Because The Angel Who Wasn’t is novel length, I got to play around with different elements, focus a little on secondary characters, and other fun stuff, instead of getting straight into the story and telling it as succinctly as possible.
Some of that fun stuff included introducing a new major secondary character.
And one of the fun things I did was officially cross this series (Harley Firebird) over with Magorian and Jones, by having Dr. Michael Jones himself appear in the story, instead of dispensing advice via Zoom the way he has been.
Which, by the way, caused some, mmm, interesting moments when it came to plotting the next Magorian and Jones book (the plot of which I just finished).
I also had room to touch on some of the previous, still unfinished storylines and advance them a little.
I do like short stories–both reading and writing them. In fact, I love them. But novels create opportunities that short stories simply can’t provide.
The Angel Who Wasn’t was released on all retail sites this morning.
Harley learns that everyone hides something, even the Old Races…
It’s summer and Falconer is exploding with tourists who want to spot the Old Races in their native habitat. Harley and her police officers find keeping the peace a challenge. Then a dear friend of Harley’s is found murdered and Harley must face a raw truth: That she didn’t know her friend very well at all.
Investigating the murder pulls Harley into dark, unexpected pockets of life in Falconer that threaten her town and the people she thought were friends….
The Angel Who Wasn’t is part of the Harley Firebird urban fantasy series, which is set in the same fantasy world as Taylen Carver’s Magorian & Jones series.
The Harley Firebird series:
1.0: The Dragon of Falconer
2.0: The Orc Who Cried
3.0: The Shepherd of Fire
4.0: The Mad Folk of Falconer
5.0: The Badge of Our Tribe
5.5: Harley Firebird Files
6.0: The Firebird’s Regret
7.0: The Angel Who Wasn’t
…and more to come.
Urban Fantasy Novelette’s & Novel’s