Barbra Annino

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Author: Barbra Annino

Barbra Annino is a Chicago native who now lives in Galena, Illinois with her husband and three Great Danes. She's worked as a bartender, a humor columnist and a freelance writer as well as a bed and breakfast proprietor.

She has just completed EMERALD ISLE, the fourth book in the best-selling Stacy Justice series and is currently involved in several projects including an urban fantasy series.

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Emerald Isle - A Stacy Justice Mystery, #4

Emerald Isle
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  • Number: B00B1SZ7YY
  • Release: 2013-07-02
  • Author: Barbra Annino
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Supernatural, * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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Stacy Justice may be a witch, but she still wants a nice, normal twenty-ninth birthday. Unfortunately, Stacy rarely gets normal. As her grandmother, Birdie, plans a birthday ritual for Stacy, disastrous news derails the celebration: the magic cauldron that supplies the world’s food has disappeared. And the last time it vanished, Ireland fell under the Great Famine.

A secret society known as The Council decrees that if Stacy finds the cauldron, she’ll receive the coveted role of Seeker of Justice, and her mother will finally be freed from prison in Ireland. But the grandson of nasty council member Tallulah challenges Stacy for the role. If he finds the cauldron first, Stacy will never see her mother again. And if they both fail, the world will suffer an unimaginable fate.

The fourth book in the enchanted Stacy Justice series, Emerald Isle follows Stacy’s journey to Ireland—and to a mysterious, magical world. But can the reluctant witch complete her international, intergenerational quest in time to save her mother—and the whole planet?


Opal Fire - A Stacy Justice Mystery, #1

Opal Fire
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  • Number: B008BU6YBK
  • Release: 2012-12-18
  • Author: Barbra Annino
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Supernatural, * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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Stacy Justice is just your average green-eyed, redheaded, twenty-something witch who would rather focus on her job as a reporter than practice the crazy magic her grandmother and great-aunts are into. She’s perfectly content to spend her free time hanging with her cop boyfriend and her gassy Great Dane and helping her cousin Cinnamon run the Black Opal bar. But when the Opal goes up in flames, Stacy may need that magic after all.

The blaze was arson—and Cinnamon is the prime suspect. Determined to clear her cousin’s name, Stacy digs deep into the crime and makes a shocking discovery amid the rubble. It’s clear someone wants her dead—and she’ll have to dodge everything from angry motorists to exploding chickens to survive. It’s time to dust off her so-called magic skills. But will they be there when she needs them?

With its strong, sexy heroine and her razor-sharp wit, and its collection of eccentric small-town characters, Opal Fire introduces a bewitching new mystery series.


Tiger's Eye - A Stacy Justice Mystery, #3

Tiger's Eye
  • Stars
  • Number: B008BU72PW
  • Release: 2012-12-18
  • Author: Barbra Annino
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Supernatural, * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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Stacy Justice is looking forward to a lazy summer of hot dogs and beer; swims in the lake with her Great Dane, Thor; and hanging with her rekindled old flame, Chance. But when she gets a creepy anonymous call hinting that her father’s “accidental” death fourteen years ago was actually a murder, she’s too unsettled to relax. Stacy has blamed herself for his death all along—in fact, it’s the reason she’s fought so hard against being a witch. But who’d want to kill an innocent small-time newspaperman?

That’s the question on Stacy’s mind when she casts a spell that goes horribly wrong. And between the white tiger that keeps appearing out of thin air, the body in the lake, the feisty razor-toothed Chihuahua, and the gun-toting maniac, she suddenly has her hands full once again. But solving the mystery of her father’s death is Stacy’s number-one priority…and avenging it, if necessary, is a very close second.

Continuing the thrilling Stacy Justice saga, Tiger’s Eye drives the reluctant witch deeper into the mysteries of her family’s past…and the darker regions of her soul.


Bloodstone - A Stacy Justice Mystery, #2

Bloodstone
  • Stars
  • Number: B008BU76PS
  • Release: 2012-12-18
  • Author: Barbra Annino
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Supernatural, * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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All Stacy Justice wants to do is recover from the bizarre couple of weeks she’s had—a whirlwind kicked off by the arson attack on her cousin’s bar, the Black Opal. But just when life should be settling down, a fourteen-year-old girl named Ivy appears on Stacy’s doorstep, claiming to be her sister. Ivy says their mother’s life is in danger and insists that the family’s magic is crucial to saving her. Sure, Ivy has Stacy’s fiery red hair and green eyes—but is she really her sister? And can the secretive teen be trusted with magic?

Then a man is found dead at Stacy’s grandmother’s bed-and-breakfast, and she has no choice but to see where Ivy’s story leads. Strange warnings appear at every turn, including the disappearance of the family’s Blessed Book, and it seems someone is out to kill Stacy—again.

Picking up where Opal Fire left off, the second book in the spellbinding Stacy Justice series dazzles with even more magic, mystery, and mayhem—revealing the dark secrets of the Geraghty clan.


Every Witch Way But Wicked

Every Witch Way But Wicked
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  • Number: B005RELF5S
  • Release: 2011-09-30
  • Authors: T. C. LoTempio, Rose Pressey, Amanda Hocking, Edie Ramer, Barbra Annino, Dale Mayer, Misty Evans, Camilla Chafer, Wren Emerson, Terri Reid, J.L Bryan, Christiana Miller, Debora Geary
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Supernatural, Seasonal / Holiday, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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This compilation is 60,000 words. Proceeds go to Kids Need to Read - Nathan Fillion's charity that promotes literacy and ignites imagination.

Foreword by Amanda Hocking Take twelve paranormal authors. Toss them together in one anthology. Add a dash of romance, a pinch of humor and a dollop of mystery. Stir in a few ghosts, a handful of sorcerers and garnish with magic for the perfect witch's brew.


Pink Snowbunnies in Hell - A Flash-Fiction Anthology

Pink Snowbunnies in Hell
  • Number: B005KF68X8
  • Release: 2011-08-31
  • Authors: Nathan Lowell, Barbra Annino, Debora Geary, Nichole Chase, T.L. Haddix, Camille LaGuire, Heather Marie Adkins, A.J. Braithwaite, Asher MacDonald, Julie Christensen
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Supernatural, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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A sleep-deprived author mixes up her metaphors.

A graphic designer has too much time on his hands.

Twenty writers, fueled by copious amounts of chocolate, dream up quirky, funny, and occasionally creepy stories.

And the Pink Snowbunnies in Hell Flash-Fiction Anthology was born.

These are very short stories, under a thousand words each. Some have actual bunnies. Some take rather offbeat trips through the underworld. And some just have a character that shares the sleep-deprived author's mixed metaphors.

All proceeds from this anthology are going to local animal shelters. Pink snowbunnies can take care of themselves, but thank you for helping us support those animals who do need a little assistance.