Posts Categorized: Guests

Guest Blog: Susan Krinard on Mythology in Fantasy

Guest Blog: Susan Krinard on Mythology in Fantasy

October 3, 2014 Guests 0

A big welcome to Susan Krinard who is here to telling us about Mythology in Fantasy and celebrating the release of Black Ice, Midgard #2 (published on August 12, 2014 by Tor). Mythology in Fantasy by Susan Krinard When I set about writing my first Norse-mythology-based urban fantasy, Mist, I had a lot of preconceptions. Silly ones. Like, “I should stick as closely to the actual myth as possible,” and, “if I create my own version of the myths, people will criticize my research.” I no longer feel bound by these concerns, but they aren’t completely without foundation. I attended a local science fiction… Read more »

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Interview with Anton Strout & Giveaway

Interview with Anton Strout & Giveaway

September 29, 2014 Guests 6

A big welcome to Anton Strout who is here to telling us about Interview with Anton Strout and celebrating the release of Incarnate, Spellmason Chronicles #3 (published on September 30, 2014 by Ace). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Interview with Anton Strout All Things Urban Fantasy: First off, what I consider an easy one – what and where is favorite gargoyle in the world? Favorite gargoyle in New York? Is there a specific gargoyle that inspired Stanis? Anton Strout: Stanis was probably more inspired by me growing up on Disney’s Gargoyles cartoon, but there’s no real basis for him… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Faith Hunter on Lifestyle Changes & win Broken Soul

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Faith Hunter on Lifestyle Changes & win Broken Soul

September 23, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 44

A big welcome to Faith Hunter who is here to telling us about Lifestyle Changes and celebrating the release of Broken Soul, Jane Yellowrock #8 (published on October 7, 2014 by Roc). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Lifestyle Changes by Faith Hunter Hi all, Faith Hunter here. (See writer waving. It’s a goofy flapping weave, not a princess wave…) My world and my life have both changed—drastically—since the release of the last Jane Yellowrock book—BLACK ARTS. Yes, finally, I quit my day job. (Sounds of wild cheering, chewing of chocolate, and exuberant toasts.) I worked in hospital labs for… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Kendall Kulper on the Images That Inspired Salt & Storm & win Salt & Storm

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Kendall Kulper on the Images That Inspired Salt & Storm & win Salt & Storm

September 16, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 14

A big welcome to Kendall Kulper who is here to telling us about Images That Inspired Salt & Storm and celebrating the release of Salt & Storm,  (published on September 23, 2014 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. The Images That Inspired Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper I’m a pretty visual person, and when I started writing SALT & STORM, diving into historical research and hunting down period details, I began collecting photos, drawings, paintings, and cartoons. A lot of these can be found at the semi-official SALT & STORM Tumblr,… Read more »

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Guest Blog: Jenn Lyons on What I Learned From Writing Blood Chimera

Guest Blog: Jenn Lyons on What I Learned From Writing Blood Chimera

August 28, 2014 Guests 0

A big welcome to Jenn Lyons who is here to telling us what she learned from writing Blood Chimera and celebrating the release of Blood Chimera,  (published on August 12, 2014 by World Weaver Press). What I Learned From Writing Blood Chimera by Jenn Lyons How to Finish Stuff This was a big deal for me, you understand. Blood Chimera was my third novel (technically, it was my fifth, but those first two trunk novels shall never rise from the crypts where they lie buried and tied up with chains.) I hadn’t finished the first two either, but was stuck in ruts on… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: A.J. Larrieu on Urban Fantasy and the Heroine’s Journey & win Dangerous Calling

Guest Blog & Giveaway: A.J. Larrieu on Urban Fantasy and the Heroine’s Journey & win Dangerous Calling

August 26, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 23

A big welcome to A.J. Larrieu who is here to telling us about Urban Fantasy and the Heroine’s Journey and celebrating the release of Dangerous Calling, The Shadowminds #2 (published on August 18, 2014 by Carina Press). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Urban Fantasy and the Heroine’s Journey by A.J. Larrieu Thanks so much to Kate and the whole team at All Things Urban Fantasy for letting me stop by today! It’s always a pleasure to have the chance to discuss one of my favorite topics—urban fantasy and its heroines. I don’t think there’s any other genre that… Read more »

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Guest Blog: Brooklyn Ann on Why Vampires Make Good Aristocrats

Guest Blog: Brooklyn Ann on Why Vampires Make Good Aristocrats

August 22, 2014 Guests 2

A big welcome to Brooklyn Ann who is here to telling us why vampires make good aristocrats and celebrating the release of One Bite Per Night, Scandals With Bite #2 (published on August 5, 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca). Why Vampires Make Good Aristocrats by Brooklyn Ann Vampires were perfectly suited for the British Aristocracy, which was a major reason why I put them in Regency ballrooms in my Scandals with Bite series. Here are the reasons why that works out so well: They’re night owls. Most of the balls and operas and festivities in the regency went from dusk till dawn. A vampire’s nocturnal… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Andrea Speed on the Reverse Tooth Fairy & win a gift certificate

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Andrea Speed on the Reverse Tooth Fairy & win a gift certificate

August 12, 2014 Guests 9

A big welcome to Andrea Speed who is here to telling us about the Reverse Tooth Fairy and celebrating the release of City of Monsters,  (published on August 11, 2014 by Riptide Publishing). Want to win a a gift certificate for Riptide Publishing so you can get City of Monsters? Enter by leaving a comment on this post. The Reverse Tooth Fairy by Andrea Speed Thanks to All Things Urban Fantasy for having me today. One intrepid human, namely Josh Caplan, the overnight clerk of the Quik-Mart, has started making a monster manual, cataloguing the creatures of Dev that he encounters in his… Read more »

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Interview with Max Gladstone

Interview with Max Gladstone

July 29, 2014 Guests 0

A big welcome to Max Gladstone who is here answering a few of our questions and celebrating the release of Full Fathom Five, Craft Sequence #3 (published on July 15, 2014 by Tor Books). Interview with Max Gladstone by Max Gladstone All Things Urban Fantasy: The Urban Fantasy genre is no stranger to mixing magic with familiar parts of society. Turning that practice on its head, the Craft Sequence mixes familiar elements from our world, namely economic and legal structures, with a completely fantastical parallel universe. What came first, the drive to create a new world or a fascination with the mutable potential of… Read more »

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Interview & Giveaway: Interview with Kelly Meade & win a Cornerstone Run Goodie Basket

Interview & Giveaway: Interview with Kelly Meade & win a Cornerstone Run Goodie Basket

July 22, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 0

A big welcome to Kelly Meade who is here to answer a few of our questions and to  celebrate the release of Black Rook, Cornerstone Run #1 (published on July 15, 2014 by Intermix). Want to win Cornerstone Run goodie basket? Enter via the widget below. All Things Urban Fantasy: Before I get into the book-oriented questions, I was intrigued by your blog profile reference to liking online RPGs. Do you play, or just read them? And what sort of characters are you drawn to? Kelly Meade: To be honest, I haven’t been involved in RPG’s in years—probably not since around the time I… Read more »

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