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2018 Releases for Authors Joseph Badal, S.S. Bazinet, and Kit Crumpton

Joseph Badal, S.S. Bazinet, and Kit Crumpton are great examples of the diverse and prolific members of SouthWest Writers (SWW) who work hard to produce new books for their fans. Each of these authors represent different genres, but all have new releases for 2018 and all have interviews posted on the SWW website.

Joseph Badal, best-selling and award-winning thriller author, has published dozens of articles and short stories as well as 13 novels split between three series and three standalones. Obsessed is his newest release from Suspense Publishing (2018) promising his signature fast pacing and dynamic plot populated with engaging characters. Visit Joe’s website and Amazon author page, and read his previous interviews for 2016 and 2018.

Obsessed (The Curtis Chronicles, Book 2)
Obsessed brings back Matt Curtis and Renee Drummond and their villainous nemesis, Lonnie Jackson. This second installment in Joseph Badal’s The Curtis Chronicles takes the reader from Rio de Janeiro to the mountains of New Mexico to the Mexico/United States border, following a crazed Jackson on his single-minded quest for revenge against the two people he blames for the deaths of his mother and brother and for the destruction of his criminal empire in Hawaii.

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Coming up: Joe’s next novel, Natural Causes (third in the Lassiter/Martinez Case Files), is due to release in the first quarter of 2019. He is currently working on Justice, the third book in The Curtis Chronicles.

S.S. Bazinet has authored 10 novels across four series with a supernatural bent, two of which were published through Renata Press in 2018. Book five in The Vampire Reclamation Project, Tainted Blood, came out in March, and A Warlock Under The Mistletoe was released in October. (And for anyone with emotional vampires in their life, check out her self-help book Vampires Suck but You Don’t Have To). Read her 2015 and 2017 interviews to find out more about Sandy and her books. You’ll find her at, on Facebook and Twitter, and on her Amazon author page.

A Warlock Under the Mistletoe
Pippa has a wonderful fiancé named Chester, and she loves him dearly. However, when she decides to write a romance book and fantasizes about kissing a dashing warlock under the mistletoe, she realizes something is missing in their relationship.

In a teary confession, she blurts out her concerns to Chester. Her fiancé, a studious psychologist, understands what she wants. Not only that, but he promises to do everything he can to be the man that Pippa is dreaming about. Still, the question remains: Will Chester have what it takes to release his “inner warlock”?

Available on Amazon.

Tainted Blood (The Vampire Reclamation Project, Book 5)
Ex-vampire Arel is determined to find the perfect woman. He believes his search is over when he meets the gorgeous Claire. She’s not only beautiful, but she’s smart, dedicated and determined to make the world a better place. However, Arel soon learns that perfection comes with a staggering price tag.

Available on Amazon.

Kit Crumpton is a history lover, public speaker, and former engineer who writes historical fiction inspired by her family’s past, whether based on her father’s WWII experience (Raiding the Empire of the Sun: Tinian 1945) or the tragic life of her mentally challenged uncle in The Fading of Lloyd. Her third and most recent release is The Fading of Kimberly (2018) which “continues the story of the mentally and physically disadvantaged who were institutionalized during the early twentieth century.” To find out more about Kit and her writing, visit her website at and read her 2016 and 2017 interviews. All of her books are listed on her Amazon author page.

The Fading of Kimberly
Kimberly, a beautiful narcissist, commits a murder of passion and ends up in an insane asylum. Her father agrees with the doctor’s recommendation for her cure. Riley Nacht is a criminal psychopath whose heinous crimes lands him in the same institution. When Kimberly was a child, she had watched one of Riley’s murders. Eddie Fisk, a hospital assistant working in the asylum, knows both patients and is drawn into their circumstances to his own demise. This historical novel is set in the early twentieth century at Elgin State Mental Hospital. The director and hospital doctors struggle in providing care for those they believe can be cured amongst those who are forever dependent upon the hospital’s care.

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

KLWagoner150_2KL Wagoner (writing as Cate Macabe) is the author of This New Mountain: a memoir of AJ Jackson, private investigator, repossessor, and grandmother. Kathy has a new speculative fiction blog at and writes about memoir at

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