Dead Set

Magick demands sacrifice... so does family.

For Eugene Law, one of Tampa’s few active Magicians, Florida’s a great place to raise a family. It’s got pleasant winters and plenty of opportunity—that is until an army of the damned rise up to ruin this little slice of heaven.

It isn’t long before Gene finds himself neck deep in the restless Dead, Hell Fleas, Minor Demons, and a daughter that’s a magnet for the dearly departed. Along with a less-than-helpful apprentice, our Magician will discover it’s going to take every ounce of Magick he’s got, and more than a little luck, for him to survive this one intact.

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Praise for Dead Set

Dead Set is an often hilarious story about a dad who is also a magician. Gene grabs us with dad joke and dry sarcasm from the get-go. I found myself going from the first chapter to the tenth within an hour. The creativity in creating brand new magical creatures is astounding. I like to describe Dead Set as "if a certain Chicagoland Wizard settled down, matured, and started a family."

Amber Townsend
September 25, 2019

OMG - in every sense of the words, what a fantastically magickal read, compelling and captivating, start to end! From imps to hell fleas, and everything between, behind & unseen, the magick kept pulling me in deeper and deeper, to the point that I practically don't know what to believe anymore! Beautifully and eloquently written - hats off to you Martin on your wonderful penmanship and imagination! Can't wait to continue this wonderful saga!

Denise Koehler
October 28, 2019

HOLY SHIT that ending! wow, just wow.

I love it. Love Gene, his family, and especially Adam, we need more of him. The story is intriguing and cool - I didn't see anything coming and it was so much fun reading this book. I can't wait to see where the series goes!

Kat Stiles
International Best Selling Author
October 25, 2019

Gathering Gloom

Innocence lost is wisdom gained...

College isn’t all wild parties and air guitar, there are dark corners in those hallowed halls of education, places where spindly legs stir and hungry fangs glisten beneath the eternal twilight. 

None of that matters to Eugene Law, a young and naive Magician more concerned with beer and friends than the hard road to Magickal proficiency. Yet when a seemingly chance encounter shows off the true depth of Gene’s power, he’ll find himself in the crosshairs of deadly ambitions.

Together with a fiery Yaga Doll and a Magickally well-equipped roommate, it isn’t long before Gene’s misplaced trust lands him neck deep in evil with more than one soul hanging in the balance.

Will Gene see the truth in time, or will he be lost deep in the heart of a Gathering Gloom?

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Read the prelude to Dead Set

An overly tight tuxedo is the least of Gene’s problems when the Hounds of Helvet show up at a Charity Ball gone sideways. 

Spectral dogs, a teenage Bridge Troll, and the finest in crushing jewelry highlight this exciting prelude to Dead Set.

Want to know more? The Flock has stolen Ballroom and Chain, and left it here just for you…

Surviving Weird Florida

Field Notes from a Sunshine State Magician

Eugene Law recounts his best recommendations for surviving all the things that go bump in the night, including those that might try to snake your pina colada…

After hours at the 24/7 Demon Mart – An interview with DM Guay

Let’s welcome DM Guay (“Denise”), author of the wildly inventive “24/7 Demon Mart” series as first official participant in what I’m calling “Out of State Weird.” In this new series
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Cover the Walls

Dead Set is finished. The first book in the Tales of Weird Florida series is complete and sitting in the hallowed halls of Amazon awaiting delivery to readers. So what
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On Magick…

The following is an excerpt from the personal archive of Eugene Law, Tampa’s finest—and possibly only—Magician.  It’s Friday and I’m sitting on a chair in the backyard swatting at mosquitoes.
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Enjoying Weird Florida on two pixies a day

Get to know the hidden Magickal places in the Sunshine State

Thinnings, The Gloom, and the best places to haggle with a Bridge Troll (hint: Nowhere). You’ll find all this and more in the only travel blog of its kind. Tank up and head out for adventure, just watch out for the Alligator Men.

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Collectibles Rare And Precious (CRAP)

The Magickal Items that find their way to your backyard and what to do about them

A fun look at the strange and wondrous items that find their way to Weird Florida. 

WARNING: Not responsible for incidents of Yard Sale Fever.

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The Weird is calling

Your eReader is lonely, feed it some Florida

The Hounds of Helvet are circling, and so are the valets. Finding a good parking spot is the last of Eugene Law’s worries when a Bridge Troll curse and some jewelry with a mind of its own turns West Florida’s best Magician’s evening sideways. Gene and his wife Porter may have a night off without the kids, but this charity ball will leave them with little to feel charitable about. Enjoy this exciting prelude to the first book in the Tales of Weird Florida series, Dead Set, when you sign up for the Tales of Weird Florida newsletter.

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