Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Blood in the Beginning


Hi Everyone! I have two big reveals today. 

Over at the cover and pre-order is up for the first in the Ava Sykes novels, The Blood in the Beginning. Coming out through Harlequin Books Australia, the launch is scheduled for July 1, 2016, but you can pre-order now to make sure you don't miss out.

Knock down, kickass nightclub bouncer Ava Sykes takes us deep into a dystopian world and out the other side in this dark and gritty, high-action urban fantasy.

Undergraduate by day, bouncer by night, Ava Sykes is just trying to make her way in New LA, a city recovering in the ‘Aftermath’ the time after an earthquake tore the country apart. Ava studies hard, trains at the local dojo, and teaches kids self-defence. Sure, she has a rare blood disorder and a stolen identity, but who doesn’t keep a few secrets these days?

Life is tough, but when Ava takes a job at the trendy new club, Poseidon, her financial worries seem to be over.Then the evil wakes up.After stumbling into the VIP area of the club, where humans are on the menu, Ava is attacked in the street, and finds herself in the hospital, trying to put the pieces together. The bizarre hallucinations aren’t helping, and neither is Dr. Miguel Rossi, the man who claims to know more about her origins than she does.

Shocked to the core at the discovery, Ava begins a search for her birth mother — and the truth —  but with a copycat killer on her tail, the attractive and powerful Daniel Bane offering to protect her and a doctor bent on unravelling her mysterious ‘condition’, the facts are hard to pin down. Meanwhile, the ‘otherness’ in her blood makes her increasingly irresistible to all the wrong people.

Ava used to dream of knowing where she came from but faced with the truth, she’d give anything to forget.

Here's what best selling fantasy author Traci Harding has to say:

"Rich in atmosphere, intrigue and action, and a heroine who just will not quit. Long live Ava Sykes!"

 And reveal number two?

Ra and Kim

I want you to meet my newest muse, a demon cat from a feline dimension far beyond our familiar world. His name is Ra, and he means it!

If you want to know more about the new series, or the new Bengal, tweet, email or FB. I am about most mornings. Or pop over to for the inside scoop.

Kim Falconer is a Supernatural Underground author writing urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA and epic science fantasy novels.

You can find out more about Kim at, the 11th House Blog, and on FaceBook and Twitter.

She posts here at the Supernatural Underground on the 16th of every month and runs Save the Day Writer's Community on Facebook and


Helen Lowe said...

Wow, Ava Sykes sounds great, Kim -- I can't wait to read it!

Sharon Stogner said...

Has my interest! Will it be available for the kindle in the US? There is no link for it. thanks :)

Terri Garey said...

Great cover, Kim, and Ava's story sounds like gripping one! And oh, oh, oh, what a gorgeous creature is Ra!! :D

Kim Falconer said...

Hi Helen! Thanks. Can't wait to hear what you think. It's a different genre. I found the first person quite liberating.

Sharon, I'll announce when she goes live in the USA and UK. Soon I think!

Terri, glad you like the cover, and Ra. He's a handful. I mean, nail-down-the-furniture handful!


Jess said...

The book sounds quite intriguing. Is the club name a hint as to what Ava is up against? I will keep an eye out for this when it comes out in July. :D

And how cute is Ra!? We have a Bengal cat too and they really are a handful. He's mostly great (he LOVES cuddles and being a lap cat when I read) but he has one issue that we struggled with but have finally accepted. And that's why he pees in the bathtub...

Merrie Destefano said...

Oh, wow, this cover is AMAZING!! I can't wait to read this book!

Kim Falconer said...

Hi Jess,

You are onto it with the name of the club! Hope you enjoy!

Your Bengal sounds like a really smart one. You can train them to use the toilet but seems like he has his own way. They are amazing cats - total handfuls!

Merrie, so glad you like the cover. They really nailed it.

Thanks for dropping in!