FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 1ST, 2020
OUTLAND ENTERTAINMENT TO PUBLISH SCOTT COLBY'S DEVIANT MAGIC BOOK SERIES
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Kansas City, MO: Outland Entertainment is pleased to announce a collaboration with Scott Colby to publish his urban fantasy series, Deviant Magic, starting with A Date With Death.
A Date With Death is about twenty-something Kevin Felton who loses his job and moves back in with his mother.
He assumes life can't possibly get any worse. He used to be somebody at a big time company—now he's just another nobody with no direction and nothing to do but get drunk and fantasize over the strange blue woman that lives in his dreams. Little does he know, there's more to his world than he ever imagined, and he's about to be thrown headfirst into a particularly deadly kind of fantasy.
Things start to look up when Kevin stumbles into a wild romance with the woman he thought was just a dream, a water nymph with a magical and mysterious past. There's just one problem: his new lover left a fiancé at the altar, and that man just happens to be Death himself.
In a desperate attempt to save his own life, Kevin—alongside Driff, an elven secret agent with questionable loyalties, and Ren, a longtime friend who knows more than he's letting on—befriends the reaper and must find a way to hook Death up with someone new before his own role in events comes to light.
Outland Entertainment will be publishing all four books in the series throughout 2021 and 2022, including a brand new fifth volume.
The covers are all illustrated by Ann Marie Cochran.
The first volume in the series, A Date With Death, is set to release February 9th, 2021. The second volume, Shotgun, will release in June of 2021.
About Outland Entertainment: Outland Entertainment is an independent publisher specializing in transmedia worldbuilding in speculative long and short fiction, comics, graphic novels, tabletop and RPG games, and other forms of media. We design, produce, and distribute our products. Our works are distributed through our website and networks like IPG and Comixology.
About Scott Colby: Author Scott Colby began his drawing career way back in elementary school when he needed a way to keep himself entertained. A few short years later he realized he couldn’t draw for shit and turned to writing instead. Scott quickly exhausted his third grade classroom’s stash of writing prompts and set forth creating his own wholly original works. His stories about equipping his friends with magic weapons so they could fight ancient evils in his backyard were huge hits when the teacher discovered them and made him read them aloud to the class. Scott hated this.
As our boyish hero grew into a strapping young man, new influences added spicy flavor to his developing style. Terry Brooks provided a strong foundation in the fantasy genre. Neil Gaiman got him thinking about how magic and the modern world can coexist. The spice melange of Frank Herbert made Scott consider the impact of economics on his settings. Chuck Palahniuk and Thomas Pynchon drove an interest in offbeat, obsessive characters. Chelsea Handler made things even weirder.
Scott now resides in scenic Somerville, Massachusetts, the home of marshmallow Fluff. His other interests include gaming, fitness, and technology. Like any good Masshole, Scott also enjoys trips to Dunkin’ Donuts and swearing at the Red Sox.
Colby is also author of Outland Entertainment's The Black Yonnix, now available in digital and paperback!