This book is bargain priced from 02/01/2014 until 03/31/2034
Jordan Amador. 21. New Yorker. Waitress. Mild alcoholic. Murderer.
Two years ago, Jordan accidentally shot and killed a Seer: a person who can see, hear, and talk to ghosts with unfinished business. Her crime came with a hefty price, too. She has two years to help a hundred souls cross over to the afterlife or her soul is bound for hell. Tough break.
As if that weren’t bad enough, two days before her deadline a handsome pain-in-the-ass poltergeist named Michael strolls into her life. His soul is the key to her salvation, but the cost just might be more than she can handle. Solving his death puts her right in the crosshairs of Belial: a vain, bloodthirsty archdemon who won’t rest until she’s his slave. Can she rescue Michael and save her own soul, or will they both be dragged down into the clutches of the eternal black parade?
Targeted Age Group: 15-35
Book Price: $2.99
Link To Buy Bargain Book
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Urban fantasy novels are grounded in certain elements. The most common one is mixing magic and mundane. The fantastic elements of most urban fantasy tales are woven into modern day times and so you have these ancient beings dealing with all the perils that come with technology and the average desensitized person. I think that sets this genre apart from most others. Each universe is different. Some UF tales have the monsters and beasties out in the open whereas others, like mine, have them hiding their identities, which is its own set of problems. Overall, it’s a great genre to write in because one has to balance realism and fantasy elements equally in order to tell a good story.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Don’t give up. It’s so easy. It’s so tempting. The only way you will ever become a professional or successful writer is by being hardheaded and stubborn because this job will present you with ever-more tempting reasons why you should throw in the towel. Do the work. Research. Talk to other authors. Listen to music. Watch movies and television and cartoons. Read your butt off. Keep writing. Rinse and repeat until eventually, you are a writer of caliber.
Kyoko M is an author, a fangirl, and an avid book reader. Her debut novel, The Black Parade, made it through the first round of Amazon’s 2013 Breakthrough Novel Contest. She participated and completed the 2011 National Novel Writing Month competition. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit degree from the University of Georgia, which gave her every valid excuse to devour book after book with a concentration in Greek mythology and Christian mythology. When not working feverishly on a manuscript (or two), she can be found buried under her Dashboard on Tumblr, or chatting with fellow nerds on Twitter, or curled up with a good Harry Dresden novel on a warm central Florida night. Like any author, she wants nothing more than to contribute something great to the best profession in the world, no matter how small.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The first inspiration was a Greek and Roman mythology class I took in college followed by a class discussing Paradise Lost by John Milton. Both of them got me thinking about the modern day equivalents to gods, demigods, and heroes. I decided to put my own spin on the well-known characters from Paradise Lost, particularly the archangels Michael and Gabriel. I also really wanted to tell the story through the eyes of a woman of color, as black female protagonists don’t tend to show up in enough urban fantasy stories. I got my final boost of inspiration from Francis Lawrence’s 2005 film ‘Constantine,’ which was a loose adaptation of the Hellblazer comics starring John Constantine. The film really made me want to write about angels and demons in modern times living among side mankind.