It was an honor being asked to provide praise for Unrelenting by Jessi Honard and Marie Parks. I have worked with Marie for a few years since we are both in the Cyberscribes creative writing group. Marie earned this publishing opportunity by submitting this story to the Book Pipeline competition. I also submitted the first Mystic Rampage book to the same competition several years ago, but it was not a selected finalist.
Like my book, Unrelenting is an urban fantasy about a group of supernatural beings living in secret. The protagonist is a woman named Bridget looking for her missing sister, Dalia. The search leads her to a group of magical creatures called Grigori. Those familiar with religious mythology might be familiar with the term, as Grigori are like angels. Magic in this book works by providing each of the Grigori with power over an element. The antagonist controls air and uses it creatively when he fights other Grigori, particularly the one capable of creating and controlling fire.
Unrelenting is available online and in bookstores throughout Albuquerque. Organic Books in Nob Hill stocks it and is also one of the first places I went when looking for stores to include Mystic Rampage. A store that is new to me is Title Wave books near Wyoming and Menaul. I highly recommend checking either of these stores out and picking up Marie’s book.