Author S. J. Day Continues the Marked Urban Fantasy Series with the June 2,2009 Release of Eve of Destruction (Tor Books)
Novelist and Army veteran S. J. Day draws on her military experiences in the continuation of her thrilling Marked series (Tor Books). Set on a closed military base, Eve of Destruction follows formerly agnostic Evangeline Hollis as she struggles to survive a demon-hunting training coursegone horribly wrong and her position as the latest point of contention between Cain and Abel.
New York, NY, June 02, 2009 --(PR.com)-- S. J. Day's action-packed Marked series continues with therelease of Eve of Destruction (A Tor Urban Fantasy Mass Market Original, $6.99; On Sale June 2, 2009).Cursed with the Mark of Cain, formerly agnostic Evangeline Hollis must survive demons, celestialpolitics, and the rival attentions of Cain and Abel.Drawing on her experiences as a Russian linguist in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence, Day has set thesecond novel in her series on a fictional closed military base on the Monterey Peninsula in California."The Defense Language Institute is located in Monterey, and my family has a somewhat unique tie to it,"Day explains. "My father-in-law attended DLI to study Vietnamese for the Marines, I attended to studyRussian for the Army, and my sister attended to study Arabic for the Air Force."The Marked series is urban fantasy, a rapidly expanding sub-genre of fantasy fiction where fantasticaltales are set in recognizable milieus. Eve of Destruction resumes the adventures of Evangeline Hollis, aprotagonist lauded by Publishers Weekly as "impressive" and "dynamic and vibrant." Sent to a militarybase reminiscent of the former Fort Ord, Eve is part of a training group learning to stay alive whilehunting demons. When members of her class are murdered one by one, the novice Eve must root out thekiller before it's too late.Also continued in the latest volume of the popular series is the author's exploration of Old Testamentthemes and tales. "With Cain and Abel as the antiheroes of my story, the research has been extensive,"Day says. "There are more questions than answers. The framework is set, but the possibilities areendless."Day will be making several appearances in support of the release, including signings and speakingengagements at Comic-Con in San Diego, California; the "Readers for Life" ProLiteracy Worldwidecharity event held by Romance Writers of America in Washington, DC; and author Lora Leigh's ReadersAppreciation Weekend in Huntington, West Virginia.Eve of Destruction was preceded by Eve of Darkness (May 09) and will be immediately followed by therelease of Eve of Chaos (July 09).Publication Data:Eve of DestructionA Tor Mass Market Original