A big welcome to Andrea Phillips who is here answering a few questions and celebrating the release of Webs, Bookburners Season 2 Episode 2 (published on June 29, 2016 by Serial Box). Interview with Andrea Phillips All Things Urban Fantasy: What is it like being one of many authors to work on the serial? Who gets to decide on the overall plot, or is that something everybody has a say in? Andrea Phillips: I love it with a fierceness that other people reserve for things like chocolate or maybe their families. Thanks to the way we run a show, we all get a say in… Read more »
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A big welcome to Faith Hunter who is here with an excerpt from SHADOW RIGHTS and celebrating the release of SHADOW RIGHTS, Jane Yellowrock #10 (published on April 5, 2016 by Roc). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. My left palm burned, agony detonating up my arm as I moved. Gee’s eyes blazed unusually blue, the color of the cloudless sky in the east, as the sun set in the west. Blue, blue, achingly blue. I heard the clang of his right blade hitting the floor. In the same moment I felt the piercing burn under my right arm…. Read more »
A big welcome to Yolanda Sfetsos who is here to telling us about writing a spin-off and celebrating the release of Hell of a Ride, Elsewhere #1 (published on March 29, 2016 by Samhain Publishing). Writing a Spin-Off by Yolanda Sfetsos Hi there! I want to thank All Things Urban Fantasy for helping me celebrate the release of my latest urban fantasy book. I always love stopping by. 🙂 Even before the fifth and final book in my Sierra Fox series was released, I had plans for two spin-off books. There were several characters that just wouldn’t stop whispering in my ear. They kept… Read more »
A big welcome to Steve Bein who is here to telling us about Writing Moral Conflict and celebrating the release of the mass market version of Disciple of the Wind, Fated Blades #3 (published on March 1, 2016 by Roc). Writing Moral Conflict by Steve Bein On one level, Disciple of the Wind is a book about a cop kicking ass in the name of justice. She fights homegrown terrorists in 21st-century Tokyo with a sword that’s nearly a thousand years old, wrought with supernatural power. That’s level one. On a deeper level this is a book about moral principles, and especially about… Read more »
All Things Urban Fantasy is pleased to welcome back Maria, previous guest posts on All Things Urban Fantasy can be found here. Have a great idea for a guest post? Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] Despite climate change deniers, people are becoming more and more concerned about the environment, as the recent Paris climate conference clearly demonstrates. That concern has not only entered into our political and social discourse, but also into the fiction of today’s pop culture with new genre of fiction known as “Cli-Fi”, or Climate Fiction, having emerged as a response to the worry… Read more »
The Hunger Games series first exploded onto the scene in 2008 with the publication of the first novel, and it has been making waves ever since. With the response as intense as it was, it was inevitable that Hollywood come knocking. Five years after the publication of Mockingjay, the final book of the trilogy, the film franchise comes to an end with the release of Mockingjay Part 2 in theaters.
A big welcome to Asa Maria Bradley, Gina Conkle, and Megan Crane who are here to telling us about about their favorite pop culture Vikings. Want to win a copy of Viking Warrior Rising? Enter via the widget below. Favorite Pop Culture Vikings by Asa Maria Bradley, Gina Conkle, and Megan Crane Asa Maria Bradley (Viking Warrior Rising): Erik Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. When we meet him in the novels, he’s a Vampire, but a very ancient one who was turned way back when he was a Viking. I love how multi-dimensional Erik is. He can… Read more »
A big welcome to Kristi Charish who is here telling us about the 80s movies that influenced her Owl series and celebrating the release of Owl and the City of Angels, Adventures of Owl #2 (published on October 15, 2015 by Pocket Star). Kristi Charish’s Influential 80s Movies As some of you may (or may not) know, one of the major influences on my writing has been action adventure movies- particularly of the 1980’s variety. When I started writing, my love of those campy, adventure happy movies was what pushed me to write Owl. Rather than concentrate on the big hitters- Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The… Read more »
It began with George Orwell’s 1984. Years later, bestsellers such as The Maze Runner and Divergent made their debut, achieving enough popularity to evolve into films. Dystopian fiction is a genre swiftly gaining prominence through intriguing and thought-provoking plotlines reminiscent of our own societal downfalls. People strongly relate to the exaggerated issues featured in young adult dystopian novels. One component contributing to the success of recent works such as those aforementioned is that they are written from the point of view of a teenager. Because a vast portion of the fan base consists of teenagers and young adults, this writing style helps audiences draw connections from the entertainment outlets to their own lives.
A big welcome to Martina Boone who is here to telling us about Urban Fantasy and the Gothic Genre and celebrating the release of Persuasion, Heirs of Watson Island #2 (published on October 27, 2015 by Simon Pulse). Want to win a copy of Compulsion, book one in the series? Enter via the widget below. Urban Fantasy and the Gothic Genre by Martina Boone I was born in a fairy tale city. Until I was five, I could look up and see Prague Castle on the hillside through my bedroom window, and reading the opening pages of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone,… Read more »