Get ready to binge read!

GRANTING HIS ABSOLUTION is live on Amazon! That completes the Cloth & Stone trilogy, and let me tell ya…it’s a high note. Book 3 is my favorite. I hope it’s yours, too. Let the reading commence!

Get Ready to binge read! Because everyone needs a little gargoyle in their life. Cloth & Stone trilogy.

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Releasing on December 15th!

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Their road to redemption will take them through hell, but are they willing to pay the price?

Cordero and Gideon are more in love than ever, but they’re also in more danger.

Coordinating the soup kitchen’s reconstruction puts Cordero under the drug lord’s thumb. But the risk proves fruitful when he learns Stevens is dealing in something more deadly than drugs.

After four months of ignoring the search for his own cure and instead trying to fulfill a promise he made to a dying monster, Gideon is no closer to finding Kaylie. When Gideon’s curse takes an unexpected turn for the worse, it threatens more than their mission. It threatens their future.

Even with the help of their found family–a witchy nun and a ninja store clerk–Cordero and Gideon may not have enough time to stop Dane Stevens and save the soul of Cleveland before Gideon’s curse destroys them all.

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Cloth & Stone #1
by PJ Friel & Saffron Hart

A world-weary deacon and his gargoyle protector risk their forbidden love to save a poverty-stricken teen caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless drug lord.

I can’t believe release day is finally here!

The Cloth & Stone Trilogy has been two years in the making, and it never would have seen the light of day without my wonderful writing partner, Saffron Hart. She’s an inspiration to me. I’m so grateful for her friendship. And I’m extremely proud of the books we’ve created. Gideon and Cordero have an amazing love story. I can’t wait for you to read it.

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SERVING HIS PENANCE – Cloth & Stone #2

Releasing on Amazon KU – November 13th!
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Can their relationship survive the journey to redemption or will their penance be the end of their love?

Deep in their fight to protect the people of Cleveland from Dane Stevens’ criminal empire, Cordero and Gideon are convinced their cause is just.

Until Cordero sees the human cost of their crusade—a failed bust that nearly kills the target and a young girl whose life has been thrown into chaos.

Gideon sees Cordero’s change of heart as a threat, not just to their relationship, but to the chance at redemption for his own past.

As the fight against Stevens turns into an all-out war, Gideon and Cordero find themselves on opposite sides, and their fledgling love gets caught between what is right and what is just.

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Sparks fly when Cloth meets Stone

You probably already know this, but in case you didn’t…for the past two years, I’ve been working on a paranormal romance trilogy with my friend and co-author Saffron Hart. It’s called The Cloth & Stone Trilogy, and it’s about a young deacon who falls in love with the gargoyle who looms atop his church. (Complete blurb is below.)

The first book-Taking His Confession-is being released on November 3rd, 2020!

In celebration of that, Saffron & I are sponsoring a Goodreads Giveaway! By clicking the below button, you’ll be taken to Goodreads where you can enter the Taking His Confession giveaway. We’re giving away 100 ebooks, so get clicking! You just might win!

We also have 20 ARCs up for grabs on Story Origin! Register for a review copy! (Winners will be notified by Story Origin.)

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Can a man of the cloth and a creature of stone save a troubled teen caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless drug lord?

Gideon Fawkes longs to meet the handsome young deacon who teaches at St. Anthony’s Boys Academy. There’s just one problem. Gideon is a gargoyle, and he’s pretty sure Deacon Cruz only dates humans.

Cordero Cruz knows a lot about forgiveness. It’s the cornerstone of his calling. Too bad he can never offer it to himself. Because of him, people died, and there’s no redemption for that kind of mistake.

But a lack of humanity and a heart filled with guilt are nothing compared to a young man’s life. When a merciless criminal threatens Cordero and one of his students, Gideon will have to risk more than his stony hide to protect them. Cordero must do the unthinkable to prove he’s deserving of the gargoyle turned guardian angel. But when their road to hell is paved with good intentions, they must learn only trust and redemption can pave the way for love.

I did an interview! + Enter for a free copy of AToW!

Hi, everyone! It’s been a while, huh? I won’t bore you with details, though; instead, we’re gonna go straight to the good stuff.

I have a few things going on this week…

First of all…my paranormal romance, A Twist of Wyrd, is celebrating its 2-year anniversary! Time sure flies when you’re talking to imaginary people, amiright? I’m currently working on the second book in the series AND I’m co-writing a paranormal romance trilogy with my friend Saffron Hart. So, have no fear. New books from me are coming. I’m just a little slow.

Second…I did my very first podcast interview on the Living in the Stacks podcast last weekend and it was so much fun! They’re a great group of people who are doing their part to support Indie authors and I was honored to be a part of that. The first part of the interview is a little get-to-know-PJ segment and the second part is the LitS group’s review of AToW.

And third…March 23rd is my birthday! But Ohio is on lockdown so I can’t go out to celebrate. 🙁

Since I can’t go out, I decided to party on the virtual plane. From now through March 30th, A Twist of Wyrd is just $.99 on Amazon! (US & UK Only. Sorry! UK sale actually starts on 3/24) I’m also giving away a few e-book copies. Just comment here and tell me what your reading or watching or doing for fun instead of going out and socializing.

Stay well, everyone! May the Norns be kind to you and yours.

Fun, Games, & Prizes!

On the 15th December from 4:30pm EST to 11:30pm EST, I’ll be joining several other authors in LM Wilson’s Facebook group for my very first Takeover! I’d love it if you all could join me!

We’ll have lots of games, free books, and other prizes, plus LM is personally giving away a $50 usd amazon gift card that night.

Join LM’s group and get ready to have fun and learn about some interesting books.

Publisher’s Weekly Reviewed A TWIST OF WYRD!

On March 19, 2018, I published A TWIST OF WYRD on Amazon. On the advice of a friend, I also submitted it to for a review (Thanks, Tal!). is the self-publishing arm of Publisher’s Weekly. Obtaining a review from them looks really good for an author.

When I sent my submission, I was hopeful but wasn’t counting on anything. According to their website, they receive over a thousand requests per MONTH for reviews. Obviously, they can’t review them all and they state on their website, “If your book is chosen, know that it truly stood out.”

Flashforward to September 3, 2018. Publisher’s Weekly (BookLife) reviewed A TWIST OF WYRD!! Click here for the full review, but below is a snippet of what they had to say.

“Romance blends with Norse mythology in this fast-paced debut. […] Readers looking for plenty of steamy love scenes and a strong heroine who refuses to be a damsel in distress will appreciate this humorous, action-filled paranormal.” – Publisher’s Weekly

 I am ecstatic! And feeling very blessed right now. Thank you to everyone who leaves a review for a book. Mine and anyone else’s. We appreciate each and every one of them.


ALL THINGS MAGICAL – Paranormal Romance & Fantasy Giveaway!

Paranormal Romance & Fantasy Giveaway
August 22 – September 12

Enter for Your Chance to Win!

How would you like to win a prize pack of paranormal romance or fantasy ebooks by your favorite authors? Enter and you could take home one of four packs where YOU tell us which books to buy for you. We also have a Kindle Fire 7 and Amazon gift cards up for grabs!

(Sponsored by the 25 authors listed below)

Allyson Lindt • Amanda Uhl • Angela Roquet • Angelique Armae • Arizona Tape • Bella Roccaforte • Cailin Briste • Candace Sams • E.B. Black • Elizabeth Rose • Karen Michelle Nutt • Katherine Gilbert • Kerry Blaisdell • Kristy Tate • L.E. Harrison • Laura Greenwood • M.C. Cerny • Mary Morgan • Maureen Bonatch • Mia McKimmy • Michele Barrow-Belisle • PJ Friel • Sorchia DuBois • Tena Stetler • Aileen Harkwood

Plus, don’t forget to shop our All Things Magical Book Fair for best-selling and highly-reviewed ebooks on sale just for this event, and a bonus giveaway for a leather-bound spell journal!

Ways of Wyrd Universe Glossary

I updated my website!  I’ve been meaning to add this for a while and just hadn’t found the time to do it…until today.

Those of you who have read A TWIST OF WYRD have this information at your fingertips. (It’s at the back of the book.) Those who haven’t read the book, but are curious about the universe I’m writing in, you’ll get a taste of what’s in store for you if you decide to give my book a shot. So, without further ado…

If you have any questions about the information I’ve provided (or are curious about something not in the glossary), I’ll be happy to tell you what I can…unless it would spoiler a future book.  😉

New Book Cover Celebration – Free on Amazon!

I’m celebrating A Twist of Wyrd‘s gorgeous new cover, courtesy of a makeover by, by offering it for free on Amazon!




Sometimes you need a monster to save you from the dark.

They say a person’s wyrd – their destiny – is carved into Yggdrasil’s branches long before they are born. The Norns have a plan for everyone and mere mortals aren’t meant to stray.

But three hundred years after Odin’s gates between the Nine Worlds malfunctioned, Outlanders left behind on Midgard have forgotten their wyrd and have integrated into society so thoroughly that few humans are even aware of their existence.

PI Bryn Ullman spends her days using her unique gift of retrocognition to assist the local police force in solving otherwise impossible crimes. Her nights are spent alone in hiding, very literally, from the shadows themselves and from those who want her to fulfill her birthright.

Trygg Mackenzie, berserker in hiding from Odin and the eternal servitude that he owes, buries his secrets behind the calm facade of a security professional, working for the mob. But he’s just one stressor away from losing it all to the monster inside him.

When a murder investigation thrusts Bryn into his life, Trygg is more than willing to risk exposure and even his life in order to protect the courageous beauty who sets his blood on fire, but the one thing she values the most – the truth – might be more than he’s willing to offer.

As mob secrets and unknown factions threaten their work and their lives, will giving in to their passion be their undoing or their salvation?

On the path of fate and destiny, it’ll take A Twist of Wyrd to save them both.

Snippet – Spoils of Wyrd – Book 2 of the Ways of Wyrd

For all you curious people out there…Spoils of Wyrd is in progress.   <insert fireworks and revelry here>  If you haven’t already, you still have a few months to read A Twist of Wyrd before SoW comes out. *wink*

Book 1 was focused more on Bryn and her history and issues.  In Book 2, you’ll get to know more about Trygg’s past…and boy, is it a doozy.

To hold you over, here’s a tiny unedited snippet of SoW from Trygg’s POV.

My fingertips skimmed down the slope of Bryn’s neck, through the dip in her collarbone. The silky softness of her milk and honey skin marked so easily. All traces of the violence I’d committed were gone now, but the scars on my soul would never fade.

I rested my trembling hand over her heart, counted each beat—fifty-two gifts from the gods, every single minute. The scent of us lured my lips to her skin. Unable to resist, I pressed an open-mouthed kiss to her shoulder, then licked her neck.

“Mmmm.” Bryn threaded her fingers through my hair and drew my mouth to hers. “Is it time to go see the valkyries yet?”

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GIVEAWAY! – A Twist of Wyrd

I have the sweetest, most generous, and amazing friends. I don’t know how I got so fortunate, but I’m thankful for each and every one of them.

I am also especially thankful for their support of my writing…which brings us to the purpose of this post.

My friends have come together to support the release of my first book by offering a big giveaway.

10 ebook copies of A Twist of Wyrd!!

Yes, you read that right, TEN!!

Already have the ebook? No problem, enter to win one of 2 gorgeous signed paperback copies!!

All you have to do is go to this GIVEAWAY thread posted by Misty and do what she tells you–like my Facebook author page and comment on the thread. So easy!



Norse Mythology for Smart People

When I decided to write “a story about a Valkyrie,” I had no idea that I’d end up with a completely different heroine, plus be planning (very loosely) a 10 book paranormal romance series steeped in Norse Mythology. Needless to say, I’ve ended up doing a lot of research about Norse Polytheism and still am.

One of the sites that I stumbled upon on the WWW during my quest for knowledge was a site created by author and scholar, Dan McCoy. It’s called Norse Mythology for Smart People.

Norse Mythology for Smart People provides reliable, well-documented information on the fascinating mythology and religion of the Norse/Germanic peoples.

What I love the most about NMfSP is that the information is intelligent, well written, and referenced. Dan McCoy truly is a scholar. I consider this site a trusted, dare I say gospel, resource because it’s obvious that Mr. McCoy has done HIS research.

The information I’ve gained from Mr. McCoy’s articles has inspired so many fun little twists and turns in my story world. I can’t really share those right now, but you’ll read about them.  I will give you one hint, though.  One of my favorite articles is “The Parts of the Self.” *wink*

So, if you’re interested in Norse Mythology, be sure to check out Norse Mythology for Smart People. Just make sure you carve out a few hours of free time first.

Source: Norse Mythology for Smart People – The Ultimate Online Resource for Norse Mythology and Religion