The paranormal and the every day intertwine in the genre of Urban Fantasy. Strange creatures and magic are just part of the every day life of the main character in any Urban Fantasy book. To help introduce you to this exciting genre, here’s a sneak peak and two upcoming reads, PLUS a look at why Carina Press fans love Urban Fantasy!
Helmut Goes Abroad by Matt Sheehan
Life is pretty good for me, Helmut Haase, dashing detective and ladies’ man extraordinaire. I’m the industrious and charming half of the Fog City Detective Agency. My partner, Shamus O’Sheagan, is the most gifted and lazy Druid this side of the pond, but even he’s settled down with an Amazonian police officer. Together we managed to save the world once already, but our next case is hitting closer to home.
It all started when an old friend came to our door with a wild story about angel bones and necromancers. The bones belong to Azazel, former hero of the dreaded Cretan Empire, and the necromancers want to bring him back to life. The last thing anyone wants is Azazel to return and start another angelic war.
When Shamus locates our quarry in the Mediterranean, it’s bye-bye Wudong, hello luxury voyage to Capri, with a girl in every port and downtime to work on my fighting skills. Too bad such pleasures won’t last. Not with a coven of necromancers ready to fight us to the death over those angel bones and the fate of the world…
Read about Helmut and Shamus’s previous adventure in Helmut Saves the World, available now.
Demons in My Driveway by R.L. Naquin
Zoey Donovan—Aegis and co-opted protector of all things supernatural—is moving up in the Hidden world. Actually, she’s being dropkicked onto the front lines of a fight between the newly formed Cult of Imagination and Hidden governments everywhere.
The Cult is opening portals and unleashing demons, vampires and werewolves, growing closer to breaking the lock that holds back the zombie apocalypse with every world they crack open. Oh, and they want every last Aegis in the world dead, and a roving band of Hidden worshippers is only too eager to assist.
On the upside, Zoey finally has her mother back. But having another Aegis around—one with very different ideas on how to run things—is proving difficult. For their own safety, they’re stuck inside Zoey’s home. What was once a haven is now a prison, further straining maternal relations and alienating her reaper boyfriend. Taking down a cult and saving the world—again—would be a lot easier if she could go farther than her own driveway.
Why Readers Love Urban Fantasy
“The characters are witty, gritty, and awesome.” –Goodreads review, Dangerous Calling by A.J. Larrieu
“I loved this book, everything about it and UF is definitely my category of choice when reading a book.” –Amazon review, Death’s Daughter by Kathleen Collins
“These books can’t come out fast enough as far as I’m concerned.” –Goodreads review, Death’s Daughter by Kathleen Collins
“This steady to fast paced plot keeps readers intrigued with suspense, drama, magic, and romance.” –Amazon review, Witchlight by Sonya Clark
“This paranormal urban fantasy mixes magic with technology for a riveting futuristic read.” –Goodreads review, Witchlight by Sonya Clark
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