• Young Adult

    Axes and Angels: a Contemporary Urban Fantasy Novel

    A dangerous job, a pair of pint-sized familiars on her shoulders, a crush on a constellation … No wonder Theo Apollonia’s relationship status just says, “It’s complicated.” Snarky thief Theo Apollonia has life figured out: steal priceless artifacts—pay off her debts. But when she and her familiars, Simon and Garfunkel, botch their most dangerous heist yet, they find themselves on the wrong side of a powerful demigod … Turns out all the legends are true. Banished demigods really do hold grudges. They’re also dangerous. Now Theo must take on powerful mythical guardians, warring gangs and an underground arena where mythical creatures battle to the death. First rule of mythical Fight Club: everyone dies. More is at stake than just the her life and the lives of her friends. If not stopped, the world will wake to a dark new day … and an even darker new god. Theo has a decision to make: Run to protect those she loves, or fight with the slim hope she can stop the apocalypse. Over 150,000 words of octane-fueled magic and mayhem fill this slow-burn urban fantasy adventure. BOOK 1: Axes and AngelsBOOK 2: The Good, the Bad and the ThiefBOOK 3: Stuck Between a Halo and a Hard Place * We will release this as three mini-volumes sometime in the future. From the twisted minds of Ramy Vance and Matthew Herrmann comes a new epic urban fantasy adventure unlike anything seen before. If you like the Dresden Files, Mercy Thompson or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then you’ll be helplessly addicted to the Mortality Bites series. “Mythology, satire, and brutal honesty. Vance delivers a knockout punch of fun and fearlessness in every last one of his books. Not only does he make you laugh, he makes you think. That’s a rare combination that few authors ever achieve, and Vance does it splendidly.” — John P. Logsdon, author of the Paranormal Police Department series. What Amazon readers are saying about the GoneGod World:★★★★★ ‘Urban Fantasy at its best.’★★★★★ ‘Irritatingly unputdownable.’★★★★★ ‘Boy was this long overdue! I was just whining to my husband about how everyone seems to be working from the same book outline when this little gem popped up.’★★★★★ ‘Great world building.’★★★★★ ‘Really enjoyable story. I went directly to Book 2.’★★★★★ ‘Genuine giggles on every page.’★★★★★ ‘Oh I needed that … Something different.’ The Better Demons Series takes place in the GoneGod World… an inspiring and unique setting of myths, magic and mischief. But what is the GoneGod World? Four years ago, the gods left. All of them. Their last message to humanity was “Thank you for believing in us, but it is not enough. We’re leaving. Good luck.” At first no one took them seriously. Until, that is, all the denizens of all the heavens and hells started showing up on people’s doorsteps. Creatures from every religion, mythology, folklore or fairytale now live among us, mortal and homeless. Trouble is, after eons of living forever, elves, dragons, dwarves, oni-demons, even friggin’ Medusa aren’t very good at being mortal. Welcome to the GoneGod World…where myths are real and even demons want to better themselves. Read more