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From Author’s Desk: Cover Reveal and other August News and Updates

Updated: Aug 20, 2022

It’s time for the August Urban Fantasy Author’s update. In this blog, I am going to do the cover and title reveal for the seventh book in The Shadow Enforcer series, as well as answer one of the questions I received from my readers.

Cover and Title Reveal

The Shadow Choice | Urban Fantasy Novel

I am done with the final round of editing of the 7th instalment of the Shadow Enforcer series, and today, I wanted to share with you the cover and title of the novel.

Here is what my editor had to say about the book.

“And so I am sitting here with my feelings, having to say goodbye-for-now to two of my favourite characters. I loved the turns and twists and the heartache. But that ending. Wow... just.... wow.”

I don't have the exact date of the release yet, but if everything goes as planned, The Shadow Choice, the seventh book in The Shadow Enforcer Urban Fantasy Series, is coming in September. Please keep an eye on my Facebook and Instagram posts. I will announce the date as soon as I can.

Ask The Author

Question: If you were to write a spin-off about a side character, which would you pick?

Answer: In both series, I have quite a few side characters whose stories I would like to explore further. Just to name a few:

1. Declan Storm. Declan made his first appearance in The Shadow Storm, the 4th book of the Shadow Enforcer series. This man has way too many secrets, and it would be a shame not to explore them further. Being a Child of Air, he has some other magical abilities that weren’t revealed in The Shadow Storm. Besides that, he belongs to another secret magical organization that hasn’t been discussed in the Salamanderverse yet.

2. Mrak Delar, the dark and mysterious Master of Power. As a side character, he makes an appearance in both series, The Shadow Enforcer and The Fire Salamander Chronicles.

I must admit that because of the duality of this character, he was also the most complicated character to write. He is one of three Masters of Power, but unlike the other two, he is both the Light and the Darkness.

He is almost three hundred years old but looks no older than thirty. Just like all Masters of Power, he has jet-black hair and absolutely black eyes – the visual signs of the elemental powers he controls. He is a fierce fighter, and so far, he hasn’t met anyone who could best him in a sword fight or single combat. And when it comes to wielding the elemental power or magic, he is unmatched. He is everything--the King and the slave, the Darkness and the Light, but when it comes to his friends and people he loves, he's loyal through and through.

3. Kal or Kalidus – The Magnificent Fire Elemental, The Great Fire Salamander. He is as old as the Fire itself and as powerful as his element. After so many years of walking the World of Magic and the realm of humans, he is at the point where he no longer cares about controlling his elemental energy, and that makes his presence deadly to anyone who isn’t touched by the World of Magic. “Humans can’t communicate with the Great Salamander in his pure form, owing to the fiery element in which the Great Salamander dwells. He’s in complete control of Fire. He is the Fire. You humans can’t even light up a match without the Great Salamander. He starts fire and extinguishes it.” – Dralagon, the oldest dragon of Kendral.

3. One of the Wardens. I always wanted to write a series with a main character who belongs to the Wardens Order. It could be Raoul de Beaumont, Luc de la Crosse, or Edmond de la Roche... All three of them have their own backstories, different personalities and character traits that could easily make them a leading character of their own series.

4. Zabava. If I ever decide to write a series with a strong female character, I would probably explore the story of Zabava, the mysterious daughter of Baba Yaga and a powerful mage, who works with the slayers of the Sisterhood of the Sun. 5. Atticus - the young pureblood werewolf, the son of Hawk. He and his older brother Griffin have a great potential for their own story. 6. Ancient Vampires. In both series, I have a few ancient vampires. Each of them could easily pull their own series. Just to name a few: Ruslan, Akira Ida, and Santiago del Castillo.

Did I miss anyone? Would you like to add anyone to this list?

Send me a quick note and let me know which character of the Salamanderverse you’d like to see in their own series, or vote below.

Let me know what you think...

  • Declan Storm

  • Mrak Delar, the Dark Master of Power

  • Kal, the Fire Elemental

  • One of the Wardens

You can vote for more than one answer.


As always, thank you all so much for your continued support.

Happy reading!

N.M. Thorn


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