Minimum Wage Magic

DFZ series, Book 1

Making a living is hard. In a lawless city where gods are real, dragons are traffic hazards, and buildings move around on their own, it can feel downright impossible.

Good thing freelance mage Opal Yong-ae has never let little things like impossibility stop her. Sheís found a way to put her overpriced magical art history degree to use as a Cleaner: a contract municipal employee who empties out abandoned apartments and resells the unusual treasures she finds inside for a profit. Itís not a pretty job, or a safe one--thereís a reason she wears bite-proof gloves--but when youíre neck-deep in debt to a very magical, very nasty individual, you canít be picky about where the money comes from.

But even Opalís low standards are put to the test when the only thing of value in her latest apartment is the body of the previous tenant. Dealing with the dead isnít technically part of her job, but this mage died hiding a secret that could be worth a lot of money, and Opalís the only one who knows. With debts she canít pay due at the end of the week, this could be the big break sheís been waiting for, but in a city of runaway magic where getting in over your head generally means losing it, the cost of chasing this opportunity might be more than Opal can survive.

Authorís Note: This is the first in a new series set in the same universe as my Heartstrikers books, but you donít need to have read those stories to enjoy this one. Minimum Wage Magic was written to stand by itself, so if you havenít read the others, donít worry! I wrote this book with you in mind.

Thank you so much for reading!

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Part-Time Gods

DFZ Book 2

Life in the magical mess of the Detroit Free Zone is never easy. When youíre laboring under the curse of a certain prideful, overbearing dragon, it can be down right impossible.

My name is Opal Yong-ae, and Iím a Cleaner. At least, I used to be. Thanks to the supernatural bad luck that turns everything I do against me, these days Iím more of a walking disaster. Getting rid of this curse is the only way to get my life back. Unfortunately, dragon magic is every bit as sneaky and deadly as the monsters behind it, and just as hard to beat.

But Iíve never been one to take her doom at face value. Cornered doesnít mean defeated, and in an awakened city that rules herself, dragons are no longer the biggest powers around.

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Night Shift Dragons

DFZ Book 3

They say family always sticks together, but when youíre your dadís only lifeline and the whole worldóhumans, dragons, and godsówants you dead, ďfamily bondingĒ takes on a whole new meaning.

My name is Opal Yong-ae, and Iím in way over my head. I thought getting rid of my dadís bad luck curse would put things back to normal. Instead, Iím stuck playing caretaker to the Great Dragon of Korea. That wouldnít be so bad if he wasnít such a jerk, or if every dragon on the planet wasnít out to kill him, or if he was my only problem.

Turns out, things can always get worse in the DFZ. When a rival spirit attacks my god/boss with the aim of turning the famously safety-optional city into a literal death arena with Nik as his bloody champion, Iím thrust onto the front lines and way out of my comfort zone. When gods fight, mortals donít usually survive, but Iím not alone this time. Even proud old dragons can learn new tricks, and with everything I love falling to pieces, the father Iíve always run from might just be the only force in the universe stubborn enough to pull us back together.


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