Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Kyn Kronicles by Jami Gray

Kyn Kronicles Book 1
Jami Gray

Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

fears what hunts in the shadows--especially the monsters...

takes a monster to hunt one, and for Raine McCord, forged in the
maelstrom of magic and science, she's the one for the job. In a world
where the supernatural shares a shadowy existence with the mundane, a
series of disappearances and deaths threaten the secrecy of her kind
and indicate someone knows the monsters are alive and

with the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Duran proves to be as challenging
and dangerous as the prey she hunts. When the trail leads back to the
foundation which warped Raine's magic as a child, her torturous past
raises its ugly head.

and Raine sift through a maze of lies, murder, and betrayal, to
discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the
entire magical community.

Kyn Kronicles Book 2

she had to do was keep one man safe…

McCord has no problem taking down the monsters of the world, it’s
one of the reasons she’s so good at her job. So playing bodyguard
to Cheveyo, head Magi of the Northwest, as he consults with the
Southwest Kyn should be an easy assignment. Unfortunately, the simple
task turns into a nightmare when Cheveyo is kidnapped and Raine is
left for dead by one of the Kyn’s most feared beings, a Soul

Stealer’s attack leaves lasting wounds, undermining Raine’s
confidence as a warrior and damaging her unruly magic. Her ability to
heal her mind and spirit hinges on the one man who can touch her
soul, Gavin Durand. Compelled to face the emotions raging between
them, they must embrace not only their stormy relationship but their
evolving magic to escape the twisted threads of murder and betrayal
to find Cheveyo.

Raine and Gavin come together and begin to unravel the complex web of
secrets and hidden vendettas haunting the Southwest Kyn, they
discover unsettling new truths that threaten their very existence.

Kyn Kronicles Book 3

blonde, a brunette and a monster walk into a bar and all hell breaks

should have been the start of a bad joke, but days from a full moon
Xander Cade, Tracker for the Northwest Motoki Pack, finds nothing
funny about confronting an enraged Shifter in a crowded Portland
nightclub filled with unsuspecting humans, The resulting carnage
begins to fray the thin veil of secrecy shielding the supernatural
Kyn community from public scrutiny. It also ensures there is no
escaping the one man she's been determined to avoid, her Alpha and
mate, Warrick Vidis. Dominating, protective and compelling, Warrick
threatens her individuality like no other.

As the Northwest
Alpha wolf, compromise isn't in Warrick Vidis's vocabulary, but when
his reluctant mate, Xander Cade, refuses to leave off the hunt for a
killer, he has no qualms using whoever or whatever necessary to
protect her or his pack. A series of unusual deaths involving lone
wolves along with anonymous threats against him and his Pack begin to
jeopardize his normal steely control. Add in Xander's continual
reluctance to fully accept their Soul bond, and the line between
intellect and instinct begins to blur, leaving him wondering if one
woman's love and acceptance will be enough to save both man and

As the danger escalates, threatening not just their Pack
but those closest to them, Warrick and Xander must find a way to
trust each other and accepts their rare bond or risk losing
everything--their pack, their friends and each other.

Excerpt 2:

Silence descended between her and Warrick, stretching until it played along her nerves. Slowly, like a door creaking open, he began to loosen his end of the bond. Her wolf began to settle as it sensed his. He studied her, and she could see both the wolf and man looking back. He reached out, but she stepped out of the way and caught a fleeting sense of hurt and confusion. But she couldn’t allow his touch to weaken her resolve.
“Why are you running scared?” His question was stiff.
“Let me ask you something,” she said. When he gave a short nod, she continued. “Why did you bond us?”
“You were dying.” His voice was gruff, almost angry. “I—we need you.”
Need, not love. His choice of words scraped over her heart. “Need?” she asked around the tightness of her chest.
“If we lost you, the pack would be devastated.”
“What about you, Warrick?” she whispered.

“An alpha can’t have a weakness, Xander,” he said, searing her with the brutal truth.

“So you consider a mate a weakness?” Oh, this was just getting better and better. Why had she thought she could make this relation- ship work?
“Did you forget what happened with Chavez?” he gritted out, rubbing the heel of his hand over his chest.
His movement had her realizing she was projecting her pain through their bond. Furious with herself, and with him, she reeled in her emotions. “Chavez’s mate was crazy.”
“He covered for her because he loved her, and now his pack is in upheaval.”
She wanted to punch him. The urge was so powerful, she had to curl her hands into the leather of her bike’s seat behind her. “So it’s not a mate that you consider a weakness, but the emotion behind it?” she pushed.
“No,” he growled. “You should never give an alpha wolf someone of his own.”
Confusion momentarily overrode her anger. “Why?”
His lips thinned and his jaw tightened. “An alpha is the ultimate protector. Protection of our packs is a natural directive. We will do whatever is needed to protect what is ours. Even if they don’t want to be protected.”
“Even a mate?” She kept her tone careful as she began to get an inkling as to why he was so damned determined to keep his heart out of her reach.
“To protect a mate some would burn the world,” Warrick answered. “Even at the expense of our pack. Chavez is proof of that.”
“Warrick—” she started.
He snarled and ran a hand through his hair in obvious frustration. “My wolf recognizes you as our mate.” Possessiveness stormed down their bond confirming his words.
Mate. A deep thrill hummed through her at his claim, but her heart ached because there was more to it. Dreading his answer, she asked, “And the man?”
“Is torn.” His face was grim. “Claiming you protects and strengthens the pack, but increases the danger to you.” His and me was left unsaid.
“You think you can claim me, but keep me at arm’s length? As if that will somehow keep me safe?”
He didn’t answer, but she could feel the belief in his screwed up logic. She and her wolf took exception to his assumption, and there was no stifling her growl. “I don’t need you to keep me safe, Warrick. I need you to accept me for who I am.”
Feminine fury rose and burned against his male arrogance. Her challenge was the last straw. She practically heard his control break. Swearing, he trapped her between his body and the bike before she could blink.
Being caged brought her wolf snarling to the forefront. Claws broke through and she swiped out, leaving thin bloody lines across one cheek before he captured her hands in his. He snarled back and took her lips with savage intensity. Ravaging her mouth, he took sharp bites of her lower lip before laving the stings with his tongue.

Kyn Kronicles Book 4

and chaos can devastate even the best-laid plans... 

the leader of the Amanusa, Natasha Bertoi thrives on chaos, but when
tragedy strikes the Northwest Kyn, leaving bodies and betrayal in its
wake, not even she is prepared for the fallout With the Northwest
houses in an uproar and the Wraiths hungry for blood, all her
carefully laid plans are put to the test as she wards off the greedy
clutches of the ruling Kyn Council. Her plans and pawns are moving
along nicely, until he joins the game. div>

of treachery draw Darius Abazi to the Northwest in search of justice
hones with vengeance. After years of protecting the Council and its
secrets he harbors no illusions on how lies can be twisted into
truth. As death stalks the Northwest Kyn, he faces off with the
beautiful, but manipulative Natasha to uncover the mastermind behind
it all. div>

dangerous attraction lures the two predators into a deadly game,
where one wrong move could destroy all that Natasha holds dear.

Kyn Kronicles Book 5

betrayals and hidden truths forge shattered dreams…

the most powerful Magi in the Northwest Kyn, lives with one
regret—walking away from Tala Whiteriver. When he is sent to broker
an alliance with the Southwest Kyn, he recognizes his chance to
rectify his mistake, but soon realizes the challenge may be more
difficult than expected.

the youngest Kyn to lead a house, Tala’s a force to be reckoned
with, but her role came at a steep price. When an unprovoked attack
by the Southwest alpha threatens her position and forces her to face
judgment, she finds an unexpected ally in the man who once claimed
her heart. 

a series of deadly events unfolds, tensions began to rise between the
Southwest houses, with a Tala firmly trapped in the center. Before
Tala and Cheveyo can quell the approaching storm, they must untangle
a treacherous plot and expose the architects of a devil’s bargain
designed to fracture the Kyn. Will Cheveyo and Tala be able to
move beyond the confines of their positions and trust their hearts to
forge new dreams before the impending nightmare sweeps them apart

in Shadows
Kyn Kronicles Short Stories

a world of intrigue and shadows, tangling with the monsters can leave
its mark…

into the world of Jami Gray’s Kyn with this collection of short
stories, and discover why readers are disappearing into this
exciting, Urban Fantasy series.

In Shadows, .5

(previously published in Things That Go Bump For The Holidays)
magic of the holiday season can be hell…
Kyn, Gavin Durand and Raine McCord, are called in to investigate the
aftermath of a Christmas engagement party gone horrifically wrong,
only to face an unexpected gift.

in Shadows, 1.5
from the deep come in all shapes and sizes…
on an unwanted vacation, Raine soon discovers that boredom is the
least of her worries when danger washes ashore, bringing unexpected

by Shadows, 2.5
is ever easy…
Gavin and Raine the job is simple, deliver a package to an interested
party in New Orleans. Yet even the easiest job can mask unexpected

by Shadows, 3.5
leaves a tangled web…
Kern, Motoki Pack’s Second, is no stranger to sticky situations,
but when delectable Division Agent, Iliana Krychek, comes to him for
help, it will take more than claws and teeth to untangle a deadly web
of deceit.

Gray is the coffee addicted, music junkie, Queen Nerd of her personal
Geek Squad, Alpha Mom of the Fur Minxes, and award winning author of
the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, the Paranormal Romantic
Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams, and her latest Romantic Suspense
series, Fate’s Vultures. She writes to soothe the voices in her

Guest post by Jami Gray
Urban Fantasy…so is that like Lord of the Rings?

As one who writes in Urban Fantasy, you would not believe how many times I’ve actually been asked this question.  Every single time, I try not to heave a huge sigh or roll my eyes, because that’s just mean. My answer…”No, it’s fantasy in an modern, urban setting.”

Sounds good, right? I thought so, hence the reason it’s my go-to answer. However, I still caught hints of confusion or a quick shake of the head leading to a subject change.

So, to be able to give a more informative answer to those seeking knowledge, perhaps I should pose it to those who understand it best…readers.  What do you consider Urban Fantasy?

Is it the wizard stalking the rain-drenched streets on dark nights hunting ghouls and witches like some long ago western lawman? Is it the kick-ass female rocking the leather attire like ain’t no body’s business? Is it the terrifyingly, anti-social protagonist walking the thin line of insanity, that we somehow fall in love with between the pages, but in real life would cross the street to avoid? Or is the unlikely shifter/witch/vampire/hunter of any thing unnatural that suddenly finds himself or herself the one person who holds the ability to change the world around them?

Like many writers, I’m an avid reader. I started out with Fantasy. Yep, like Tolkien,  Lloyd Alexander, Susan Cooper, Anne McCaffrey, Robin McKinley, or Katherine Kurtz. As I grew, so did my reading tastes and I found myself drawn more and more to settings where magic and the real world collided.  Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality was one of my favorite series. How cool was it that normal, everyday people somehow managed to find themselves suddenly becoming the incarnation of Death, War, Time , Nature, Fate, Evil, Good, and all that those jobs entailed.  Think about it, what would you do if you suddenly found yourself in charge of Death. Would you be able to take a soul away, witness the grief left behind, because you knew down the road, a much darker, deeper agony lay in wait?

It wasn’t until I was in my late twenties, early thirties that I noticed more and more books were coming out that didn’t focus on a romantic relations, but on the strong development of the female protagonist (generally). The books, like GUILTY PLEASURES by Laurell Hamilton where Necromancer Anita Blake takes us inside a not-so-hidden world of the unusual, or BITTEN by Kelley Armstrong where Elena showed us how a normal woman handles suddenly growing fur and claws, sucked me in and made me fall in love, all because the main character was an independent, strong female not looking for someone to come save her. Granted, she still had some issues, but damn, these women, they were frickin’ awesome.  And, as I went on a hunt for more, I found them: ANY GIVEN DOOMSDAY by Lori Handeland where we meet Elizabeth Phoenix, a psychic cop in the Phoenix Chronicles, Patricia Briggs’ skin walker, mechanic Mercy Thompson in MOON CALLED, the first in her Mercy Thompson series, Ilona Andrews’ sword mistress, Kate Daniels in a magic ravaged Atlanta from MAGIC BITES, the awesome intro to her Kate Daniels series, Jim Butcher’s STORM FRONT, where we meet the dorky and dangerous (yes, dorky, not dark) Harry Dresden from the Dresden Files and C.E. Murphy’s cop, Joanne Walker of the Walker Papers, in URBAN SHAMAN. I could go much longer, promise (C.J. Adams, E.E. Knight, Terry Brooks…) All of these were the beginnings of some great series, series where magic was set against the backdrop of the modern world, complete with modern problems.  They appealed because it blurred the line of reality, suspended my belief, and rekindled my faith in magic. Reading this genre (and writing in it) is my way of sharing that wonder with others.

And since I’m always looking for new voices to discover, if you have recommendations, feel free to offer them up!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for letting me come and visit. Best of luck to all on the giveaway!