Serials

I love both reading and writing serials, and this is the page to come for information. I do things a little differently than some other authors, when it comes to serials. If you’re not sure why you should read a serial, here’s an intro video to my serials in general. Scroll down the page for more information on each serial and an individual introductory video to each, too!

The video below was edited/updated on March 7, 2024 to reflect the changes in the Kindle Vella platform.

Audio for “Why Read Devon’s Serials?” is “Catch It” by COMA MEDIA from Pixabay.com.

And here’s another serial to entice you into serials!

Audio for “Exciting Serials” is “Rhythmic Drums” by Denys Kyshchuk from Pixabay.com

Now, on to the individual serials!

Legerdemain

An enchanting cliffside city who welcomes misfits and magicians.  A pansexual sheriff from a lineaged magical family, whose mother is the latest Oracle. A growing threat of murder, dangerous ritual, and anti-magic terrorists hanging over the city, and, by extension, the kingdom.

Welcome to Legerdemain.

Legerdemain welcomes artists, magicians, questors, and those clever at sleight-of-hand. Legerdemain’s Fathomless Library is powerful in a kingdom where books are re-scribed to keep them alive, and book burning is punished with death. But when ritual objects vanish from the temples as dead bodies appear over the city, Sheriff Shelley Magnus-Grantone and her newly assigned Inspector Fletcher Bain race against the waxing triple moons to stop both the magical  killers and an anti-magic terrorist organization.

Welcome to Legerdemain: A city of magic, misfits, and murder.

Legerdemain began running on Kindle Vella on July 28, 2022. It is an open-ended serial mixing mystery, fantasy, and often dark humor. New episodes drop on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Apologies to my internaitonal friends; we all hope Kindle Vella will reach beyond the US soon).

The direct link to the serial page on Kindle Vella is here.

However, Legerdemain has so much going on that it doesn’t all fit into the serial itself. Legerdemain has its own website here. That site is updated often with fun facts and extras around the serial.

ANGEL HUNT

A devil calls in a marker, forcing witch Lianna Maplethorpe to hunt a renegade angel. It gets even more complicated and dangerous when the renegade turns out to be Lianna’s own Guardian Angel, who she believed abandoned her. As magical conflicts escalate in 2004’s New York City between differing factions, deeper and darker magic than Lianna has ever faced force her to grow – or die.

Urban Fantasy set in a slightly alt-New York City, beginning in 2004.

This is a finite serial, which begins its run on Kindle Vella on January 25, 2023. New episodes drop Wednesdays and Fridays. The serial runs for 146 episodes, with the final episode going live on June 14, 2024.

A slightly different version of the early episodes of ANGEL HUNT ran on a subscription site in the early 2000’s.

Direct Link Here.

Deadly Dramatics

Nina is a 22-year-old NYU theatre grad in 1996 New York City. All she wants is a life in the arts and a less complicated love life. Or maybe it’s lust life? Between low paying theatre jobs and roadie work for local bands, she makes ends meet via office temp jobs. When she runs a sketchy errand for her corporate boss, he winds up dead and she’s a suspect. Building a career involves theatre, money, love, lust, rock & roll, and, in this case, murder. Adult language and situations, appropriate for ages 18 & up.

This is a mix of mystery, chick lit, dark humor, romantic elements, and vintage 1996.

This serial launched on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, with episodes dropping on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The first week sees two episodes drop on each of the episode days, and then it will be one episode each Wednesday and one episode each Saturday March 16. From March 16-May 13, a new episode drops EVERY DAY. for a total of 128 episodes in this first season. Episode 128 will go live on May 13, 2024.

Direct serial link here.

Deadly Dramatics is complete as of May 13, 2024. For a limited time, it will be avaialbe to binge read on Kindle Vella (direct serial link above).

In the meantime, here are reasons to binge:

Audio is “Rock Trailer” by Denys Kyshchuk (Audio Coffee) from Pixabay.com.