Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters: The Varcolac's Diary

Wyvern's Peak Publishing
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"D.C. and Michael pack a wealth of wonder and fantasy into this young adult adventure. Incorporating some of the most fascinating legends…I found myself being drawn to the depth of the characters and enjoyed watching their bonds grow as they explored the gifts hidden deep within them as well as the evil that hunts for them.
I recommend this story for anyone who loves folklore and monstrous fun! From vampires to dragons, from witches to eerie ferrymen, this tale has it all."
Solomon J. Inkwell, Author of Vickie Van Helsing

"A must read for all young adult fiction fans!" -Amazon reviewer

"I picked this book up for my oldest daughter. I thought she might enjoy it and asked her to let me know what she thought. She loved it! I ended up reading it with her and I have to say that I enjoyed the story as much, maybe more, than she did." -Amazon reviewer

"The characters are real enough that I found myself cheering them on and hoping they succeed in their mission. I look forward to reading the next installment." Amazon reviewer

"Great book with a great cast of characters. Keeps your attention and makes you want to come back for more. I really appreciated the underlying theme of bullying and how it was addressed, but I especially loved the unique challenges and monsters the Monster Hunters faced. Can’t wait for more!” -Goodreads reviewer


From The Authors
We began this journey together, as father and son, with the goal of writing a story that spoke to friendship, overcoming obstacles (and the ultimate evils in our world), and of the power of working together to face the biggest challenges in our lives. Yes, it's full of monsters, peril, and steeped in exciting mythology and folklore, but it centers around the powerful bonds formed between an unlikely group of friends as they face a unique set of challenges. We wanted to write a story that we would be proud to read aloud to our then newborn son/baby brother (who now, years later, has read them through twice more). It has turned into the adventure of a lifetime as we are meeting people from all over the world who are falling in love with Charlie Sullivan, Darcy Witherington, Nash Stormstepper, and the twins Lisa & Liev Vadinknov - along with a wild, often humorous, and mysterious cast of humans and monsters alike.

Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters: Witch Moon in the next adventure in the series, which takes us across the ocean to the Old Country, then on to Book 3: Council of the Hunters, where the group's character and loyalty face the ultimate tests when they meet a surprising and spooky new cast of characters. The Dragon Gate (Book 4) will be released soon, and there will be a total of 6 books in the series!

We'll leave you with more kind words from another Amazon reviewer:

"In my opinion, this series deserves to be a huge hit ... I can guarantee you'll be hooked!"

Monsters are real. They have always been here, even when we choose not to see them.
     Now, for the residents of Hunter’s Grove, the choice is no longer theirs. As a power-hungry varcolac—a Greater—tries to break through the magic holding him back and lead his army of monsters to vengeance against human-kind, there are five who unknowingly possess the power to finish what centuries of humans before them have been unable to do. Charlie Sullivan and his band of new friends will be tested as they attempt to strengthen the magic that can lock the monsters and their evil prince away for good—even if the cost is their lives.
     This is the story of five unlikely friends who uncover the sinister past buried under their sleepy hometown of Hunter’s Grove. This is a story about looking past differences, overcoming fears, and rediscovering what is truly important in this life. This is the story of Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters of Hunter’s Grove.
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About the author

D.C. McGannon is co-author of the Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters series of books, and one-half of the humorous father/son duo known as The Monster Guys and host of The Monster Guys Podcast. When not traveling to conventions and talking about monsters and strange phenomena, he can usually be found moon-gardening, hiking, or searching for his next cup of coffee.

D.C. is confident he can still breakdance with the best of them, but realizes his writing and speaking schedule is probably taking too much of his time. This is good news for all other breakdancers.

He is married to Holly, father to Michael and Nathaniel, and they all hang out together somewhere in the Midwest with their little Maltese puppy, Jewel.

Like D.C. McGannon on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DCMcGannon

Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DCMcGannon

Instagram: DCMcGannon

 

C. Michael McGannon is co-author of the Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters series of novels, and is one-half of the humorous father/son duo known as The Monster Guys, mixing humor, horror, and all manner of comedic improv to special events. An expert in all things “monster,” he brings an “academic humor” to the subjects of folktales, urban legends, and storytelling.

Michael is a fan of stories, of libraries, of books, and of Japanese and British humor. He is particularly fond of ginger beer and dark chocolate. When not writing or attending conventions, Michael is usually recovering from all-night gaming excursions.

 Like C. Michael McGannon on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CMichaelMcGannon

Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MichaelMcGannon

Instagram: cmichaelmcgannon

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Publisher
Wyvern's Peak Publishing
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Published on
Sep 17, 2015
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Pages
290
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ISBN
9780985408817
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / General
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DC McGannon
"D.C. and Michael pack a wealth of wonder and fantasy into this young adult adventure. Incorporating some of the most fascinating legends … I found myself being drawn to the depth of the characters and enjoyed watching their bonds grow as they explored the gifts hidden deep within them as well as the evil that hunts for them.

I recommend this story for anyone who loves folklore and monstrous fun! From vampires to dragons, from witches to eerie ferrymen, this tale has it all."

Solomon J. Inkwell, Author of Vickie Van Helsing

"A must read for all young adult fiction fans!" -Amazon reviewer

"An imaginative urban fantasy, comparable to the Harry Potter series, except Charlie and his friends each have a special supernatural talent, and when they're not hunting monsters, have to cope with a normal school life. I especially enjoyed the weaving of old legends into this very modern adventure, which is deliciously dark enough to please older readers, yet remains family friendly."

"Great book with a great cast of characters. Keeps your attention and makes you want to come back for more. I really appreciated the underlying theme of bullying and how it was addressed, but I especially loved the unique challenges and monsters the Monster Hunters faced. Can’t wait for more!” -Goodreads reviewer

From The Authors
We began this journey together, as father and son, with the goal of writing a story that spoke to friendship, overcoming obstacles (and the ultimate evils in our world), and of the power of working together to face the biggest challenges in our lives. Yes, it's full of monsters, peril, and steeped in exciting mythology and folklore, but it centers around the powerful bonds formed between an unlikely group of friends as they face a unique set of challenges. We wanted to write a story that we would be proud to read aloud to our, then, newborn son/baby brother (who now, years later, has read them through twice more). It has turned into the adventure of a lifetime as we are meeting people from all over the world who are falling in love with Charlie Sullivan, Darcy Witherington, Nash Stormstepper, and the twins Lisa & Liev Vadinknov - along with a wild, often humorous, and mysterious cast of humans and monsters alike.

Charlie Sullivan and his band of unlikely friends are looking forward to a quiet, fun—and most importantly, normal—freshman year of High School.

However, sinister activity haunts the shadows of their once sleepy little town again.

With news of Chen’s disappearance, and an unseen force that threatens to break the protective wards surrounding Hunter’s Key, tensions quickly rise once more for Charlie Sullivan and his friends.

A shocking betrayal, disquieting new figures in their own society, and a cloud of deception hovering over their elders weigh heavy on the team.
The Monster Hunters of Hunter’s Grove could be shut down before they have a chance to stand against the demonic shadow that threatens their bonds of friendship, loyalty, and the lives of everyone they hold dear.

Something, or someone, is tearing at the veil between our world and the Otherworld, promising to unleash true darkness and prepare the way for what hunters throughout the centuries have feared would one day happen … the rise of the Ancients.
D. C. McGannon
"D.C. and Michael pack a wealth of wonder and fantasy into this young adult adventure. Incorporating some of the most fascinating legends…I found myself being drawn to the depth of the characters and enjoyed watching their bonds grow as they explored the gifts hidden deep within them as well as the evil that hunts for them.

I recommend this story for anyone who loves folklore and monstrous fun! From vampires to dragons, from witches to eerie ferrymen, this tale has it all."

Solomon J. Inkwell, Author of Vickie Van Helsing

"Charlie and the crew return for Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters: Witch Moon. This time, the game is a bit more complex than before. Our story begins in the dark around a campfire (where many good stories begin), where the young Aisling and her friends are telling ghostly tales. The group cannot resist telling the darkest tale they know, the forbidden story of the town of Drakauragh and its ever-mysterious SAGE MISTRESS, a fabled witch of boundless evil power who uses werewolves to do her bidding from beyond.

The story is an exhilarating voyage full of wondrous thrills and chills and is a perfect continuation of the Monster Hunter world. The tale resonates with the same type of magical splendor as the Rowling's Potter universe and the depth of the characters drives you to follow them along on their quest. I highly recommend this story to anyone who loves a dark and thrilling ride!"

"Witch Moon takes some interesting and unexpected twists and turns as you follow Charlie on his latest adventure. This reader is already looking forward to book three and is hoping that some new friends in this second mission will be welcomed back in the next book! For a fun, fast-paced read buy Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters - Witch Moon as soon as you can."

"... I am addicted. I cannot seem to get enough of Charlie Sullivan’s and the gang’s story. I just love each character ..."


From The Authors
We began this journey together, as father and son, with the goal of writing a story that spoke to friendship, overcoming obstacles (and the ultimate evils in our world), and of the power of working together to face the biggest challenges in our lives. Yes, it's full of monsters, peril, and steeped in exciting mythology and folklore, but it centers around the powerful bonds formed between an unlikely group of friends as they face a unique set of challenges. We wanted to write a story that we would be proud to read aloud to our, then, newborn son/baby brother (who now, years later, has read them through twice more). It has turned into the adventure of a lifetime as we are meeting people from all over the world who are falling in love with Charlie Sullivan, Darcy Witherington, Nash Stormstepper, and the twins Lisa & Liev Vadinknov - along with a wild, often humorous, and mysterious cast of humans and monsters alike.

Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters: Witch Moon is the second adventure in the series, which takes us across the ocean to the Old Country, then on to Book 3: Council of the Hunters, where the group's character and loyalty face the ultimate tests when they meet a surprising and spooky new cast of characters. The Dragon Gate (Book 4) will be released soon, and there will be a total of 6 books in the series!

We'll leave you with more kind words from another Amazon reviewer:

"In my opinion, this series deserves to be a huge hit ... I can guarantee you'll be hooked!"

Across an ocean the portal village of Drakauragh suffers under dark magic and vengeful gods. An ancient terror threatens our world once again. If the rising darkness has its way, the light of day will fail.

A plea has been sent to the Monster Hunters of Hunter's Grove.

Hope is dim. 

These are dark times indeed. The light is fading.
The Witch Moon rises.

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