I adore Urban Fantasy Novels. It’s my cotton candy. It’s the fantasy I read when I just want to lose myself in something fun and frisky. So it comes as no surprise that eventually, I’d write an urban fantasy. (Spoiler: It’s called #DemonSpring and the first book is coming out February 20th)
Urban Fantasy to me is purple covers, magic, elves, faeries, demons, monsters. Plus one badass chick with a sword against them all. Toss in a paranormal love interest and I am just all set forever. They may not be the most unique stories, and they may use some tropes over and over again, but I don’t care. I’m the gal buying your third and fourth book at two o’clock in the morning because I just have to know how it ends. (#SeriesFTW)
Why I Love Urban Fantasy
I’ve always been a fan of magic in the real world. I love watching the paranormal interact with the normal. Monsters and creatures walking down the street with normal humans. Government agencies working to keep those monsters at bay (which is, in effect, why ICDM exists in Demon Spring), yes please.
UF books often have a romance that tickles my romance bone. A feisty, fiery protag and a equally feisty love interest. The sparks fly in the arguments, which eventually turn into bumping uglies. And then, even more swoon-worthy, when they both open up and share in their pain, shouldering each others’ burden. Ugh, my feels.
Fun Reading Is Good For You
I think it’s important to intersperse your heavy reading with books that just make you happy. The real world has also been a bit insane since November 2016 (yeesh), so finding escape is necessary. And when reality just seems too evil, that’s when I like the simple stories. Good vs. Evil. The monster is the bad guy. Let’s not make it more complicated every once in a while.
That isn’t saying these books don’t get the same level of authorial love that “heavier” books do. I know first hand that urban fantasy authors work just as hard to write the best books they can. You could also say that the mere act of reading someone else’s work is palate cleansing. I thought Razia and Empath were difficult to write; others might call them cotton candy. What’s important is to find the books that bring you joy. However that joy happens.
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Demon hunter Jack Grenard’s life changed three years ago when his wife was brutally murdered by the very demons he’d been hunting. At the urging of his partner Cam Macarro, he’s starting a new life in Atlanta, hoping he’ll find the man he used to be. But on a routine hunt, they come across a new type of demon–one that saves instead of kills.
Meanwhile, demons across Atlanta are preparing for the quadrennial uprising of their Underworld brethren. Worse yet, there’s a rumor the so-called king of the demons, Bael, will appear for the first time in over a century. Jack and Cam must uncover the truth about the mystery woman before all hell–literally–breaks loose.
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