The Heart's Bidding

Kaylee Heart would rather run through a roaring fire than endure even a minute of public speaking. Put in an eighty-hour workweek? No problem. Shut down her grandfather’s gold-digging girlfriend? Easy peasy. Stand in front of an auction crowd and call for bids? Show her the exit.

So she has no idea how Gerald, the golden-voiced auctioneer she’s been crushing on at the local auction house, can find the courage to stand on stage every week, with all those eyes on him. But as cruel fate would have it, she is about to find out. Her family antique shop, the Vintage at Heart, has tripped over one financial hurdle too many and Kay is propelled, full speed, into her biggest phobia—the spotlight.

With terror chasing her, she’ll have to fight to keep the family business from closing forever. Even if the battle takes place in front of a live crowd . . .

Limelight and Larceny

These actors are going to steal more than the show.


The Tandem Players love their community theater almost as much as they love the sweet old landlady who gave them a home to perform their plays in over the years. But when she passes away, and the will that was to leave the Broadtown Theater to the acting troupe disappears, they don’t even have time to mourn their loss. Her son comes in like a wrecking ball, brandishing a twenty-year-old will and an ultimatum: leave, or be buried under the rubble when he has the place demolished.


The ragtag group of actors—a street magician, a former stuntwoman, an IT student, an FX specialist, a leading man, and their stage manager—will have to pool their talents together and steal the real will back. And they’ll have to steal it fast, because the next wrecking ball that swings in is going to be a real one.


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Wish Hunter
(The Savannah River Series)

Stealing wishes can be a deadly affair.

Nadia Kaminski’s family has stolen wishes for generations, auctioning them off to skeevy business tycoons and politicians in back-alley deals. Their operation is simple enough: 

  1. Find someone who gained a wish after saving a life.

  2. Trick the wisher into sharing a deep secret.

  3. Steal the wish.


And as a marriage counselor, Nadia has more access to people’s secrets than most.

Every boon has limitations. No human can use more than three wishes in their lifetime, and Nadia sure as hell isn’t going to waste hers. Once she’s allowed to keep some wishes for herself, she plans to find a loophole in the wishing rules that will bring her husband back from the grave. The real headache, though, is her family: they’ll never let her use up her three wishes until their massive debt to the Wishmaster, ruler of the underground market, is paid off.

But when Nadia comes across the perfect opportunity to steal a wish for herself, she takes it—and the rock star she’s stolen it from desperately wants his third wish back.

As Nadia tries to figure out how to get rid of the cocky thorn in her side, she must face off against vengeful wish hunters, her all-too-powerful family, and the consequences of her own desires—because necromancy is the most taboo wish of all.

© 2020 by Jordan Riley Swan

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