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How Clean were her Deeds? Author Interview.

DirtyDeeds - How Clean were her Deeds? Author Interview. Dirty Deeds: An Urban Fantasy Collection ,
Devon Monk, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Faith Hunter, R.J. Blain
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Publication date: January 12th 2021

When the going gets tough, the tough get their hands dirty. Join NY Times Bestselling author Faith Hunter, USA Today Bestselling author R.J. Blain, and National Bestselling authors Diana Pharaoh Francis and Devon Monk on a wild romp where the damsels bring the distress and what can go wrong will go wrong.

Venture into a thrilling spinoff tale from the world of Jane Yellowrock; join vacationing gods in what appears to be a quiet, ordinary town; visit a supernatural hotel where the bedbugs could very well eat you; and dive into the zany, deadly world of the Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) series.

In this collection of all-new urban fantasy novellas and other stories, no job is too big or too small — if the price is right.

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1. Can you tell your readers something about why you chose this particular topic to write about?

The Ordinary Magic books began as a short story I’d written years ago. I just loved the idea of a sleepy beach town where gods put down their powers to vacation, and all manner of monsters and creatures live and work alongside humans.

For this story, SEALED WITH A TRYST, I thought a garage sale run by a trickster god might be a lot of fun to write. Turned out the garage sale is cursed, (of course) which leads to hilarity.

The little bonus short story: AT DEATH’S DOOR is meant as a gift to all my readers who love the character Than (god of death).

2.Which author had the most influence on your writing? Your writing style? Your writing genre?

I always feel a little odd answering this because really, I should say: all of them. I am made of snips and bits of everything I’ve read in my life, so it’s hard to say just one or two authors most influenced me.

Back when I started writing, I was focused on fantasy, science fiction, and horror short stories. I read anything in those genres I could get my hands on. I’d say it was probably Ann Maxwell, Patricia McKillip, Roger Zelazny, and Connie Willis who first made me sit up straight and say: “That. I wanna do that.” 

3.Have you ever tried to imitate another author’s style? And if so, why?

No, but I have typed out paragraphs written by other writers. If I read a book I loved but couldn’t figure out why it worked so well for me, I’d sit and type a few pages, word for word. I used the same punctuation. I entered the same line breaks. Feeling the author’s words filtering through my fingers gave me a tactile roadmap of how that author thought through and structured their writing.

It was eye-opening. It’s still something I recommend to other writers if they’re grappling to get a  good grip on an unfamiliar tone or structure or genre.

4.Which is your favourite place to visit? Do you incorporate it into your books?

One of my favorite places to visit was my great-grandmother’s house in Lincoln City, Oregon. Lincoln City is a little beach town on the Oregon coast that has grown a bit in the last few decades to cater more to tourists. But when I was a child, it felt like a faraway land of magic.

I love the beach, the town, and my great-grandmother’s house (which a ship’s captain built by hand for his wife) so much, that I based Ordinary Oregon off the place. I even put my great-grandmother’s house in there too, as Delaney’s family’s home.

5.Has the pandemic inspired you with any new stories to write? If so, what is the story premise?

The pandemic inspired me to rewrite and publish a book I’d written just months before it hit. WAYWARD SOULS is set on Route 66, and is book #1 in my new Souls of the Road series.
It has monsters and magic, and starcrossed, lovers doing everything they can to survive.

I drove the old Route 66 with my husband a couple years ago (when this book was just a glimmer of an idea) and had an absolute blast getting lost, back on track, turned around, and lost again. I’m putting many of the places and magical bits we saw on our trip into these books.

Urban fantasy, a little romance, and a favorite road trip all in one book? Yes, please!

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Islands and Weddings

Vampires’ Last Dance:
Witch Island Brides #1
Deanna Chase
paranormal, vampire, romance, humour
Bayou Moon Press, LLC
(5 April 2018)
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Introducing Love Spells - Get your Laugh Out Loud Paranormal here!

She’s a witch who carries a family curse, destined to never get her happily ever after. Felicia Patterson has come to terms with the fact that she’ll never get to be with her one true love… whoever he happens to be. But when the sexiest vampire she’s ever seen walks onto Witch Island, she can’t help her fluttering heart.

He’s a vampire who’s been burned before, destined to never love again. Christoph Parks has sworn off relationships. In the century that he’s walked the earth, he’s only known heartbreak and disappointment. But one smile from the island’s sassy florist has his icy heart melting. And now that the pair have been thrown together to save their loved ones’ wedding from imploding, can they also overcome a brutal curse, find a way to trust, and finally get the love that they deserve?

Set on an island full of supernaturals and a wedding destination. Our heroine, Felicia, is a florist and a witch, who provides flowers for not only the weddings but sometimes also the brides’ pre-marriage celebration called a bachelorette here – and this can well take place in a very raunchy nightclub where the strippers are either vampires or wolves! Either way, they have really good bodies and plenty of pizzazz and not afraid to show what they have! Our hero is the Best Man to the wedding around which this story is set, and he is a vampire – Christoph.

So, this is a cute, funny, vampy story starting with the dildo flower bouquet for the pre-wedding party, and carrying on in the like vein. Food that has spells on it (to make you high without drugs), food with spells on it counter the high or hangover potions, curses, and adventures.

Nicely written as a shortish story and a good start to a series.

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Wrath and Ruin: Book Review.

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multi author bundle
Sci-fi, Fantasy, Adventure
Carter and Bradley
2 Jan 2018
Kindle
four star - Wrath and Ruin: Book Review.
25 bestselling authors. 24 exclusive novels. One epic collection.
Take flight with all new and exclusive stories that are out of this world, including full-length novels from some of today's most popular names in science fiction and fantasy! From magnificent dragons, bloodthirsty aliens, and mad genetic engineers to intergalactic wars, magical curses, and fantastical worlds, you'll find everything you've been waiting for in this heart-stopping, limited edition collection. With over 100 hours of reading, you'll be able to travel to faraway lands and distant planets. A safe return cannot be guaranteed.

Another selection of first novels in a series, in a wide variety of genres, for the reader to choose from. with lots of magic, shifters, and dark and evil deeds, heroes, heroines and monsters.

  1. Our Dark Stars Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade
  2. The Forever Gate  Isaac Hooke
  3. The Flames of Death Nicole Zoltack
  4. The Coven and Callington Shereen Vedam
  5. When the Gods Laughed Lydia Sherrer
  6. Curse of the Ice Dragon Tara West
  7. Replica Kelly Hashway
  8. Such a Secret Place Cortney Pearson
  9. The Sleepless DK Cassidy
  10. A Sky of Shattered Stars Ali Winters
  11. The Order of St Michael JB Michaels
  12. Book of Gods Pamita Rao
  13. The Mark of Noba GL Tomas
  14. Dragonia:Rise of the Wyverns Craig A Price Jr
  15. Intercrossed Milly
  16. Shadows of Kiev Eliza Tilton
  17. Thrive Jonathan Yanez
  18. When Fate Aligns AK Koonce
  19. The Withered Rose Penny Brojacquie
  20. City of Sin Damian Boyle
  21. Snow White Unleashed Cate Farren
  22. Project S.K.I.E. Caitlyn Mancini
  23. The People’s Necromancer Rex Jameson
  24. A Bond of Destiny and Dragons Karen Tomlinson

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FAM not FBI: Book Review

Federal Agents of Magic Complete Series Boxed Set
TR Cameron, Martha Carr, Michael Anderle
Urban Fantasy Action Adventure
LMBPN Publishing; 1st edition
(17 Jun. 2020)
Kindle
1934
four star - FAM not FBI: Book Review

FBI Agent Diana Sheen is an agent with a secret…

…she carries a badge and a troll, along with a little magic.

But her Most Wanted List is going to take a little extra effort.

She’ll have to embrace her powers and up her game to take down new threats,

Not to mention deal with the troll that’s adopted her.

All signs point to a serious threat lurking just beyond sight, pulling the strings to put the forces of good in harm’s way.

Magic or mundane, you break the law, and Diana’s gonna find you, tag you and bring you in. Watch out magical baddies, this agent can level the playing field.

It’s all in a day’s work for the newest Federal Agent of Magic.

FAM stands for Federal Agents of Magic

This is an 8 book box set series available on KU with 3 authors: TR Cameron, Martha Carr, Michael Anderle, and is set in the Oriceran Universe.

Now I’ve read most of the books in the Oriceran Universe series. And they’re all beautifully written. The various authors that contribute are well chosen and write a good storyline. All the are urban fantasy, action and adventure based and this series is crime and police based stories. except the criminals and the police are rather unusual.

If you haven’t come across the Oriceran Universe, here is a quick summary.

Magic has returned to the world along with all various creatures large and small that come with the tales. It is a fantasy world with fan fiction and exists from some time around now – to far in the future – so don’t worry – it hasn’t happened yet! But you can imagine it had and contribute your own ideas as to if it did what might happen and who might populate this universe.

Book 1 : Magic Ops

FBI Agent Diana Sheen is rather unusual in that along with her badge she has some magic and a troll who has adopted her.

Book 2 : Agents of Mayhem

Diana and her team are disguised as Bounty hunters cleaning up the streets.

Book 3 : Counter Ops

The conspiracy is bigger than Diana ever realised but Kayleigh is helping improving FAM’s gear.

Book 4 : Agents of Chaos

The bad guys are planning something big and targeting Diana.

Book 5 : Covert Ops

The enemy are using a dire magical artifact.

Book 6 : Agents of Order

There are more players on Diana’s opposition than she realises.

Book 7 : Arcane Ops

The bad guys are stealing from the Police.

Book 8 : Agents of Vengeance

Time to take down the Bosses as the locals have been defeated.

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