Kyoko M

Biography

Kyoko M is a USA Today bestselling author and a fangirl. She is the author of The Black Parade urban fantasy series and the Of Cinder and Bone science-fiction series. The Black Parade has been reviewed by Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews. Of Cinder and Bone placed in the Top 30 Books in Hugh Howey's 2021 Self Published Science Fiction Contest. Kyoko M has appeared as a guest and panelist at such conventions as Geek Girl Con, DragonCon, Blacktasticon, Momocon, and Multiverse Con. She is also a contributor to Marvel Comics' Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda (2021) anthology. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit degree from the University of Georgia, which gave her every valid excuse to devour book after book with a concentration in Greek mythology and Christian mythology. When not working feverishly on a manuscript (or two), she can be found buried under her Dashboard on Tumblr, or chatting with fellow nerds on Twitter. Like any author, she wants nothing more than to contribute something great to the best profession in the world, no matter how small.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In West Philadelphia, born and raised--wait, no, sorry, wrong story. I grew up in a metro-Atlanta, Georgia city called Riverdale. No relation to the one from 'Archie', trust me. My childhood, unfortunately, contributed a lot to my writing. Even from a young age, I found myself often alienated from my classmates due to my love of reading. I used to walk down the hallway between classes with my nose in a book, dreaming of fantastic landscapes and handsome heroes. I began writing at the tender age of six or seven, mostly just diaries, and then I got into fanfiction as I grew older. My life was unspectacular, and that was why I wrote so much. I wanted to imagine somewhere without the limitations of the real world. I wanted adventure. So I wrote my own.
When did you first start writing?
Around first grade or so. It started out with just diary entries of my thoughts about school. I was actually a lot like Harriet the Spy, before I even read the novel. I was a bit of an oddball kid so I felt recording my thoughts would be important because I wanted to remember everything the way it happened. All through my childhood, I only considered my writing to be a hobby, never something I could do for a living because of the "starving artist" stigma. I didn't realize until years later that it wasn't something everyone did, or had the ability to do.
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Videos

The Black Parade Book Trailer
Enjoy an exciting excerpt from Kyoko M's debut bestselling urban fantasy series! Jordan Amador. 21. New Yorker. Waitress. Mild alcoholic. Murderer. Two years ago, Jordan accidentally shot and killed a Seer: a person who can see, hear, and talk to ghosts with unfinished business. Her crime came with a hefty price, too. She has two years to help a hundred souls cross over to the afterlife or her soul is bound for hell. Tough break.

Series

Of Cinder and Bone
The chronicles of Dr. Rhett "Jack" Jackson and Dr. Kamala Anjali: two MIT scientists who clone the first dragon ever seen alive since centuries ago when the creatures were wiped out of existence by dragon hunters. All scientific breakthroughs come with a price, and cloning their dragon takes its toll on their lives.
Of Blood and Ashes
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Of Dawn and Embers
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The Black Parade
The saga of Seer Jordan Amador and the archangels in her ragtag makeshift family battling demons, malevolent spirits, and otherworldly creatures.
The Black Parade
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She Who Fights Monsters
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The Holy Dark
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Books

Of Dawn and Embers
Series: Of Cinder and Bone, Book 3. Price: $3.99 $2.99 USD. (25% off until March 9!) Words: 117,370. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Two MIT scientists are asked by the government to break up vicious underground dragon-fighting rings.
Of Blood and Ashes
Series: Of Cinder and Bone, Book 2. Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until March 9!) Words: 99,250. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The world's deadliest dragon, Baba Yaga, is loose in the Suicide Forest of Japan, and it's up to two MIT scientists and a team of dragon experts to bring her back alive, or die trying.
The Holy Dark
Series: The Black Parade, Book 3. Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until March 9!) Words: 176,930. Language: American English. Published: November 17, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Seer Jordan Amador and her estranged husband the archangel Michael reunite to find the thirty pieces of silver paid to Judas Iscariot and stop the archdemon of War, Moloch, from wiping out mankind.
She Who Fights Monsters
Series: The Black Parade, Book 2. Price: $3.99 $2.99 USD. (25% off until March 9!) Words: 141,720. Language: American English. Published: November 17, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Seer Jordan Amador and her husband the archangel Michael hunt down a serial killer and prevent him from starting the Apocalypse.
Of Cinder and Bone
Series: Of Cinder and Bone, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 139,580. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mashups
Two MIT scientists create a dragon and the yakuza steal it so they can clone more.
The Black Parade
Series: The Black Parade, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 103,100. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
New-Yorker Jordan Amador was just a waitress before she accidentally shot and killed a Seer--someone who can see and hear ghosts, angels, and demons. As penance, God gives her two years to help 100 souls with unfinished business cross over to the afterlife or her soul is bound for hell. At the end of her deadline, Jordan meets Michael the poltergeist. And her life gets ten times worse.

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