But urban fantasy is real and it explores the notion of epic fantasy style magic and more running wild in modern times. How cool is that!? But what I think is most important when putting a list like this together is the quality of the books that make the cut. So long as you are into urban fantasy. Find it on Amazon. Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinarylife, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed.
There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery.
Felix Castor is a freelance exorcist, and London is his stamping ground. While trying to back out of this ill-conceived career, Castor accepts a seemingly simple ghost-hunting case at a museum in the shadowy heart of London—just to pay the bills, you understand. But what should have been a perfectly straightforward exorcism is rapidly turning into the Who Can Kill Castor First Show, with demons and ghosts all keen to claim the big prize.
Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. Or was he a boy? But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother?
And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know.
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A bloodthirsty werewolf is loose in the city and on a killing spree. Kassandra soon learns that the strange she-wolf serves two masters, and one of those masters has taken quite an interest in her. In a world where vampires have charmed their way into modern society, where werewolves walk the streets with their beasts disguised by human skin, Kassandra Lyall has a secret of her own to protect. Since it was first published, American Gods became an instant classic.
Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. Our panelists discuss the business side of episodic storytelling— What are the trade-offs between self-publishing and going with a publisher like Serial Box?
- Beneath the Pale Blue Burqa.
- Michael R. Underwood — Speculative Fictionero.
- The Greek Tycoons Unexpected Wife (Mills & Boon Modern) (In the Greek Tycoons Bed, Book 3).
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- The Gifted Dead.
If going through a publisher, how do you pitch serialized projects? If self-publishing, which platform is best for your work and audience?
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Pablo Defendini M , Michael R. Underwood, Mackenzie Flohr, E. Bell Emily , Christian Klaver. What can these consulting services offer to trad and indie authors? When are they a good investment, and how do you vet and choose providers? Underwood, Dan Wells. How will our definitions of masculinity evolve over time? How can we portray positive visions of masculinity in speculative fiction? Underwood, Ferrett Steinmetz, Patrick S. Limit 3 items per person, please. Underwood, Scott H. Andrews, Natalie Luhrs. The political hellscape was especially loud, so I found myself diving deep into media for respite.
This year has had a lot of big life changes for me with leaving Angry Robot, putting out my shingle for consulting work, and more. Every episode is a novelette, and the series as a whole would be eligible for awards for Best Serialized Fiction or the like. We have two complete sessions up now and more coming.
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Underwood Daniel Laughlin. Stay tuned for more news! Here are a few things that brought me joy or at least blissful distraction during Games Blades in the Dark — I got in on Blades early but only finally got to playing it this year, when I ran a game for Speculate. Great to play in minute chunks as a break from the world.
Mario meets the Rabbids in an X-Com-style cover shooter with strong movement mechanics. Destiny 2: Forsaken — this got me back into Destiny and playing with friends. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to think critically about the supers genre and especially anyone that wants to write in the genre.
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