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Devon Monk

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Devon Monk is a national best selling writer of urban fantasy. Her series include Ordinary Magic, House Immortal, Allie Beckstrom, Broken Magic and Shame and Terric. She also writes the Age of Steam steampunk series, and the occasional short story which can be found in her collection: A Cup of Normal, and in various anthologies. She has one husband, two sons, and lives in Oregon. When not writing, Devon is either drinking too much coffee or knitting silly 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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This is it, people! The third novella in the Ordinary Magic series. SCISSOR KISSES is out now, and available for your digital reading pleasure.

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Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
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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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“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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