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One of the key elements of the Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series has been the wide-open environment that allowed for a myriad plotlines. What does this have to do with the Demon Trappers? A lot, since the Andrews' series was one of the catalysts for my own. Read on to find out what's up.
Not everything I write makes it into the final book. This scene was originally in VALIANT LIGHT but was cut due to pacing. I thought you might like to see Riley and her apprentices on a trapping run at Beck’s favorite bar.
Denver Beck's time as an apprentice Demon Trapper was anything but easy. This time he's deep in Atlanta's metro system facing a wily, and ravenous, Gastro-Fiend.
This is a short story set before the first book in the series.
Merry Christmas, y'all!
All I Want for Christmas
A Demon Trappers® Short Story
Chilly December weather drove Riley Blackthorne inside the Grounds Zero. Of course, she never needed an excuse to visit the one coffee shop that served the best hot chocolate in Atlanta. Since they were offering half-price drinks, the place was bustling on Christmas Eve.
This short story is set after the fourth book in the Demon Trappers series. If you haven't read that one, this has spoilers GALORE. This story is the counterpoint to the initial conflict between Riley and Beck from the short story IF ONLY . . .
One of the key dynamics in the Demon Trappers series is an event between Riley and Beck that occurred two years before the first book. This is that interaction (I call it the “Riley kicked to the curb” scene) and it sets up their tumultuous relationship. This is why Riley detests him so much, and why Beck really had no other choice.
November already? Holy cats, people! In some ways this year has flown and in others it has dragged along like a sleepy snail. So let's look at what's up for Demon Trappers in the New Year. *Photo is the interior of Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House near Oakland Cemetery*
As we continue through what is a truly unimaginable year I've been using the time at home to work on author-related stuff. My theory is that if I get a LOT done now, then once things open back up I'm going to do some heavy-duty traveling. What author stuff have I been doing? Read on!
Beginning today, Funk-n-Fiction is hosting a short story event that runs through Halloween. Thirty authors (including myself) will offer up suitably creepy (or funny) stories and DeviantArt artists are showcasing their work with each story! For more information, and to be part of the prize giveaway, check out www.FunkNFiction.com
My story--The Cat with No Name--will be posted on Oct. 28th at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. I hope you enjoy it!
As we grind through this most extraordinary year, I've been working on various projects to keep myself sane. I love writing anyway, but right now it's my sanity check. Spending too much time on Facebook or Twitter tends to make me swear a lot and so I step back into my imaginary worlds to make things right again.
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