Diana Rowland, author of the exciting new urban fantasy Mark of the Demon. Diana’s new to the Del Rey family and new to Comic-Con in general, but that hasn’t stopped her work from generating some serious buzz around the convention center. Diana found some time to talk to us about her work, one of her more interesting jobs (she has worked in a morgue) and her time here at Comic-Con; here is what she said.
Quick – What’s the book and why should we all rush out to buy it?
I asked Diana to give a quick pitch about the book and why we should all run out to the stores right now to buy it!
A Series or Stand Alone
Diana on her cover art
Diana’sDead On Work Experience
First Comic-Con Experience
Diana recommends other authors and books that she’s enjoyed.
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Here’s what it’s about (from the RandomHouse.com title page):
Cop and conjurer of demons, she’s a woman in danger of losing control–to a power that could kill….
Why me? Why now? That’s what Beaulac, Louisiana, detective Kara Gillian was asking herself when an angelic creature named Rhyzkahl unexpectedly appeared during a routine summoning. Kara was hoping to use her occult skills to catch a serial killer, but never had she conjured anything like this unearthly beautiful and unspeakably powerful being whose very touch set off exquisite new dimensions of pleasure. But can she enlist his aid in helping her stop a killer who’s already claimed the lives–and souls–of thirteen people? And should she? The Symbol Man is a nightmare that the city thought had ended three years ago. Now he’s back for an encore and leaving every indication on the flesh of his victims that he, too, is well versed in demonic lore.
Kara may be the only cop on Beaulac’s small force able to stop the killer, but it is her first homicide case. Yet with Rhyzkahl haunting her dreams, and a handsome yet disapproving FBI agent dogging her waking footsteps, she may be in way over her head…