Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shadowed Demise

Book 2 of the Undead Bar Association series, Shadowed Demise, is now available through Amazon. The book will also be available for Nook in the near future.

The story: The tale opens in Dallas, Texas, present day. It's the summer between Maryanne's first and second years of law school. Maryanne moves to Dallas for the summer, to work a legal clerkship with a local firm. Sounds normal, and it would be, except for two things: the law firm is run by vampires, and Maryanne must serve them to protect the lives of the Undead Bar Association members.

Dallas, city with a rich past, has secrets to share with Maryanne. You know the old saying that begins, if walls could talk? In Dallas, entire buildings have things to say. As Maryanne learns the stories of the places around her, she becomes aware of a dangerous mystery...a string of murders and deception dating back half a century, to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Readers will travel back in time to November, 1963. They'll step inside Jack Ruby's Carousel Club, see the assassination of the President through the eyes of observers on a courthouse balcony, and watch as Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald. Then, the reader returns to the present, and sees the impact of the past. Of course, no one feels the impact more than Maryanne. She's being haunted.

Justice doesn't like having its hands tied, and neither does Maryanne Wells. She may be enslaved to the vampires, but that doesn't mean she won't fight back. It's time to get justice for the dead and the living.

The book cover:  As with all Undead Bar Association books, the cover art features skull mascot Skully. The jade jewelry, which plays a critical role in the story, was actually inherited by the author from her grandmother. That same grandmother inspired the first part of the author's pen name, Maryanne. The tall building in the background features in some scenes of the novel.

One of the author's favorite things about this book:  I love the secondary characters in this story. They're very vivid. In particular, there are two characters from 1963 I can't stop thinking about. Their love story runs through the book, giving a sweet and tender note to an intense tale.

I hope you enjoy reading Shadowed Demise.

Paperback available here.
Kindle available here.

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