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That is one heck of a book cover. I love the fact that you can see the mountains right behind the city; it makes me think there's going to be some journeying in this novel, and it's going to be cold and spooky and that's all you really need to make a brilliant urban fantasy setting. I think this, combined with the blurb, definitely means I'm going to have to pick it up at some point - and I really like the fact that it sounds as though it's going to be an adult urban fantasy, which is something I haven't read in a long time.
About the book:
Solina Mundy lives a quiet life, running the family bakery in her small North Carolina hometown. But one night, she suffers a vivid nightmare in which a wolfish beast is devouring her twin brother, who lives in Alaska. The next morning, the police notify her that Mani is dead. Driven to learn the truth, Solina heads for the Land of the Midnight Sun. Once there, she begins to suspect Mani's friends know more about his death than they've let on. Skyla, an ex-Marine, is the only one willing to help her.
As Solina and Skyla delve into the mystery surrounding Mani's death, Solina is stunned to learn that her own life is tied to Mani's friends, his death, and the fate of the entire world. If she can't learn to control her newfound gifts and keep her friends safe, a long-lost dominion over mortals will rise again, and everything she knows will fall into darkness.'Midnight Burning' publishes on July the 7th, so only a little under a month to go!
About the author:
Karissa Laurel has always dabbled in writing, but she also wanted to be a chef when she grew up. So she did. After years of working nights, weekends, and holidays, she burnt out and said "Now what do I do?" She tried a bunch of other things, the most steady of those being a paralegal for state government, but nothing makes her as happy as writing. She has published several short stories and reads "slush" for a couple of short-story markets.
Karissa lives in North Carolina with her kid, her husband, the occasional in-law, and a very hairy husky. She loves to read and has a sweet tooth for speculative fiction. Sometimes her husband convinces her to put down the books and take the motorcycles out for a spin. When it snows, you'll find her on the slopes.
Karissa also paints and draws and harbors a grand delusion that she might finish a graphic novel someday.