A Null for Hire Novel
Terri L. Austin
Genre: urban fantasy
Date of Publication: Nov. 1, 2016
ISBN ebook: 978-1-946066-00-8
ISBN print: 978-1-946066-01-5
Number of pages: 340
Word Count: 90,000
Cover Artist: http://www.thedarkrayne.com/
They call me an abomination. A mutant. A curse on their kind.
I don’t let it bother me. Much.
My name is Holly James, and what they say is true. I’m a freak of nature—a null. My mere presence zaps the magic from Others, rendering them powerless. That’s why they hate me. But here’s the kicker: I’ve found a way to profit from my lack of mojo.
Whether it’s acting as a mystical wet blanket in a dispute between pyromancers or keeping hormonal shifters from changing during a sweet sixteen party, I provide a highly specialized service. For a hefty fee.
When a young witch turns up dead, clutching an amulet cursed with black magic, my estranged grandfather asks for my help. In return for nullifying the necklace, Gramps promises to find my missing mother—a witch who vanished after my birth. Of course there’s a catch. He wants me to assist Cade McAllister, the arrogant sorcerer in charge of investigating the case.
Cade resents my existence, let alone my attempts to help. Still, I’ll do whatever it takes to find my mom. For my own peace of mind I have to know what happened to her, and I won’t allow anything to get in my way. Not even this crazy, irrational longing I feel for a hot sorcerer with the sexiest scowl I’ve ever seen.
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Terri L. Austin is a mild-mannered writer by day and a reality TV junkie by night. She lives in Missouri with her family, and loves to hear from readers.
Drop her a line at http://www.terrilaustin.com/
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Thanks for having me on Literary Musings today. It’s great to be here!
I get my ideas everywhere. Anywhere. I daydream a lot, and I read British newspapers. UK tabloids spark my imagination for some reason.
2. Do you have a dream cast for your book?
Antony Starr, an actor from New Zealand who starred in Banshee, would be perfect in the role of Cade McAllister.
3. How do you handle writer’s block?
I take a nap. Sometimes, I spend a little time away from the book so that my characters can talk to me.
4. What inspired you to write this book?
I started thinking about nulls and their lack of magic. My husband and I had a good time batting ideas back and forth. I like to write with a lot of humor, so it was fun to come up with different scenarios where my heroine’s lack of magic might actually be helpful.
5.What’s the hardest part of being an author?
Deadlines. Always deadlines!