Stacey Jay has published in the genres of erotica, paranormal romance, middle grade, and YA, using a variety of pseudonyms. She’s been a full-time mom/writer since 2005 and can't think of anything she'd rather be doing. Her former careers include theater performer, professional dancer, poorly paid C-movie actress, bartender, waiter, math tutor, and yoga instructor. She lives in California with her husband and children.
A storm is coming . . .
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.
But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.
Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its brilliant synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World) and as a modern phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of America” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations.
As the future prima, or head witch of her clan, Angela McAllister is expected to bond with her consort, her soul mate, during her twenty-first year, thus ensuring that she will come into her full powers at the appointed time. The clock is ticking down, and her consort has yet to make an appearance. Instead, her dreams are haunted by a man she’s never seen, the one she believes must be her intended match.
But with time running out, and dark forces attempting to seize her powers for their own, Angela is faced with a terrible choice: give up her dreams of the man she may never meet and take the safer path, or risk leaving her clan and everyone in it at the mercy of those who seek their ruin.
Kidnapped by a rival witch clan, Angela McAllister envisions a dark future for herself until she discovers her captor’s brother is the unknown man who has haunted her dreams since she was a child.
Forced to re-evaluate everything she’s ever known about the Wilcox witches, Angela begins to explore the powerful connection that binds her to Connor Wilcox, despite the generations of hostility between their families and the disapproval of those closest to her. And when a dark, malignant force arises, Angela knows she must draw on her growing powers as prima to protect enemies and allies alike...even if her choice threatens to tear her new and fragile love apart.
One hundred and fifty years ago, a terrible curse descended on the Wilcox clan, dooming generations of women to an early death should they bear a child to the bloodline of Jeremiah Wilcox. Now Angela McAllister is carrying Connor Wilcox’s child, and if she can’t find a way to break the curse, that same doom will fall upon her.
The solution to her dilemma lies somewhere in the past—her own, and that of the woman who cast the curse so many years before. Angela’s quest to find the answers she needs will transform the lives of everyone she knows, Wilcox and McAllister alike, and will forever change everything she has ever believed about herself.
The Witches of Cleopatra Hill is a paranormal romance series set in the ghost town of Jerome, Arizona.
A: Being interrupted mid-make-out by a zombie with killer issues.
It’s been three months since Megan thwarted a plan to ruin Homecoming and narrowly avoided getting killed by her best friend. She should be enjoying spending time with her incredibly yummy boyfriend, Ethan, and the thrill of being on the pom squad.
But between pom squad vs. cheerleader issues at school and strange, life-like Undead popping up at the most inconvenient times, Megan can’t shake the feeling that the threat to Carol isn’t a thing of the past.
Soon violent, Settler-resistant Undead prove that this isn’t happily ever after; it’s just the calm before another zombie storm. Can Megan handle the heat?
Alert: TWO’S COMPANY, ZOMBIES ARE A CROWD was previously published as part of the full-length novel UNDEAD MUCH? in 2010. It has been extensively revised for this second edition told in SERIAL format.
A: People start dying…
Megan is in deeper than she’s ever been before. The loss of a fellow Settler breaks her heart and shakes her confidence just in time for her to be accused of a crime she didn’t commit.
Now she and Ethan are on a race against the clock to prove Megan’s innocence before her trial. Meanwhile, her parents are keeping potentially deadly secrets.
As the number of people she can trust dwindles, Megan turns to a new friend for support. But will Cliff prove to be an ally, or another source of zombie-related trouble?
Alert: EDGE OF GORY was previously published as part of the full-length novel UNDEAD MUCH? in 2010. It has been extensively revised for this second edition told in SERIAL format.
A: SECRETLY WISHING HE WAS A REAL ONE.
Pom squad tryouts are well underway, bloodthirsty zombies are still in too-abundant supply, someone has it in for Megan’s homecoming date and The World’s Most Perfect dress, and Megan is stuck with a tutor-babysitter-bodyguard who has decided the only way to protect her is to pretend to be her boyfriend.
And what’s the only thing more pathetic than having a fake boyfriend?
(Secretly wishing he was a real one.)
Megan’s crush on Ethan is reaching deadly proportions, but so are the zombie attacks in Carol, Arkansas. Are her skills ready to take on her biggest, scariest challenge yet?
Or will she falter in the face of a triple dose of Undead trouble?
Alert: The Megan Berry series is told in SERIAL format with CLIFFHANGER endings.