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[GUEST POST] Jill Archer Asks: What Is It With The Devil And Violins?

Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels about a post grad magic user and her off-campus adventures. DARK LIGHT OF DAY and FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, the first two books in the series are available now from Ace. The third book, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, will be released May 27, 2014. Jill lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. She can be found online at

What Is It With The Devil And Violins?

by Jill Archer

Originally, the titles for my books were riffs on common sayings associated with the devil. Dark Light of Day was “The Demon’s Advocate.” Fiery Edge of Steel was “The Demon You Know.” And White Heart of Justice was “The Demon Went Down to Jorja.” Yeah, I know. I’m pretty sure my editor groaned the loudest about that last one. In any case, its original working title isn’t the only violin or fiddle reference that White Heart of Justice has and there’s a reason for it. Being a former fiddler myself, I’ve always been fascinated by the association between the devil and the violin.
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