urban fantasy



    “MARKED RAVEN is, hands down, one of the most original stories I have ever read... There are loads of humorous lines, action galore, mystery, a bit of magic, a lot of paranormal, and the main character I couldn’t get enough of." "J.B. Dane is a paranormal author to binge-read"


    Otherworld evil is loose in the real world. Bram Farrell, Private Investigator, must track it down and destroy it before it destroys him. "Bram is comedy gold if you happen to enjoy sarcasm, dark humor and caustic comebacks." "...a really fun book with a great character"
  3. Beth Daniels

    Genre Mixing Murder & Magic: Writing The Urban Fantasy P.I. to Life with Beth Daniels

    I picked up my first urban fantasy book to read after watching a short-lived series on the SciFi Channel, (as it was once known) called The Dresden Files. I’d tuned in because of a short mention in the newspaper TV listings about a show with a wizard named Harry who was the star of a bestselling...
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    When a woman linked to the supernatural, discovers her adoptive mother’s journal holds a cryptic mystery, she and her closest friends race to uncover a secret matriarchal society safeguarded by mystical unseen forces.
  7. The Watchers Book One: In The Valleys Of The Earth

    The Watchers Book One: In The Valleys Of The Earth

    The only thing more dangerous than their chemistry...is their enemies!
  8. Beth Daniels

    Genre Scene of the Paranormal Crime with Beth Daniels

    Do the names Jim Butcher, Kim Harrison, Ben Aaronovitch, Lisa Shearin, Mike Carey, Karen Marie Moning, Jonathan Howard, Kate Griffin, Kevin Hearne, Daryinda Jones, or Benedict Jacka ring a bell with you? They are merely some of the many writers who mix magic, paranormal, supernatural, and...
  9. Stolen Secrets

    Stolen Secrets

    Offered an enormous sum by an anonymous benefactor for the acquisition of an ancient ceremonial relic, a sum that would keep the antiquities shop in Cairo her father left her afloat while she continued her own archaeological pursuits, Lady Isabella Valentine was distracted rather than tempted...
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    The forgotten village of Flytes Bagot, England, is the perfect home for The Vanquished of darkness. But the heavenly Realm disagree, dispatching a Clan of Seven Celestial warriors to make it perfect once more. One Celestial will break the rules as the Clan are wielded like pawns by feuding...
  11. The Faye's Secret

    The Faye's Secret

    For the past few weeks, Abigail Reed has been seeing ghosts. Living her whole life feeling like she didn't belong, Abby is used to taking care of herself. But when a ghost in a dream talks to her, the first one to ever speak, she is thrown into a world that she never knew existed. One where...
  12. Pat Hauldren

    Lecture Lesson 2 -- Characters

    Time to talk characters. Paranormal and UF characters are a bit different in some ways, but a lot the same in others. We'll discuss this in the homework section.
  13. Pat Hauldren

    Discussion Just FYI

    Of course, I'm a member of a bunch of book deal subscriptions. I'm sure you are too. I want to share these with you because they are pertinent to our class. And if you go purchase any of these, please use your http://smile.amazon.com account where the proceeds go to your favorite charity...
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    Lecture Lesson 1 continued

    I've enjoyed reading your first pages. Those of you who haven't posted yours yet, go ahead and post when you're ready. It doesn't have to be polished. It can be just something you're thinking of writing. I find that acutally writing something down can get your motivated to write more and...
  15. PauletteN

    Homework Lesson 7 Exercises

    EXERCISES Exercise 1. How would you define “magic” as it relates to your story world? Share with the group. Magic is the manipulation of energies to enact change, whether it is done internally, externally through the use of tools, or most likely, a .combination of the two. Exercise 2...
  16. PauletteN

    Homework Lesson 6 Exercises

    EXERCISES NOTE: Answer the questions only if you are incorporating mythology and/or religion into your current story. You can skip this. I answered because I am open to the possibilities in the development of their story from two short stories into a full novel or more. Exercise 1. If you...
  17. PauletteN

    Homework Lesson 5 Exercises

    Exercise 1. Answer the following questions for your protagonist(s), your antagonist, and any other main character. Share with the group. Will the protagonist/antagonist/other major character achieve her/him goal? What will it cost her/him? How will it change her/him? Alex: In the first short...
  18. PauletteN

    Homework Lesson 4 Exercises

    EXERCISES Exercise 1. How is your protagonist like the information in the lesson about protagonist? How is your protagonist different? Does the protagonist have some fantasy element? How does that impact him or her? Share your thoughts with the group. ALEX On the young side (not including...
  19. PauletteN

    Homework Lesson 3 Exercises

    EXERCISES Exercise 1. Using Patricia Wrede’s list of questions (Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions - SFWA ), or another similar list of your choice, explore the following: Pick two or three categories (choose different ones than you used for the exercise in Lesson 2) that might be important to...
  20. Storm Crazy (Destiny Paramortals, book 1)

    Storm Crazy (Destiny Paramortals, book 1)

    He's looking for normal, but has he found Mayberry or Middle Earth.