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urban fantasy

by Lorie Lewis Ham




It has been a very long wait for the fourth book in the Alex Croft series by Kalayna Price. I was so excited to finally get to read Grave Visions, as this series is one of my favorites! Alex is a grave witch who can communicate with the dead and she primarily talks to the recent dead to find out why and how they died–sometimes for the police, and sometimes for clients who come to her agency.

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Wicked Embers By Keri Arthur

IN THE September 12 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Wicked Embers is the second book in a new series by fantasy author Keri Arthur. The main character is a Phoenix named Emberly Pearson who is working as a PI with a fire fae named Jackson Miller.

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Magic Shifts By Ilona Andrews

IN THE August 22 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra



The eighth book in this exciting urban fantasy series is in a way a readjustment that cleverly sets up a possible endgame. It adds creative energy into this long-running series by having Kate and Curran break away from the Pack. This book takes that energy and runs with it. Seeing Kate and Curran living away from the Pack and dealing with new problems is so much fun.

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Spider’s Trap By Jennifer Estep

IN THE July 25 ISSUE

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by Sharon Tucker



Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series is quite a ride. If you have been with Gin Blanco on the whole trip detailed in the previous 12 novels in the series, then you have seen her begin as a lone assassin in Spider’s Bite and watched as events in it and her succeeding adventures have brought her to the point where Spider’s Trap, number 13, begins.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Call him Bond–Shaman Bond. Call him Eddie Drood. Call this ultra-secret agent with the uber-tech, golden, magic armor when impossible things need to be done!

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Wakeworld by Kerry Schafer

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Wakeworld is the second book in a series about a dreamshifter named Vivian Maylor, whose world was turned upside down in the first book, Between, when she learned what she was and found out about her other nature, that of dragon. There are actually three worlds in this series–Wakeworld, Dreamworld and the Between, and as a dreamshifter Vivian can travel between them all.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Tate was a normal human female. Well, not THAT normal–she was an artist who worked in meta–—until she moved into Golgotham, the magical and mythical part of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Then she acquired the ability to make her work come to life and move on its own. She also found love, marrying Hexe, the future Witch King, in Nancy A. Collins’ Golgotham urban fantasy novels (Right Hand Magic, Left Hand Magic).

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by Sharon Tucker



Pemkowet, Michigan may boast a modest population of 3000 residents (excluding tourists during the season), but this scenic resort town is also home to a diverse society living under the radar. Readers may already be familiar with Jacqueline Carey’s lush, disturbing Kushiel books, but in Dark Currents: Agent of Hel, Carey has left Terre d’ Ange and turns to our own twenty-first century.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Possession is the latest book in Kat Richardson’s urban fantasy Greywalker series featuring P.I. Harper Blaine, who is a bit more than your average P.I. since she is a greywalker.

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by Jesus Ibarra


James Stark returns in Devil Said Bang, picking up roughly three months after the events of Aloha From Hell. Stark has had his hands full trying to stay alive and trying to make his way back to LA after being stuck as the reigning Lucifer of Hell. But LA isn’t as Stark left it, his angelic half is running loose, something is eating all the ghosts, and some of the most powerful magic wielding people are planning something big.

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by Jesus Ibarra



Alex Craft returns in Kalayna Price’s third novel, Grave Memory, searching for the reason why people are committing suicide. More importantly, she is looking for answers as to why their shades don’t remember days leading up to the suicide. Alex is a Grave Witch so she can summon their shades, the last memories of dead people, talk to ghosts and soul collectors, and use her grave magic as a weapon. Alex is also dealing with the effects of her new powers that go beyond grave magic, and having Death pop into her life once again after several weeks of not being around.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



We are SO very excited to be able to share with KRL readers not only a review of Amber Benson’s new urban fantasy novel How To Be Death, but also a wonderful interview with the absolutely charming and sweet Amber! We also have a copy of How To Be Death to give away–details at the end of this post. For those who don’t know, Amber played Tara in the best TV show ever (in my personal opinion) Buffy The Vampire Slayer!

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by Jesus Ibarra



We are honored here at KRL to be able to interview Urban Fantasy author Rob Thurman! We also have a review of her latest book, Doubletake, and a chance to win a copy (details at the end of this post).

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by Jesus Ibarra



Aloha From Hell was just released today, October 18, 2011! Link below to order your copy!
Aloha From Hell by Richard Kadrey concludes the trilogy he began in Sandman Slim. In it our anti-hero James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, finally gets the chance to finish what he started by killing the man, Mason, who sent him to Hell and murdered his first love.

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