“‘At first I thought “She Should Have Called Him Siegfried” would be a standalone novel,” says Glei, “but then the topic and the central character Hagen Patterson proved to have the potential for more and his story became a trilogy. “To Mix and To Stir” explores a more mature Hagen Patterson, now a father of three and a member of an inner circle of alchemists. Hagen has two main problems, one being his battle-axe of a wife, Juliana, the second being the demon, Al, whom he’s inherited from his mother. And the real world wants a piece of him, too. Government agents, out to get Hagen, have captured his apprentice in this darker continuation of the Hagen trilogy. But who is Al and what does he want? The second book is darker than the first, that’s why I added the “horror” tag next to “contemporary fantasy,” but the inclusion of Al also brings a comic touch.”
About Regina Glei:
Regina Glei was born in Germany, but nourished a fascination with the Far East ever since she was a little girl. A graduate in Japanese Studies, she has resided and worked in Japan for more than ten years.
Living far away from her home country has been a powerful influence on her fiction, which she describes as speculative and sometimes weird.
Regina at juka-productions dot com
“To Mix and To Stir”, a horror, contemporary fantasy novel of 386 pages, is available at:
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