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OH! DID I MENTION IT WAS BLAZ & OPHELIA??
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Though it may seem obvious, as to why I found myself writing in Rylee’s world once again, I thought it might be best to explain.
Because I had no intention of going back to Rylee, as far as I was concerned her story was done with “The Blood of the Lost.” Her journey with me was over, kaput, finito . . . but a funny thing happened …
SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED THE RYLEE ADAMSON SERIES
It began with numerous readers emailing and messaging me about Rylee, Liam, Pamela and of course Alex. Asking me to keep writing their stories. I politely declined even while Rylee whispered in my ear that maybe they had a point. That maybe she wasn’t fucking well done. I told her to shut up, I had other projects calling to me. I told her she’d get a cameo in the Elemental Series, that would have to be enough.
Rylee grumped at me. Seriously grumped that maybe . . . just maybe the transition for her into becoming a daywalking vampire wasn’t as smooth as we’d let on in the last book.
I grumped back at her. Not my issue. Stop pestering me, I’m busy. You know there are other characters out there who need me to tell their stories too. You’re being selfish.
That quieted her up some. You know Rylee, there is no way she’d want to be thought of as selfish. So she was quiet.
And damn it if the story didn’t start to unfold. The issues she was having, the new darkness she was facing.
couldn’t believe the changes Rylee struggled with, the darkness in herself. I realized this was a big part of why she’d been pestering me that her story wasn’t done. Because while she’d saved the world from the demons, there was still a struggle as monumental in its own way she had to face.
It is a full length novel, the same size as PRICELESS . . . the only problem? At the end of the book I realized Rylee wasn’t the only one with a story that still had to be told.
Double damn it.
“These books suck you in and don’t let you go!! Can’t wait for the next one! Hope I have the patience to wait that long.” – Reviewer of RYLEE
She smirked. I groaned. Liam all but grinned at me with a wink from one of his ice blue eyes. So be ready for LIAM (The Rylee Adamson Epilogues, Book 2) coming to you this summer (aiming for July/August).
YOUR RESPONSE SO FAR
I am BLOWN away at the response to Rylee’s Epilogue! I knew you all missed her but WOW, I had no idea just how badly you all were jonesing for a fix of that potty mouthed Tracker . . . or should I say Huntress?
“YAY!!! Rylee’s back!!! I was going through withdrawal thinking the series was over and was thrilled to see that Rylee’s story will continue.” -Reviewer of RYLEE
If you haven’t picked up RYLEE (The Rylee Adamson Epilogues Book 1) yet, may I make a suggestion? Click a link below to grab it. You don’t want to miss out on this newest adventure. And yes, to all those who are asking, you will for sure get to see Rylee and her gang as cameo’s in Larkspur’s Elemental Series. Because Lark has her own battles to face and when it comes to standing in the way of darkness, Rylee is the one who knows better than any other the sacrifices that sometimes have to be made.
Apparently none of these characters are done talking . . . .
Obviously I’m a bit biased here. I will FULLY admit that I write urban fantasy novels, I love creating characters and worlds within the genre, and I love reading it. But the thing is, when people ask me what I write and I say “Urban Fantasy”, I often get a blank look and an “Oh, that’s nice, dear.” So let me do my best to not only tell you exactly what urban fantasy is, but somehow convince you to give it a try.
“I love a strong female lead and we were delivered that in spades with Larkspur . . . This story is fast paced and exciting right from the start. I can’t wait to see what comes next!”
Urban Fantasy is at its core set in the real world, either a city (hence the urban) or a rural setting where the magic or supernatural abound. Think of it like an alternate universe, the world IF magic were to be a part of it. Usually there is some romance involved, but not necessarily. If the romance gets too heavy, then you’re getting into Paranormal Romance which is a whole other article.
So that’s the definition, but why should you try it out?
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
Did you love “The Chronicles of Narnia” when you were growing up? Or maybe you loved “Harry Potter” and his adventures. Maybe as a child you believed that if you opened that closet door, or stepped onto a train at a certain platform you’d be swept away into another world. A magical world where your favorite characters waited. That feeling? You can find it as an adult in urban fantasy. The thought that we live side by side with the monsters and the magic, that if we look hard enough or the right way that it DOES exist. It’s pretty cool to have that as an adult, especially when we are faced every day with the reality of life.
LIVING THE DREAM: Did you love The Chronicles of Narnia when you were growing up? Or maybe you loved Harry Potter and his adventures. Maybe as a child you believed that if you opened that closet door, or stepped onto a train at a certain platform you’d be swept away into another world. A magical world where your favorite characters waited. That feeling? You can find it as an adult in urban fantasy. The thought that we live side by side with the monsters and the magic, that if we look hard enough or the right way that it DOES exist. It’s pretty cool to have that as an adult, especially when we are faced every day with the reality of life.
IT AIN’T EPIC: What does this mean? That you aren’t going to find a 900 page urban fantasy novel. (Okay, maybe one or two but it isn’t common). Most urban fantasy books can be picked up on a Friday after work and finished by Sunday. They aren’t going to take you two weeks to finish (unlike something like Robert Jordan or Brandon Sanderson, both of whom I adore, but you have to set aside a good chunk of time for those boys and their words).
CHASE SCENES AND POTTY MOUTHS: Yeah, get ready for chase scenes, fight scenes, and a pace that will often leave you breathless with the action.
Seriously, if you want a good heart pounding that doesn’t involve running up and down ten flights of stairs, go grab an urban fantasy novel. And if you’re tired of the young adult fantasy where the worst word that pops out of their mouth is a single usage of the cuss word “shit” then you need an urban fantasy. Because they are more adult in context, you’re going to get adult language. Which for me is a good thing.
MONSTERS AND MAGIC!: Oh man, if you want monsters that aren’t JUST vampires and werewolves, then you’ve got to dive into this. Don’t think about sparkling vampires, don’t think about brooding werewolves. Urban fantasy is so much more than that. Think harpies, elementals, griffins, gargoyles, demons, goblins and unicorns. Trust me, it’s so worth it to find yourself riding with a character by dragon back! And the magic? Get ready to watch the best spells get flung at the bad guys, things you’d never believe possible if you hadn’t just read about it.
HEROINES: The majority of urban fantasy is written from a female heroines perspective. With all the books out there written from a man’s point of view, urban fantasy is close to 90% from a female perspective. Strong, powerful women who are out there saving the day, changing the world, being bad ass.
SERIES ANYONE?: That’s right, most urban fantasy is written as a series. The longer the better in a lot of cases. It isn’t uncommon to find an urban fantasy series running ten books or more. Which for a voracious reader is a blessing. Especially once you are invested in the story, the characters . . . why would you want it to end?
Really, you’ve got nothing to lose. And to show you I mean well, here’s a list of some of my favorite urban fantasy reads. Yes, a couple of my own books are in here too, seeing as I do write urban fantasy….
Yesterday I sent the second book for the 47 North series over to them, did copy edits on “Rootbound” and ingested WAY too much caffeine. 😉 BUT, today is exciting. After where I left the ending of “Rootbound” I am bouncing in my chair to start “Spirit Sown” Lark # 7 . . . seriously. I cannot wait to see where the characters take me on this go round in Lark’s world! (And maybe, just maybe there might be a cameo from Rylee’s gang!)
So, if you’re not one of my newsletter subscribers, you missed out on a BIG one that went out this morning! There were all kinds of goodies inside it. Here are some items you didn’t see:
PRICELESS & RECURVE are both on sale for just $0.99 for a Limited Time
T.R. Ragan’s Release of “FURIOUS (The Faith McMann Series, #1) was today
You can now pre-order “ROOTBOUND (The Elemental Series, Book 5) on all platforms
Pre-Order “REPLICA (The Blood Borne Series, Book 2)
NEWSLETTER EXCLUSIVE: “ROOTBOUND SNEAK PEEK”
NEWSLETTER EXCLUSIVE: PETA (An Elemental Novella)
NEWSLETTER EXCLUSIVE: BLOOD OF THE LOST (A Rylee Adamson Novel, Book 10) Alternate Ending
Patricia Briggs’ new RELEASE of “FIRE TOUCHED (A Mercy Thomson Novel, Book 9)
Those three EXCLUSIVE’s up there? You can’t get them ANYWHERE but through my newsletter and they are FREE to my subscribers! What can you do to get this information? First off, SIGN UP for my newsletter HERE right now. Don’t worry, I’ll wait right here…..
Great….the next newsletter goes out in a few weeks and you’ll then have access to some EXCLUSIVES – and new ones pop up all the time! Now, because I’m in a generous Spring mood, I’ll give you SOME of the links from today’s newsletter below. 🙂
I just recorded my first LIVE video on Facebook earlier today and it was awesome! I had over 65 viewers online live and over 420 views at the time of filming it. Not bad for my first try! Everyone asked fantastic questions and it was such a great interaction, I’ve decided I am going to aim to do a LIVE video at least every other week.
Now, what did you miss if you weren’t there? Well, quite a bit actually.
What book am I currently editing
What is the series that 47North will be publishing of mine
A revisit with a book previously given away to newsletter subscribers that’s being totally re-written and has a tentative release schedule
How many Elemental Books there will be
How we all feel about GoodReads
How we all feel about LIVE videos on Facebook
Hmmmm…..I really feel like I’m overlooking something we covered. I think it may have had to do with Rylee…..and it feels like you might be pretty excited about it….maybe I should just let you watch the video here! Just click the link and you’re there with me on Facebook! 🙂
I want to connect with my fans more, because you guys are awesome! To do that, I’d like to find out where you’re all hanging out them most. I’ll be doing some polls over the next few weeks to collect your opinions.
This will only take a few minutes, and it is completely anonymous. I am finding GOODREADS is something readers have very mixed emotions about. What’s your take on it?
Yesterday I sent “Rootbound” off to the editor, did copy edits on “Replica” and ingested WAY too much caffeine. 😉 BUT, today is exciting. After where I left the ending of “Rootbound” I am bouncing in my chair to start “Spirit Sown” Lark # 7 . . . seriously. I cannot wait to see where the characters take me on this go round in Lark’s world! (And maybe, just maybe there might be a cameo from Rylee’s gang!)
My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father’s side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn’t going to happen.
In a world of lava and fire, I am about to face my hardest trial yet. Not one of strength, or power, but intrigue and manipulation. However, my tolerance level for anyone outside of my family is at an all-time low, and the queen who rules the Pit expects complete obedience.
As Ash’s life is held in the balance, I have just three days to prove his innocence and mine. This place holds more than a scorching heat; new foes, traitors, and creatures from the depths of the lava are all trying to keep us from surviving.
The only question left. . . Can I get us all out without being burned alive?