Today I am so pleased to welcome Morgan Brice to Joyfully Jay. Morgan has come to talk to us about her latest release, Point Blank. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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“Sorry,” Vic said. “I didn’t mean to wake you.”

“It goes with a fresh murder and the whole cop thing,” Simon replied. “Find anything?”

“A lot of information—not sure if it’s going to shake out to be clues yet or not.” Vic sighed.

“Sheldon’s house gave me the creeps—and I don’t even have your abilities. I was hoping we could coast this last week before the wedding without any chance of either of us getting hurt. Guess that was too much to ask for.”

“I imagine that would be easy for plenty of people in other professions. But I talk to dead people and you’re a cop.”

“And we’re good at what we do, and our jobs are important,” Vic replied. “I know that. I’d just like to be unimportant for the next couple of weeks.”

“Maybe we’ll get to the bottom of this murder and things will be quiet for a while. Hey, we can hope, right?”

Vic directed Simon to Sheldon’s house. Ross was waiting in his car outside.

“Don’t be surprised if you get the third degree from the neighbors who weren’t around when we did interviews yesterday,” Ross said when he joined them on the sidewalk. “Four retirees stopped to ask me why I was ‘loitering.’ On the plus side, once they found out I was a cop, they were happy to talk about the ‘weird’ magician and his ‘creepy’ house.”

“Oh yeah?” Vic asked as Simon stood a few feet away, trying to tune into the house with his psychic abilities while still listening to the others talk.

“Nothing concrete—just neighborhood gossip,” Ross replied. “Sheldon didn’t socialize. When he was still performing he’d be gone for long periods of time, but since he retired he barely left the house. Lights were on at odd hours, and he didn’t bother to get to know the neighbors even though most folks on this street have lived here forever.”

“Guess it wasn’t a surprise that someone reported the screams to the police, if they’ve got a real Neighborhood Watch thing going,” Vic remarked. “Sounds like they keep a close eye on things.”

“I got names and phone numbers in case we have questions. I think this is the most excitement to happen here in a long while.”

“Picking up anything?” Vic moved to stand beside Simon as he tried to get a read on the house. Most of the time, Simon didn’t have trouble sensing ghosts or psychic energy. Light magic bubbled like champagne, while dark power felt like blood. He picked up traces of both, but heavily muted.

“Yeah—but it’s strange. Maybe I’ll have a better idea of what we’re dealing with when we get inside,” Simon replied.

He had insisted that they carry protections in the magician’s house. Simon, Vic, and Ross all had amulets that deflected offensive magic—powerful enough to have saved their lives more than once. He’d gotten Vic and Ross to keep bags of salt in the pockets of their jackets and to carry iron weapons—a length of rebar, a wrench, or a crowbar—as well as their guns. Bullets wouldn’t stop ghosts—but iron and salt were formidable protection.


point blank coverBadlands, Book 6

Sexy psychic Simon Kincaide and skeptical homicide detective Vic D’Amato are getting married–if the ghost of a murderous magician doesn’t get them first!

Simon and Vic’s wedding is just a few weeks away, and they’re hoping for a little peace and quiet to wrap up work before their honeymoon, but nothing ever goes that smoothly.

Strange circumstances around the death of a retired stage magician suggest supernatural involvement, bringing Simon in on the case. The dark secrets of a long-ago resort hotel lead to a trail of unsolved cold cases that have a chilling similarity. Old scandals, malicious magic, and vengeful spirits expose a web of lies, deceit, and death that is headed for a reckoning.

Can Simon and Vic solve the murders, stop the ghosts, keep Simon’s mother from crashing the party, dodge last-minute wedding disasters, and still make it to the altar on time? Or will the shadows of Myrtle Beach’s haunted past ruin everything?

Point Blank is a fast-paced thrill ride MM paranormal romance packed with supernatural suspense, sinister sleight-of-hand, mysterious monsters, psychic visions, hot men, hurt/comfort, loyal friends, wedding planning, found family, ghosts galore, dark magic, and an evolving, established romantic relationship with all the feels.


Morgan brice avatarMorgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic and urban fantasy, with less romance, more explosions.

All of the modern-day Morgan Brice and Gail Z. Martin series crossover, so characters from one series appear in cameos and on page in important secondary roles in books from other series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but the more you read the more the expanded universe of friendships and connections becomes clear.

Morgan and Gail believe that paranormal elements make any story even better, and her worlds are full of ghosts, psychics, shifters, creatures, vampires, monster hunters, and magic.

She’s also a huge fan of the TV show Supernatural. (Chibi art by Kamidiox)

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She’s @MorganBriceBook on Twitter, @MorganBriceAuthor on Instagram, and can also be found on Bookbub, Goodreads and Pinterest (as GZMartin).

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She’s @MorganBriceBook on Twitter, @MorganBriceAuthor on Instagram and TikTok, and can also be found on Bookbub, Goodreads, YouTube (as Gail Z. Martin) and Pinterest (as GZMartin). Join her newsletter here:


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