Friday, May 01, 2015

What is Suzanne Johnson reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Suzanne Johnson, author of Pirate's Alley.

Her entry begins:
As is usual, I’m reading two books at once, one fiction and one nonfiction.

Game Warden: On Patrol in Louisiana, by Jerald Horst. Sure, this is research for a new series I’m writing but it’s also fascinating. Most people don’t realize the training required for Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents, in a state where so much of the terrain is swamp, mud, wetlands, and water. It’s not all issuing tickets for gator-hunting violations. I can’t wait to...[read on]
About Pirate's Alley, from the publisher:
After vanquishing undead serial killers and discovering the dark secrets of her family history, wizard sentinel DJ Jaco must now stop the coming preternatural war in Suzanne Johnson's Pirate's Alley.

Wizard sentinel DJ Jaco thought she had gotten used to the chaos of her life in post-Katrina New Orleans, but a new threat is looming, one that will test every relationship she holds dear.

Caught in the middle of a rising struggle between the major powers in the supernatural world--the Wizards, Elves, Vampires and the Fae--DJ finds her loyalties torn and her mettle tested in matters both professional and personal.

Her relationship with enforcer Alex Warin is shaky, her non-husband Quince Randolph is growing more powerful, and her best friend Eugenie has a bombshell that could blow everything to Elfheim and back. And that's before the French pirate Jean Lafitte, newly revived from his latest "death," returns to New Orleans with vengeance on his mind. DJ's assignment? Keep the sexy leader of the historical undead out of trouble. Good luck with that.

Duty clashes with love, loyalty with deception, and friendship with responsibility as DJ navigates passion and politics in the murky waters of a New Orleans caught in the grips of a brutal winter that might have nothing to do with Mother Nature.

War could be brewing, and DJ will be forced to take a stand. But choosing sides won't be that easy.
Learn more about the book and author at Suzanne Johnson's website.

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