Devon Monk's Blog
August 7, 2017
First, some good news: I plan to blog more regularly, hopefully weekly, so you’ll be getting a few more updates on my writing projects, knitting, and what have you. I’ve been pretty quiet here on the old blog lately, and I thought it was time to shake things up.
Which brings me to how my writing projects are going.
In a word, great! The third book in the Ordinary Magic series, GODS AND ENDS is out and it got a 4.5 star, Top Pick review over at RT Book Reviews! Here’s a link to the lovely revi...
May 22, 2017
I am thrilled to announce that GODS AND ENDS, book #3 in my Ordinary Magic series, is out now! Here is the amazing cover by the talented Lou Harper:
Keep your gods close and your monsters closer…
Police Chief Delaney Reed thinks she knows all of Ordinary, Oregon’s secrets. Gods on vacation, lovelorn ghosts, friendly neighborhood monsters? Check.
But some secrets run deeper than even she knows. To take down an ancient vampire hell-bent on revenge, she will have to make the hardest decision of...
August 31, 2016
Yes! DEVILS AND DETAILS, book #2 of the Ordinary Magic series is out in ebook form today! Here are the buy links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo. It will be available in print in just a few days. I’ll post updates.
In a book full of creatures and vacationing gods, I have to say I had a lot of fun writing all of them. One of my favorite characters to explore a little more deeply in this book is Odin, though I was surprised by new information we discover about Old Rossi, the prime vampire...
August 29, 2016
If you read DEATH AND RELAXATION, book #1 of my Ordinary Magic series, you might have noticed that book #2, DEVILS AND DETAILS was supposed to be out in July.
You might also notice that it is currently no longer July.
It is also almost no longer August.
Getting book #2 out into the world came with a load of delays, set backs, Life Stuff, and a broken thumb. I have to say that despite all that, I’m really, really excited about this book. Today, on this almost-no-longer-August Monday, I c...
June 20, 2016
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 little lighter than some of my other books. But of course it comes with a healthy dollop of humor, myster...
November 16, 2015
Will there be a print edition? – If Back Lash sells well enough, I plan to write a second, longer Shame and Terric novel and will release both it and Back Lash as ebook and print some time next year.
Will there be an audio edition? – At this time: no. If that changes (again, depending on how well the ebook version sells) I...
November 10, 2015
BACK LASH comes out in ebook on November 12th. Here’s a sneak peek…
“All of the people you’ve killed for the last year,” Terric said, with a little less anger.
Dash still hadn’t sat down to breakfast. He stood at the toaster as if fascinated by the browning of bread between coils.
I flicked a look at the blank paper and the pen. There was no way in hell I was going to tell him how many people I’d killed in the last year.
Yes, I killed people. Horrible, right? Monstrous? I don’t disagree.
November 9, 2015
And without further ado, here is the cover for BACK LASH:
I received a few questions from my last blog post, and I thought I’d answer them here.BACK LASH comes out in all ebook formats on November 12, 2015. There are no pre-order links, but the novel should be live and ready to purchase on Thursday. I intend to write a follow up Shame & Terric novel, and combine them in a print version some time next year. So, yes, there will be a print version of BACK LASH, but not for awhile. Steampunk…o...
November 6, 2015
I’m going to let you in on a little secret here. I’m nervous. When I get nervous I tend toward being really quiet and holding very still.
But sometimes being nervous can be because of a great thing. It can be because I’m very excited about something. This is one of those exciting times.
I’m e-publishing a new Shame and Terric book. BACK LASH is the third book with these two characters at the helm and it comes out on November 12th.
August 17, 2015
Yes! I will be attending Worldcon in Spokane this year. I’ll be traveling via train, which unfortunately means I’ll miss all of Wednesday. But on the upside, I’ll be there until midnight on Sunday.