Category Archives: Urban Fantasy 101

Urban Fantasy 101: Angels in the Genre

We’ve done demons, the fae, and shifters. How did we make it this long without talking about one of my biggest obsessions in the genre… Angels. Now I did grow up in a Christian household so that probably explains some … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: Magical Negros in the Genre

Instead of writing Magical Negros, aim for fully fleshed out and well rounded characters that just happen to be Black. Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: Cop Country

There are a lot of cops in urban fantasy. Continue reading

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[Urban Fantasy 101] Stitch Reads The Hollows – Dead Witch Walking Chapters 31-34

Chapter thirty-one opens with a death. (Sort of!) Francis’ in fact. He’s why Rachel is in this mess once more – yes, she alsohas poor risk assessment and self-preservation instincts but I will give her a pass for now – … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: Stitch Reads The Hollows – Dead Witch Walking Chapters 26-30

When we last left the lovely losers in Dead Witch Walking, Rachel was bleeding out and a demon sent her back to the church she lives at with Ivy and Jenks. As Rachel is literally moments away from dying, of … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: Stitch Reads The Hollows – Dead Witch Walking Chapters 21-25

Content warnings: a reference to animal cruelty at the start and a brief mention of sexual violence as a in general at the start and as a plot point near the end. When we last left our intrepid witch in … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101 Stitch Reads The Hollows – Dead Witch Walking Chapters 16-20

Chapter sixteen begins with Rachel punching Ivy in the face because she thinks that Ivy has snuck into her room and is going to eat her out of nowhere so like… I’m starting this session Quite Annoyed. Continue reading

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[Urban Fantasy 101] Stitch Reads The Hollows – Dead Witch Walking Chapters 11-15

When we last saw Rachel Morgan in chapter ten, she’d just been about to turn into something after activating a transformation. I couldn’t remember what she’d turned into – only that I was pretty sure that it wasn’t what she’d … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: Stitch Reads The Hollows – Dead Witch Walking Chapters 1-5

Part of officially deciding that I’d break away from the Anita Blake series was trying to figure out another series to focus on that did more interesting things. I wanted to tackle a series that I had positive memories of, … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: Bitchin’ Witches (And Wizards)

I grew up reading Harry Potter in the Virgin Islands.  I think Rowling’s work was the first “witchcraft and wizardry” book I read as a child. Despite all of Rowling’s many (many) faults, that book series that’s now viewed as … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: A Fast Guide to the Freaking Fae Folk

  I’ve been reading about the fae in urban fantasy ever since I first got my grubby little hands on Holly Black’s Tithe way back when and I think that the fae get a weird rap in urban fantasy series. … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: My Eight Favorite Urban Fantasy Reads of 2018

2018 was a great year for me for urban fantasy reads and for my Urban Fantasy 101 series overall. I had more hits in the genre than misses and I found books and authors that I’ll always adore. I was … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: Definitive-Ish

First of all, what exactly does the “urban” in urban fantasy mean? Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: Rec Yourself

Are you an urban fantasy (or contemporary paranormal romance) writer that wishes they got recced more often on my Urban Fantasy 101 posts? Or are you a fan of the genre/s and want to shout out a book or series … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: A Quick Guide to Dastardly Demons

Demons are another urban fantasy and paranormal romance staple and, like the vampires and shifters I’ve written about before, they encompass a wide range of various supernatural species across different cultures. A demon in one urban fantasy or paranormal romance … Continue reading

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