Author: J.L. Murray

J.L. Murray likes adventure.

Raised in a tiny mill town in Northwestern Montana, J.L. had every intention of being anything but ordinary. After a shortlived marriage at the age of 19, J.L. decided to explore every facet life had to offer. She hitchhiked with friends. She went to Rainbow Gatherings all across the U.S. She lived on a farm. She explored the punk scene, fell in love, laughed loudly, and cried deeply.

When she met her husband, her adventurous spirit didn't dry up. If anything, J.L.'s husband exacerbates her desire to explore. They have traveled to Europe together, with their two children in tow. They have lived in beautiful, ugly and ordinary places. These days they live in Hawaii, and spend their weekends exploring the islands.


The Devil's Backbone - A Niki Slobodian Novel, #5

The Devil's Backbone
  • Number: B00KW0392E
  • Release: 2014-06-09
  • Author: J.L. Murray
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Hellzapoppin Press
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“What does Death fear?”

Niki has been to Hell and back to find a single shred of something to call a life. As Death, she has very little time to do anything but usher the lost souls to their resting places. But when Lucifer, the reason for her taste of happiness, comes up missing, Niki has to face how she feels about him. And about the prospect of losing him.

At the same time, there is something stalking the living of the World. Something from another place…somewhere far from the reaches of Heaven or Hell. And someone is opening up holes in the world and letting the monsters out.

Niki has to make a choice: save her only chance at something good, or fulfill her duties as Death and save humanity. But something is coming. Something bigger and more terrifying that could put all the worlds in peril. Something even the Creator fears. With all the angels out of commission, Niki might be the World’s — and the devil’s — last chance at survival.

And in case she didn't have enough to deal with, the Creator has given Niki another gift...

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