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The third Diamond City Magic book will be title Whisper of Shadows and publication should happen early in 2016. Watch this space for updates!
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Edge of Dreams is available now! Click here to read a chapter and to get links to purchase.
Check out this interview with me at Between the Blurb.
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.
Here’s what Word Gurgle has to say about Edge: I got so involved in this book, that I couldn’t put it down. I had to keep reading just to see what was going to happen. In fact, I had to keep from skimming. Not because there were parts that were slow, there weren’t, but because they were intense enough, that I wanted to see what was going to happen. Of course, I didn’t skim because I also didn’t want to miss anything.
From Jill Smith at Romantic Times Book Reviews, 4.5 stars and a Top Pick! For book two in her Diamond City Magic series, Pharaoh Francis wastes no time thrusting Riley into peril. Good pacing, a complex and layered plot and intriguing characters illustrate why the author delivers such amazing reads!
Book Junkiez says: EDGE OF DREAMS is a fast paced and fun read. The characters and the world building are fantastic. I loved this book and cannot wait to read the next.
The Book Reading Gals say: Great book in urban fantasy, particularly for those readers who love a little magic in their books! I think those who are fans of Ilona Andrews and her Kate Daniels series , Faith Hunter and her Jane Yellowrock series, and other similar type titles would fall in love with this series. Definitely a recommended title and/or series from me! Can’t wait for book three!
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Read the first in the Diamond Magic Series: Trace 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.”
—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, National 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!
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And don’t forget!
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.
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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 the series will continue! The next two books are currently title Bone Dreams and Stone Thaw. Originally I planned to release them in 2015, but my son was sick for two years now and my productivity had unfortunately decreased terribly. I can’t give any specific dates anymore, but they are still planned.
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.
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: