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Category Archives: Urban Fantasy

Fantasy with an urban, updated setting, often in contemporary times.

Storm Lake Boxed Set by Livia Quinn @liviaquinn #RLFblog #paranormalToday’s featured book is the Storm Lake boxed set, a paranormal by Livia Quinn.

Welcome to Destiny, or should I say, Middle Earth?

I took the Sheriff position in Destiny thinking it a quaint, safe, normal small town – like Mayberry, but that ship sailed after I met Tempest Pomeroy – trouble magnet, storm witch, daughter of a Djinn and Tempestaerie, friend to dragons, fae, witches, and vampires.

Holy… to say my life had gone FUBAR was like saying Wolverine’s fingernails were long enough for a manicure. For a man who prided himself on being in control, never confronting a situation I couldn’t handle, suddenly I was face to face with my own delusions.

I may have thought that was the last straw. But there was always another haystack.

Genre Paranormal
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
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DC native, Livia Quinn lives on the bayou in Louisiana where she is inspired by the weather and the magic of the state. She’s written ten books set on Storm Lake with a new Destiny book due in October. A former plant manager, salesperson, mail lady and business owner, she’s stocked up a world of quirky tales to share with her readers.

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Gallowglass by Jennifer Allis Provost @parthalan #RLFblog #urbanfantasyWelcome Jennifer Allis Provost author of Gallowglass, a new urban fantasy.

Why did you write this book?

I originally set out to write this book almost ten years ago. I was researching Celtic myths when I came across a book written in the seventeenth century called The Secret commonwealth of elves, Fauns, and Fairies, which was notorious because the author—one Robert Kirk–had supposedly angered the fairies by revealing their secrets, so they captured him and imprisoned him in a tree. (For real. Go ahead, Google it. I’ll wait.)

Anyway, I couldn’t stop thinking about Robert, wondering if he was really stuck in the tree or if he got to wander around Fairyland, and eventually I decided that he’d become the Seelie Queen’s personal assassin, her gallowglass. And here we are today.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

Does R2D2 count?

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m finishing up the sequel to Gallowglass, Walker, and working on the fourth installment of my epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Parthalan. I’ve also got a Secret Project brewing, which has supernatural elements I’ve never worked with before. Exciting times!

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Walker (Gallowglass #2), Golem (Parthalan #4) and the aforementioned Secret Project.

Please tell us about your latest book.

Genre urban fantasy, paranormal romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Karina didn’t set out to free the Seelie Queen’s gallowglass. Now she’ll do anything to keep him.

After Karina and her brother, Chris’s, lives fall apart in separate yet equally spectacular ways, they leave New York behind and head to the UK. Karina buries herself in research for her doctoral thesis, all the while studiously not thinking about the man who broke her heart, while Chris—who’d been a best-selling author before his ex-fiancée sued him for plagiarism—drinks his way across the British Isles.

In Scotland, they visit the grave of Robert Kirk, a seventeenth- century minister who was kidnapped by fairies. No one is more shocked than Karina when a handsome man with a Scottish brogue appears, claiming to be the Robert Kirk of legend. What’s more, he says he spent the last few hundred years as the Gallowglass, the Seelie Queen’s personal assassin. When they’re attacked by demons, Karina understands how dearly the queen wants him back.

As Karina and Robert grow closer, Chris’s attempts to drown his sorrows lead him to a pub, and a woman called Sorcha. Chris is instantly smitten with her, so much so he spends days with Sorcha and lies to his sister about his whereabouts. When Chris comes home covered in fey kisses, Karina realizes that the Seelie Queen isn’t just after Robert.

Can Karina outsmart the Seelie Queen, or is Robert doomed to forever be the Gallowglass?

Publisher Bellatrix Press
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Jennifer Allis Provost writes books about faeries, orcs and elves. Zombies too. She grew up in the wilds of Western Massachusetts and had read every book in the local library by age twelve. (It was a small library). An early love of mythology and folklore led to her epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Parthalan, and her day job as a cubicle monkey helped shape her urban fantasy, Copper Girl. When she’s not writing about things that go bump in the night (and sometimes during the day) she’s working on her MFA in Creative Nonfiction.

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Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Cry Me a River by Livia Quinn.
About the Book
Title Cry Me a River, Destiny Paramortals, Book2
Genre Urban fantasy
Author Livia Quinn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Mayberry or Middle Earth? – The Paramortals have a saying, “One meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.” Our new sheriff said it differently, “Paramortal, my A$$!”
My name is Tempest Pomeroy. For nineteen years I denied my heritage, until my brother’s genie bottle went missing. Time is running out for River, and the attraction that was growing between me and Sheriff Jack Lang derailed after a series of shocks sent us both reeling, and he got his first glimpse of my Paramortal “talents” – a few measly bolts of lightning aimed at his—in his general direction. In the course of the investigation we’ve gonr from attraction to suspicion, support to friendship, romance to oh-my-god-get-away-from-me revulsion.
Jack’s an ex-Navy pilot. He says he wants to know “everything”. My ex-lover, but after we answer Jack’s questions, he’ll either join us, or grab his daughter and take the first jet out of Middle Earth.
He might help me save my brother and discover the whereabouts of my parents, but he probably won’t still want to take me to the Mardi Gras ball, once he knows “everything”. There’s a lot of everything.
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Hi, I’m Livia Quinn, a DC native living on the bayou. With a life long fascination (read that: phobia) of storms, and living in Louisiana where severe weather is a part of life, it was only natural that it would play a big part in my world. My former jobs as a mail lady, computer trainer, plant manager, professional singer, business owner and salesperson have stocked my brain full of quirky characters and I can’t wait to share them with my readers.

Today’s featured book is Secrets of the Hollows, a novel within the Name Your Demon Boxed Set by Nicole Morgan and others.

About the Book

Title: Secrets of the Hollows (Name Your Demon Boxed Set)

Genre: Paranormal, UF Romance
Author: Nicole Morgan
Book heat level: PG 
Xavier Currington has spent his entire life hiding from the secret of his family. Being the leader of the Hollows, he lurks behind the shadows of the crime riddled Los Angeles streets.
Finally free of her abusive stepfather and drug addict mother, Elizabeth Hawthorn is faced with new fears. While working to get herself out of the flea bag motel she’s been forced to call home, she is offered a chance to make nearly triple her wages waitressing in one of the top gentlemen’s club in the area.
When Xavier first sets his eyes on Elizabeth he can’t help but pull himself out of the shadows. Her beauty calls to him, but her innocence is what brings him closer. As she falls in deeper with danger, Xavier is faced with the choice of continuing to hide, or saving her before it’s too late.

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About the Author

Nicole Morgan is a multi-published author of erotic romantic novels, which more often than not have a suspenseful back story. Erotic romance mixed with a good old-fashioned whodunit. While she’s written everything from contemporary to paranormal her leading men will more often than not be wearing a uniform of some kind. From military to police officers, she has a love for writing about those who protect and serve.
From her very first novel (which turned into a four book series) about Navy SEALs to her more recent releases you will be sure to find a few twists and turns you were not expecting.
Nicole currently lives in the Rocky Mountain region where she continues to gain support and inspiration from life’s everyday blessings.

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Today’s featured book is Dragon Tears by Laurel Richards.

About the Book

Title Dragon Tears (Elementals #2)
Genre Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
Author Laurel Richards
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
After losing his parents and suffering abuse at the hands of his human stepfather, Matthew Drake has lost his grip on reality. He is well aware that there is something wrong with him, but he must stay on the move to keep ahead of his past. Wandering the streets of Paradise City, Matthew uses his power as a Fire Elemental to avoid or kill those who threaten him.
It isn’t until Lucius Brant, a powerful healer and fellow Fire Elemental, enters his life that Matthew starts to feel like he can think more clearly. But Lucius isn’t the only one taking an interest in him. A killer is on the loose somewhere in the city and is trying to frame him. Can Matthew trust Lucius to heal his mind? Can he find out who the real killer is and clear his name? He has to survive long enough to find out.

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About the Author

Laurel Richards is a fiction author with a passion for shifters, space travelers, and other memorable characters. She has gathered inspiration from lots of different sources throughout her life and is here to share her imagination through storytelling. Laurel writes sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal, and funny mysteries, with various degrees of romance mixed in. You can find Laurel at http://www.author-laurelrichards.com.

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Come to a place where anything can happen… with Livia Quinn.

Author Bio

Livia Quinn is a D.C. native living in Louisiana. She’s written ten books in her Storm Lake series, both paranormal and contemporary romance. “It’s like a mini-vacation from the real world.” “Walk don’t run to the buy button” her readers have said. Come to a place where anything can happen…

Storm Crazy, A Storm Lake Novel

Title Storm Crazy
Genre Paranormal
Author Livia Quinn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
I’m Tempest Pomeroy, and my human job is delivering the mail. To say I was having a bad day would be like saying Katrina dropped a little rain on New Orleans. First, River’s amphora went missing—that’s genie bottle to you mere-mortals. I know— the names right? We were just lucky we didn’t end up as Black Cloud and Little Sprinkle. Or Flash and Flood. With my hair, I’d have been Flash. I’m also a Paramortal like the rest of my family. Or I’m supposed to be. If it wasn’t for a few little talents I’d think I was adopted.
On my first delivery, a scantily clad doctor triggered a hallucination when we touched. Pheromones? An old trouble-maker had a stroke but I saved the old fart with a zap of my Zeus juice! It was the first time I’d actually called my power on purpose, and our hunky new sheriff almost saw me use my magic—big no-no. He showed up again when the owner of Flowers by Dick complained that I’d dropped a seventy-five pound box on his foot. Yeah, I did, but it was an accident. He put his hand on my butt and my hands sorta… slipped. Then things really went downhill.
I discovered a dead body while rescuing River’s bottle from a locker as the sheriff arrived again. Now, my brother’s missing, my mother’s AWOL and the sheriff and my ex-lover are squaring off like yard dogs staking a claim on a poodle. I am no one’s poodle. Aurora says all this chaos is a sign of my quickening power and things are only going to get worse.
Oh, and the sheriff? He thought he’d settled in a normal small town to raise his teenage daughter. Like Mayberrry. We’ll see how that turns out. Things had better settle down soon, ‘cause I’m about to go Storm Crazy.

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Storm Lake East: Larue Series

Title Storm Lake East: Larue series (formerly the Under-Cover Knights)
Genre Contemporary/Military Romance
Author Livia Quinn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
They’re heroes who care…
Hard Days Knight is Free!!  Ex-Navy officer Luc Larue knows how it looks when the sexy cop and her partner respond to a silent alarm at the grocery where he stopped for a six-pack. Luc’s job with KPI requires certain…attire and equipment.
The tall, dark and deadly looking mercenary Delilah Burke confronts at the robbery scene is sexy as sin, and apparently “saved the day”. Is he a hero or a crook? The guy seems too good to be true. Then, trouble arrives from his past and Del is faced with a choice to believe the evidence against Luc, or trust her heart.
Her First Knight    “Take ‘em off, Tucker. Tucker. Tucker…”
Ridge considers himself the consummate decision maker, wearing many hats—inventor, Ranger, mentor, CEO. So how had he wound up on stage in nothing but his trousers and tie beside two covermodels before a hundred women screaming at him to take it off. What seemed like a recipe for harmless fun could turn into his worst nightmare – one curious CEO follows a gorgeous redhead onto the wrong floor. Add a hundred romance writers attending a conference. Toss in some false assumptions, throw out a lifetime of good behavior and Ridge is up to his Special Forces tattoo in manure.

Merry Christmas, Baby  It’s a weekend full of love. Larue social media is all a twitter at the return of their hometown movie idol, Ducane Beauregard Larue at the only place to celebrate Christmas eve, the Romanos’. Nothing could make Buffy happier than delivering some surprises and helping the people she loves find love. A Christmas eve miracle confirms what she already knows – with a little nudge, all her love ones’ happily ever-afters will happen in the not so distant future.

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Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Eve of Chaos by Livia Quinn.
About the Book
Title Eve of Chaos, Destiny Paramortals, Book3 (Storm Lake: West)
Genre Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy
Author Livia Quinn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
“You vill meet a dahk dangerrous strangah…”  
…Aurora predicted at the Mardi Gras ball, and as if someone left their Swords of War videogame on “share” in a parallel universe, the Dark Knight walked in. Conor de Sept Flambe´ with the distinctive leathery tattoos spanning his muscular shoulders and magnificent flashing swords. “Where did he get those swords?” Montana drooled. She’d been unable to force her eyes away from him, then he parted the crowd like Moses through the Red Sea, and asked her to dance.
He said he wanted to show her some of his moves. Right! Her Dinnshencha warrior wasn’t born yesterday… But there’s more to this Knight than meets the eye, and he’s quite an eyeful.  Recognizing her diminishing strength, he offered to prepare her for the Chaos, twenty-four hours when many Paramortals would lose their power.
With crazies coming out of the woodwork, Paramortals losing their abilities, personalities going AWOL, Sheriff Lang wants to know who will be left standing with him when the Para-moon begins. If Flambe´ is what Jack thinks he is, Destiny might have a chance. If not, they’ll be in deep… trouble.  Where’s an F-18 when you need one?
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About the Author
Hi, I’m Livia Quinn, A DC native living on the bayou. With a life long fascination (read that: phobia) of storms, and living in Louisiana where severe weather is a part of life, it was only natural that it would play a big part in my world. Visit Storm Lake…where anything can happen! My former jobs as a mail lady, computer trainer, plant manager, professional singer, business owner and salesperson have stocked my brain full of quirky characters I can’t wait to share with my readers.
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This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Anne Kane lives in the beautiful Okanagan Valley with a bouncy Jack Russell terrier, a cantankerous Himalayan cat, a bossy little calico and too many fish to count. She spent many years trying to fit in and act normal, but finally gave up the effort. She started writing romance, and her fate was sealed when she won a publishing contract with Red Sage Publishing and just a month later Changeling Press accepted her first submission. Since then she had published more than thirty stories in a variety of sub-genres, all with a happily ever after.
Her hobbies, when she’s not playing with the characters in her head, include kayaking, hiking, motorcycles, swimming, skating, karate, playing guitar, singing and of course, reading.

Interview with Anne Kane

Why did you write this book?
I wrote this book for the sake of my sanity. Winter’s Quest is the fourth book in the Mercenaries Series. The hero and heroine met in the previous book and had been nagging me to write their story for over a year. I finally gave in just to get some peace and quiet!
What is your favorite genre to read?
That’s a tough question, but I’d have to say paranormal romance, closely followed by Urban Fantasy and Science Fiction. I’m really not much of a fan of reality J
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Not my own? Darn! Okay, it’s a toss up between Elena from Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series and Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months? 
I have two projects on the go at the moment. One is a full length novel that I started for NanoWrimo last year. I made the 50,000 word count, but the story isn’t finished yet.  I’m also working on another installment of the Mercenaries Series which should be out late summer or early in the fall.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Trace wants Winter, and he’s not a man to take no for an answer.
Winter remembers all about the insanity of life as a lab rat, but what she doesn’t know is how she got there. Given the mess she’d made out of her life up to this point, she needs to find the answers to her past before she can get on with her future.
Trace isn’t sure why Winter is so hung up on her past but if she plans on chasing all over the nine provinces looking for answers then it’s up to him to make sure she stays safe. And, while they’re spending all that quality time together, maybe he can convince her that he’s more than just a convenient sex partner.

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Title  – Winter’s Quest
Genre  – Urban Fantasy
Author  – Anne Kane
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R): R

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Today’s featured book is The Dark Hour by JF Jenkins.

About the Book

Title The Dark Hour
Genre Urban Fantasy/New Adult
Author J.F. Jenkins
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Becca Simpson is a not so average teenager, and she knows it. In fact, she embraces it. She was chosen to be a Keeper, one who keeps the gates sealed between the magic world and the “normal” world. The only time she isn’t safe from the dark creatures of the Other Side is the Dark Hour. Every night, at the same time, the gates between the two worlds open and Becca is left vulnerable until the gate closes and the minions disappear. But that’s why she has Erik Manchester. As her Guardian, Erik is in charge of making sure no one, or no thing, comes after her to take her away. Because waiting for her on the Other Side is a tyrannical emperor, looking to use her status to meld the two worlds into one. 
With Erik, Becca feels safe, but suffocated. There are rules she has to follow in order to keep out of the hands of the emperor. Then Kyne walks into her life and challenges everything she knows. Not only does he know things about the Other Side, but he’s from there. And found a way to stay in the normal world without frying.

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J.F. Jenkins lives in Minneapolis Minnesota with her husband, son, and two cats. She graduated from Bethel University in 2006 with a degree in Media Communication with minors in both writing and film. When she is not busy writing, she spends her free time playing games, reading, and spending time with her family.

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Come to a place where anything can happen… with Livia Quinn.

Author Bio

Livia Quinn is a D.C. native living in Louisiana. She’s written ten books in her Storm Lake series, both paranormal and contemporary romance. “It’s like a mini-vacation from the real world.” “Walk don’t run to the buy button” her readers have said. Come to a place where anything can happen…

Cry Me a River, book 2 Destiny Paramortals

Genre Science Fiction, Sword and Sorcery, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
He’s looking for normal, but has he found Mayberry or Middle Earth?
Isn’t it just like a man to exit a relationship when he finds out a woman has a few little secrets? The last time I’d seen Sheriff Jack Lang, he got his first glimpse of my Paramortal “talents” – a few measly bolts of lightning aimed at his – in his general direction.
I’ve denied my heritage as a Tempestaerie for nineteen years, but now my brother River, a Djnni like our father, is missing. Sheriff Lang is finally on board with our search for River but time is running out. In the course of the investigation we’ve gone from attraction to suspicion, support to friendship, romance to oh-my-god-get-away-from-me revulsion.
Jack’s an ex-Navy pilot. He says he wants to know “everything”. My ex-lover, Dylan McGuinness, says after we answer Jack’s questions, he’ll either join us, or grab his daughter and take the first jet out of Middle Earth. Jack may stick around, help me save my brother and discover the whereabouts of my parents, but I doubt he’ll still want to take me to the Mardi Gras ball, once he knows “everything”. There’s a lot of everything…

Eve of Chaos, book 3 Destiny Paramortals

Genre Science Fiction, Sword  and Sorcery, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
“You vill meet a dahk dangerrous strangah…”
…Aurora predicted at the Mardi Gras ball, and as if someone left their Swords of War videogame on “share” in a parallel universe, the Dark Knightwalked in. Conor de Sept Flambe´ with the distinctive leathery tattoos spanning his muscular shoulders and magnificent flashing swords. “Where did he get those swords?” Montana drooled. She’d been unable to force her eyes away from him, then he parted the crowd like Moses through the Red Sea, and asked her to dance.
He said he wanted to show her some of his moves. Right! Her Dinnshencha warrior wasn’t born yesterday… But there’s more to this Knight than meets the eye, and he’s quite an eyeful. Recognizing her diminishing strength, he offered to prepare her for the Chaos, twenty-four hours when many Paramortals would lose their power.
With crazies coming out of the woodwork, Paramortals losing their abilities, personalities going AWOL, Sheriff Lang wants to know who will be left standing with him when the Para-moon begins. If Flambe’ is what Jack thinks he is, Destiny might have a chance. If not, they’ll be in deep… trouble. Where’s an F-18 when you need one?

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