THE LATEST BOOK NEWS FROM RICK GUALTIERI
Deep in the woods, mankind is the endangered species.
Derek Jenner, the Crypto-Hunter, is back! Something is terrorizing the inhabitants of the Garden State, leaving a trail of missing persons and mutilated bodies in its wake. All signs point to the Jersey Devil, a creature long considered a hoax even in the cryptozoological community. Desperate for answers, the authorities summon Derek and his team to investigate.
Now, the hunters are about to become the hunted because what lurks in the forest is more horrifying than they could ever imagine – a nightmare of man’s own making that’s about to set its sights in their direction.
Sadly for them, a corrupt government official will do everything in his power to cover up the terrible secret that lies at the heart of the Pine Barrens … even if it means sacrificing Derek’s team to a fate worse than death.
For five years my life has been a living breathing hell – literally. Worst of all, I don’t remember any of it. We’re not talking some vague blackout here, no, this is full-on comic book levels of amnesia. But now I’m back, only to find the whole world managed to survive without me. Some hero I turned out to be.
There’s no time to wallow, though, not when I’m surrounded by pissed off dryads and vampires who’ve somehow figured out how to walk in the sunlight. I’ll need to get my head back in the game before they do something stupid, like trigger Armageddon – again.
Thankfully, I’m not alone. With an equally confused former vampire by my side, as well as a baby minotaur and my wizard ex-boyfriend, I’ll have to contend with the forces of Hades that are hot on my tail. I’ve been given a second chance at life. Now to make sure I don’t die before I can actually enjoy it.
Bill Ryder’s past and present are about to collide. His girlfriend’s been marked for death by the immortal temptress who wants him. One’s a witch and the other’s a vampire, which means the chances of them talking out their problems over tea are slim to none.
It’s bad enough Bill’s too distracted by evil leprechauns and redneck werewolves to put a stop to it, but now something massive has been spotted prowling the waters of the Hudson – a harbinger of biblical proportions, forewarning of dark times to come.
With a tidal wave of chaos closing in, Bill will need to choose between his friends, his feelings, and the fate of the world. Sadly, there’s little hope of saving everyone he holds dear from the carnage that’s about to punch him and his love life right in the moby dick.
Being a blind girl in a big city is tough. But dying and waking up as a blind vampire, well, that’s a trip. With my senses now dialed up to eleven, the world is open to me in ways I never imagined possible, allowing me to hear a pin drop from a block away or traverse rooftops and alleyways with ease.
One doesn’t need eyes to see that not all is right in New York, though. I’m not the only monster in town, and most of the others are far less friendly. I’ve taken it upon myself to clean house, to reclaim the shadows and give the predators a name to fear, my name – Char.
Sadly, I’m a lone warrior against an ever increasing tide of darkness, one which has turned its sights on my loved ones. I’ll have to dig deep to save them while also putting my faith in a wizard I have no reason to trust. I’ve never been much of a team player, but I’m willing to do whatever it takes to prove to my enemies that they picked the wrong family to mess with.