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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.


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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)
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Wow. I can’t believe it’s that time of year already: Orycon is this weekend! I’ll be attending the convention Friday-Sunday (if you see me in the hall or after a panel, come up and say hi! I come to these kinds of things to visit and have fun, and would love to chat.) and THEN I’ll be a part of the huge Sci-Fi Authorfest at Powell’s Books over in Beaverton.


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Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1)
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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.

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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.

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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
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“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.”
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“I don’t know how to explain it.”

“Try words. If that doesn’t work, we’ll move on to interpretive dance.”
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“The Mum has the temper of a demon with a diaper rash. (Shamus)”
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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


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