Banish the demon, stop the prophecy, and do not fall in love. Easy, right? Yeah, not so much. Mina Donovan is a woman of many talents. Fire elemental, psychic, Legacy witch, magical asset for an FBI paranormal task force…she does it all. Her latest struggle? Not crushing on her sexy best friend. Logically, she knows they can’t be together. Too bad her heart has never bothered with logic. The friend zone is the last place pyro expert Josh wants to be with Mina. Not that he has any choice in the matter. A witch hunter falling for a witch? Not smart. He’ll just have to learn to ignore his attraction to the gorgeous woman who already owns so much of his heart. If Mina and Josh have any hope of finding their way to happily ever after, they’ll have to banish an all-powerful demon and take down an evil magical organization. Oh, and they’ll also have to figure out how to stop the prophecy that warns a dragon will consume Mina. It’ll take more than magic to fix this supernatural dilemma. If you like Michelle M. Pillow, Abigail Owen, K.F. Breene, or K.M. Shea, check out this series that readers have described as a steamy Charmed meets Lucifer with witch sisters solving murder mysteries and finding true love.
Give us the one to two sentence tagline for your book.
Banish the demon, stop the prophecy, and do not fall in love. Easy, right? Yeah, not so much.
What is your favorite scene/moment in your book?
The first kiss where she accidentally sets the room on fire with her magic. Oops.
How do you use magic in your book?
This is a five-book series of sister witches who use magic to solve mysteries while finding true love.
Would your hero enjoy pumpkin spice lattes, candy corn, or apple bobbing?
My heroine would be down for all three.
What costume would your heroine (or hero if MM) wear to a halloween party?
She wore a dragon costume when they first met.
What scene did you adore writing in this book?
The big series finale with witches, magic, a dragon, and more.
Is this book a spooky/scary PNR, or a cozy/snuggling with a monster PNR?
“The emotional friends-to-lovers romance plays out as a tantalizing tug-of-war between Mina and Josh, while the multilayered suspense plot provides satisfying answers to series-long questions” Publishers Weekly
“What an amazing, exhilarating paranormal romance. Enthralling from start to finish! The masterful way Ms. Joya weaves a fascinating tale which never slows down from one thrilling plot twist to the next is unquestionably pure genius!” InD’Tale Magazine
What is your favorite monster to write?
Those who can disguise themselves as humans because those who we won’t suspect are the most terrifying.
If you had to pick, would you rather have fangs, claws, or wings?
Wings. Always wings.
Halloween’s coming. Do you do anything special to celebrate?
I’m going as President Loki this year for the glorious purpose of candy collection.
Excerpt from Flash Point
Josh expected to find boring government suits on this FBI task force. Not Mina standing in a room engulfed in flames. Waves of heat pulsed toward the door. Fire raced in ribbons from the two staked figures to lick the ceiling.
In the center of the blaze, she stared at him like he’d shocked all speech out of her. A first for his never-shuts-up best friend. But he couldn’t think of a damn thing to say.
Gorgeous, funny, reckless Mina. She’d banished him to the friend zone the night they’d met. Not that he could tell her that he was crazy about her. Friendship was a beautiful lie. Unlike the ugly truths he hid from her.
A witch hunter who’d fallen for a witch.
There was no spell in the world to unravel that level of stupid.
The big agent who’d met him at the back entrance had only said “the assets” were training inside this room. The same giant was now conducting a welfare check on the blonde—a welfare check way more personal than any law enforcement protocol should allow.
“Grab an extinguisher,” the agent called to him. The “dumbass” was implied.
Josh pulled an extinguisher off the wall and moved past Mina, who seemed determined to be too close to the fire. “Come on, let me through. Pyro work is my specialty.” He couldn’t admit that the flames wouldn’t burn him. Everyone knew male witches didn’t have active powers. But he wasn’t all witch.
He turned to the biggest mannequin. Who had designed this torture chamber of burning people at the stake? Before he could think more on that or break the seal on the extinguisher, the fire blinked out.
In less than a second.
But not for a one-in-a-trillion fire elemental. Looked like he wasn’t the only one with secrets.
Adrenaline dumped through his body so fast it was like operating with all systems on overload. He fought the ingrained fear that had his pulse racing.
He’d had one message beaten into him since childhood. That magic was real. And its wielders were evil. Loving a witch? Dumb. The psychic powers she’d admitted? Impressive. The ability to manipulate an element? The epic stuff of legends.
His breaths came too fast and stung of smoke. He focused on her eyes. Those beautiful dark eyes that went to black when she was invoking magic. She locked that sorceress gaze on him now in a startled expression that said she’d been as surprised by the powers display as he had.
Luna Joya writes steamy witch romances with mysteries, strong heroines, and the heroes who love them.
Fluent in sarcasm and penal code, Luna is an attorney by day and writes paranormal romance at night. She loves history, especially Los Angeles and Hollywood lore. A survivor of traumatic brain injury with steel body parts, she lives in SoCal with her combat veteran husband and their two-pound terror of a rescue pup.