Urban Fantasy

Urban fantasy is a subset of contemporary fantasy, consisting of novels and stories with supernatural and/or magical elements set in contemporary, real-world, urban settings--as opposed to 'traditional' fantasy set in imaginary locations.

Many urban fantasy novels are told via a first-person narrative, and feature supernatural beings such as vampires, shapeshifters, fairies, witches, sorcerers, and demons. Urban fantasy stories tend to have a high amount of suspense and action, and sometimes include mystery, romance, humor and/or horror in the plotline.

The Witch With No Name (The Hollows, #13)
Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson
Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy, #3)
Sacrifice (Elemental, #5)
Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches #1)
The Winter Long (October Daye, #8)
Chained by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampire, #2)
Night's Honor (Elder Races, #7)
Firebug (Firebug, #1)
The Winter People
The Faerie Queen (The Faerie Ring #4)
Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga, #1)
House Immortal (House Immortal, #1)
Call Me Grim
Silvern (Gilded #2)


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    The Haiku Murder (Josie Clark in Japan mysteries #2)
    Release date: Sep 24, 2014
    A gripping East-West fusion murder mystery

    A haiku-writing trip turns to tragedy when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama castle. B…more View Details »
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  • Soul Hunters Volume 1 by E.J.  King
    Soul Hunters Volume 1
    Release date: Oct 19, 2014
    Kaylie Hart was born into a Hunter family. She grew up in a world filled with monsters and supernatural beings. Two years ago, her entire family was m…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 16 - Oct 26, 2014
    1 copy available, 459 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Tempted by Brandi Leigh Hall
    Tempted (A BirthRight Novel, #2)
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    An Upper YA / NA Paranormal Romance.

    What if the very thing t…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 03 - Oct 27, 2014
    2 copies available, 737 people requesting
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  • City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)
    Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
    Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5)
    The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
    The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)
    The Witch With No Name (The Hollows, #13)
    Immortal (Fallen Angels, #6)
    Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
    Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)
    Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)
    The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
    Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
    Redeemed (House of Night, #12)
    Broken Soul (Jane Yellowrock, #8)
    Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
    City of Bones by Cassandra ClareMoon Called by Patricia BriggsVampire Academy by Richelle MeadHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingDead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
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    Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1)
    Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
    Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2)
    Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)
    Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2)
    Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3)
    Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3)
    Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4)
    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
    Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4)
    Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1)
    Death Masks (The Dresden Files #5)
    Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5)
    Darkfever (Fever, #1)
    Dead Beat (The Dresden Files #7)

    Glen Duncan
    Glen Duncan The Last Werewolf (The Last Werewolf, #1)
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    Patricia Briggs
    One of my professors once told me that the last official act of the British monarchy was when Queen Victoria refused to sign a law that made same-sex acts illegal. It would have made me think more highly of her, except the reason she objected was because she didn’t believe women would do anything like that. Parliament rewrote the law so it was specific to men, and she signed it. A tribute to enlightenment, Queen Victoria was not. Neither, as I have observed before, are werewolf packs.
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