safe in Cottlehill Wilds and it's up to my best friends and me to make sure evil doesn't prevail.
Didn't I mention we're superheroines?
With the man that I love by my side and a new baby to care for, I have more on the line than ever before. This is the fight of our lives, and it will take all of my wit and power to eliminate the threat to our world. Now is the time we show our enemies why messing with our coven is a bad idea.
Book 11 Midlife Witchery
A deep dive, a magical trap, and countless unknown dangers await the Backside of Forty as the coven ventures beneath the waves in a wild, underwater rescue mission ordered by Artemis
We thought we'd seen all that the magical world has to offer, but we were wrong. In the service of the goddess our next adventure takes it out of our element. Literally. And diving deep beneath the waves with Violet’s unreliable ex as our guide on this trip to a mystical mermaid city is only the beginning.
If we can survive the journey, that is.
As we wander the deepest reaches of the ocean, we're on a quest to find a treacherous magical weapon and return it to Artemis as quickly as possible. But just locating the goddess's magical snare isn't enough to get us back on dry land. The powerful lure has the ability to incapacitate even the gods, and our magic is no match for it at all. Sure, we agreed to rescue the snare, but soon it becomes clear that we might have bitten off more than we can chew.
Book 12 Midlife Witchery
With a dangerous Object of Power in a mundie’s hands, the Backside of Forty is off to Greece for a danger-filled adventure deep in the ancient playground of the Gods and Goddesses...
The goddess Artemis exerting her influence over our lives is proving to be a bigger pain in the ass than we expected. As her missions take us away from Cottlehill Wilds and our mates more often than not, it seems our biggest challenge is simply not resenting her. Up next on our itinerary? Hunting down a human archaeologist who somehow got his hands on a downright deadly artifact.
Locating our target is no simple task, but with the help of our magical skills we track the archaeologist halfway across the globe. There isn't time to appreciate the beautiful ruins of ancient Greece as we navigate Zeus's magical traps and mind mythological monsters. This is much more than a simple retrieval mission, and it seems someone else has plans for the Object of Power. Suddenly this mission is a race against the clock, and the outcome is a matter of life and death. If we can't find the Object, countless lives will be lost, and the magical world will finally be exposed.