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Gail Roughton is a native of small town Georgia whose Deep South heritage features prominently in most of her work.  She’s a paralegal who’s lived in a law office for over forty years, during which time she’s raised three children and quite a few attorneys.  She’s tried retirement but it didn’t take. Through it all, she’s kept herself sane by writing novels and tossing them into her closet.  Thanks to BWL Publishing, Inc., most of those novels have now emerged in published form.  A cross-genre writer, her books range from humor to romance to thriller to horror and she’s never quite sure what to expect when she sits down at the keyboard.  She usually has a project or two on the backburner but doesn’t discuss them for fear of jinxing herself.  Given her affinity for the supernatural, this should come as no surprise to any reader.



Click here to purchase Raising Cain


Deep in the woods that slide off into Stone Creek Swamp, teenage drug dealers retrieve their stash and receive an unexpected dividend—the unwitting resurrection of Cain, powerful Bokor of Black Magic.  Atop Coleman Hill, two young attorneys renovate a decrepit relic of a house in Macon, Georgia for their home and office.  A house with a past it wants to share, showing Ria Knight tantalizing scenes of its original owner, Dr. Paul Devlin.  Dr. Devlin’s not exactly alive and well, but he’s not dead either.


With Cain’s resurrection, the battle between the two first begun in 1888 rages again.  Because the past, like evil, never dies.  It just—waits.


Previously published as The Color of Seven




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Ariel Anson thinks she has her life in order.  She’s young, smart, and beautiful, even if she doesn’t believe the beautiful part. She’s a paralegal with a great career and a fiancé who’s a CPA. You just can’t get any steadier than that.


Then she meets private investigator, bounty hunter, process server Chad Garrett. What does War-N-Wit, Inc. stand for anyway? Warlock and Witch? For real? Oh, yes! For real. Now every day is full of strange powers, secret societies, clandestine agencies, and out-of-this-world adventure. Her life as she knows it is over!


Editorial Reviews - from the novellas - with multiple five star reviews 

Being new to the author, I was stunned at how well her characters, Chad and Ariel were developed. How could she write so well and I had never heard of her? Ms Roughton's talent will take these characters into so many novels with action while deepening their romantic attachment. I fell in love with their "love affair". J. Boyd

Gail Roughton does it again, this story is packed with action, romance and comdy. I enjoyed it so much I didnt want it to end. I highly recomend it to anyone. I hope theres more. UK Reader

The Witch was my introduction to the wonderful stories by Gail Roughton & since then have read everything she has written and can't get enough. I could NOT wait for The Coven (book #3 in the War N Wit series) and was just delighted. I am not sure how she does it but I love a story that can't fit into any one genre...there is definite chemistry, romance, suspense and don't forget about the humor, magic & sassy dialog. It all works together and the end result is pure mind candy and a satisfying story. The Coven had plenty of the twists, turns and surprises that I have come to love. I know nothing (& I mean nothing) about bikers & brotherhood and got into this right away with the well written details and felt I was right there in the thick of things. The magic just works and works well, very subtle and believable, never over the top. Ariel, Chad, Stacy & Spike are just wonderfully fun, smart & quirky, Jack and his band of brothers...terrific...AND Micah....I adore Micah! Cool ending in this one, in for a surprise.

My finger is anxiously twitching to hit the once click buy button to see what she writes next!  Another Winner - Amazon reader


Resurrection is the second book of the War N Wit series. Chad and Ariel meet and marry in the first book, The Witch. Resurrection picks up immediately after The Witch, which I loved, because when I finished The Witch, I immediately bought Resurrection. In Resurrection, Ariel learns new magical skills and strengthens her magical connection to Chad. There is plenty of magic in the book with Micah the cat, a golem, a glamour, a magical amulet and a counsel who "polices" the magical world. Ariel's new magical talent, mind dominance in expanded into the plot and creates an exciting ending.
Some new characters are included in Resurrection and Ms. Roughton gives us more details on Chad and Ariel. I love the fact that Ariel and Chad's characters can go in so many directions. I expect many more adventures with this couple, but will admit that their romantic relationship and their mutual magical skills are enough entertainment alone. The Witch and Resurrection are my two favorite books of all time and I have read thousands of books.
The book takes place in Savannah, Georgia and south Georgia. Romance, Suspense and Magic....oh my. Amazon reader





The Shipton history is complicated. Some families have a guardian angel.

The Shiptons have a guardian ancestor who whizzes through the centuries and jumps right in whenever one of her girls is in trouble. All the girls have power and they’re watched over by elder sister Lillian, who takes her job as family trouble shooter seriously. 

 There’s no shortage of trouble to be sorted out either and even with their own powers each of the girls needs help. First Katherine's oilman fiancé disappears in the Gulf of Mexico, and then Irene's world champion saddle bronc rider fiancé is sabotaged and in danger of being trampled by a bucking bronco.

 The spider-web of trouble stretching between these three modern sister witches might be too much for even a time-traveling guardian angel to handle on her own.





What goes around comes around. That’s justice. Especially in small towns where everybody knows how many eggs you ate for breakfast before you've even left the Scales of Justice Café. Funny thing, though. Usually what everybody thinks they know—they really don’t. Take the folks in Turkey Creek. Oh, everybody knows Maggie Kincaid doesn’t speak to her father. They think they know why. But they don’t. They know Billy Brayton died twenty-five years back. Too bad nobody told him. Because now he’s home. And it’s time to right some past wrongs. Time for justice. Country Justice.


“One of the best books I’ve ever read and I read about 100 or more a year. I loved the characters from the very beginning and was sorry when the story ended. I’m ready for the sequel—hint, hint.” ~ Amazon Reader tvlgds

“I’ve never been to Georgia—and that’s my loss. But Country Justice took me close. Real close. So some inside and meet some new good friends—and some bad ol’ boys. Because there’s a gray Mustang doing lickety-split over the hill. Because a dead man’s coming home—and Turkey Creek doesn’t know what’s about to hit it.” ~ Author Graeme Smith



Tess Ames thought this trip was just business as usual. Well, other than the added perk of a few days in Jamaica after the conclusion of business. Then the fog rolled in. And Tess's world changed forever. In more ways than one.

“An enchanting story loaded with romance, mystery, humor, good & evil, twists & turns. Impossible to put down.” ~ Amazon Reader Longtime DF Fan

Adventure, Romance, and Humor... with a twist

on May 14, 2014
Wow! From the characters to the setting to the surprise twist, this book had me hooked from the first page.

Tess is a fantastic main character. Despite the bizarre situation she finds herself in, she does her best to meet it with grace and humor. That is, when she’s not being stubborn as a mule. I loved this strong, independent heroine. And the leading man – oh my! He’s about as swoon-worthy as they come. But, like Tess, he’s not without his faults, adding dimension to his character. And that’s not all; the supporting characters are as well-rounded and believable as the main characters.

I absolutely adored the setting of Trusca. The author created a fascinating, believable alternate world that draws you in and makes you want to learn all there is to know. The bits of Truscan language thrown in were just enough to give the world even greater depth without breaking the flow of the story.

As for the surprise twist… well, I don’t want to give any spoilers. Let’s just say it really did take me by surprise, something that doesn’t often happen.

Having devoured Vanished in record time, I’m anxious to check out more from this talented author.


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