Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus

The Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus universe is a collection of urban fantasy series following various characters (wizards, witches, and even a talking cat!) as they have adventures in a world very much like our own. Yet, in this world, wizards study arcane knowledge in secret, witches cause mischief and mayhem, and supernatural creatures battle over the fate of mankind. In a world where magic is often misused and all power comes at a price where will your allegiance fall?

Current series:

The Lily Singer Adventures – A witty, fun-filled series about a bookish and awkward wizard, Lily Singer, her trouble-making witch friend, Sebastian Blackwell, and her talking cat, Sir Edgar Allan Kipling. They must work together to save the world from magical mayhem while Lily searches for clues about her hidden past. Set in modern day Atlanta, GA, this series is full of life lessons about forgiveness, trust, friendship, and the responsible use of power, the books’ snarky humor will keep you laughing while the original magic system and world building will keep fantasy lovers enthralled. Series is appropriate for readers 13 and up.

Dark Roads Trilogy – A dark YA urban fantasy series exploring the origin of Sebastian Blackwell from the age of 16 and how he became the “Professional Witch” and charming ne’er-do-well we read about in the Lily Singer Adventures. It is darker and has more mature content than the Lily Singer Adventures. Recommended for readers 16 and up.

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The Lily Singer Adventures

Book 1: Beginnings

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Saving the world is such a bother when it makes you late for tea.

By day, book-loving wizard Lily Singer manages library archives. By night? She sleeps, of course. In between, she studies magic and tries to keep her witch friend Sebastian from dragging her into trouble. Unfortunately, trouble comes looking for her on a regular basis.

When Sebastian needs help breaking a magical curse, Lily knows things are not as they seem. Their quest to unravel the truth and free a tormented soul uncovers hints about Lily’s mysterious past—and those working to hide it from her. As if that were not enough, Sebastian gets them stuck in a time loop and Lily must track down the culprit. But they are not the only ones interested in this strange phenomenon, and it becomes a race to the source of the magical disturbance, with all their lives hanging in the balance.


Book 2: Revelations

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Being a wizard, Lily Singer likes her magic logical and systematic. So when her cat spontaneously gains supernatural powers, she is not pleased. But after a museum asks her to ward its exhibits and she discovers a heist plot, she realizes a talking cat is the least of her worries.

Lily must lay a trap for the would-be thief and figure out why her witch friend Sebastian is acting so suspicious, all while wrangling her argumentative feline. To make matters worse, a mysterious wizard waltzes into her life claiming to know her family’s mysterious past, and Lily must decide who, amid all the chaos, she can trust. Will discovering the past reveal her future, or doom it? Perhaps some truths are better left unknown…




Book 3: Allies

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Lily Singer—wizard and library archivist—has a problem. After finally learning the dark truth about her family’s past, larger plots are put into motion and people start to get hurt. Now she must reconcile old grudges, make questionable allies, and bend the law to fix a problem that is not even her fault. Even worse, she’s having inconvenient feelings for her ne’er-do-well witch friend while trying to date an overeager FBI agent.

With old friends and new allies making life complicated, Lily, Sebastian, and Sir Kipling must race to stop these evil plots before it is too late. Can they work together to save the day? Or will they let their differences divide them? The only thing worse than fighting with your allies, is fighting without them…




Book 4: Legends

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Legends exist in the past…until now. How very inconsiderate of them.

The battle has been won, but the war is far from over. With her greatest ally at death’s door, it is up to Lily Singer to make things right. Troublemaking witch friend and talking cat in tow, she must pursue her father to England where he seeks an ancient evil to steal its power for himself. But when a queen of the fae gets involved and Sebastian’s mistakes come back to haunt him, the three friends have to think fast and act faster to defeat legends that refuse to stay in the past.

Far from home and facing perilous odds, Lily fears she’s not strong enough to keep her friends safe and win the day. Can she rise to the occasion or will this adventure be the end of them all?




A Lily Singer Adventures Novella: A Study In Mischief

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Wizards are born, witches are made, and they mix about as well as oil and water. So when an introverted wizard and a troublemaking witch cross paths, what could possibly go wrong?

Lily Singer is a conscientious librarian who just wants to practice her wizardry and be left alone. Sebastian Blackwell is a ne’er-do-well witch for hire who enjoys getting under peoples’ skin but always gets the job done in the end. When circumstance forces them to band together against a common enemy, there’s no telling how the dice will fall.

This meeting of opposites–and the mischief that follows–is a roller coaster of laughs and life lessons. The only question left is, what’s a girl to do when she finds out her arch rival isn’t so bad after all?

A Study In Mischief is a companion novella to the Lily Singer Adventures urban fantasy series and can be read at any point in relation to the main series.


Dark Roads Trilogy

Book 1: Accidental Witch

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“I never meant to become a witch. But when someone you love dies, logic and reason die with them.”

Sebastian Blackwell is your typical high school popular kid: attractive, charming, and a little rebellious. At least he used to be. But when his parents are killed in a freak accident, he goes from cool kid to orphan outcast before the dirt even settles over their graves. Now a shell of his former self, Sebastian realizes what really matters in life and is determined to get it back, no matter the cost. To do it, he’ll have to delve into his family’s darkest secrets, secrets his parents tried to protect him from his whole life.

With a ghost as his only friend, a goth girl his only ally, and a demon prince his only chance, Sebastian sets out on a desperate path of redemption that seems more likely to damn him than to save him. For all power has a price, and Sebastian must decide what he is willing to pay to defy death itself.

Book 2: Sublime Misfit (release date TBA)

Book 3: Ill-fated Hero (release date TBA)