Posts Tagged With: Colorado authors

Urban fantasy author L.R. Braden has a new book out–and a line of chainmail jewelry, too

L.R. Braden, Daydreamer & Storyteller

Note from Laurence: I’m always excited to showcase the work of other up-and-coming urban fantasy authors. L.R. Braden also happens to be a Colorado author like me. That’s an added bonus for local readers.

And she has degrees in both English literature and metalsmithing, so naturally she splits her time between writing and making chainmail jewelry

We had the chance to chat at the ever-popular MileHiCon this year in between book signings. She agreed to share a peek behind the scenes of her latest book, Faerie Forged, which just came out over the weekend. Check it out!

LM: For those who haven’t checked out the Magicsmith series yet, can you talk a little bit about it?

Braden: The Magicsmith series is set in a world where humans and fae have been at war and now live in an uneasy truce, but there are factions on both sides who’d like to see a return to war. My protagonist, Alex Blackwood, believes she’s 100% human until a faerie knight shows up to tell her different. During her ensuing hunt for a serial killer, infiltration of a vampire lair, and debut at Fae Court, she slowly finds her place in the world–smack dab between the warring sides.

LM: What makes Faerie Forged different from other books in the genre?

Braden: The fact that the humans and fae in my world have already been through one war and are on the brink of another is pretty unique. That conflict sets the stage for some interesting plot twists and character development as people fight either to preserve the peace or push toward a second war as the series unfolds.

LM: Did the finished book come out the way you planned, or did you have to edit anything out?

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My Funny (and Totally True) Ghost Story

Fresh FictionThe fine folks over at Fresh Fiction asked me to write a little bit about ghosts. (Because, you know, there are ghostly bad guys in my new book, Forever and a Doomsday.)

So I got to talk a little bit about the Stanley Hotel, haunted Cheesman Park here in Denver, and — best of all — the funniest ghost story I’ve ever heard.

It’s actually a true story. I know, because it happened to me.

Check it out on Fresh Fiction.

P.S. Don’t miss out on my next book giveaway! Hear about it first in my author newsletter.

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Who else is going to Denver Comic Con?

Doomsday Things - Dru Jasper at Comic Con_Stranger Things have happened

The Dru Jasper series, starting with It Happened One Doomsday, is coming to Denver Comic Con. Hey, Stranger Things have happened…

I’m kind of ashamed to admit this.

But I’ve waited long enough.

It’s time I came out and said it.

Ready? Okay. Here we go.

Deep breath.

Ahem. So, the thing is, I’ve never . . .

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Book Signing: Covered Treasures Bookstore on Saturday, March 10

local author book signingThere’s only one thing I love more than discovering a new bookstore, and that’s meeting new readers.

Independent bookstores tend to attract some of the smartest and most interesting people around. It’s true.

Every time I do a book signing, I always find myself drawn into fascinating conversations and making new friends. It’s simply the best way to enjoy your local bookstore.

If you’re in the Colorado Springs or Castle Rock area, come on down to the Covered Treasuresbookstore in Monument, Colorado on March 10 from 1 PM to 3 PM.

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