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Witch's Dilemma

“The devils you know are angels of mercy compared to the hell you are about to encounter.”  

World-renowned paranormal psychiatrist and practicing witch Doctor Valerie Bell and her husband, computer genius and strip club-owner Adam Bell, have an unusual marriage, but when Adam goes missing and a mutilated body is found in his car, Valerie begins to fear for her safety. At first she uses her powers of witchcraft and her position as a profiler for the Fort Worth Police Department to help with the investigation, but when she receives a threatening ransom note from a madman she turns to a private investigator for help.  

Levi West, mysterious, sharp-witted and sexy, has come to Texas to help two women, Debra and Patricia, who are in the care of the non-profit organization Basham House. The women have endured a terrible supernatural ordeal in the Congolese jungle, and Levi takes them to Valerie for psychiatric therapy. During their first appointment Valerie tells them about her husband’s disappearance and begs Levi for help. But with so many skeletons hiding in Valerie’s closet, how can he be sure that he can trust her?  

With the clock ticking, Valerie faces a dangerous dilemma: come up with the ransom money or execute a risky plan to save her career and her reputation. Whatever she chooses, she must act quickly. Although she keeps the details of her past firmly locked away, unfolding events threaten to drop the key right into the hands of the wrong people, and Valerie only has one week in which to assemble an unstoppable team before somebody unlocks the door. Can she convince Levi to help her in time, or will her sordid past end up splashed across the six o’clock news?  

As the investigation continues, connections are made between Adam’s disappearance and a series of brutal killings, the Salem Stake murders, which took place six years previously. The killer was never found, and the bodies of the thirteen victims were all discovered alone, in rooms locked from the inside. So when a message from the returned Salem Stake is found in Adam’s car, alongside the unidentifiable body, the police begin to wonder how he could be connected to the unsolved crimes.  

Witch’s Dilemma is a novel filled with twists, turns and plenty of questions to keep you guessing. Will the mystery of Adam’s disappearance ever be solved? Who is behind the Salem Stake murders and is it too late to bring them to justice? And is there more to the police investigation than meets the eye? As loyalties change and sexual attractions burn sudden and fierce, every character learns the price that must be paid when confronting a life-changing dilemma.   

Dive into Witch’s Dilemma for an explosive adventure packed with witchcraft, sex, betrayal and bloodthirsty vengeance.

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Joseph was born in Newnan Georgia, a small town south of Atlanta. He relocated to the historic East Nashville, Tennesse in 2003, and still resides there.

Joseph penned his first novel Demons of the Jungle in 2014 after retiring from the Engineering field.

Joseph's complete Bio can be found under About the Author.

Author Tidbits

Joseph was born in Newnan Georgia, a small town south of Atlanta. He relocated to the historic East Nashville, Tennesse in 2003, and still resides there.

Joseph penned his first novel Demons of the Jungle in 2014 after retiring from the Engineering field.

Joseph's complete Bio can be found under About the Author.

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  • Where to purchase Joseph's books. Listed Below, 
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  • Blog. See below
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Where to find What

  • Promotional Material (Under More in the menu).
  • Retail Distribution (menu). Joseph handles the distribution of his books.
  • Schedule the author for book signings or other personal events and/or interviews. Use the Contact The Author form found on the Promotional Material page. (Under More in the menu).
  • Where to purchase Joseph's books. Listed Below, 
  • Personal Apperance Schedule. See below 
  • Blog. See below
  • Legal Disclaimer (under More in the menu)

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Why Purchae From Joe's Bookstore and More

  • Autographed and/or Dedicated (Upon request and free of charge, Joseph autographs and/or dedicates all his titles that are purchased through his bookstore. Other than a book signing, this is the only way to obtain an autographed copy.)
  • Books are in stock, your order ships within 24 hours.
  • Easy, Convenient, and Secure
  • Order via Internet, Phone or Mail.
  • Free Shipping.


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Joseph's Latest Blog - Published Febuary-15-2017

From the Desk of Joseph Clay – Author Weekly Writing Update #5-17

Hello again. This week I’m going to focus on the manuscript that should be heading across the big pond to the editor by the end of February or early March. I figure it’s about time Clare―my editor/proofreader and the owner of Human Voices Editorial Services―gets it back, since I had the first review from her in August of last year. I’ll start from the beginning.

The characters in Demons of the Jungle and Witch’s Dilemma came from the first manuscript I wrote, West on the East – Noon Judgement. I won’t spend a lot of time telling you about how that book or the manuscript review went. To read all about that, visit ‘Numbers to Words: My Journey from Engineering to Writing’.

Last year, while Witch’s Dilemma was going through editing, proofreading, formatting and all that goes into the final stages of getting a book published, I went back and dug out West on the East – Noon Judgement from the file cabinet. The process of dividing it up into several shorter stories began. From there, I placed the stories into two different series, with the first series called ‘The New Era’, and the first book in that series titled Rise from the Ruins.

[Note #1 to new authors, a rule to remember: never list in the back matter of your book the title of your next release, unless it is already written, edited and waiting to be published. Keep reading and you will find out why.]

Rise from the Ruins, just shy of 143,000 words, was completed and sent to Clare for a manuscript review on August 8, 2016. I figured since I had already written two books, I had this down pat, and I could possibly release Rise from the Ruins in mid-December in time for Christmas.

While the manuscript was being reviewed, I was writing the blogs and preparing the book release/signing party, with the help of The Marketing Mill, for Witch’s Dilemma, never giving Rise from the Ruins a second thought. Like I said, I’ve written two books, what could go wrong?

Later in August, the 23rd to be exact, Clare sent the manuscript review back (yes, she is fast and thorough). I opened the email thinking I would make the changes needed by the middle of September and get it back to her for editing and proofreading, and then to the publisher by November 1 for the December release.

This is the first paragraph from that manuscript review: 

“I really enjoyed Rise from the Ruins. There’s a good mix of the supernatural and the real (eg: mental health issues, a very human story about a man trying to fill the shoes of the people who came before him). I also thought there were lots of humorous moments and witty dialogue, which balanced nicely with the darker material. 

“Here are my suggestions.”  

Sounds pretty good, right? Well, that’s about all the good there was in the four-page review. As a writer you know you are in trouble when there’s a Plot Graph Triangle on the first page, attached below...READ MORE


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Atomic Nashville - 1603 Riverside Drive  Nashville, Tennessee -  37206  Phone: (615) 678-8857     

East Side Story - 1108 Woodland Street Unit B  Nashville, Tennessee - 37206  Phone: (615) 915-1808


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