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Author Spotlight: Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen

About the Book:

Sometimes, one must become the unimaginable…

Cécile and Tristan have accomplished the impossible, but their greatest challenge remains: defeating the evil that they have unleashed upon the world.

As they scramble for a way to protect the people of the Isle and liberate the trolls from their tyrant king, Cécile and Tristan must battle those who’d see them dead. To win, they will risk everything… and everyone. But it might not be enough. Both Cécile and Tristan have debts, and they will be forced to pay them at a cost far greater than they had ever imagined.

Everything is at stake, in the heart-stopping conclusion to the acclaimed Malediction Trilogy.

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Author Interview: Matt Hill

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Today I am interviewing Matt Hill, author of the new science fiction novel, Graft.

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DJ: Hey Matt! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview! For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself? 

Matt Hill: Hello! Very nice to be here. I’m a writer from Manchester, northwest England, where Graft and my first novel The Folded Man are set. I write what I’d probably call strange crime SF with a bit of body horror on the side. Right now I live down in London with my wife and baby son, and work as a copywriter by day. The fiction writing happens in all the gaps. 

DJ: Graft is being described as “Under the Skin meets The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Fifth Element… with extra limbs.” The Fifth Element is one of my favorite movies of all time – so I got quite excited when I read that! What is Graft about?

MH: I have my agent and publisher to thank for the tagline – but it definitely sets the scene! Essentially, the book’s a near-future thriller about a mechanic called Sol who lives in a lawless near-future Manchester. He and his partner Pete steal old vehicles to break them down for donor parts – but everything goes deeply wrong when Pete jacks a luxury model and Sol discovers an amnesiac, three-armed woman called Y in the boot. Sol learns that Y has been augmented and trafficked across dimensions for reasons unknown, and together they go on the run – in part to try and solve the mystery of her identity, but mostly because the traffickers are a highly organised, vile bunch who want Y back. Continue reading

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Author Interview: Peter McLean

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Today I am interviewing Peter McLean, author of the debut urban fantasy novel Drake, the first volume in the Burned Man series.

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DJ: Hey Peter! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Peter McLean: Hi, thanks for having me! Well, I’m English and a married grandfather in my 40s. I’ve been writing for over twenty years, and actually taking it seriously for perhaps the last five years or so. Since leaving school I’ve been a kung fu teacher, a Wiccan priest, a Unix technician and a chaos magician, and I am now an IT account manager at a multinational outsourcing corporation.

DJ: What is Drake about?

PM: Drake is a contemporary noir fantasy thriller about an alcoholic, hard-gambling, demon-summoning hitman and the murderous, chainsmoking angel he teams up with. Together they battle Furies and face Lucifer himself in their search for redemption. Continue reading

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Author Interview: Marianne de Pierres

Marianne-de-Pierres-300x300Today I am interviewing Marianne de Pierres , author of the new urban fantasy/SF Western novel, Mythmaker.

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DJ: Hey Marianne! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!

Could you start things off by telling readers a little bit about Mythmaker?

Marianne de Pierres: Hi DJ! Great to meet you! MYTHMAKER is the sequel to PEACEMAKER, a story set in a future Australia about a park ranger and a US Marshall who have to work together to keep mythological creatures from overrunning the world. Their relationship is uneasy at best, and the series is action packed. I blend the Western genre with urban fantasy and a little SF.

DJ: Can you briefly tell us a little about your main character? Does she have any cool quirks or habits, or any reason why readers with sympathize with her?

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MP: Her name is Virgin Jackson; an unusual name for sure, and chosen because it harks back to the old dime Westerns of the 50s and 60s. Virgin is single minded, a little anti-social, but passionate about the land and loyal to the people she loves. She’s been bought up without a mother, and her father died a few years before we meet her. There is a kind of loneliness about her; but essentially she’s a person of great integrity. During the course of the book she discovers that she has the ability to see Mythos – mythical creatures from another realm.

DJ: What these Mythos creatures are all about?

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Author Interview: Ferrett Steinmetz

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Today I am interviewing Ferrett Steinmetz, author of the new urban fantasy novel, The Flux.

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DJ: Hey Ferret! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!

Could you start things off by telling readers a little bit about The Flux?

Ferrett Steinmetz:  It’s the story of a man who loves paperwork, raising a daughter who loves videogames.

Wait.  That sounds terrible.

What if I told you the man loves paperwork so much that he has come to work great acts of magic through filling out ordinary forms, and can conjure apartments out of nowhere simply by imagining that he’s completed all the leasing agreements?

What if I told you that the daughter was burned by a magical terrorist, and as a result had been accelerated into horrible powers that no eight-year-old should have?  And her love of videogames also kindled magic, and now she can create vortexes of mass destruction simply by writing “Black Hole” in a game of Scribblenauts? Continue reading

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