Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Urban Fantasy Forever! A Top 5 list #Urbanfantasy #Paranormal

I discovered urban fantasy about two years ago, and now I’m addicted. I have changed my reading pattern over the past couple of years. I’ll read a non-paranormal and then alternate it with a paranormal.

What attracts me to this sub-genre?

1. The strong women. I have yet to read an urban fantasy with a weak heroine. Do they all kick ass, um yes. If not with their fist or swords, then with their smart assed mouths. That’s what I’m talking about.

2. The cool skills the characters possess. From shifting, doing magic, reading minds, teleporting, to sword-mastery. It’s all so awesome. Things I’d love to do in real life.

3. The hero’s tend to be alphas. It’s a good thing, too, because the heroines would kick their asses if they weren’t. That’s all I have to say about that.

4. Snarky conversation. Do I need to explain? If I do I’ll refer you to Jami Gray’s Kyn Chronicle series (which I can’t get enough of) and leave it at that.

5. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bad urban fantasy cover. Authors know that what kicks ass inside must kick ass outside, too.

I write contemporary romance, but I’m trying my hand at an urban fantasy. It’s slow going because I keep getting interrupted with legitimate procrastination things like editing, and other stories which I’m better at writing because the style is more familiar.

If you’ve never read Urban Fantasy or you’re a great fan, I’d like to introduce you to Jami Gray. She has a book of short stories out (I got hooked from reading one of her short stories.) Out now!

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In a world of intrigue and shadows, tangling with the monsters can leave its mark…

Step into the world of Jami Gray’s Kyn with this collection of short stories, and discover why readers are disappearing into this exciting, Urban Fantasy series.

Wrapped In Shadows, .5 (previously published in Things That Go Bump For The Holidays)

The magic of the holiday season can be hell…
Elite Kyn, Gavin Durand and Raine McCord, are called in to investigate the aftermath of a Christmas engagement party gone horrifically wrong, only to face an unexpected gift.

Submerged in Shadows, 1.5

Treasures from the deep come in all shapes and sizes…
Forced on an unwanted vacation, Raine soon discovers that boredom is the least of her worries when danger washes ashore, bringing unexpected complications. 

Masked by Shadows, 2.5

Nothing is ever easy…
For Gavin and Raine the job is simple, deliver a package to an interested party in New Orleans. Yet even the easiest job can mask unexpected challenges.

Ensnared by Shadows, 3.5

Deception leaves a tangled web…
Ryuu Kern, Motoki Pack’s Second, is no stranger to sticky situations, but when delectable Division Agent, Iliana Krychek, comes to him for help, it will take more than claws and teeth to untangle a deadly web of deceit.


  1. Love this list! I'm a huge fan of urban fantasy, too. How cool that you're attempting a story of your own in this genre!

    1. Thanks, Heather. I keep having to push it back, but one day I'll finish it.

  2. I love Jami's books!!! Looks like another good one!!!

    1. The book is like bite sized pieces of greatness.

  3. Oooh well of course I love Urban Fantasy!!! Yay for trying your hand at it! I love this list <3

    Now I have to go look up Jami Gray :)

    1. S.K. you are Urban Fantasy. I can't wait to read book two of your series.


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