Urban fantasy fans have something to celebrate today! The much anticipated anthology, Shadowed Souls, is out today from Roc Books. It's edited by past podcast guest Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files series (there is a Dresden world story in the book as well), and Kerrie L. Hughes, editor of over a dozen anthologies and author of many fantasy stories as well.
Not only is this anthology groundbreaking because there are just so many awesome authors in one book, but it's special to the podcast, because looking at the table of contents, many of the authors have been on the show in some form, including Jim C. Hines, Kevin J. Anderson, Kat Richardson, and Erik Scott de Bie! And our host, Anton Strout has a new story from his Simon Canderous series in it, too! Other authors include Seanan McGuire, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Rob Thurman, and Tanya Huff, making for a well-rounded collection of stories filled with chills, thrills, adventure, action, and even a little crazy. Though these stories are on the darker side, there are still some laughs to be found. Readers will meet new characters and meet up with some of their past favorites. This anthology is also a perfect opportunity for new urban fantasy readers to get a sample of some of the best stuff out there--there are entire series built around some of the characters in this book. Shadowed Souls is like the gateway drug to awesome paranormal literature!
Check out Shadowed Souls NOW on Amazon and wherever else books are sold!
Melanie R. Meadors is an author and editor of science fiction and fantasy, blogger at The Once and Future Podcast, and a professional author publicist. She studied physics and astronomy at Northern Arizona University, where no day was complete without a heated debate over relativity versus quantum mechanics. You can find her at her website, melaniermeadors.com, on Facebook, and Twitter, @melaniermeadors.