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Where The Monsters Live… by @JamiGrayAuthor | The Kyn Kronicles Book Tour & $20 Amazon GC #Giveaway | @SDSXXTours Presents #UrbanFantasy #ParanormalRomance #UF #PNR

The Kyn Kronicles by Jami Gray are on virtual book tour. The urban fantasy / paranormal romance series stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaways for a $20 Amazon GC and prints copies of Shadow’s Edge (Kyn Kronicles #1 a UF) and Hunted by the Past (PSY-IV Teams #1 a PNR) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).



Where The Monsters Live…
I have always loved the darker fairy tales, not the Disney kind they’re just too…bright and shiny.  The real Brother Grimm stories, now those were exciting. Their monsters were scarier because they hid behind masks of normality, think the woodcutter’s wife in Hansel and Gretel.
When I write, I tend to develop my characters first and then their world opens up and away we go.  For Raine McCord, the heroine of Shadow’s Edge, her first spark came when I was listening to a favorite group (which I’ll keep nameless for now) and heard the following lyric:
See the animal in his cage that you built
Are you sure what side you're on?
Better not look him too closely in the eye
Are you sure what side of the glass you are on?
This started me down the spiral of questions and answers until Raine starting haunting me from dark corners.  When she finally cornered me in a rain drenched alley in Portland, I just couldn’t refuse her request and Shadow’s Edge was born.
It wasn’t an easy birth either.  I’m what is considered a “pantser”, I write by the seat of my pants.  Now, I’ll admit over the years, I’ve learned the value of a bare bones outline but I’m not sure I’ll ever graduate to the intricately detailed outline I’ve seen fellow writers use.  The rest of my life might be controlled by my OCD tendencies, but my writing? It’s wild and free.
Here’s how it works:
I carve out my niche of writing time which generally involves me waking up early, before the family, sneaking in some quick and quiet breakfast, packing up the laptop and making a mad dash for the car.  I will only relax once the house is a fading image in my rearview. This won’t be a daily occurrence, mind you, but on a good week I will manage this at least once.
When I finally reach my destination, a quaint little coffee shop where the baristas know my name…and more importantly, my drink of choice, I will began to herd the cats better known as “daily worry lists”.  It takes a few to get them corralled, but once they’re locked up, my Muse will actually meander in. I fuel up, sit down, boot up and….stare at the computer screen.
I may have escaped the devouring maw of outside influences but now I’m faced with the terrifying sea of blank pages.  Frantic, I will go back and read whatever I managed to pound out last time.
My inner editor (IE) will decide to make an appearance and comes in for a sneak peek.  “Seriously? You really think she’d do that? With him? Pullleezze!”
My Muse responds with a beady eye. “Think you can do better?”
IE snorts.  “You have to ask?”
Knowing if I let her loose, my IE will shred whatever hope I have left of accomplishing anything new into tiny, unrecoverable shreds, I lure her away with the promise she can have more spotlight time—later.  Maybe, say, next year.
My Muse smirks and sips her not-really-coffee drink, while silence falls and the screen remains blank. I give my Muse a small tap.  I’m ignored. I don’t have time to waste so I’ll bump her chair. She’ll spill her drink, flare a lip and huff off to clean up. So now I’m on my own.  My eyes will haze over. It won’t help, the screen is still blank. My fingers join the not-so-happening party. Little by little letters will appear, creating actual words, which in turn, create an ENTIRE SENTENCE.  And we’ll be off!
Only to stumble in an inglorious heap moments later. Wait! Didn’t I just use that expression in the last page?  What happened to that knife? Dear gods, I lost a shifter! Where did he go? Oh wait, found him, but what happened to his pants? Oh for the love of pete…
As hard as it is to get the story out, I wouldn’t trade the frustration of putting it to paper for anything. I love Urban Fantasy, always have, always will.
In Urban Fantasy, your hero or heroine have to be tough.  Otherwise all the creatures out there prowling around (vamps, weres, zombies, demons, feral slugs, etc.) will tear them to pieces.  Between the magic screwing things up and the massive amounts of supernatural creatures strolling around, their lives are never boring.  It’s what makes UF stories great.
For my heroine, Raine, she has quite a few things to overcome. Some are external --human scientists, a twisted killer, a sexy partner, the rain.  Those she can deal with, one way or the other. It’s the internal factors that make her who she is. She’s Kyn, the race of supernatural beings fairy tales all come from, and she’s a feared warrior known as a Wraith.  She’s tough, no arguing that. Yet, thanks to some creative experiments when she was a teen-ager she’s not just Kyn, but something more, something frightening, even to her.
Shadow’s Edge follows Raine down a bloody trail of bodies into the shadowy world of power plays and half-truths, while forcing her to face the monster crouched inside.  Now it’s her turn to decide who’s really the monster--the one destroying the ones around them or the one who’s hunting them?

Shadow's Edge
The Kyn Kronicles Book 1
by Jami Gray
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance


Everyone fears what hunts in the shadows--especially the monsters...


It takes a monster to hunt one, and for Raine McCord, forged in the maelstrom of magic and science, she's the one for the job. In a world where the supernatural shares a shadowy existence with the mundane, a series of disappearances and deaths threaten the secrecy of her kind and indicate someone knows the monsters are alive and kicking. 

Partnered with the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Duran proves to be as challenging and dangerous as the prey she hunts. When the trail leads back to the foundation which warped Raine's magic as a child, her torturous past raises its ugly head.

Gavin and Raine sift through a maze of lies, murder, and betrayal, to discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the entire magical community.




Shadow's Soul
The Kyn Kronicles Book 2


All she had to do was keep one man safe…


Raine McCord has no problem taking down the monsters of the world, it’s one of the reasons she’s so good at her job. So playing bodyguard to Cheveyo, head Magi of the Northwest, as he consults with the Southwest Kyn should be an easy assignment. Unfortunately, the simple task turns into a nightmare when Cheveyo is kidnapped and Raine is left for dead by one of the Kyn’s most feared beings, a Soul Stealer.

The Stealer’s attack leaves lasting wounds, undermining Raine’s confidence as a warrior and damaging her unruly magic. Her ability to heal her mind and spirit hinges on the one man who can touch her soul, Gavin Durand. Compelled to face the emotions raging between them, they must embrace not only their stormy relationship but their evolving magic to escape the twisted threads of murder and betrayal to find Cheveyo.

As Raine and Gavin come together and begin to unravel the complex web of secrets and hidden vendettas haunting the Southwest Kyn, they discover unsettling new truths that threaten their very existence.




Shadow's Moon
The Kyn Kronicles Book 3


A blonde, a brunette and a monster walk into a bar and all hell breaks loose. 


It should have been the start of a bad joke, but days from a full moon Xander Cade, Tracker for the Northwest Motoki Pack, finds nothing funny about confronting an enraged Shifter in a crowded Portland nightclub filled with unsuspecting humans, The resulting carnage begins to fray the thin veil of secrecy shielding the supernatural Kyn community from public scrutiny. It also ensures there is no escaping the one man she's been determined to avoid, her Alpha and mate, Warrick Vidis. Dominating, protective and compelling, Warrick threatens her individuality like no other.

As the Northwest Alpha wolf, compromise isn't in Warrick Vidis's vocabulary, but when his reluctant mate, Xander Cade, refuses to leave off the hunt for a killer, he has no qualms using whoever or whatever necessary to protect her or his pack. A series of unusual deaths involving lone wolves along with anonymous threats against him and his Pack begin to jeopardize his normal steely control. Add in Xander's continual reluctance to fully accept their Soul bond, and the line between intellect and instinct begins to blur, leaving him wondering if one woman's love and acceptance will be enough to save both man and wolf.

As the danger escalates, threatening not just their Pack but those closest to them, Warrick and Xander must find a way to trust each other and accepts their rare bond or risk losing everything--their pack, their friends and each other.




Shadow's Curse
The Kyn Kronicles Book 4


Death and chaos can devastate even the best-laid plans... 


As the leader of the Amanusa, Natasha Bertoi thrives on chaos, but when tragedy strikes the Northwest Kyn, leaving bodies and betrayal in its wake, not even she is prepared for the fallout With the Northwest houses in an uproar and the Wraiths hungry for blood, all her carefully laid plans are put to the test as she wards off the greedy clutches of the ruling Kyn Council. Her plans and pawns are moving along nicely, until he joins the game. div>



Whispers of treachery draw Darius Abazi to the Northwest in search of justice hones with vengeance. After years of protecting the Council and its secrets he harbors no illusions on how lies can be twisted into truth. As death stalks the Northwest Kyn, he faces off with the beautiful, but manipulative Natasha to uncover the mastermind behind it all. div>



A dangerous attraction lures the two predators into a deadly game, where one wrong move could destroy all that Natasha holds dear.




Shadow's Dream
The Kyn Kronicles Book 5


Bitter betrayals and hidden truths forge shattered dreams…

Cheveyo, the most powerful Magi in the Northwest Kyn, lives with one regret—walking away from Tala Whiteriver. When he is sent to broker an alliance with the Southwest Kyn, he recognizes his chance to rectify his mistake, but soon realizes the challenge may be more difficult than expected.

As the youngest Kyn to lead a house, Tala’s a force to be reckoned with, but her role came at a steep price. When an unprovoked attack by the Southwest alpha threatens her position and forces her to face judgment, she finds an unexpected ally in the man who once claimed her heart. 

As a series of deadly events unfolds, tensions began to rise between the Southwest houses, with a Tala firmly trapped in the center. Before Tala and Cheveyo can quell the approaching storm, they must untangle a treacherous plot and expose the architects of a devil’s bargain designed to fracture the Kyn. Will Cheveyo and Tala be able to move beyond the confines of their positions and trust their hearts to forge new dreams before the impending nightmare sweeps them apart forever?



Tangled in Shadows
The Kyn Kronicles Short Stories

In a world of intrigue and shadows, tangling with the monsters can leave its mark…


Step into the world of Jami Gray’s Kyn with this collection of short stories, and discover why readers are disappearing into this exciting, Urban Fantasy series.

Wrapped In Shadows, .5 (previously published in Things That Go Bump For The Holidays)
The magic of the holiday season can be hell…
Elite Kyn, Gavin Durand and Raine McCord, are called in to investigate the aftermath of a Christmas engagement party gone horrifically wrong, only to face an unexpected gift.

Submerged in Shadows, 1.5
Treasures from the deep come in all shapes and sizes…
Forced on an unwanted vacation, Raine soon discovers that boredom is the least of her worries when danger washes ashore, bringing unexpected complications. 

Masked by Shadows, 2.5
Nothing is ever easy…
For Gavin and Raine the job is simple, deliver a package to an interested party in New Orleans. Yet even the easiest job can mask unexpected challenges.

Ensnared by Shadows, 3.5
Deception leaves a tangled web…
Ryuu Kern, Motoki Pack’s Second, is no stranger to sticky situations, but when delectable Division Agent, Iliana Krychek, comes to him for help, it will take more than claws and teeth to untangle a deadly web of deceit.






Jami Gray is the coffee addicted, music junkie, Queen Nerd of her personal Geek Squad, Alpha Mom of the Fur Minxes, and award winning author of the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, the Paranormal Romantic Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams, and her latest Romantic Suspense series, Fate’s Vultures. She writes to soothe the voices in her head.




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Xander pulled the blade Gavin had lent her from her boot and made sure to keep her footsteps silent as she continued forward. The wind changed direction and brought her the sound of snarls and growls. Her wolf pushed her faster, knowing her mate faced more than one enemy. But they needed to identify all the players. Otherwise, they were asking to be ambushed at the worst possible moment.
Above her, a branch rustled and Xander froze in place, waiting. A whiff of metal and oil hit her. She dropped to the ground. A sharp crack echoed through the forest and something slammed into the bark where her head had just been. There was a muffled grunt and a short scream that was abruptly cut off. Off to her side, something heavy began to fall through the trees. She was on her feet before it hit the ground.
Raine dropped to the ground beside Xander as she stopped in front of the body. Deep claw marks replaced his throat and he was sporting a black handled blade in his chest. She caught the rifle Raine tossed her, noting the bloody handprint on the wooden stock. It was heavier than it looked, and the smell of silver and gunpowder rose from the thick barrel to mix with the familiar scent of shifter. She sheathed the knife, examining the gun.
Son of a bitch. Since when did wolves start carrying hunting rifles loaded with silver? That was cheating. Disgusted, she vented her anger by bending the barrel of the gun and tossing it aside.
Raine curled her hand around the blade’s hilt and pulled it free with a small sucking sound. She wiped the blood, coating the blade, off on the body’s shirt. Rising to her feet, she slipped it back into one of her many hiding spots.
Knowing how well voices could carry in the forest, Xander used the hand signals known to all Wraiths. Others?
Raine raise an eyebrow and two fingers, a third waffling.
So two, maybe three still lurking about. Thanks to the shot, they were bound to come investigate. The need to be by Warrick’s side tugged at her. She’d leave the others to Raine and Ryuu when he finally showed up. Which reminded her...

A few rapid hand movements later, Raine slipped into the forest to hunt. Xander left her to it.

Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape | Book Tour + $10 Amazon GC #Giveaway | @sbpape & @SDSXXTours Presents #Paranormal #CozyMystery

Magick Run Amok (An Abracadabra Mystery Book 3) by Sharon Pape is on virtual book tour. The cozy paranormal mystery stops at Readeropolis  with an excerpt.

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Magick Run Amok
An Abracadabra Mystery Book 3
by Sharon Pape
Genre: Cozy Paranormal Mystery

The answer to whodunit may lie beyond the veil . . .

November in upstate New York can be chilly, but Kailyn Wilde’s shop, Abracadabra, is a cozy respite where you can find lotions, potions, and plenty of warm, feline company. But what customers don’t know is that the proprietor has some unusual powers—and unusual friends, including the renowned magician Merlin, who’s been transported into the modern world. All of which comes in handy when there’s a murder to be solved . . .
Investigative journalist Ryan Cutler has perished in a car accident in New Camel, and his friend, Travis, suspects foul play—especially when the reporter’s notes reveal a mysterious list of dead men’s names. Kailyn wants to help, but she’s also got her hands full with the curmudgeonly Merlin, who’s not exactly maintaining a low profile. Between keeping the wizard under wraps and mixing up cold remedies that work like magic, she’ll have to tap into her many talents to figure out a killer’s fatal formula . . .
A charming, must-read mystery with enchanting characters. A fun and entertaining page turner.”—Rose Pressey, USA Today bestselling author




That Olde White Magick
An Abracadabra Mystery Book 2


It’s time to work her crime-solving magic again . . .


Kailyn Wilde enjoys running her shop, Abracadabra, in the quaint New York hamlet of New Camel, where she lives with her six cats. Her family’s been here for centuries, and she’d like to keep up the tradition. But the place may never be the same if a big hotel gets built, so she does her civic duty and attends a town meeting along with her aunt Tilly . . . and Merlin. Yes, that Merlin—though he gets introduced to folks as her “distant English cousin.” The wizard is pretty grumpy about being transported here, but there are things about the modern world he doesn’t mind—like pizza.

Kailyn was prepared for a heated debate about the hotel, but she wasn’t expecting murder. When Tilly finds the body of a board member outside the schoolhouse, Kailyn doesn’t want any suspicion cast on the wrong person. She plans to crack this case, even if she has to talk to every living soul in town—plus a few departed ones . . .

Pape has a sure handed balance of humor and action.” —Julie Hyzy, New York Timesbestselling author




Magick & Mayhem
An Abracadabra Mystery Book 1


What’s in a murderer’s bag of tricks?


Twenty-something Kailyn Wilde has learned to embrace her unpredictable life as a descendant of small-town New Camel’s most magickal family. She just didn’t expect to inherit her mother and grandmother’s centuries-old shop, Abracadabra, so suddenly. The surprises keep coming when Kailyn goes to finalize the estate at the local attorney’s office—and stumbles over the body of her best friend Elise’s husband . . .

As a brash detective casts the blame on Elise, Kailyn summons her deepest powers to find answers and start an investigation of her own. What with running a business, perfecting ancient spells, and keeping up with an uninvited guest of fabled origins, Kailyn has her hands full. But with the help of her uncanny black cat Sashkatu and her muumuu-clad Aunt Tilly, she’s closing in on a killer—who will do anything to make sure she never tests her supernatural skills again!





Sharon Pape is the author of the popular Portrait of Crime and Crystal Shop mystery series. She started writing stories in first grade and never looked back. She studied French and Spanish literature in college and went on to teach both languages on the secondary level. After being diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer in 1992, Sharon became a Reach to Recovery peer support volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She went on to become the coordinator of the program on Long Island. She and her surgeon created a non profit organization called Lean On Me to provide peer support and information to newly diagnosed women and men. After turning her attention back to writing, she has shared her storytelling skills with thousands of fans. She lives with her husband on Long Island, New York, near her grown children. She loves reading, writing, and providing day care for her grand-dogs.





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Aether Walker by @NAKBaldron | Book Tour & $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway | @SDSXXTours Presents #UrbanFantasy #UF

The Aether Walker novels by NAK Baldron are on virtual book tour. The urban fantasy series stops at Readeropolis today.

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Discovery of Light

Austin Chronicles: Book 1
An Aether Walker Novel

by NAK Baldron
Genre: Urban Fantasy


Aether Walkers plague the city!
Kandice sees the creatures throughout her city, but no one else seems to care.

She watched as an Aether Walker killed her mother. Now regret fuels her need for vengeance. Forced to live with her aunt - Kandice must hide her nightly hunts. How could she explain the need to kill these creatures when they appear human to everyone else?

Kandice struggles to attend school by day, and hunt by night. She meets a fellow hunter and discovers just how little she knows. Now she's confronted with a choice - to trust him or not. Vengeance isn't possible alone.

Can she manage to pull off her double life - avenge her mother, and keep her 4.0 GPA? The weight is crushing her, and something is about to break.

Discovery of Light is a lightning-paced urban fantasy - gripping adventure - with a strong heroine, a mysterious hero, and unique magic.



Seal of Light

Austin Chronicles: Book 2
An Aether Walker Novel



Aether Walkers still plague the city, but at least Kandice is not alone.

After discovering that Lance can see the Aether Walkers, Kandice has decided he will teach her. However, he doesn't know it. She struggles to pull off her double life, but it hasn't fallen apart. Yet!

Kandice's issues with her aunt heat up and she must choose between family and honor. Her skills as a huntress are at an all time high, but they're still not enough. She needs help, and only one man can provide it. Will her feelings for him get in the way?

When Kandice learns the truth about the Aether Walkers, will she be able to make the right choice? She stands in the eye of the storm. One wrong step and she'll lose everything she has left.

Seal of Light is a lightning-paced urban fantasy - gripping adventure - with a strong heroine, a mysterious hero, and unique magic.



Theft of Light
Austin Chronicles: Book 3
An Aether Walker Novel


The mayor is an Aether Walker!

Kandice and Lance must save the city, but they can't do it alone. They're putting their team together, while at the same time the mayor is preparing to take over the city.

Kandice has made her choice, moved out from her aunt's house, and left school behind. She is committed to fighting the Aether Walkers, but now it's more than revenge for her mother's death. If she fails the whole city will suffer.

Will Kandice and the team be able to pull off their mission? If they fail it will cost more than their own lives.

Theft of Light is a lightning-paced urban fantasy - gripping adventure - with a strong heroine, a mysterious hero, and unique magic.






Nicholi (N.A.K. Baldron) is an author and avid reader. He likes stories that take place in fictional worlds, with memorable characters.

He spends his days debating between whether it’s coffee or tea time, and pecking away at his keyboard to produce stories for his readers. He can be found strolling through one of the many wooded areas in the small town outside of Austin, Texas that he calls home.

If he could have any power, it would be the power to control time; then he could freeze it and find enough reading time. One of his deepest regrets in life, is knowing he’ll never get around to reading all the books on his to-be-read list.

Knowing how precious reading time is, he’s always honored when his readers choose to spend their time on his stories.






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