The major theme in the Modern Magics series is magic…of course. The books deal with magic coming back to Earth. In Relics, it’s in the form of actual magical beings: elves, goblins, fairies, daemons, angels, to name just a few. And none of them are who or what they seem. Be prepared to throw out the conventional take on these mythical beings because I took the normal as a base and then twisted it.
And in the series, it’s not just a privileged few who know about magic. The creatures of myth return so the entire world sees them. Sort of magic meets alien visitation on a planetary scale.
I once had a student ask me if I believed in the things I wrote about: ghosts, magic, etc. He got quite upset when I said no, and rather sternly asked how I could write about such things then.
The answer is simple. They’re fun! I can put in such things as a ghost dog following our hero and heroine home, only to be adopted by two ghost kids.
I can write about a tiny fairy, who is one of the mostly deadly warriors in the series, but has a penchant for red nail polish and gets tipsy on tapioca pearls.
I can add in an eight thousand year old daemon who is a stone-cold killer, but who is also charming and has a fascination with humans. Possessing the body of one Tyler Jones, he is also one of the most popular characters among readers.
Magic allows me to take the ordinary world and make it into something else. It lets me play pretend on a grand scale and create imaginary friends who whisper their secrets in my ear. Magic takes the mundane and makes it spectacular. Why magic? I guess the real question is: Why not? 🙂
About the Book
Most of Thulu and La Fi’s clients are dead. Which is perfect since their detective agency caters to the supernatural. But a simple job finding a lost locket leads to a big case tracking relics for an ancient daemon.
The daemon needs the relics to keep a dangerous portal closed. His enemy, Gabriel, wants the relics to open the portal and give his people access to a new feeding ground – Earth.
Caught on live TV, other portals begin to open and the creatures of magic return to Earth. The people of Earth are not alone, but will soon wish they were.
When Gabriel threatens their family, Thulu and La Fi’s search becomes personal. The couple will need powerful help in the race to find the relics before Gabriel does. But maybe that’s what ghostly friends, magical allies and daemonic clients are for.
When the creatures of myth and magic return to Earth, they’re nothing like your mother’s fairy tales.
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About the Author
After a successful career being other people, and later teaching others the many tricks of that trade, Maer Wilson has decided to be herself for a while. Turns out she’s a writer. She’s always loved stories, especially fantasy, mystery and sci fi. Maer was born in the Year of the Dragon and has a dragon-themed room in her home, but sadly no dragons in the back yard. When she’s not writing, Maer plays online video games, teaches college and reads. Maer is a partner in Ellysian Press, a small publishing house. She also co-hosts the literary podcast MythBehaving. Maer lives in the high desert of Southern Nevada with her three dogs, a chihuahua and two poodles.
Her books include Relics and Portals, Books 1 and 2 in the Modern Magics series. The upcoming third book in the series is Magics. There are also three novelettes in the series – “Ghost Memory,” “Unwanted Ghost” and “Ghost Dancer.” A fourth story, “Wedding Ghost” is also planned. You can find all books and novelettes in the Modern Magics series at Amazon.
For more info, you can visit Maer’s website.
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