New African American Paranormal Urban Fantasy Romance Novel By N.D. Jones

Paranormal romance author, N.D. Jones, has just launched her brand new book, “Of Beasts and Bonds”.


Paranormal/urban fantasy romance author N.D. Jones has launched her brand new book, “Of Beasts and Bonds”. The book went live September 18, 2016. The book is available in eBook and paperback formats at all major online book retailers and is expected to become a big hit with fans of the paranormal/urban fantasy romance world.

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This is the fourth book Jones has authored. The book was written with the aim in mind to thrill readers with a paranormal romance novel that includes mystery, mythology, and magic. There’s also particular excitement about this launch because it’s the middle book in the author’s captivating Death and Destiny trilogy.

“Of Beasts and Bonds” sets its main focus on Sanura and Assefa’s incomplete mate bond. Their new relationship is tested when Mami Wata sets her malevolent eyes on them, manipulating beasts, sacrificing humans, and creating heartache. To save the world from Mami Wata, a water goddess with a bloody thirst for power and an insatiable appetite for death and destruction, Sanura and Assefas must defeat her beasts and the Water Witch of Legend.

The book’s cover art was created by Jesh Designs and “Of Beasts and Bonds” is being released by Kuumba Publishing.

N.D. Jones has a background in high school social studies where she taught, primarily, African American teenagers who were assigned many books in school, most of which contained few characters who looked like them. The author’s background helped shape the creation of the book by inspiring her to develop three-dimensional and engaging characters of color set in a magical world of African and African American culture and mythology.

When asked about why she wrote the book, Jones said: “Of Beasts and Bonds” is the second book in my Death and Destiny trilogy, so there was no question I would continue with the series when I finished “Of Fear and Faith.” In fact, the reason I have a trilogy is because I wrote one hellishly long story a few years back, just for fun. When I thought about turning the work into a bona fide novel, I knew it was far too long for a single work. I’m not J.K. Rowling and this isn’t the Harry Potter series. Most people don’t want to read a 600+ page book by an author. So I divided my very rough draft into three manageable parts. For the most part, I stayed true to my draft for “Of Fear and Faith.” For “Of Beasts and Bonds,” I kept most of the ideas but essentially started from scratch, adding, for example, more supporting characters and some kickass scenes of magic.”

The author has hopes the book will encourage more readers to try black speculative fiction. This positive outlook from the author is certainly testament to her optimism considering some of the mishaps during its creation. There were a couple of mishaps, for example, the author decided to, at the last minute, hire a different cover designer. While she liked the dark, grittiness of her original cover, she wanted something a bit more striking and visually appealing.

In a recent interview, the author made a point of thanking her daughter, Najja. The teenager is a budding graphic artist who drew the logo for Kuumba Publishing.

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