Kira Brady

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Aug 2
2012
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Frauke Spanuth of Croco Designs has designed an AWESOME new website for me. See the pretty? See the gaslights and grunge and raven? She is a miracle worker. I LOVE IT. I fully admit I have particular tastes but a difficulty expressing what I want. It’s like she reached into my head and plucked the design out of my deepest imaginings, and it’s perfect. I’ll be adding some content over the next week, but if there is anything you’d like to see, please let me know. Legend for the Deadglass Map by Teresa Grasseschi I’m also incredibly excited that Teresa… Read more »
Jul 23
2012
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Teresa Grasseschi, the artist who is drawing me pictures and a map for the Deadglass Trilogy, finished the three crests! They look Fabulous. I am so excited to see how she is bringing Hearts of Darkness to life in visual art. Today I will share with you the crest for the Drekar, the immortal soul-sucking dragon shifters who live in the Norse neighborhood of Ballard and plot to unleash the Gates to the Land of the Dead. The illustration is of Sven Norgard, the Drekar Regent, in dragon form. Enjoy! These images belong to Kira Brady, they may not be… Read more »
Jun 27
2012
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Yesterday was the release day of Hearts of Fire, my very first story. This Romeo & Juliet novella is a prequel to the Deadglass Trilogy (but you don’t have to read it first). Available for Amazon kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook for a buck. To celebrate, here’s an excerpt from the beginning of Hearts of Fire. It’s set a century and a quarter before the events of Hearts of Darkness (book 1). HEARTS OF FIRE, a Deadglass Novella Seattle, 1889 She didn’t want to like him. The stranger was too pretty, for one. Too arrogant, for another, and the… Read more »
Jun 8
2012
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Publishers Weekly chose Hearts of Darkness as one of their best summer reads of 2012! I’m in good company as one of their five romance picks along with one of my favorite authors, Nalini Singh (squeee!). Publishers Weekly Best Books of summer – reads – 2012 Hearts of Darkness Kira Brady (Kensington/Zebra) Brady’s dazzling debut blends Norse, Babylonian, and Native American mythology to create a dark and compelling story set in an alternate present-day Seattle. A human nurse and a werewolf mercenary find unexpected romance as they try to stop dragon shapeshifters from opening a gate into another world and… Read more »
Jun 4
2012
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Hearts of Fire, the reimagining of the great Seattle Fire and the start of the Drekar-Kivati War in the Deadglass World, is finally available for preorder! This novella is ebook only and will be released June 26. I had some fun writing this Romeo and Juliet tale of two wide-eyed dreamers from enemy races. It’s not necessary to read Hearts of Fire before Hearts of Darkness (especially when I wrote Hearts of Darkness and half of Hearts of Shadow before I ever thought about writing a novella!), but it’s a fun read and provides some background to the gritty modern… Read more »
May 29
2012
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Today is the anti-celebration of the 105th anniversary of Ballard’s forcible annexation to the City of Seattle. We mourn the loss of our great Scandinavian city to the insatiable hunger of those devious early Seattelittes, who rumor has it put a dead horse in Ballard’s drinking water supply to “convince” us that we needed their help. It might have been a bloodless coup, but we still mourn the loss of our independence. Please join me in donning black and raising a glass in memory of the Ballard that could have been… Our FREE BALLARD cheer is tongue-in-cheek, but it inspired… Read more »
May 18
2012
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Happy Norwegian Constitution Day! We celebrate May 17th in Ballard with (what is rumored to be) the largest Syttende Mai parade outside of Norway, because we like to pretend we’re still a fiercely independent city of Viking descendants. At right is a picture of our local independent bookstore’s Syttende Mai display. Other major festivals are Viking Days in the summer, and Tivoli and Yule Fest at the Nordic Heritage Museum. It doesn’t matter if your Norwegian ancestors hated your neighbor’s Swedish ones; we’re all one big happy Norse family in Ballard. May 17th for Ballardites is like March 17th for… Read more »
May 16
2012
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I’m over at Books Make Me Happy Reviews talking about my tea addiction and giving away an autographed advance copy of HEARTS OF DARKNESS to one lucky commenter. Come join me! (Contest closes Friday.)… Read more »
May 14
2012
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I am pleased to announce my very first official interview! And it’s in Publishers Weekly, no less. In it I expound upon the Deadglass Trilogy and the inspiration behind my haunted, alternate Seattle. I also chat about my favorite books growing up–all Young Adult Fantasy–and why I chose Norse/Babylonian/Native American mythology for the trilogy. From Urban Planning to Urban Fantasy: PW Talks with Kira Brady By Julie Naughton May 11, 2012 Kira Brady’s studies in urban planning and historic preservation helped her create a fantastical alternate Seattle in Hearts of Darkness, the first in a paranormal romance trilogy.… Read more »
Apr 23
2012
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I woke up this morning to excellent news: Hearts of Darkness, my debut and the first book of the Deadglass Trilogy, earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly! I am so excited. Publishers Weekly also interviewed me about the series, and you can read it next month in the print and online editions. The short version: “Dazzling…thrilling…irresistible” Full text version of the review, but you can also read it directly on the Publishers Weekly website here. Hearts of Darkness Kira Brady. Kensington/Zebra, $6.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-4201-2456-9 In this dazzling debut, Brady blends Norse, Babylonian, and Native American mythology… Read more »