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Exclusive Interview: “To Dance With Destiny” Author W.L. Hawkin

 

With To Dance With Destiny (paperback, Kindle), writer W.L. Hawkin is presenting the fifth book of her urban fantasy thriller series, the Hollystone Mysteries. In the following email interview, Hawkin talks about what inspired and influenced this latest installment, as well as how it connects to the previous four.

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Exclusive Interview: “Long Past Dues” Author James J. Butcher

 

Normally, we’re happy for someone when they get a new job. But you might want to hold off congratulating Grimshaw Griswald Grimsby — a witch in writer James J. Butcher’s urban fantasy series, The Unorthodox Chronicles — who, in the new book, Long Past Dues (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook) has a new job working for “The Man.”

In the following email interview, Butcher talks about Grimsby’s second work-related adventure, as well as his plan for the government witch moving forward.

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Exclusive Interview: “A Necessary Chaos” Author Brent Lambert

 

Oftentimes when I ask an author about the biggest influences on their new novel or novella, they either cite someone else’s book or something that happened in their real life. But in the following email interview with writer Brent Lambert about his epic urban fantasy novella A Necessary Chaos (paperback), he also cites a dark comedic action movie and a hip-hop-influenced R&B song.

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Exclusive Interview: “Monster Hunter Memoirs: Fever” Authors Larry Correia & Jason Cordova

 

There’s a reason why Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International series has been going strong since 2007. And no, it’s not just because they’re fun pulpy, action-packed urban fantasy tales. It’s also because he keeps injecting new perspectives into the mix, be it in such short story anthologies as Monster Hunter Files or the Monster Hunter Memoirs subseries, both of which have other writers playing in Larry’s monster-filled sandbox. The latest of which is Jason Cordova, who’s joining Larry for Monster Hunter Memoirs: Fever (hardcover, Kindle), the fourth in the Memoirs subseries, but also a new beginning for it…sort of. I’ll let them explain in the following email interview.

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Exclusive Interview: “Ebony Gate” Co-Authors Julia Vee & Ken Bebelle

 

What was it that Michael Corleone said in The Godfather, Part III? “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” It’s a sentiment that Emiko Soong can relate to in Ebony Gate (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook), a new urban fantasy novel by writers Julia Vee and Ken Bebelle. To find out what Emiko was out of, and is now back in, and why — and, y’know, what inspired and influenced this story — check out the following email interview with Julia and Ken.

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Exclusive Interview: “A Sleight Of Shadows” Author Kat Howard

 

Six years after launching the urban fantasy duology the Unseen World with 2017’s An Unkindness Of Magicians, writer Kat Howard is completing the saga with her new novel, A Sleight Of Shadows (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook). In the following email interview, Howard discusses what inspired and influenced this second half, as well as why it’s the end of the story.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Winter Knight” Author Jes Battis

 

There’s been a number of novels that have retold or put a different spin on the legends of King Arthur and the Knights Of The Round Table. And there’s been plenty of stories about supernatural and paranormal detectives. But forgive my ignorance if I’m wrong, but I believe that Jes Battis’ urban fantasy mystery novel The Winter Knight (paperback, Kindle, audiobook) is the first time anyone’s done both, and more, in the same story. In the following email interview, Battis discusses what inspired and influenced his modern medieval mystery.

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Exclusive Interview: “Out For Blood” Author Jorie Rao

 

In eSpec Book’s Systema Paradoxa series, different writers have told stories about a wide variety of cryptids. But while I’ve interviewed many of these authors — including, but not limited to, Sean Patrick Hazlett, Mary Fan, and Keith R.A. DeCandido — few seem as tailor made for this series as writer Jorie Rao who admits that “Cryptids are a special interest of mine” in the following email interview about her urban fantasy novella Out For Blood (paperback, Kindle).

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Exclusive Interview: “Yeti Left Home” Author Aaron Rosenberg

 

Sometimes called the Abominable Snowman, occasionally mistaken for Bigfoot, and still suing the makers of coolers for copyright infringement, the yeti is a simian-like humanoid who lives in the mountains of Asia. Well, usually. In Aaron Rosenberg’s comedic urban fantasy novel Yeti Left Home (paperback, Kindle), he lives in the wilderness of Minnesota until he’s forced to move to the Twin Cities. In the following email interview, Rosenberg discusses what inspired and influenced this furry fish out of water story.