Gypsy Madden lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, loves fantasy, science fiction, and anything British and adores making costumes and dressing up at conventions! She is active with Tol Andune (the local branch of the Tolkien Society), The Last Outpost (the Hawaii Star Trek club), and HAN (Hawaii Actors Network). She has participated in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) contest for 3 years as well as helping with the pitch workshopping thread, contributed chapters to the round robin stories of the Doctor Who Internet Adventures (DWIAs) and can even be spotted in the Naruto fan movie Konaha vs Chaos, dressed up as Harry Potter at several of the HPEF symposiums, and in LOST as a mental patient. Hired by a Demon is her first novel in print.
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Hired by a Demon
by Gypsy Madden
Published: July 21, 2013.
Vara, a female demon-summoner, finds herself hired by a mysterious temp agency to watch over soon-to-be werewolf.
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- Hunters' Quest (book 2 in the Hunters of Reloria series)
on March 11, 2017
Hunters of Reloria was a fun romp with a fellowship straight out of Lord of the Rings (a couple of men, an aloof elf, several hobbits, and a dwarf - though this one had three hobbits and two dwarves and they were looking for their wizard to round out their group. At least this fellowship had a token girl, though I do question why we can't even up the numbers between males and females since this is the modern age) on a quest to rescue an Elven princess and take down the enemy forces while traveling through a Middle-Earth-like realm. There were touches of other movies like Star Wars (I swear the princess was wearing the slave Leia outfit). But where this book excelled was in the moments when it escaped from borrowing and brought its own imagination, such as with the Mountain Men, the hydras, and the wizards. It read mostly as middle-grade, at times even bordering on a Disney look with the fairies and their green bell hats and the mermaids with their bright technicolor hair, but at times it did tread adult area with the start of a sex scene and one of the groups they met was cannabalistic. Since this is a middle book, a lot of the time it just felt like it was bridging between the first book, as it spent its time visiting one group to the next while setting up for the eventual final battle in the next book. Each group they met welcomed them with open arms (though some had a moment or two of difficulty before welcoming them). Still, this is a fun read with plenty of imagination, adventure, action and fantasy elements.