The Coming of Jack Walker
by Chrystal Lee Stevens
YA, Monster Fiction
Jack Walker is a former bullied nerd whose life gets turned upside down when his girlfriend starts hanging out with the new mysterious guy who just moved into his hometown of Moorefield named Stefan. Then when Jack and his grandfather try to save Victoria from being kidnapped his grandfather gets injured and later dies. The last words his grandfather says to to him are, “If you ever want to see Victoria again you must get to Vladimir Island and find my old friend Cassandra.”
After his grandfather’s death Jack is left with his grandfather’s journal, old steamer trunk and lots of unanswered questions. Jack reads his grandfather’s journal full of yellowing brittle pages. He thinks that his grandfather’s words in the journal can’t possibly be true. But if not then how does he explain Victoria’s disappearance. So he decides in order to discover the truth he needs to get to Vladimir Island. So Jack gets accepted to the exclusive private school Van Pyre High that is located there. In between classes Jack searches for Cassandra.
Once Jack finds Cassandra, she tells him that in order to get Victoria back he has to step into his grandfather’s shoes and finish what he started with Stefan. Jack feels that he isn’t up to the task and feels powerless that the fate of the human world might one day rest in his hands. That day is now. The Administration for Monster Studies, a monster observing organization that his grandfather co-founded, informs him that Stefan and the Bloody Blade are coming for the Sun Amulet, a mythical object that makes the owner all powerful and immune to sunlight, that is hidden somewhere on the island.
The only problem: Jack has no idea how to be a vampire hunter let alone save the world. Luckily he has all of the monstrous inhabitants of Vladimir Island to help him complete the task.
The Black Leather Belt Murders
by Chrystal Lee Stevens
Police Procedural, Thriller
Mandrake is lethal… Blondes are a poison, the belt is his cure.
FBI profiler Rick Sullivan finds himself on the trail of a serial killer known as Mandrake. Mandrake strangles blondes with a black leather belt that he leaves fastened around their necks. As the body count rises Mandrake evades Rick at every turn. He finally catches a break in the case when he travels to a small Virginia town and meets Destiny Malone.
Destiny came home a week before Christmas to find her roommate Sydney strangled in her bed. Destiny was planning to become a PI after college graduation but has now been thrown full force into her first case. She is determined to find out who extinguished the fiery redhead and not even sexy Rick Sullivan is going to get in her way.
Rick believes that Sydney was killed by a copycat. Especially when he discovers that her ex-boyfriend who has recently escaped from prison was the one responsible for his father’s murder. Rick believes that Destiny is now in danger too and will stop at nothing to protect her even if it means staring into the face of death.
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