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“Even a Pawn has the power to change the game…”

“James delivers a fresh, sensory-rich adventure in a world full of magic that will leave you eager for more. If you love the pomp and ceremony of courts and peers mixed with renegade magic then dive in. I can’t wait to see where the world of the Deck Runners leads.” – Sarah Ready, bestselling author of Ghosted and Switched

Before I was “Dr. Eli Hawthorne, Deck Runner mentor” to our Las Vegas team, I was “Lord Hawthorne, Earl of House Valentine” in the heart Los Angeles… and this is how I got from there, to here.

Eli Hawthorne, an Earl within the Peerage, has always prided himself on his adherence to the ancient traditions and strict codes that govern the magical community. However, a series of events begins to unravel his steadfast loyalty, revealing the cracks in the foundation of the Peerage’s rigid structure.

In a world where magic is bound by ancient laws and rigid hierarchies, Eli Hawthorne stands as a paragon of the Peerage’s ideals. As an Earl entrusted with upholding these traditions, his life is one of unwavering loyalty and strict adherence to the rules. But when a clandestine mission brings him face-to-face with the Deck Runners—rogue magicians who defy the Peerage’s control—Eli’s world is turned upside down. Captivated by their innovative magic and unbreakable bonds, Eli begins to question everything he’s been taught to believe.

Caught between the duty to his heritage and the pull of a new destiny, Eli must navigate a treacherous path that challenges his very identity. With the Peerage’s wrath looming and the Deck Runners’ lives in his hands, Eli faces an impossible choice: remain a servant to the past or become a herald of change.

“REBEL MAGICS, a Vegas Arcana Novella” is a tale of courage, transformation, and the quest for freedom. It’s a story for anyone who has ever dared to break the chains of convention to forge a new path forward. Join Eli as he steps out of the shadows of tradition and into the light of rebellion, where the future of magic is rewritten.




“Behind the neon glow lies a darker truth – welcome to Vegas Arcana.”

“Author James Anderson Foster has crafted an exhilarating plunge into the mystical underbelly of Las Vegas that seamlessly blends urban fantasy with fast-paced action.” Reader’s Favorite, 5-star review

“Foster’s expert pacing and intricate world-building add more layers of smoothness to the plot as readers rocket around fantastic twists to a satisfying conclusion…” Reader’s Favorite, 5-star review

“I really enjoyed the story, the characters, and the world building. It kept me turning pages to see how it would end, and James left a nice cliffhanger for the next book.”R.L. King, bestselling author of the Alastair Stone Chronicles

“Gripping and refreshingly original urban fantasy. It’s a spellbinding adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”Rachel Aukes, bestselling author of Space Junk

“James delivers a fresh, sensory-rich adventure in a world full of magic that will leave you eager for more.”Sarah Ready, bestselling author of Ghosted and Switched

In the neon buzz of Las Vegas, Malcolm Byrne discovers a secret: magic is real, and it’s everywhere. Thrust into the hidden conflict between the Deck Runners, who channel their magic through playing cards, and the Peerage, traditional magicians wary of their methods, Malcolm finds himself at the heart of a dangerous game when Cassie Draven, a member of the Peerage with her own sinister motives and ambitions, emerges as a formidable threat.

“Deck Runner’s Gambit” races through a world of shadowy magic and shifting alliances. Engage in a riveting tale of magic, mystery, and the fight for balance in a city that never sleeps.




Only those with power can navigate the treacherous tides.
Only those with courage will survive the night.

In the underbelly of Los Angeles, where wild magic pulses strong, Malcolm Byrne and his team, including the enigmatic Damian Ward, Viscount of House Campbell, embark on their most perilous mission yet. Old alliances crumble and new ones forge in the heat of battle, as they confront rogue sorcerers and a sinister conspiracy threatening to unravel their world. Crossing paths with ancient gods whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with their own, each spell cast and secret uncovered send the stakes higher, tempting them with the seductive allure of forbidden magic and testing the strength of their resolve.

Also – VAMPIRES, because of course.


Book 03 “HEL AND BACK”

Coming Summer, 2024!


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