Lisa Shearin, National Bestselling Author

The Grendel Affair — Book 1 of The SPI Files — Available now!

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Vampires, ghouls, and CIA agents? Just another day at the office.

We’re Supernatural Protection & Investigations, known as SPI. Things that go bump in the night, the monsters you thought didn’t exist? We battle them and keep you safe. But some supernatural baddies are just too big to contain, even for us.

When I moved to New York to become a world famous journalist, I never imagined that snagging a job at a seedy tabloid would change my career path from trashy reporter to undercover agent. I’m Makenna Fraser, a Seer for SPI. I can see through any disguise, shield, or spell that a paranormal pest can come up with. I track down creatures and my partner, Ian Byrne, takes them down.

Our cases are generally pretty routine, but a sickle-wielding serial killer has been prowling the city’s subway tunnels. And the murderer’s not human. The fiend in question, a descendant of Grendel—yes, that Grendel—shares his ancestor’s hatred of parties, revelry, and drunkards. And with New Year’s Eve in Times Square only two days away, we need to bag him quickly. Because if we don’t find him—and the organization behind him—by midnight, our secret’s out and everyone’s time is up.


New Rob Thurman short story collection!

I’m a week and a half out from deadline for The Dragon Conspiracy, getting over a sinus infection (self-diagnosed — I haven’t been to the doc, but figure what else gives you days of day-glow snot?) I’ve surfaced to let you know that my friend Rob Thurman has a self-pubbed short story collection coming out [...]

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Night Shift anthology available for pre-order

I’m writing like a madwoman on The Dragon Conspiracy, so I was thrilled to see that Ilona posted on the Night Shift anthology going up for pre-order on most of the major sites. Thank you, Ilona!! See her blog post for the details, story synopses, and purchase links. Night Shift features novellas from Ilona Andrews, Nalini [...]

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Don’t worry, I’m still here

It’s o’dark-thirty in the morning. Dang, but birds get up early. Before I get back to work this morning on The Dragon Conspiracy, I wanted to pop in and let you know that I’m fine, I’m writing, and I’m working toward my new deadline of May 1. My editor Anne (God bless her) gave me [...]

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Finally — My big announcement

I’ve finally been given the green light to announce a project that I’m so incredibly and unbelievably excited about – My publisher (Ace Books/Penguin) has graciously invited me to be one of four authors for their next urban fantasy anthology — NIGHT SHIFT. That’s exciting enough by itself, but what’s really thrilling for me are [...]

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Snow photos & book update

                    Here are two photos taken from our back deck of the snow we had . . . jeez, it was almost two weeks ago. I seem to be apologizing a lot for not posting, and I’m doing it again. I’m six weeks out from my [...]

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