New Short Fiction: CHARMED, I’M SURE
Last year, I received a submission for a novel that I just couldn’t let go of. It hit all my urban fantasy notes, plus it had a male hero! It also had a great hook — and it didn’t hurt that it reminded me of my love for both Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne.
The concept is this: What if there was more than one Prince Charming? What if there was a whole line of Charmings’ going back far into history — each one with a mission to rid the world of evil. But what happens when the last one is turned…and he becomes what he hunts?
So with this in mind, I set out to publish CHARMING (out in September), but Elliot James didn’t stop there. He also wrote a series of stories that will introduce us to the character in the coming months. The first, CHARMED, I’M SURE, is out today!
To tell you a tiny bit about the story:
When Tom Morris encounters a naked man walking along the interstate with no memory of how he got there, the smart thing to do is drive away. The only problem is, Tom Morris has secrets of his own. Like the fact that he comes from a long line of witch finders, monster slayers, and enchantment breakers, or that his real name is Charming. John Charming.
And did I mention that Kevin Hearne was kind enough to give CHARMING a quote?
“Loved it! CHARMING is a giant gift basket of mythology and lore delivered by a brilliant new voice in urban fantasy. Elliott James tells stories that are action-packed, often amusing, and always entertaining.”
— Kevin Hearne, author of HOUNDED
I’m very excited about this debut author and if you get a chance, dip into one of the short stories, or even better, pre-order CHARMING! It’s totally worth it!!!