Friday, February 24, 2012

Sweet Success! - Darby Karchut

Darby Karchut has two Sweet Successes to celebrate!

Her young adult urban fantasy novel, Griffin's Fire (ISBN 978-1-60619-212-2; trade paperback), will be released April 15, 2012, by Twilight Times Books. The book will be available at most online bookstores and in many independent brick-and-mortar bookstores.  

For centuries, there have been rumors about a lowly caste of supernatural beings known as the Terrae Angeli, angelic warriors and their apprentices who clandestinely serve as guardians for humans in danger.

Forced to become mortal, ex-teen angel Griffin has been banished from the Terrae Angeli. Struggling to adjust, he enrolls in the heaven-and-hell known as high school. To make matters worse, his Mentor has been ordered to take on a new apprentice, the gifted and egotistical seventeen-year-old Sergei, whose covert attacks make Griffin’s home life as bleak as a Siberian winter.

Caught between school, Sergei, and a desperate secret, Griffin is certain of one thing: the only way to fight a Cold War is with Fire.

Darby’s middle-grade urban fantasy novel, Finn Finnegan (soft and hardcover) will be released on March 11, 2013, by Spencer Hill Press. The books will be available via online bookstores.  

A modern teenage boy apprentices with a legendary Celtic warrior to battle the hobgoblins infesting their suburban neighborhood.

Darby Karchut is a writer, a teacher, and a compulsive dawn greeter. She lives in Colorado with her husband and owns more backpacks than purses. As she should. She is the author of the award-winning Griffin Rising (YA fantasy from Twilight Times Books), and she is currently working on the next two books in the series: Griffin's Fire (April 2012) and Griffin's Storm (release TBD; both from Twilight Times Books). Visit her website at