Monday, January 17, 2011

Mysteries and Mid-Grades by Marva

MMM! My name is Marva Dasef and I'm proud to me a MuseItUp writer. I camp out on my website and my blog. I've previously published around forty short stories and have six books ready for your reading pleasure in ebook and print formats. But that's old news. The neat stuff is coming from MuseItUp and I'm going nuts waiting for publication. I know. I know. The hardy and hearty MIU staff can't do everything all at once, so I'll just sit over here in the corner drumming my fingers on my keaodffyoaud adfyadfuo board.

I hope you'll be as excited to read my future MuseItUp offerings as I am to have them published. Here's a quick rundown of what's coming:

Missing, Assumed Dead - Release Date July 2011

When Kameron McBride receives notice she’s the last living relative of a missing man she’s never even heard of, the last thing she wants to do is head to some half-baked Oregon town to settle his affairs. But since she’s the only one available, she does grudgingly agrees.

En route, she and her rental car run afoul of a couple of hillbillies and their pickup in an accident that doesn’t seem . . . accidental. Especially when they keep showing up wherever she goes. Lucky for her, gorgeous Deputy Mitch Caldwell lends her a hand, among other things. Her suspicions increase when she meets the probate Judge, and he tries just a little too hard to buy the dead man’s worthless property.

Working on a hunch and trying to avoid the Judge’s henchmen, Kam probes deeper into the town’s secrets and finds almost no one she can trust. With Mitch’s help, she peels away the layers of prejudice, suicide, murder, and insanity. But someone in town doesn’t like her poking around, and when they show their intentions by shooting her through the police chief’s office window, the stakes are raised. Kam must find out what really happened to her dead relative before someone in this backward little town sends her to join him.

And she thought Oregon was going to be boring.

Bad Spelling: The Witches of Galdorheim Book 1 - Scheduled October 2011

Set in the real world of the arctic, Norway, and Siberia, maps may be needed, but can be found in any World Atlas. What's a contemporary fantasy not set in a city? How about a rural fantasy? Maybe not. Bad Spelling tells the story of a miserable failure of a witch, who just can't take being the butt of jokes from the other witches and warlocks on her arctic island of Galdorheim.

When Katrina spells her bunny familiar into a pool of green goo, it’s the last straw. Kat’s life is already miserable from her classmates’ teasing. Even her mother and aunt think she’s just not trying hard enough. When she finds out her inability to throw a decent spell is the result of a shaman's curse, she sets out on a perilous journey to Siberia to stop him. The stakes are raised when the curse begins to spread to the rest of Galdorheim Island. Saving the witches’ arctic home falls on the shoulders of a witch who can’t even cast a simple spell.

Midnight Oil: The Witches of Galdorheim Book 2

Kat’s on a quest to rescue her boyfriend from an evil spirit, but she also has to find the magical Midnight Oil to save a tribe of mutants, and she only has a week to do it all with the help of a sea serpent, the Nenets gods, and her trusty...ultralight?

Scotch Broom: The Witches of Galdorheim Book 3

Kat expects to have a great time on her graduation trip to Stonehenge. However, from the moment she leaves home, she gets nothing but trouble. Her half-brother tries to horn in on her trip, she gets lost in the magical Otherworld, is led astray by a supposed friend, then has to confront a Scottish goddess who’s fallen on hard times. Dodging the goddess’s minions and trying to find her way out of the Otherworld, Kat learns she shouldn’t underestimate the old goddess; the crone still has a few tricks that can drain a witch’s magic in a flash.


L. K. Below/Lindsay Below said...

Let me tell you, her middle-grades pack a punch! You'll want to put Bad Spelling on your To-Be-Read list this October!

Cellophane Queen said...

Thank you, Lindsay! I appreciated your comments on Bad Spelling. IMO, Midnight Oil is even more fun once you get to know the main characters. Have you fallen for Rune yet?

Pat McDermott said...

Gotta love those gorgeous deputies, Marva. And your "Witch" books sound awesome! You're one busy lady. Best of luck with your releases.

Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz said...

Marva, you've been busy and clearly enjoy all types of writing. Good luck!

Roseanne Dowell said...

Wow you've been very busy. The books sound great. I understand your anxiety to see them released.

Unknown said...

They all sound awesome, Marva. You're my role model for marketing, btw. Love how you get yourself out there and what's best is you have something to back up your word. Great stories.

Rosalie Skinner said...

Sounds wonderful and so busy. Your energy comes through your website and blog.