New Series Announcement: Interns of Magic Engineering

Stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen: it’s time for a new book release! 

In December, I’m dropping the first book in a brand new trilogy called Interns of Magic Engineering. It’s a wild and hilarious ride. 

The interview from hell.

Charlie Temple needs a reset. After spending the last fifteen years in a dreadful dead-end job, she’s getting a degree in Magic Engineering Technology—and a new career inventing extraordinary magical gadgets for the everyday mage. But life isn’t cheap, and her plan only works if she can score a paid internship at a famous yet secretive magic tech company. 

Thanks to an administrative mixup, Charlie fails the interview. Spectacularly. But before her fate is determined, the building is stormed by mercenary mages and everyone is taken hostage—

Except for Charlie and three other intern candidates who get missed in the roundup. 

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The mages want access to the company’s Vault. Few people know the Vault exists, and even fewer know what it contains. There’s only one employee badge with clearance to reach the Vault, and Charlie just found it.

Charlie and her team of wannabe interns are the hostages’ only hope. 

They’re trapped deep inside a building packed with strange magic and hidden dangers. The only exit is guarded. The only Batphone is hidden. The emergency map requires a PhD in origami. The company’s sentient vending machine is stalking them…

And the guy barricaded in the server room just gave away their location. 

For action, comedy, hijinks, magical gadgets, and deranged vending machine robots, join Charlie Temple on her first wild adventure.

This is a completely new series, not a part of the Kari Hunter universe. They’ve been incredible to write because they allow me to use comedy in ways that I can’t with the Kari Hunter series. I love these books so much. 

Book 1 will be out on December 6, and you can go to Amazon and order it right now: Yeah! I want A Master of Magical Machinery!

It’ll be available as an ebook and in Kindle Unlimited. After the whole trilogy is released (in 2023) the collection will be available in paperback. I’ll keep you posted.

A quick sidenote: Kari Hunter book 3 is still in the pipeline. My goal is to publish the Interns trilogy in the next few months, so I made the tough decision to put Kari 3 on hold for a little while. Believe me, no one wants these books finished and published more than me. I’ll get back to Kari soon. Stay tuned.

I hope you’re as excited about A Master of Magical Machinery as I am! I have a smile on my face when I write this series, and I truly hope it puts a smile on yours, too. 

That’s it. That’s my sales pitch. If the Interns of Magic Engineering books make you smile, we both win. 

Here’s the preorder link again so you don’t have to scroll around looking for it: A Master of Magical Machinery.

Until next time,


P.S. To answer my most-asked question: Yes, the crazy stalking vending machine is in the entire trilogy. I mean, of course it is. It’s me you’re talking to. 

P.P.S. If you’re as excited about this book as I am, join my new-release mailing list. In a few days, you’ll get an exclusive first look at chapter 1. Just click here and tell me where to send it: Sign me up for the list!

P.P.P.S. These are fun to write!

Kari Hunter Series Easter Eggs

Let’s talk Easter eggs! Before I sit down to write a new Kari Hunter book—before I even start the first page—there are four important elements that must be decided. 

No, it’s not the plot or the main villain. These four items are unique to the Kari Hunter universe, so you won’t see them anywhere else. 

Can you guess what they are? I’ll give you a second… 

Okay, let’s see how many you guessed.

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I’ve been busy! I got promoted. I moved. And more! The Spouseditor and I have had a lot of life stuff going on and I wasn’t able to share it yet. But I’m doing great and, rest assured, I’ve been hard at work on books for you. So, I’m breaking my radio silence with a book update.

If you subscribe to my new release alerts, you know I’ve been working on a new trilogy outside of the Kari Hunter universe. The series’ working title is The Magic Engineering Interns Handbook. The first book is undergoing edits, and I’ve started book 2.

I love this series so much. It allows me to explore comedy and adventure in a way that I don’t get to with the Kari Hunter books. They’re magic, technology, adventure, action, and a vending machine robot who won’t take no for an answer. 

The releases of these books are all dependent on how fast I can finish Kari 3, so they’re currently TBD. 

Speaking of Kari Hunter, work on book 3: Rambo Boogaloo continues! I’d hoped to have the book done by now, but when I reached the end of draft #2, I had a new idea for the ending, and it changed a lot of the book. I knew this meant we needed a third draft.

The disappointing thing about an awesome new idea is that writing the book takes longer. It’s probably harder on me than anyone—believe me, no one wants these books written and published more than me. But when I get a really amazing idea that I know you’re going to love, I need to pull a Mikelis and whip a U-turn where the sign says NO U-TURN

Although it means a few more months of work, I’m even more excited about the story than before. This draft is The One. Like, I’m gonna ask it out for dinner and a movie, then take it home to meet my parents. Propose.

Too weird?

Anyway, I’m on draft #3 and this is the version that will go to edits.

If you’re wondering how to stay on top of my new releases, don’t stress it. It’s simple and you don’t have to work too hard. You can do any of these:

1. Subscribe to my new release alerts. You’ll receive email alerts when my new books come out and you’ll receive a free book. Yes, the book has talking sacrificial knives in it. You can’t go wrong. Just click the link and pop in your email address.

2. Subscribe to my blog. I always post when I release a new book, so you’ll hear about it right away. Just scroll to the bottom of my site and you’ll find the subscribe info. For some reason, this blog style makes the subscribe info abnormally HUGE. You can’t miss it.

3. Subscribe to my Amazon author page. On the left side, there’s a yellow “follow me” button. Just click it.

Or you can do all three, because there are perks to each.

Talk soon!


Coming in 2022: Kari Hunter 3 and More

Hey, gang! It feels so good to dust off my blog and give you an update on all that’s happening with my books and me. I have a lot to tell you!

Let’s start with a recap of 2021: I had an awesome year.

Sure, it sucked in terms of the ongoing pandemic and the many sad and bitter events happening around the world. But, as the old saying goes, when the world’s a total dumpster fire filled with stinky poo, make lemonade.

Okay, that’s not how the saying goes. Still, check out my lemonade:

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How about a free book?

I’m excited to announce a new book release! Stone Cold Necromancy. It’s the newest in the Kari Hunter universe, technically book 2.5:

What happens when an infamous necromancer gets a prank call?

Mikelis Priedis is an immortal necromancer. Most people react to Mikelis with extreme fear and keep a wide berth… unless they have a death wish.

So when Mikelis gets a random call from the James River Slayer, he thinks it’s a joke and hangs up. Mikelis soon realizes the call was no mistake—the notorious serial killer has taken his closest friend and turned the situation into a sick game.

Armed with his talking sacrificial knife, Mikelis has 24 hours to rescue his friend and show a serial killer just how cold a necromancer can be.

You can expect action-packed comedy goodness and a lot of talking sacrificial knives. And the best part about this book? I’m giving it to my newsletter subscribers for free.

I know what you’re thinking: Hold up, Jen. Did you say free?

I sure did. Stone Cold Necromancy is an exclusive Kari Hunter story, only available through my mailing list. So, if you love my books and want to subscribe for new release alerts, sneak peeks, coming-soons, and so much more, then you’re in luck — because you can do that and get my new book for free.

To sign up, just click the button and tell me where to send your free book:

Thanks for subscribing and happy reading!