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Yvonne Navarro Books In Order

Publication Order of Final Impact Books

Final Impact (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Shadows (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Redemption Books

Highborn (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Concrete Savior (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

AfterAge (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Species (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadrush (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Species II (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
DeadTimes (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That's Not My Name (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirror Me (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elektra (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ultraviolet (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

First Name Reverse Dictionary (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Yvonne Navarro is an American author that is widely renowned amongst enthusiasts of popular culture because of the work she has done with some truly beloved franchises.

+Biography

Yvonne Navarro was born in 1957, and she did not always know that she would become a writer. The author blames her mother for that outcome. Yvonne remembers her mother reading a truly entertaining book to her when she was little, and then telling her when she was done that she could just as easily write a story as good as that one.

Yvonne eventually took the advice. Since then, Yvonne has written novels set in the world of Aliens, Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, not to mention Species and all the work she has done with marvel comics.

The author takes preexisting ideas from television, comics, and even novels with notable fanbases and builds upon them by writing stories set in those universes. Some of her works are simple, short stories.

Others are full blown novels that draw fans back into worlds they probably thought they would never visit again once their television shows, comics and novels ended.

Yvonne remembers a time when photographs were in black and white. She also remembers having the drive to be an artist. Certainly, her mother had instilled in her an interest in writing. But she often imagined that she would spend the rest of her life drawing for daily newspapers.

Things, however, didn’t turn out quite like Yvonne Navarro expected. Yvonne always thought that her journey would begin once she landed at an arts-heavy technical school. However, the author somehow found herself transferred to a local high school.

Life conspired to take her further away from her dream after that, and by the time Yvonne came to Chicago in 1981, she had spent more time working odd jobs as a nurse’s aide and a bookkeeper than doing anything related to the arts.

The author was lucky enough to settle at a Chicago Law Firm. It wasn’t until 1982, with Yvonne now feeling somewhat secure at her job, that she remembered her mother’s urgings years ago that she could write as well as the authors of the books she loved.

That seed, which her mother planted so long ago, began to sprout. Yvonne wrote a story and sold it in 1984. She went on to write numerous other stories, though it wasn’t until 1993 that ‘AfterAge’, her first novel, was published.

She followed the novel up with ‘Deadrush’ some years later. From that point, momentum continued to push Yvonne further down the rabbit hole of literary publishing. And once she began to write novelizations of popular movies and TV shows, she never looked back, finding that her work was much appreciated by the fans of existing properties who only wanted to see their favorite worlds and characters revisited.

Yvonne Navarro writes a lot of horror. However, unlike some of her peers, she doesn’t believe that being a woman has somehow disadvantaged her. In fact, Yvonne often fights against arguments that women should write like men in order to attract interest and acclaim.

Yvonne’s only encouragement for aspiring female authors is that they should endeavor to write like writers. As far as the author is concerned, there is no gender in writing and readers will gravitate towards any story that deserves their attention regardless of who wrote it.

+Yvonne Navarro Awards

Yvonne has received numerous accolade for her efforts as a writer, this including being a finalist and a winner of the Bram Stoker award, not to mention the Chicago Women in Publishing Award and the Rocky Mountain News Unreal Worlds Award.

Yvonne has so many plans for her future as a writer. She is determined to produce so many more short stories and novels for her fans.

She has also done a few black and white illustrations, having refused to completely give up on the artsy plans of her childhood.

+Highborn

Everyone is looking for Brynna but not for the same reasons. The fallen angel escaped Lucifer’s grip in order to find a new life above and, hopefully, earn redemption. However, Lucifer’s hunters have no intention of letting Brynna find peace on Earth.

Meanwhile, Detective Eran Redmond things Brynna might hold the key to finding a killer that has Chicago paralyzed with fear. Brynna knows that she cannot ignore Eran’s pleas, not when hell-spawned demons stand at the root of all his problems.

Brynna is determined to get her shot at earning a place in heaven. To do that, she must stay alive in a world that is more complicated than she expected this while she struggles with her longings for all that she cannot have.

There is a lot to love about this novel. Astarte is a demon who, after eons of bringing torture and misery to desperate souls, decides that she wants something new, a chance at returning to the Heavenly halls.

Upon coming to earth, Astarte takes the name Brynna Malak to avoid Lucifer’s goons. When Brynna witnesses a murder, she draws the attention of a police detective that is only looking to do the right thing.

Brynna struggles with her feelings of empathy as she tries to maneuver the morality of the mortal world.

This book doesn’t have the most impressive resolution.

+The Willow Files Volume One

Buffy befriended the book smart Willow when she first came to town. She knows how complicated Willow’s love life has always been.

So she isn’t surprised when Willow refuses to give up on her first real relationship when her boyfriend Oz turns out to be something less than human. Buffy, more than most, knows just how blind and scary love can be.

This book attempts to build upon the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The story places emphasis on Willow, a fan favorite. The book actually covers a story that aired on the television show.

The book takes three episodes that explored Willow’s love life and gives them a little more depth.

Fans of the television show will have little to complain about. Yvonne Navarro shows an impressive understanding of the Joss Whedon’s characters and maintains their personalities with perfect accuracy.

Even those individuals that watched the episodes will find something to smile at in these novelizations of the popular television show.

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