Devon Monk




Jacqueline
2,333 books | 345 friends

Deborah
5,702 books | 1,033 friends

Jessica...
1,316 books | 283 friends

Stephen
6,777 books | 2,876 friends

Jennie
1,847 books | 341 friends

Susana
6,451 books | 133 friends

Anderse...
1,281 books | 3,988 friends

Heather
1,117 books | 161 friends

More friends…



Devon Monk

Goodreads Author


Born
The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
June 2008


Devon Monk has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo. She lives in Oregon and is surrounded by numerous family members who mostly live within dinner-calling distance of each other. She writes the Allie Beckstrom urban fantasy series and the Age of Steam steampunk series. Her collection of short stories, A CUP OF NORMAL is a finalist for the Mythopoeic and Endeavour Awards. When not writing, Devon drinks coffee and knits strange things.

To ask Devon Monk questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Devon Monk I was writing the first novel as a short story. In that short story I knew I'd need a clearly-defined magic system that came with a cost anyone could…moreI was writing the first novel as a short story. In that short story I knew I'd need a clearly-defined magic system that came with a cost anyone could pay, rich or poor, old or young, smart or not-so-smart. Since anyone can use magic in my books, I decided magic can use them right back, and that the cost of using magic is pain.

As for the Soul Complements, that stemmed out of the idea that every rule can be broken. Soul Complements can use magic together, and make magic break its own rules. They are rare and more powerful than any other magic user. Of course, there's a cost for being Soul Complements too. ;)(less)
Average rating: 3.95 · 56,035 ratings · 3,535 reviews · 33 distinct works · Similar authors
Magic to the Bone (Allie Be...

3.64 avg rating — 10,645 ratings — published 2008 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Magic in the Blood (Allie B...

3.97 avg rating — 6,117 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Magic in the Shadows (Allie...

4.04 avg rating — 5,426 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Magic on the Storm (Allie B...

4.05 avg rating — 5,142 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Magic on the Hunt (Allie Be...

4.11 avg rating — 4,590 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Magic at the Gate (Allie Be...

4.09 avg rating — 4,311 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Magic on the Line (Allie Be...

4.16 avg rating — 3,554 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Magic Without Mercy (Allie ...

4.18 avg rating — 3,085 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Magic for a Price (Allie Be...

4.23 avg rating — 2,386 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dead Iron (Age of Steam, #1)

3.57 avg rating — 2,170 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Devon Monk…

DeathAndRelaxation 400DEATH AND RELAXATION is out today!

I am so excited to finally be able to share with you the first book in my newest series!

This is the story about a regular small town cop, Delaney Reed, and her not-so-regular small town of Ordinary, Oregon where gods vacation, monsters reside, and even murder can’t put a damper on the world-famous Rhubarb Rally.

This is small-town urban fantasy and is a littl...

Read more of this blog post »
2 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on June 20, 2016 09:20 • 96 views
Magic to the Bone Magic in the Blood Magic in the Shadows Magic on the Storm Magic at the Gate Magic on the Hunt Magic on the Line
Allie Beckstrom (9 books)
by
3.98 avg rating — 45,256 ratings

Dead Iron Hangfire Tin Swift Cold Copper
Age of Steam (4 books)
by
3.72 avg rating — 3,447 ratings

House Immortal Infinity Bell Crucible Zero
House Immortal (3 books)
by
3.95 avg rating — 3,162 ratings

Hell Bent Stone Cold
Broken Magic (2 books)
by
3.97 avg rating — 1,810 ratings

Death and Relaxation
Ordinary Magic (1 book)
by
4.10 avg rating — 382 ratings

More series by Devon Monk…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Devon's Recent Updates

Devon Monk wrote a new blog post
DEATH AND RELAXATION is out today! I am so excited to finally be able to share with you the first book in my newest series! This is the story about... Read more of this blog post »
Devon made a comment on Updatery
" Jess wrote: "Do you think you might be adding "Hang Fire" in it's entirety to the site? I noticed that one of the links is dead on the blog tour & ...more "
Devon made a comment on Art and Archives
" Jess....that's what I was thinking. Fingers crossed it works out! "
Devon has read
Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1)
by Lilith Saintcrow (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2008
Rate this book
Clear rating
Good Stuff: I especially enjoyed the demon Japhrimel.

Observations: Female first person pov, swords fights, gun fights, sword and gun fights, future tech, magic, demons, death, lost loves, grit, pain and danger.

For some weird reason, I went looking f
...more
Devon has read
The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson
The Scent of Shadows (Signs of the Zodiac, #1)
by Vicki Pettersson (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2008
Rate this book
Clear rating
Good stuff: My favorite characters were Ben and Warren. What can I say? I guess I like angsty guys who are putting it all on the line for what they believe. Las Vegas is a great city in which to set an urban fantasy.

Observations: Female lead, first
...more
Devon rated a book it was amazing
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Rate this book
Clear rating

Patricia Brigg's novel MOON CALLED is an awesome book. I read when I was supposed to be writing, and even though that means I'm going to have to make up for lost time, I don't regret a minute of it. I literally couldn't put the book down! It's a fast
...more
Devon has read
2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes
Rate this book
Clear rating
Devon has read
Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)
by Ilona Andrews (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2008
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Devon's books…
“Whether you approach your dreams on soft feet or in a breathless run, just so long as you acknowledge that your dreams are valuable and worthy of pursuing, then you’ve made it.”
Devon Monk

“I don’t know how to explain it.”

“Try words. If that doesn’t work, we’ll move on to interpretive dance.”
Devon Monk, Magic on the Storm
tags: humor

“The Mum has the temper of a demon with a diaper rash. (Shamus)”
Devon Monk, Magic in the Shadows

Polls

Who is your favorite Urban Fantasy Author?

The results of this poll have been hidden .


More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Urban Fantasy: Looking for Recommendations: Books with Transformation 25 503 Jun 25, 2009 02:47PM  
Romance Readers R...: colleen's Reading List 37 386 Jul 23, 2009 09:54AM  
Goodreads Sci-Fi/...: Urban realism / magic realism 24 136 Jul 31, 2009 05:15PM  
Paranormal Romanc...: July 2009 Reading Challenge 463 777 Aug 03, 2009 10:15AM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Alycia's books 2009 229 586 Dec 28, 2009 12:41PM  



Comments (showing 1-1)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 1: by Cara

Cara Hello Devon

Thank you for adding me as one of your friends here on GoodReads.

Your series is great,it's one of my favorites.

Happy reading!

Cara


back to top