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Michael R. Underwood

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Mike is the author of the Ree Reyes urban fantasy series (Geekomancy, Celebromancy, Attack the Geek) about magicians who channel the power of popular culture.

Forthcoming: Urban fantasy series The Younger Gods follows the white-sheep member of a family of demon-worshippers as he tries to stop his family from ending the world.

Shield and Crocus, an epic fantasy where an aging revolutionary makes a deal with his most deadly foe to turn the tide of a fifty-year-long fight to free his city.

Mike started telling stories when he learned to talk and hasn't seen a reason to stop yet. He grew up playing video games, CCGs, RPGs, and many other delightful games with acronyms. As a teenager, the friendly local game store was his home away from home, and...more

I started writing Hexomancy on Monday, and in two days, I’ve hit 5583 words. I’m hoping that this is something of a sustainable pace, since a 2500 words a day pace would be more than double my production rate on The Younger Gods.

What’s different? A few things:

1) This is the fourth Ree Reyes story, so I know the characters, the world, and the tone.

2) My outlining work for Hexomancy is an order o...

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Geekomancy (Ree Reyes, #1)
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 679 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Celebromancy (Ree Reyes, #2)
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Attack the Geek (Ree Reyes,...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Shield and Crocus
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2014 — 3 editions
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Younger Gods
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Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells
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I have read a lot of urban fantasy. Frankly, I have started to get burned out on several series because they feel too episodic and the protagonists unlikeable. I enjoyed Wells' Sabina... " Read more of this review »
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" Firstly, the cover is gorgeous. Secondly, I loved this little adventure with Ree and the gang. It seems like a nice way to bridge the gap between Celebromancy and the forthcoming third book of the series. I absolutely love all the geekery. The ide... " Read more of this review »
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“Right now. Living. Aiming to misbehave or just trying not to fade away.”
Michael R. Underwood, Geekomancy

“If our cover breaks in here, we’re toast. Worse that toast, we’re the crappy crumbs of carbon left at the bottom of a toster oven that I haven’t cleaned out in three months.”
Michael R. Underwood

“Vampires used to be the Dracula types, but in the last ten years most of them have become weak, brooding androgynes that only go after teenagers. A friend of mine took the opportunity to rid his whole city of them after the forth Mormon Vamps book hit and the sparkle meme was at its strongest."

"So does that make Ms. Mormon Sparkle Vamp a hero?"

"Of a sort. Before they started to sparkle, there were a lot of vamps who were tortured antiheroes, thanks to Rice and Whedon."

Ree grimaced. "Do you know if she was clued in?"

Eastwood shrugged. "She's very secretive, no one in the Underground has been able to say for sure. It's all rumor. My guess is she lost someone to a vampire and decided the greatest revenge she could inflict was to turn them into a laughing stock.”
Michael R. Underwood, Geekomancy

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“I am a master of folklore - I should be able to throw folklore fireballs or something.”
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“Rhiannon Anna Maria Reyes, (Strength 10, Dexterity 14, Stamina 12, Will 17, IQ 16 and Charisma 15 -- Geek 7 / Barista 3 / Screenwriter 2 / Gamer Girl 2) was Bryan’s secret weapon. Rhiannon (known to practically everyone as “Ree”) kept the café in fabulous baked goods, talked authoritatively about subjects from Aliens to Zork, and drew the attentions of countless lovelorn geeks.”
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“The room continued to spin though she was standing still, but her ears were hot. She felt like she'd just slammed three doubles of tequila and needed a fistfight chaser.”
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