My name is Dennis R. Upkins and I’m excited to announce that my second title, West of Sunset, is out from Parker Publishing and I think you should check it out.
West of Sunset is a new kind of urban fantasy with a new kind of hero.
In two action-packed comedy adventures, the world is introduced to one Brecken Everett, an overachieving college student who moonlights as a wizard detective.
“I recalled some sage I once received from two friends, seraphim. They confirmed that the old saying was true. If you ever want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”
For Brecken Everett, there’s never a dull moment. When he’s not dealing with a demanding course load and honing his magic as top student at Lightmage University, he’s working as a private investigator and using his skills to protect the innocent from the darkest forces. In two action-packed adventures, Breck demonstrates that outnumbered and outgunned is when he’s at his best.
In Keepers Brecken is enlisted to aid the Jacob and Joshua Phoenix; twins, the last Pyrians, the last of an ancient race. The Brothers Phoenix are on a quest to uncover clues to their past. When they find a lost relic, a pair of demons arrive to claim it. With Brecken’s aid, the twins are determined to not only stop the deadly threat, but have some fun in the process.
West of Sunset takes place a year after Keepers. All Brecken wants to do is get out of Atlanta. Heading to Los Angeles with his best friend, Owen, he plans a vacation of surf, sun, partying and relaxation until the boys stumble upon a museum heist connected to a biker gang of vampires with plans to raise a most dark power. Matters get even more complicated with the involvement of a mysterious and powerful witch.
Witches, museum heists, arising malevolent forces, vampire biker gangs, even Brecken’s vacations are another day at the office.
So what makes West of Sunset a new kind of urban fantasy?
It celebrates diversity without fear or hesitancy. Everett is a gay black male and LGBTQs and characters of color and other minorities take center stage in my books.
In this new urban fantasy, characters welcome as illustrated here.
For 21st century quality readers looking for progressive, sophisticated multicultural tales featuring compelling complex and diverse protagonists, it’s here. For those of you who are looking for an alternative to the derivative status quo, it’s here.
West of Sunset is available in both paperback, Kindle, and can be purchased where books of awesome are sold.