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Edge of Dreams is available now! Click here to read a chapter and to get links to purchase.

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 About Edge of Dreams:

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

And a pound of flesh.

Magical tracking expert Riley Hollis is on a mission to save five teenagers lost inside a mountain. But nothing is what it seems, and soon Riley finds herself bruised, bloodied, and embroiled in a battle to bring down a sadistic criminal dealing in human souls and the darkest of magics.

Her only hope may be to swallow her pride and ask for help from her not-quite-ex-boyfriend and his notorious brother—Tyet criminal boss, Gregg Touray. Even that may not be enough to protect her. Something has gone very wrong in the trace dimension and in Riley’s head.

If she doesn’t figure out how to handle the past, the present, the trace, and the bad guys, the road to hell is going to look like a great alternative.


Read the first in the Diamond Magic SeriesTrace of Magic. It’s my urban fantasy/noir/romance/mystery.

Here is what some awesome people are saying about it:

“Diana Pharaoh Francis has crafted a winning paranormal mystery that mixes sizzling sex, magic, and a decades old search for artifacts that could change their world.”Trace of Magic
—Jeanne Stein, Bestselling Author of The Anna Strong Chronicles

“Best book of the year! Best new character of the year! Best new series all year! I. Loved. This. Book. You gotta read it.”
—Faith Hunter, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Jane Yellowrock series

“Trace of Magic caught me up fast and pulled me in tight for a fun, action-and-sass adventure full of deadly magic and dangerous romance. Diana Pharaoh Francis delivers a downright terrific read.”
—Devon Monk, nationally Bestselling Author of HELL BENT

“A vividly written world of magic and kick-ass action.“
—D.B. Reynolds, Bestselling Author of The Vampires in America series

“A kickass thrill ride with magic, sex, guns and mystery.”
—John Hartness, Bestselling Author of The Black Knight Chronicles


The big question is–what will YOU say about it? Check out the Diamond City Magic tab on the above menu and read an excerpt. You’re gonna love it!



And don’t forget!

The Cipher - 600x900x300The Cipher has been reissued! It’s a gorgeous book. Trade size and just look at the cover. It’s STUNNING. I’m so pleased with it.

If you read the original version, it’s much the same, though there have been some edits to strengthen the characters more.

Lucy Trenton’s ability to sense majick is one of her most dangerous secrets. But only one.

A blackmailer knows the other.

Suddenly, Lucy is caught in a treasonous plot to destroy the crown, and she’s trapped in the tentacles of a desperate, destructive majick. Her only hope is ship captain Marten Thorpe, who–by every account–cannot be trusted. With time running out, Lucy must find a way to win a dangerous game or lose everything she holds dear.

Here is a really thorough review at Fantasy is More Fun.



If you’re looking for a fun read, check out the latest in my Horngate series, Blood Winter. It’s the fourth book* in the series and I think you’ll love it. It’s full of action, snark, romance, friendship, heroism, and laughter.

*Previously this was the last book, but I’m happy to announce that Samhain Publishing will be continuing the series! The next two books are currently title Bone Dreams and Stone Thaw. I believe they’ll release in 2015, but watch here for more info or sign up for my newsletter to get updates!


What reviewers are saying::

Romantic Times says: The fourth outing in Pharaoh Francis’ gut-wrenching series finds the characters facing winter, food shortages and the loss of fellow warriors. As always, the relationships in these books are complex, knotty and subject to misinterpretation; so along with knife-edged danger, there are plenty of emotional bombs to be dropped. Truly dark urban fantasy at its best!
From The Demon Librarian: the story was engaging, well-paced, amusing, emotional, exhilarating, intense…I mean, I could just go on and on. It was just superb urban fantasy. So what are you waiting for, hmm? Go grab yourself a copy right now!

From Bitten By Paranormal Romance: It was great, when can I get the next one? Get this series, get this book.

From Gimme the Scoop: The Horngate Witches is one of my favorite Urban Fantasy Series and it seems it only gets better with each book.

The Reading Cafe says: What I love the best, is she has created such wonderful characters, who you cannot help but like. I loved Max, as she is one of the best female kickass heroines. Francis’s supporting characters within Horngate, including the witches and shadowblades are awesome. Terrific writing by Diana Pharaoh Francis, and Blood Winter was a fascinating read.

Read the first chapter

My short story, Nothing Left To Lose, has just been re-released in Wolfsongs 2. You should definitely have a look.

I’ve been doing some interviews and guest blogs lately, and just in case you missed any, check out the following links:




Vampire Book Club

Manifestations of My Mind

Fiction Reboot

Short and Sweet Reviews

The Reading Cafe