Today we're joined by author Amanda Bonilla, whose Against the Dawn is the fourth book in her Shaede Assassin series. The Shaede assassin in question, Darian, is partnered with, and works for, a very sexy Jinn named Ty. Plus there are all sorts of other fantastical creatures Darian meets and occasionally does battle with. Amanda wants to come clean about her addiction—urban fantasy. Thanks for joining us, Amanda!
I'm an urban fantasy junkie. If it's got supernatural elements, I'll read it or watch it on TV. I'll shell out big bucks to see it on the big screen. Give me a kick ass heroine, entertaining side-kicks, danger and mystery at every turn, plenty of hot sex scenes and I'm a happy girl. And if you can relate to anything on this list, you're definitely my people.
You Know You're an Urban Fantasy Fan When...
A story just isn't good if your heroine isn't giving a gut punch at least once:
You won't even consider reading unless sword play is involved:
The books you read require at least one character to have fangs:
And even though you love a good fight scene, you can't wait for the smexytimes to ensue:
You bite your nails through near-deaths, and breakups, twists and turns but finally...
Your characters get their happily for now just in time for the author to hit you with the dreaded cliffhanger:
But it's okay because you can't wait to start the ride all over again when the next book comes out:
What's your favorite thing about urban fantasy? Is it the mystery? The gritty fight scenes? The angsty romance? Or do you like your UFs filled with all of the above?
Learn more or order a copy of Against the Dawn by Amanda Bonilla, out now:
Amanda Bonilla lives in rural Idaho with her family. She's a part-time pet wrangler, a full-time sun worshipper, and only goes out into the cold when coerced. She loves the outdoors, black clothes, pink appliances, and thinks junk food should be a recognized food group.
She is the author of the Shaede Assassin urban fantasy romance series, which was nominated for Best Urban Fantasy Protagonist by Romantic Times, The Sentry of Evil dark and gritty urban fantasy series, and the Sexy Shifter erotic romance series. Amanda also writes contemporary romantic suspense for Kensington under the pseudonym, Mandy Baxter.