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V. M. Black – Bios for Media

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Long Bio for Media

Victoria Melantha Black, writing as V. M. Black, is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.  Her dream has always been to write, and after she completed three novels in college, her fourth was accepted by Penguin and became a national bestseller.  Over the next several years, she wrote books that were chosen as Publisher’s Weekly starred reviews and Romantic Times top picks, and she received glowing reviews from Library Journal and All About Romance.  In addition, her books finaled in or won a number of reader, reviewer, and industry award competitions, including the Golden Heart, RT Reviewer’s Choice, All About Romance Reader’s Choice, and Smart Bitches’ best books of the year.

But life as a traditionally published author was difficult.  Her advances were still in the poverty range after several years, and publishers didn’t want the stories she wanted to tell. So V. M. Black abandoned her old pseudonym and career and struck out as an independently self-published author in 2014 with the stories that New York publishing houses had rejected. Her books have already sold over a hundred thousand copies, and she hit the New York Times bestseller list for the first time in November 2014.

V. M. Black writes in the universe of Aethereal Bonds, where aethers (superhuman races) mix with humans. Her stories can’t be easily categorized. Set in a modern-day fantasy world, they have the depth and breadth of epic fantasy but feature the relationships of romance.  She likes to mix traditional folklore about both high fantasy and urban fantasy stock characters, such as vampires, shapeshifters, elves, fae, and demons, and give them a fresh twist that draws heavily from sources as disparate as cyberpunk and Greek and Celtic legends.

Short Bio for Media

Victoria Melantha Black, writing as V. M. Black, is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.  An independent author, she writes in the universe of Aethereal Bonds, where aethers (superhuman races) mix with humans.  Set in a modern-day fantasy world, her stories have the depth and breadth of epic fantasy but feature the relationships of romance.  She mixes traditional folklore about both high fantasy and urban fantasy stock characters, such as vampires, shapeshifters, elves, fae, and demons, and give them a fresh twist that draws heavily from sources as disparate as cyberpunk and Greek and Celtic legends.