Top 5 Moms in Urban Fantasy

May 13, 2012 Holiday 7

Happy Mother’s Day!  While it’s true that most urban fantasy heroines tend to fly solo, there are a handful that manage to balance supernatural smack downs and motherhood.

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Top 5 Urban Fantasy moms

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(in no particular order)

  • Charlie Madigan (mother of Emma) from the Charlie Madigan series by Kelly Gay
  • Cass Dollar (mother of Ruthie) from the Aftertime series by Sophie Littlefield
  • Alexandra Tarabotti (mother of Prudence) from the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger
  • Elena Michaels (mother of twins Logan and Katherine) from the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong
  • Mel Saka (mother of Harmony) from the Amazon series by Lori Devoti

And a few that may not have given birth to the kids in their lives, but have taken on an active role in raising them:

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  • Kate Daniels (guardian of Julie) from the Kate Daniels series by Illona Andrews
  • Mercy Thompson (stepmother of Jesse) from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
  • Arcadia Bell (dating the father of Jupe) from the Arcadia Bell series by Jenn Bennett

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Who are some of your favorite urban fantasy moms?

7 Responses to “Top 5 Moms in Urban Fantasy”

  1. Kristin

    Awww, great post! I never thought of Mercy as taking on Jesse's mom-role and now that she's actually her step mom, it's a done deal. And she's a much better mom than Jesse's real mom anyways ;)
    -Kristin @myparahangover

  2. Anonymous

    Charlie is my favorite mom she kicks a** and takes care of her kid all in a days work

  3. Abigail

    I've always liked Mercy's relationship with Jesse. I'll be really interested in seeing it progress in the next book.

  4. CdnMrs

    Awesome post, the only other mother I can think of in UF is Justina Crawford, Cat Crawford-Russell's mom from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. She's a horrible mother, but I think she's starting to improve and see the error of her ways. Maybe.

  5. Abigail

    I guess I was thinking more of the protagonists who were moms, but your right about Cat's mom being awful…that could be a whole new list :)

  6. Lori @ Romancing the Darkside

    While I haven't read a ton of books with heroines that are mom's but I really like Dakota Frost from the Skindancer series by Anthony Francis…she's a kick ass tattoo artist who's an adoptive mom to a weretiger who managers to brings out her softer side.

    Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!