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Joy Preble


Joy Preble

A former English teacher, Joy is the author of the Dreaming Anastasia series, which blends paranormal romance with historical fiction. The second in that series, HAUNTED, is out now, and the final book of the trilogy, title TBA, but currently ANASTASIA FOREVER, is due in Fall 2012. Another paranormal – about a sixteen-year-old stoner turned guardian angel – THE SWEET DEAD LIFE – is set in Houston and slated for May 2013, from Soho Press. Joy grew up in Chicago but now lives with her family in Houston where she writes full time and frequently gets into wild rumpuses and other mischief. She is not a fan of the Houston summer but does love cowboy boots, going to the rodeo and the coffee drinks at Empire Café.

Joy Preble

Books by Joy Preble

by Joy Preble - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Mythology, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

In 1916, Emma O’Neill is frozen in time. After sampling an experimental polio vaccine brewed on a remote island off St. Augustine, Florida, she and her family stop aging --- as do the Ryans, her family’s business partners. In a way, this suits Emma fine because she’s in love with Charlie Ryan. Being seventeen forever with him is a dream. But soon a group of religious fanatics, the Church of Light, takes note. Drinking the elixir has made the O’Neills and Ryans impervious to aging, but not to murder --- Emma and Charlie are the only ones who escape with their lives.

by Joy Preble - Fiction, Mystery

Sisters Leo and Paris Hollings have only ever had each other to rely on. They can't trust their mother, who hops from city to city and from guy to guy, or their gambler stepfather, who's moved them all to Las Vegas. But when Paris disappears, Leo finds a cryptic note from Paris. With the help of physics student Max Sullivan, the two find themselves following a string of clues through Vegas and beyond.

by Joy Preble - Youth Fiction

It's been almost a year since Jenna Samuel’s stoner brother, Casey, bit the dust and returned as her guardian angel. A year since Casey and his “angel boss,” Amber Velasco, saved Jenna’s life and helped her foil the bad guys—more or less. A year in which Jenna has solved the true mystery of the universe: how to get one Ryan Sloboda to ask her out. Jenna’s feeling mighty cheery about life and love. But Casey, whose doomed relationship with Lanie Phelps (who has no idea her boyfriend is, well, dead) isn’t doing much to distract him, has his own big question: Why is he still hanging around?

by Joy Preble - Young Adult 14+

Jenna Samuels is sick. Really sick. When she collapses one day, her brother, Casey, tries to race her to the hospital and crashes instead. Jenna wakes up in the ER to find Casey beside her, looking downright...angelic. Before long, Jenna figures out that her brother didn’t survive the accident at all, and that she’s being poisoned. Casey has been sent back to help Jenna find out who’s got it out for her.