All posts tagged: urban fantasy

Writing Paranormal Sci-Fi: No One Puts Cherry in the Corner

Guest post by Casey Wyatt Hi, everyone. Thank you ParaYourNormal for hosting me today. If you’re a geek girl, ahem, women like me, then you know we are living in a Golden Age. At long last, popular culture has embraced things that are different, strange, and outside of the norm in television and movies. Super heroes, time travelers, space ships, magicians, and all manner of paranormal and mystical beasts can be found. Those of us who are readers have a leg up since the paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy genres have been around for a lot longer. Think Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells and Bram Stoker. Yeah, things that go bump in the night have been fashionable for a long time now. One of the great things about so much openness to all things mystical and otherwise is that there is no shortage of ways to twist tropes and bend genres. My first published paranormal romance novel, Mystic Ink, takes gods and goddesses from myth and legend and deposits them in present day Mystic, CT (a real place). …

Book Spotlight: Blood Dragons

Special launch price ONLY $0.99 for five days from 14th to 18th August   http://getbook.at/BloodDragonsKindle Blood Dragons Rebel Vampires Volume 1 Rosemary A Johns Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Publisher: Fantasy Rebel Limited Date of Publication: 14th August 2016 ISBN-13: 978-1533679819 ISBN-10: 1533679819 Large Print Edition: ISBN-13: 978-1533681362 ISBN-10: 1533681368 Number of pages: 294 Word Count: 80,000 Cover Artist: JD Smith Book Description: There are three people in this affair – and two of them aren’t human… A hidden paranormal London lies beneath our own. Escape into the supernatural world of the Blood Lifers – where vampires are both predator and prey. 1960s London. Light is a rebel Rocker Blood Lifer with a photographic memory. And a Triton motorbike. Since Victorian times he’s hidden in the shadows. Both predator and prey. His venom is deadly. He feeds on blood. Human, of course. But when he discovers his ruthless family’s horrifying secret experiments, he questions whether he should be slaying or saving the humans he’s always feared. Ruby is a sexy but savage Elizabethan Blood Lifer. She …

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Book Spotlight: Splinter

  Mattie Carver has relinquished the world of magic, with all its dark temptations. In six weeks, she’ll marry Ben Ward and claim the safe, small-town life she craves. But Mattie’s talents as a reliquary—someone able to smuggle magic within her body—make her a valuable commodity, even to those she trusts the most. Forced out of retirement by a painful betrayal, she must seek the help of the man she’s tried desperately to stay away from: Ben’s estranged brother, Asa. Asa, a sensor and magic dealer, may have saved Ben months ago, but he’s complicated Mattie’s life beyond imagining. Trailed by lethal mobsters through Chicago’s seamy magical underbelly and an eerie traveling carnival, Mattie struggles to endure the priceless magic she’s holding and her feelings for Asa. Once, she thought she’d chosen her path. Now the only option may be to succumb to the destiny that’s choosing her, and hope she’s strong enough to survive. About the Book Splinterby Sarah Fine SeriesReliquary #2 GenreAdultUrban FantasyParanormal Romance Publisher47North Publication DateAugust 2nd, 2016   Splinter Excerpt By …

Delirium

  While trapped in her dreams by Phaela’s sleep spell, Kasha’s friends search desperately for an antidote but soon realize it will not be so simple.And they find themselves encountering perilous obstacles on their mission to rescue their beloved friend. Kasha’s dreams will force her to confront her heart’s nemesis, and while she wants no part of Kaden, he could be her true salvation. Kasha must be willing to sacrifice everything, even seducing her captor, who seeks the unthinkable from her.Will her plan work, or will her friends find a way to break the sleep spell in time to save her? About the Book Deliriumby Felicia Starr SeriesBreaking the Darkness #3 GenreAdultUrban FantasyParanormal Romance PublisherIndependent Publication DateJuly 25, 2016   The Breaking The Darkness Series        About Felicia Starr Felicia Starr was born and raised in New Jersey. She has been an avid traveller starting at a young age taking magical adventures exploring scenic and historic sites across America with her grandparents. Lover of almost all things paranormal and science fiction. Her days are spent …

Book Spotlight: Reliquary

Mattie Carver’s engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancé, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is real—and Ben is hooked. It’s not the stuff of storybooks. It’s wildly addictive, capable of producing everything from hellish anguish to sensual ecstasy almost beyond human endurance. Determined to find out who took Ben and why, Mattie immerses herself in a shadowy underworld and comes face-to-face with the darkly alluring Asa Ward, a rogue magic dealer, infamous hustler…and her missing fiancé’s estranged brother. Asa has the power to sense magic, and he realizes Mattie is a reliquary, someone with the rare ability to carry magic within her own body, undetected. Asa agrees to help find Ben on one condition: Mattie must use her uncommon talent to assist his smuggling operations. Now, from magic-laced Vegas casinos to the netherworld clubs of Bangkok, Mattie is on a rescue mission. With Asa by …

Black-Winged Tuesday

Unlucky in life, twice as unlucky in the after-life? When Tuesday dies and becomes a guardian angel, he’s sure his luck has turned. Little does he know he’ll have to face were-beavers, old sweethearts, archangels, and even Lucifer himself. Nevertheless, Tuesday’s death may turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to him. This is a re-release of a previously published book. New edition is expanded and includes a new cover. Black-Winged Tuesday by A.B. Rayn Series n/a; standalone Genre Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Publisher Independent Re-Publication Date June 28, 2016 Black-Winged Tuesday Excerpt On Tuesday, a jet engine fell out of the sky and crushed Herman Morrie and all his worldly possessions. The jet engine was unexpected, but as Herman looked down on the smoking crater, he had to admit he wasn’t surprised. He had a long history with Tuesdays. His mortal remains, now somewhere at the bottom of the hole, were probably pressed into a man-shaped stain on his off-white corduroy couch, which was now an ember impacted into whatever remained …

On Sale for 99 Cents thru July 1st

My newest urban fantasy/suspense novel, The Mannequin Offensive, launches July 1st. It’s available now for pre-order for 99 cents. On July 2nd, the price goes up! Share this on Facebook>>> Buy it here: Amazon Kobo Here’s the blurb: After an overseas assignment goes bad, all Rocky Bridges wants is out of the global security business. No more personal protection gigs. No more jaunts to third world countries. No more managing wayward contractors. But when her business partner is killed, Rocky must investigate her own company and clients. Rocky’s no PI, but she’s always trusted her instincts. Knife-wielding mobsters, sexy insurance investigators, and a Russian-model turned business partner are all in a day’s work. But her inner voice has developed a mind of its own, and she finds herself questioning her sanity as well as reality as she knows it. Rocky can’t trust those around her. Can she trust herself? The Mannequin Offensive is a fast-paced novel of mystery and suspense with a hint of magic.