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Monday, November 12, 2012

Celebrating the Launch of M Pax's The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear

Today, Idea City is helping M Pax, speculative author extraordinaire, celebrate the launch of her new adult urban fantasy, The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear. It's the first book in a new series. And it’s out! The main character, Hetty, is a twenty-two-year-old, stumbling about in an effort to become a full-fledged adult. She struggles with self-esteem, weight, relationships, and making the transition between college and the real world.

Graduation from community college isn’t the magic elixir Hetty Locklear counts on for becoming an adult. Her parents, who work the Renaissance fair circuit, insist she spend part of the summer with them. Hetty doubts pretending to live in the Middle Ages will help her find her way.
 To make it worse, an entity haunts her at her dead-end job, warning her of a dangerous man she doesn’t know. The ghost leads her to a lover who has a lot of secrets. He pulls her farther into peril and into a strange, hidden world of genetic experimentation.
New Adult Urban Fantasy with a contemporary sci-fi twist. Mature content.

Available as an ebook at Amazon / Amazon UK / Smashwords / iTunes / Kobo
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M. Pax is celebrating her latest release with a jousting tournament and contest at Cheer for the knights to help them win the grand prize, and you’ll be put in a drawing to win an ebook copy of The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear. Five will be given away. Huzzah!


  1. Huzzah! Already championed a knight this morning.

  2. What an interesting contest for a book launch.

  3. A jousting tournament? How cool is that!

  4. Thanks for helping with the launch, Catherine. I <3 you.

  5. Alex, I bet you play a rousing joust game. Wouldn't be surprised if you win. I recommend Hetty. I read M Pax's Backworlds and she's got quite the imagination! Really looking forward to reading this one myself.

  6. Because it's what is being said and because I love our girl Mary -- Huzzah!

  7. There was a lot of jousting over on Facebook today! Wonder which one won?!

  8. Still jousting after three days-phew!

  9. What fun. Sounds like a great story. I know nothing about jousting.