Today I am so pleased to welcome Vawn Cassidy to Joyfully Jay. Vawn has come to talk to us about her latest release, Dead Serious Case #3: Mr Bruce Reyes. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

My brows raise slightly and I feel sorry for the woman on the screen. She looks no older than an intern, and rather than let her report the weather from the comfort of a studio in front of a green screen, some idiot has sent her out into the howling rain.

Bless her heart, as she hangs onto her brolly for dear life with one hand, she’s got a death grip on her microphone with other. With the banks of the Thames and London Bridge as a backdrop, she shouts into the microphone to be heard above the howl of the wind.

“Storm Nigel has caused utter chaos to public transport since several lines on the DLR have flooded. The Met Office has issued an amber weather alert for the Greater London area and advises Londoners to stay in and not to travel unless necessary.

Experts are at a loss on how to explain the unusual weather pattern which seems to be firmly settled over the city with no signs of moving or dissipating. In addition, downed lines have yet to be restored after last night’s unprecedented lightning storm, leaving many homes and businesses still without power.

With heavy rainfall and wind speeds of up to sixty miles per hour forecast over the next twenty-four hours, one thing’s for certain. Storm Nigel is far from done with the city of London.”

“Storm Nigel? Seriously? Who the hell comes up with these names?” A familiar voice interrupts and I can almost hear her roll her eyes.

I look up and snort as I’m taking a sip of my tea, which causes a small wave to slosh over the edge of the mug. I pull it away and wipe the drips of tea from my chin with my other hand.

Dusty stands at the foot of the bed wearing a very, very short white PVC nurse’s outfit, white stockings, and white patent platform Mary Janes. Her fingernails and lips are fire-engine red, and a little white cap with a red cross on it perches on top of her blonde hair.

“Darling, are you okay?” She coos in concern as I start coughing again.

“That depends.” I wheeze, trying to catch my breath.

“On what?”

“On where you’re planning on sticking that.” I eye the thin thermometer in her hand.


dead serious bruce reyes coverCrawshank’s Guide to the Recently Departed, Book 3

Tristan Everett was finally getting used to the strangeness that was his life. Being able to see the dead and helping them solve their unfinished business and cross into the light wasn’t so bad after all, especially when he was accompanied by his best friend, dead drag queen Dusty Le Frey. His boyfriend, sexy Scotland Yard detective Danny Hayes, now knew the truth about Tristan’s “gift,” and they were about to move in together officially.

Life was good.

That is until Death—honest to god, Death (aka The Grim Reaper)—pitches up in Tristan’s kitchen with an unusual request: stop Dusty’s ghostly hookup Bruce from crossing into the light, which may result in dire consequences. i.e an accidental apocalypse.

Determined to do the exact opposite, and avoid potentially the end of the world, Tristan and Danny assemble their own ragtag gang of one prickly witch, one snarky psychic private investigator, one living drag queen with an affinity for feathers, and one dead one with an affinity for a deceased rugby player in tiny shorts. Together they must solve a forty-year old cold case, while juggling a dose of the flu, a broken leg, a supernatural storm, and an immortal death deity with the looks and temperament of a sexy but grouchy CEO.

Seriously… what could possibly go wrong?


vawn cassidy avatarVawn Cassidy is an MM author living in the UK. She’s often known for her world building skills and sense of humor. She loves to write in different genres and has penned contemporary romance, paranormal mystery/romance and dark historical with a supernatural twist.

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