Today I am so pleased to welcome Amy Lane to Joyfully Jay. Amy has come to talk to us about her latest release, Familiar Demon, part of her Familiar Series. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
But Why Nine Lives, Brother?
So, it’s generally acknowledged that cats have nine lives, because any other animal who tried to get away with the bullshit your cat gets away with would have shuffled off this mortal coil long before. But those extra lives are especially important if you are a witch’s familiar with a steadily increasing array of powers, three feckless brothers, and an immortal mission to free the enslaved as you were freed as a young man.
Edward, Harry, and Francis were given the forms of housecats when they became their adoptive mother’s familiars—and the lives they’ve chosen may be supernaturally long, but they are always danger.
So, before you read Familiar Demon, here are some of the reasons Edward, Harry, and Francis have needed nine lives in order to find their romantic happy ending:
Life 1: Because magic involves math, and if Edward gets his math wrong, he may blow up the house.
Life 2: Because magic does not make one invincible, and Harry has a bit of a self-destructive streak, so he needs at least one extra life so he and Suriel can be happily together.
Life 3: Because you never know when Francis is going to chase a seagull off a cliff.
Life 4: Because once Edward took on a trained mercenary with an Uzi in cat form and there’s no other explanation for how he survived.
Life 5: Because Beltane—whose form is a big blond dog– just wanders blindly into situations and he literally scares the life out of his brothers when he does that.
Life 6: Because of that time Harry got teleported naked into a fire fight and came out on top.
Life 7: Because their father cracked a dirty joke with a straight face and all the brothers almost laughed themselves to death.
Life 8: Because Edward has already had his heart broken twice and if he doesn’t get Mullins out of hell he might not survive.
Life 9: Because if these boys scare their mother this badly one more goddamned time she might just kill them herself.
So there you go. Why nine lives, brother? Because these brothers are busy stealing the other three dozen lives from the hands of fate so they can live out their supernaturally long lives with the men they love.
Familiar Love: Book Two
For over a century, Edward Youngblood has been the logical one in a family of temperamental magical beings. But reason has not made him immune to passion, and Edward’s passion for Mullins, the family’s demon instructor, has only grown.
Mullins was lured into hell through desperation—and a fatal mistake. He’s done his best to hang onto his soul in the twisted realm of the underworld, and serving the Youngblood family when summoned has been his only joy. Edward concocts a plan to spring Mullins by collecting a series of items to perform an ancient ritual—an idea that terrifies Mullins. He can’t bear the thought of losing Edward and his brothers to a dangerous quest.
But every item in their collection is an adventure in brotherhood and magic, and as Mullins watches from the sidelines, he becomes more and more hopeful that they will succeed. When the time comes for Mullins to join the mission, can he find enough faith and hope to redeem himself and allow himself happiness in the arms of a man who would literally go to hell and back—and beyond—to have Mullins by his side?