Friday, January 30, 2009


Tia asked me to join Fantasy Debut as a reviewer of urban fantasy primarily, and I was delighted to oblige! My tastes tend to run toward dark, gritty novels, what I guess you could call the noir of fantasy. I have no objections to blood, violence, vampires or the like, and I enjoy deeply flawed protagonists and shadowy urban locales. Just don't ask me to deal with most of those things in my real life. Of course, I'm always open to a good read that doesn't fit the criteria I outlined above. If a blurb or an excerpt grabs me, I'll want to give the book a shot regardless of genre/subgenre or subject matter.

I don't have the world's biggest online presence. You can occasionally find me commenting about the Korean scene in Los Angeles on my blog, I Love Koreatown in the Springtime. I haven't succumbed to Facebook or Twitter yet, but my Blogger profile can be found here. And you can always contact me by email at email [dot] raven [at] yahoo [dot] com.


Kimber Li said...

Glad you're on board!

Raven said...

Thanks! Me too. :)

Tia Nevitt said...

I always thought I was giving urban fantasy a short shrift, so when Raven was expressing interest in so many UF novels I showcased, I thought I'd ask her if she wanted to review them.