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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Debut Release of The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay

Hi FF&P members and blog readers! Today marks the official release of my debut urban fantasy, THE BETTER PART OF DARKNESS. It’s been a long, long road to get this point and I’m very excited to share this story! So I’d like to introduce you to Charlie Madigan and Post Revelation Atlanta.

Welcome to Atlanta, the Mother City, the place where, eleven years earlier, a brilliant scientist named Titus Mott discovered the alternate dimensions of heaven-like Elysia and hellish Charbydon. The Revelation forced the once shadowed beings of these worlds out of the closet and into the light where they’ve since integrated into our society, becoming our friends, neighbors, co-workers and fellow citizens.

These beings of myth and legend had been visiting us for thousands of years, inspiring our myths of angels, demons, gods, and monsters. They did good works and miracle, and they committed horrible crimes. They are nothing like we’d imagined them to be.

An Atlanta native, Charlie Madigan is a divorcee and mom to a pre-teen daughter. She works on the front lines of Atlanta’s Integration Task Force, dealing with the off-world population and the continued integration of our societies. She’s got a lot on her plate with a full-time job, a kid, and an ex-husband who suddenly decides he wants her back. But things get even more chaotic when a new drug is introduced in Underground Atlanta, an ancient threat emerges, and Charlie’s family is targeted.

This is a story I loved writing! Charlie was one of those characters who made herself known in a strong way. She came to me as a divorcee, a mother, and as a woman who doesn’t have all the answers, all the strength, or all the beauty, but one who would fight to the end for those she loves and the city she loves no matter what.

So I hope you’ll give her a chance and see what THE BETTER PART OF DARKNESS is all about!

An excerpt of the first chapter can be found here.

Thanks for reading my blog post, and I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving holiday!


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