Fame has a magic all its own in the no-gossip-barred follow-up to Geekomancy.Ree Reyes gets her big screenwriting break, only to discover just how broken Hollywood actually is.
Things are looking up for urban fantasista Ree Reyes. She’s using her love of pop culture to fight monsters and protect her hometown as a Geekomancer, and now a real-live production company is shooting her television pilot script.
But nothing is easy in show business. When an invisible figure attacks the leading lady of the show, former child-star-turned-current-hot-mess Jane Konrad, Ree begins a school-of-hard-knocks education in the power of Celebromancy.
Attempting to help Jane Geekomancy-style with Jedi mind tricks and X-Men infiltration techniques, Ree learns more about movie magic than she ever intended. She also learns that real life has the craziest plots: not only must she lift a Hollywood-strength curse, but she needs to save her pilot, negotiate a bizarre love rhombus, and fight monsters straight out of the silver screen. All this without anyone getting killed or, worse, banished to the D-List.
Michael R. Underwood is the author of Geekomancy, Celebromancy, Attack the Geek, Shield and Crocus, and TheYounger Gods. By day, he’s the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. Mike grew up devouring stories in all forms, from comics to video games, tabletop RPGs, movies, and books. He has a BA in Creative Mythology and East Asian Studies and an MA in Folklore Studies. Mike has been a bookseller, a barista, a game store cashwrap monkey, and an independent publishers’ representative. Mike lives in Baltimore with his fiancée, an ever-growing library, and a super-team of dinosaur figurines and stuffed animals. He is also a co-host on the Hugo-nominated Skiffy and Fanty Show. In his rapidly vanishing free time, Mike studies historical martial arts and makes homemade pizza. He blogs at MichaelRUnderwood.com/blog and tweets @MikeRUnderwood.
"Mike R. Underwood just keeps getting better and better. We need more urban fantasy like this."
– Seanan McGuire, author of Indexing and the October Daye novels
"If Buffy hooked up with Doctor Who while on board the Serenity, this book would be their lovechild. In other words, Geekomancy is full of epic win."
– Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy
"I want to live in this world, where all the books and shows and movies and games I love are a source of power, not only in psychological terms--which they already are--but practical, villain-pounding ones."
– Marie Brennan, award-winning author of A Natural History of Dragons
"'What if Kevin Smith wrote an urban fantasy novel?' If that question intrigues you, this book should shootstraight to the top of your TBR pile."
– Andrew Schaffer, author of 50 Shames of Earl Grey
"Geeky, goofy, and tons of fun!"
– My Bookish Ways
"If you’re in the mood for verbal gymnastics andenjoy seeing all of your favorite pop culture franchises in gorgeous, living color, Geekomancy more than delivers."
– All Things Urban Fantasy
"Underwood's Geek Fu is strong."
– Mari Mancusi, award-winning author of The Blood Coven Vampire series
"Magic in geekery, mysticism in celebrities, the Ree Reyes series by Mike Underwood is a celebration of everything that makes being a geek cool. Can't wait to read what he has in store next."