I’m back to reading. I had taken a break to watch sketching videos to try and improve. Plus, I got to the point that I didn’t know what I wanted to read. Nothing sounded good.
I’ve gotten back to reading Urban Fantasy. I especially like stories set in New Orleans. I’ve never visited there, but the city seems to fit the genre rather well.
Lately I’ve been reading Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series. I just finished book 10, Shadow Rites. I’m hoping to start Cold Reign tonight. Right now, there is one more book in the series. I’m hoping it doesn’t end there.
I’ve always like Jane for her fearlessness, her desire to do anything to protect those whom she loves, and her snark/wit. Continue reading “Jane Yellowrock Series”
Lately, I’ve been on an Urban Fantasy kick. I finished the last book in the Chicagoland Vampires series (Blade Bound) and have been looking for another good series to read.
A fellow blogger recommended Chloe Neill’s other series, Devil’s Isle. It is only 2 books so far, and I read both of them in no time (The Veil and The Sight). Book #3 is due out this fall. After the ending of The Sight, I can’t wait to start the third book. If you need more info on Ms. Neill, check out her website here.
Now, I’m back to what to read??
Some series that I’ve started/read in the UF genre:
- The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I’ve read the first couple of books, but then quit reading due to a loss of interest (I made it through book #4).
- I’m a huge Kate Daniels fan so I’ve read that series. It’s written by Ilona Andrews. Kate and His Furriness–Curran–always have me laughing.
- I’m also a huge Mercy Thompson fan. I’ve kept up with that series as well. Those are written by Patricia Briggs. Mercy is kick-ass!
- I tried to get into The Dresden Files, but for some reason, I couldn’t do it. I think it’s because there wasn’t even a hint of romance.
Next steps . . . I’m looking for recommendations. Please help!
I’ve downloaded the first book in both the Elemental Assassin series and The Hollows. I haven’t had a chance to start either one yet. Are there other UF series I should be considering? It doesn’t have to be strictly vampire or shifter, and I would like a bit of romance (it can develop over several books). Am I being too picky??
Please leave a comment and help a fellow reader out! Thanks *hugs
Title: The High Road
Series: Spellkeeper Flight, Book 1
Author: Ken Hughes
Published: November 12th, 2016
Publisher: Windward Road Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Synopsis: Enter a world of gangs, vigilantes, and magic that’s powerful enough to kill.
Mark has never been the survivor his friend Angie is, but when he rescues a mysterious belt from the flames, it’s a decision that changes his life for good. As the two tap into the secret of gravity-controlling magic, they realize the reason Angie’s family tried to destroy the belt. Flying comes at a cost, to their lives and their sanity.
Fighting back against a street gang with a vendetta, Mark begins to sense that death waits around every turn. Soon he and Angie come face-to-face with the true danger: hidden masters of other magical forces. The keepers of power want the secret of flying, and they’ll destroy anyone who gets in their way.
The High Road is the first book in a trilogy of street-level urban fantasy adventures. If you like heart-pounding suspense, comic-book energy, and Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, then you’ll love Ken Hughes’s gritty, magical series.
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About the Author:
Ken Hughes lives in Los Angeles and has worked as a technical writer for missions to Mars and the governing body of the Internet (ICANN). He writes paranormal thrillers and urban fantasy, and has been known to argue over the difference between the two in his blog, http://www.KenHughesAuthor.com. Continue reading “The High Road Book Blitz”
Author: Ken Hughes
Published: February 6, 2012
Publisher: Windward Road Press
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
He can hear a whisper a block away… and can’t remember why.
Open your mind, to a city where mystery chases up and down office back stairways, turns brother against brother, and plays out on frozen sidewalks where lives may be shattered if the enemy even looks at the ragged man passing by in the crowd—and even that man cannot guess what memory will be next to batter his mind.
Paul was no detective, no thief, only a student trying to get some distance from his father and brother. When he found himself marked by the power to enhance his senses, he had only that treacherous gift and what few tricks he dared to teach himself, to search for some explanation—or at least the chance to give it meaning by exposing a few petty corruptions. Continue reading “Shadowed Book Blitz”
- Title: Ashen Rayne
- Series: Shadowlands #1
- Author: Skye Knizley
- Published: July 6th, 2015
- Publisher: Vamptasy Publishing/Encompass Ink
- Genre: LGBT Thriller
- Recommended Age: 18+
Young women are vanishing from Miami’s club scene, most disappearing without a trace, others found suffocated in plastic bags, their battered corpses filled with a deadly cocktail of narcotics.
There are no suspects and few clues.
When exotic dancer Rayne is taken, her sister Blaze calls the ladies of Shadowlands to find her.
With only five days before Rayne is found dead or never found at all, Smoak and Ash dive into Miami’s underworld of drugs, prostitution and slavery, using every skill they have to find her before the clock runs out. Continue reading “Ashen Rayne Book Tour”
- Title: Ink Calls to Ink
- Author: Nathan Crowder
- Published: July 23rd, 2015
- Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
- Genre: Urban Fantasy
- Content Warning: PG-13 Violence
Franklin the Steadfast Soldier saw first hand what the cold indifference of modern London does to a Fictional Personae–a Fict. Refugees from their respective texts, scratching out a meager existence, the Ficts’ only comfort is the weekly Book Fair.
When a determined Knight of the Round Table hires him to find a missing king, Franklin starts to believe a better world could be possible. But the Knight works for the Host of Heaven, and Medea and Judas warn Franklin: One man’s heaven is not heaven for all. There is no place for misfits and villains in this new world order, their crimes are pre-ordained, written into the very fabric of their being.
To protect their city from a holy war, Franklin and his friends must stop the Once and Future King and an army of angels. Will they find the courage to write their own stories, or will they die slaves to their text and the ink in their blood?
Tell us about the story. Where did you get the inspiration for it? How long did it take you to write it? Do you share any traits or likes/ dislikes with your characters? Where is your story set? A fictional place or somewhere you’ve visited/ lived?
>So, this story started with Mary Poppins, weirdly enough. I was brainstorming the idea of movie action heroes taken out of their original context and put in other stories, and a friend suggested Mary Poppins who we quickly decided would make the best spy ever. That spun out into the broader idea of what would a world be like where fictional characters ended up stranded here. I turned that into a short story, also called “Ink Calls to Ink” that was originally published by the Wily Writers podcast. When recording the story, Angel Leigh McCoy, the editor/producer wanted to see more, suggesting that there was a whole novel there. I thought the idea was crazy—until I had a full outline written five days later.
I started writing in February of 2009, and had the first draft done by the end of November 2010 which is kind of long for a first draft for me. It went through a couple of rewrites in that time, including an extensive rewrite in 2012 with notes from an editor I was hoping to land. So, maybe 3 ½ years front to back to get the novel where I was happy with it.
Continue reading “Ink Calls to Ink Book Tour”
This Tuesday’s topic is a good one: the Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows. This will require some thought, though. Also, I’m going to go through my Goodreads list and try to half that would work as movies and have that would work as a TV series.
Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this feature. *claps hands* You can check out their site here.
What do you think of my list? Agree/ disagree? Some that I missed?
Drum roll, please…..
1. Break Out (Blood Hunter #1) by Nina Croft. Vampires in space. Woot woot! Plus, I want to see the sexy Ricardo Sanchez in person.
2. Collide by Riley Hart. This is a gay-for-you M-M Romance. Would love to see Noah and Cooper’s story on the big screen.
3. Polar Reaction by Claire Thompson. Three hot guys trying to stay entertained while stuck in Antarctica. Yeah, I’d like to see that movie!!
4. Deathless Love by Renee Rose. Vampires and spanking all in one. Perfect for a movie!!
5. Love the Sinner by Avril Ashton. Would love watching a movie about Gabe and Angelo. Would be totally hot! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Movies or TV Shows”