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Author Joy Ross Davis

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About the Author


Joy Ross Davis is a student of the romance, lore, and magic of the back hills of Tennessee. She writes imaginative fiction featuring unusual angels as main characters. Her novel, Countenance, won a Silver Medal of Excellence in an international readers’ awards contest while her novella, Emalyn’s Treasure won a coveted Gold Medal from Readers’ Favorites. She has lived and worked in Alabama for most of her life. She has a Ph.D in Creative Writing, and for many years, taught English at a local community college. She retired to become a caregiver for her mother who suffered from dementia. She wrote her first novel shortly after her mother’s death. For several months in 2007, she lived in Ireland and worked as a travel writer and photographer.  She lives in Alabama with her son and three rescue dogs.  

Published works: 


Emalyn’s Treasure

Peaches and Lace

The Transformation of Bitty Brown

The Sutler of Petersburg

The Witch of Blacklion

Sisters Divided

Mother, Can You Hear Me?

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Author: Joy Ross Davis

Paperback ISBN: 9781949812077

eBook ISBN: 9781949812084

Genre: Paranormal Suspense

Release Date 10/22/2018

Countenance is a suspenseful yet heartfelt story full of intrigue and unexpected revelations, where magic is made in the kitchen and angels can fall in love. Memorable characters inhabit a home that is more than it seems, and unwittingly prepare for a final showdown where forces battle for the souls of both those who reside there and the dead who cannot move on to the next realm. Thirty-eight-year-old Nealey Monaghan's life is turned upside-down one night when her sister's estranged ex-husband kills nearly everyone she loves in one fell swoop. Numb to the world, Nealey is taken in by her charmingly eccentric Aunt Sylvie, cookbook author and proprietress of the Playhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in the hills of Tennessee. Hoping to help her niece find purpose and meaning in her life again, Sylvie makes Nealey a co-owner and begins teaching her the tricks of the trade...and the secrets of the house. Unbeknownst to either of them, nor to the ghost relatives who have lived there since they were murdered in 1889, there is a common thread running through their veins, and a deep secret that is dying to come out...

The Witch of Blacklion


Author: Joy Ross Davis

Paperback ISBN:  9781949812657

eBook ISBN:  9781949812664

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Release Date 02/11/2019


The Witch of Blacklion follows the lives of two couples in a small Irish community in 1915. Rory and Mazey have a happy life raising their five-year-old son and helping out the town with their lush garden. A trauma causes Mazey to pull away from Rory and find solace in her painting. Richard is the new doctor in town who is immediately mesmerized by a reporter named Laura. Their happiness is short lived when Laura and her mother survive after the ship they were journeying on sinks. She claims an angel saved her life, and becomes obsessed with proving his existence while digging for proof that local healer Old Shelley is a witch. The perfect lives of the two main couples are disrupted by a series of tragic events. Laura and Mazey each suffer through a trauma that changes their lives and sends them both on obsessive missions. Love and romance blossom, however, and touch the lives of Old Shelley the shape shifter and Mordecai, the guardian angel.

Peaches and Lace


Author: Joy Ross Davis

Paperback ISBN:  9781950890361

eBook ISBN:  9781950890378

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date 08/12/2019

Peaches Malone, a world-famous wedding gown designer, has moved her business from Atlanta to Portugal. Beautiful, vivacious, head strong, and feisty, Peaches demands perfection from those around her. She is highly sought after by royal families all over the world. But, within her castle walls, a stranger lurks, a man gone mad with vengeance, a man whose only goal is to destroy her. 

But Peaches has one person on her side, a man she calls her guardian angel. Tall, broad, handsome and supernaturally strong, he visits Peaches often, appearing as if out of thin air. The bond between them strengthens until, for the first time in her life, Peaches falls in love. 

On the night of her first runway show in Portugal, Peaches receives a threatening message written in blood. Since she has no idea who wrote the message, she calls on her friend, the Prime Minister, who rushes to her aid and posts his own security team outside the auditorium. But the killer is one step ahead, for he has already managed to secure a spot as one of her top male models. Between her guardian angel and the Prime Minister's aides, can this killer be stopped?

The Hitman's Wife


Author: Joy Ross Davis

Hardback ISBN: 9798361704392

Paperback ISBN:  9781958336816

eBook ISBN:  9781958336823

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date 11/22/2022

The first time Jodie Marshall meets Russell Morgan, he has a gun pointed at her head. In a twist of fate, Russell claims her as his one true love. And even though Jodie loves him, she asks herself one question. How can I let a government hit man take over my life? Will she allow it or will she close the door on him forever?


“The Hit Man’s Wife is an amazing book that keeps you turning pages until the very last page. Denise Birt


This is a book that has it all: romance, suspense, thrills, and a beautiful relationship between two most unlikely characters.  Parris Afton Bonds, author of The Texicans.


The Hit Man’s Wife is a beautifully told, suspenseful romance that explores the relationship between and young photographer and a government hit man. At its heart, it is a satisfying love story. Murray Pura, author.


This book keeps you turning pages. It lives up to its romantic/thriller category. The characters are unique and likeable and the story itself is riveting. I’d recommend it to anyone who loves a good thriller with sprinkles of love and romance throughout. Readers’ Favorites

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The Singer Sisters


Author: Joy Ross Davis

Hardback ISBN: 9798327994096

Paperback ISBN:  9798891262249

eBook ISBN: 9798891262256

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Release Date 9/2/2024

The Singer Sisters are a female family unit of twelve celestial beings who possess the strongest of water magic. They spin their unique influence through their angelic, mesmerizing songs. One thought from them can still any waters. One touch can heal any wound. And together, they can solve mysteries and put an end to troubles. With their woven layers of the water magic, the sisters exist between a world of the supernatural and the one tarnished by the hands of mortals. When one of them, Selah, marries a mortal named Jonathan and has a child, a spiteful, murderous ex, devises a scheme to kidnap and kill the child and her mother so that she can gain back the love of ex-Jonathan. With the mother and child gone, she believes, in her delusions, that Jonathan will come back to her. It takes the police, dog search teams, and finally, the water magic of the Singer sisters to find and save them.

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