Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Author Roxanne Bland Announces New Paranormal Urban Fantasy Fiction Novel, 'The Underground'

'The Underground: Second Edition' is an electrifying paranormal urban fantasy fiction novel featuring an array of characters, including vampires, shapeshifters, elves, witches, demons and aliens

Author Roxanne Bland has announced her latest fiction novel, 'The Underground: Second Edition', a spellbinding paranormal urban fantasy fiction novel set in Seattle. The cast of characters in the new novel include vampires, shapeshifters, elves, witches, demons and aliens.

In the writing traditions of authors such as Laurell K. Hamilton, Andre Norton and Anne McCaffrey, Roxanne is a builder of worlds. She takes readers on fantastic journeys that are extraordinarily different, yet somehow completely familiar. She masterfully blends topics such as forbidden love, political intrigue and bigotry into compelling storylines that allow readers to view their own culture and customs through the eyes of alien and paranormal races. Through deftly crafted prose sprinkled with humor, Roxanne addresses subjects like bigotry and politics straight on, all the while offering readers a chance of finding real hope - in this world and any other.

In the storyline, Kurt, the vampire Master, reigns over the exotics of Seattle, controlling the urban communities of shapeshifters, elves, vampires, and witches through cruelty, terror, and intimidation. Of all his enslaved “zots,” no one hates the sadistic, insatiable vampire more than Parker Berenson, the alpha of the city’s werewolf pack. Garrett Larkin, the beautiful mage of the Balthus Coven, was Parker’s beloved freyja before the bloodsucker decided to claim her for himself—and now the wolf wants revenge. But he dares not upset the uneasy alliance Kurt maintains over Seattle’s various factions of preternatural beings, because he knows the ensuing war would most certainly unleash the murderous rage of the humans who share their city.

Now, however, a stunning stranger threatens the fragile balance—an elite warrior from a distant galaxy on her own mission of vengeance. From the moment he first encounters the breathtaking interstellar assassin, Melera Shen’zae, Parker knows he must have her and that nothing else could possibly matter more. But the wolf’s erotic hunger is blinding him to an all-devouring evil that waits in the shadows—for, in the name of revolution, a demon has been loosed upon the world.

"Writing is a like a drug. Stumbling across whole new worlds lying dormant in my head and bringing them to life is an incredible high. I’m definitely an addict. I can’t imagine not writing.”

'The Underground: Second Edition' is Bland's third novel. Her second novel, 'The Moreva of Astoreth' was praised by readers and reviewers alike. Reviewer Chris Fischer said, "'The Moreva of Astoreth' is a story that will likely stay with readers long after the last page has been read." D. Donovan with Midwest Book Review stated, "'The Moreva of Astoreth' is especially recommended for genre readers who want their characters, settings, and plots carefully and firmly cemented with a sense of place to support the greater goal of a powerful story that becomes hard to put down."

Roxanne Bland is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at 'The Moreva of Astoreth' is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords. More information is available at her website at

About Roxanne Bland:

Roxanne Bland was born in Akron, Ohio, but grew up in Washington, D.C. She attended the Duke Ellington High School of the Performing Arts. After graduating from high school, she attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she majored in Government. From Smith, she headed to New York City, where she took a series of jobs as a paralegal. She lived in New York for over two years, then moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane Law School. After law school, she returned to Washington, D.C. where she worked for trade and government organizations. She now works for a trade magazine, where she is a regular columnist.


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