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The Fantasy of Reality

Welcome, beautiful reader! I hope you enjoyed your time delving through the dark with your previous blog hop post by Kayla Matt. Now into the light for a bit (with a brief foray back into the shadows.)

One of my favorite things about writing Urban Fantasy is bringing elements of the fantastic into places I love. I get to pick a place where I want the magic to happen—I can loosely base my book’s setting on a real place or take my characters to the actual sidewalks I’ve traveled—and from there I can create the sort of mayhem the real world just wouldn’t stand for.

In my newest book (set for release on Tuesday!) How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days, the action takes place in and under Manhattan. The places my characters visit, from Central Park to nasty subway stations, are all places I spent plenty of time (whether by choice or not) when I lived in New York City.

But, and this is the awesome part, I got to add magic to Manhattan. The rumors of mole people living under the subway tunnels? Totally true, as long as you’re willing to count secret wizard settlements. Those creepy shadows lurking in alleys? Shadow monsters waiting to strike. At least in my version of Manhattan.

Integrating Fantasy into modern society is a freeing way to create a whole new, wonderfully familiar world.

Before you head on over to the next stop on the blog hop

What are your favorite example of magic taking over reality?

Diagon Alley hiding in London?

Greek Gods taking over the Empire State building?

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Have a place you just know hides some amazing magic?

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Girl of Glass by Megan O'Russell

Two worlds. One glass wall. No turning back. The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention. New drugs have the ability to alter humans, giving them the strength to roam the poisoned night unafraid—but survival comes at a terrible price. Seventeen-year-old Nola Kent has spent her life in the domes, training to protect her little piece of the world within the glass. The mission of the domes is to preserve the human race, not to help the sick and starving. When the fate of an outsider child falls into her hands, Nola dares to venture beyond the security of her home, diving into a world of darkness and vampires. Life within the glass didn’t prepare her for the realities of suffering or the depth of forbidden love. When blood washes over the domes, Nola must choose between her home and her heart.

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