Tag Archives: Urban Fantasy

Once they were humanity’s exalted protectors ‘Fractions of Existence’ #UrbanFantasy #ParanormalRomance @JLenniDorner @SDSXXTours

Fractions of Existence
by J Lenni Dorner
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Once they were humanity’s exalted protectors— now they are being hunted.

Xavier will weigh all human life against Gwendolyn’s ignorant happiness.
The good news is that her choice can blow his away.
Omnipotent beings find each other while playing an online game. Xavier has been
searching for Gwendolyn, his true mate and the missing member of the
Existence. Only if reunited can the group regain the rest of their
memories and access all of their powers. Hidden in plain sight,
disguised as humans, they help who they can, as best they can, when
they can.
The Eyes in the Shadows, a religious sect, has been trying to free humans
from the “prison” of life on Earth for millenniums. The Existence
has always been able to thwart them… until now. They’ve discovered
a way to end the world that no one will see coming.
Gwendolyn has her future all laid out. There is a plan. She knows what her
parents want for her and how to get it. Then Xavier, a friend from a
virtual game, makes her question everything. He’s full of secrets,
one being an understanding of her fear of the wind.
She tries to suppress her intense attraction to the mysterious and
frustrating Xavier. She’s engaged, after all, and the thoughts she’s
having aren’t proper. Gwendolyn is swept into a whirlwind of secrets,
danger, and a forbidden attraction. She’ll drive across the country
in her beat-up old car, not knowing if he is genuinely interested or
just being polite. (He refuses to kiss her!) Gwendolyn’s journey is
full of self-doubt, sacrifice, and dark visions that invade her
sleep. Will she uncover the truth about herself?
The following TRIGGER WARNING may contain spoilers :
This urban fantasy is 99k long and contains some strong language, sexual
situations, alcohol, a scene with medical marijuana, violence
(including a memory of the murder of a sadist seconds before he
commits rape), an arranged marriage, and college student debt. The
majority of this book takes place in 2005.
While embracing the ancient tribal traditions, J Lenni Dorner learned a legend
originated by The Grandfathers.
J is best known for the Existence
series. Book One, “Fractions of Existence,” is available on
Amazon as of 2017. Also known for the writer’s reference book,
“Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters.”
In May 2016, J became a member of the Operation Awesome Team, running
the Debut Author Spotlight on Wednesdays. Blogging from A to Z
#AtoZchallenge co-host as of 2017.
The Creative Writing Institute holds writing contests which resulted in
J Lenni Dorner’s publication in “WRONG!: A themed anthology 2014” and in
“LOST!: A themed anthology 2017” (available on Amazon).
J weaves fantasy with lore to unhinge your mind.
This speculative fiction and reference author is happily married and
living in Pennsylvania (USA) on the original lands of the
Lenni-Lenape people. When not reading or writing, J enjoys video
games, funny cat videos, finding drawings of dragons on Pinterest,
and watching movies.
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Will Adam prove her wrong, or be her downfall? ‘Never Trust a Vampire’ #UrbanFantasy @VivianLaneWrite @SDSXXTours

Never Trust a Vampire
Strange Allies #1
by Vivian Lane
Genre: Urban Fantasy
166 pages
The people we save look at us like we’re superheroes, or guardian
angels, but we bleed.
We break.
And sometimes, we even die.
Becoming a paladin means sacrifice of self.
Saving innocents is always top priority, so when the vampire Adam asks for
Agent Seven’s services to rescue children from L.A.’s reigning
vampire, The Agency won’t let her refuse. Company motto is the only
good vampire is a dead one, so what makes this guy different from all
the rest? This feels like a trap.
Will Adam prove her wrong, or be her downfall?
This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult
situations.
Writer of supernatural badasses.
A proud geek *cough*nerd*cough* who likes fashion, interior design, and
sports, Vivian Lane is the author of the Children of Ossiria and
Strange Allies series. She lives in California with her cat Scrapper.
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He is the unnamed Immortal ‘The Man From Rome’ #UrbanFantasy @dylanjquarles @SDSXXTours

The Man From Rome
by Dylan James Quarles
Genre: Urban Fantasy
323 pages
From the author of the highly rated Ruins Of Mars Trilogy:
Rome is a city like no other, protected by a man like no other.
He is the unnamed Immortal, the Man from Rome, and he is
under attack.
An agent of his secret order has been murdered, her tongue ripped out,
her throat coated in molten silver. The killing is meant to be a
message, a warning that old enemies have resurfaced to punish the Man
for the sins of his past.
Forced to retaliate, the Man sets in motion a sequence of events which pit
an American thief, a Roman policewoman, a heartless mercenary, and a
fallen Olympian against one another in all-out war. The streets of
Rome become a battleground where the supernatural clash with the
mortal, and the Eternal City bears witness to yet another chapter in
its storied history of violence.
Vengeance reigns supreme in this, the newest Novel from Dylan James Quarles.
Dylan was born in Portland OR but moved to Washington state as a young boy.
Growing up in a small town on the Olympic Peninsula, he spent most of
his youth involved in various creative projects.
With a passion for films, music and writing, Dylan even had the honor of
being featured in the Port Townsend Film Festival for his short film
“La Niut Des Vampires”.
After high school, he attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia where
he directed two more films, “Resurrected”, and “House
On The Borderland”.
Graduating a year early with a BA in film, he moved to South Korea and taught
English in an after school academy. Deeply impacted by the
experience, he returned to the States a much different person than
when he left.
Shortly there after, work began on The Ruins Of Mars Trilogy and the next
chapter of Dylan’s life opened wide.
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The fate of the city hangs on her #UrbanFantasy @kaytheod @SDSXXTours

There Be Demons
by M.K. Theodoratus
Genre: Urban Fantasy
After her father remarries, Britt Kelly’s life becomes a cesspit. She
lives in her sister’s two-bedroom tenement apartment with her
mother, two brothers, and two young nephews. She starts a new high
school where she knows no one. And, even when Britt thinks she’s
making friends, the church where she studies in is torn down.
Then, the field commanders of The Demon Wars draft her and her friends to
aid the four Gargoyle Guardians who fight the demons invading the
city of Trebridge. The fate of the city hangs on Britt’s ability to
lead and learn enough self-control to manipulate the natural magic of
Grace. Meanwhile, she also needs to decide what to do about Cahal,
her chemistry lab partner who is as strong as her and may have
interests more than just protecting Trebridge.
There Be Demons” is a continuation of M. K. Theodoratus’ urban fantasy,
“Night for the Gargoyles”. It tells the tale of Gillen and
his team of Gargoyle Guardians as they defend Trebridge while
teaching Britt and her friends – the untrained “reinforcements.
Along the way, Gillen and Britt learn things about each other to make
them stronger both together and alone.
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Gillen’s dilemma. Who to fight? The Demons overrunning the city or Orvil,
the rival lusting for his position.
The four gargoyles guarding Trebridge are outnumbered by a growing number
of demons. Gillen, their leader, is caught between fighting Demons
and the schemes of Orvil to replace him. He tries patience with the
plotting Orvil and asks the Angeli for reinforcements. Will help come
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I’m one of those weird people who have always played with fantasy. Had a
pretend friend by the time I was three, play acted elaborate
fantasies even after I learned not to talk about them, read comic
books, and discovered Oz, A. L. Merritt, Andre Norton, and Fritz
Leiber before my teens.
The gears changed to include writing fantasy after the sixth grade. Until
then, mysteries ala Nancy Drew were my favorites. Most of my fiction
writing has been lost through the years. Must admit, though, I still
have the Clue of the Clay Cats, written in the sixth and seventh
grade, sitting in some file drawer.
Many fantasy worlds have entertained me since then…but I’ve only written
in two since I started writing again, aka consistently. My main two
worlds are Andor where demons prey upon humans and other supernatural
events occur and the Marches of the Far Isles. My favorites, though,
are my Far Isles Half-Elven, Renna, Mariah, and Kerry, where I
explore the political ramifications of genetic drift on a hybrid
elf/human population. Unfortunately, my Half-Elven had become a
cliche by the time I completed the 600,000+ words moldering in my
computer. [Which is okay. I mainly write to amuse myself.]
Currently, live with
my old man and two lap-cats in Colorado. The kids have long flown the
coop. Some of my favorite authors remain Alexander, Briggs, Belcher,
Cooper, Croogon, Pierce, Butcher, Elkins, McCrumb, Gaiman, O’Connell,
etc. etc. etc.

Oh, yes, my
pubs. I’ve published shorter fantasy for my Half-Elven, including
Troublesome Neighbors and Vengeance. Andor short stories include
Night for the Gargoyles [which inspired Andor], Showdown at Crossings
[prequel to There Be Demons], Doom Comes for a Sold Soul, and The
Ghost in the Closet. The short stories are both free and 99c.
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to change the arc of destiny #UrbanFantasy @b_james01 @SDSXXTours

Mjolnir
by Brian James
Genre: Urban Fantasy
The Viking gods have been banished from Asgard by Odin. Today they make
the best of life on Earth. Thor is a professional athlete, Freya a
prostitute, and Loki sells cheap products on QVC. Lurking in the
background of their lives is a prophecy; one that declares that their
time is at an end. Ragnarok is about to throw the gods into a state
of civil war and the one who controls the hammer of Thor may be able
to change the arc of destiny.
Brian makes his home in Michigan safely out of bullet range of Detroit. His
work has appeared in the Detroit Free Press, World Poker Tour
magazine, Classic Rock magazine, and too many websites to list
without petitioning the good people at Amazon to expand the biography
word count limits.
Brian often brings his love of mythology into his writing. He enjoys the
act of taking characters created during the “Bring out your
dead”, plague ridden days of the dark ages and placing them in
our modern world.
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she is confronted by a destiny #UrbanFantasy #SciFi @onoekeh @SDSXXTours

The Clay Queen
The Children of Clay Book 1
by Ono Ekeh
Genre: Urban Fantasy, SciFi
With her armies defeated, Queen Nouei’s enemies march north to capture
her. The earth god’s only hope is to alter history before they
arrive. To become stronger she must restart her divine journey by
reincarnating as Bridget Blade. But what if Bridget doesn’t want to
be a god?

All Bridget wants is a simple life with love and family. But she is
confronted by a destiny she doesn’t even understand and burdened by
powers and impulses she struggles to control. Bridget must choose a
path that leads her to Nouei or, must force the Queen to settle for
Bridget’s modest ambitions.
Two women, two destinies, one life. Who will prevail?
Clay to Ashes
The Children of Clay Book 2
Bridget Blade is both a god with an insatiable desire for love and adoration
and a human plagued by insecurities, fears, and anxieties. Unaware of
her true divinity she longs for the kind of love and a happy family
she’s never had. Her husband, Jeremy, though, seems more interested
in turning her into a research project that he can
commercialize.

When Bridget
discovers her new abilities she revels in the discovery that she is a
god. But her new powers attract unwanted attention and Bridget must
fight for her independence and survival.
But when survival means giving up the adoration she craves Bridgett must
confront the desires that drive her. Does she want freedom or does
she want adoration? She can have one or the other, but not both.
Ono Ekeh is a fifth generation android whose initial programming has
exceeded its original boundaries resulting in a self-conscious, fully
functional, quasi-human life form. He is married to a wonderful human
woman and has four amazing kids. He is interested in religion,
politics, science fiction, writing, food, mathematics, and other things.
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What if you could foresee death? #UrbanFantasy #Romance @jaculican @SDSXXTours

Second Sight
Hollows Ground Book 1
by J.A. Culican
Genre: Epic Urban Fantasy, Romance
What if you could foresee death?
Mirela can prophesy the death of whomever she sees. At thirteen, Ela
foretold the death of her best friend, only to watch it happen before
her very eyes. Ela, now twenty-one, spends her days locked away in
her apartment, avoiding the public and the gift she considers a curse.
Until he appears.
Luka Conway is handsome. Charming. And magical. After Ela predicts yet
another death, Luka leads her to an underground city hidden beneath
Atlanta, populated by empaths, telepaths, and seers. Luka is a Shade,
a soldier fighting a secret war against the Wraiths, a deadly group
of sorcerers who wish to take over the world. Ela is given no choice;
she must prove herself a Shade, and use her powers for the light, or
she will be put to death. Resolved to her fate, Ela trains as a
warrior, determined to put her curse to good use.
Then Talon Michaels appears. He’s just as dashing as Luka, and even more
dangerous. A Wraith, Talon warns Ela that the Shades aren’t all what
they appear. Who can Ela trust, if anyone? Should her powers be used
for good…or evil? Which should she choose?
Full of action, adventure, and romance, Second Sight is an exciting young
adult epic fantasy. It’s sure to please fans of USA Today bestselling
author J.A. Culican’s The Keeper of Dragons series.
J.A. Culican is a USA Today Bestselling author of the middle grade fantasy
series Keeper of Dragons. Her first novel in the fictional series
catapulted a trajectory of titles and awards, including top selling
author on the USA Today bestsellers list and Amazon, and a rightfully
earned spot as an international best seller. Additional accolades
include Best Fantasy Book of 2016, Runner-up in Reality Bites Book
Awards, and 1st place for Best Coming of Age Book from the Indie book
Awards.

J.A. Culican holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from Niagara
University, in which she has been teaching special education for over
11 years. She is also the president of the autism awareness
non-profit Puzzle Peace United. J.A. Culican resides in Southern New
Jersey with her husband and four young children.
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