Seventeen-year-old Lydia Knight is about to start her senior year at Transylvanica High, one of several integrated pilot schools across the country where human and vampire students peacefully coexist.
She is a bit leery about her cousin, Roland DuPree, eighteen, coming to live with her and her parents in Harbor Heights, Michigan, with his dark clothing and odd behavior. But since he is family, she has to tolerate him and even accept the fact that her best friend, Mandi, is attracted to her cousin.
Roland DuPree wasn’t exactly thrilled to be leaving Owl's Bluff, Oregon to spend his senior year at Transylvanica High. But he understood why he had been forced to relocate. Unbeknownst to Lydia, Roland is a teen vampire who had literally bitten off more than he could chew in Owl's Bluff.
Now he is trying to fit in with Lydia and her friends in a new community. But following the rules had never been his strong suit, especially with a craving for fresh rather than powdered human blood, and a potentially ripe for the biting target in his cousin’s attractive friend, Mandi.
Included with this entertaining paranormal short are excerpts from the first book in the Transylvanica High Series, Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter; as well as excerpts from the author’s young adult haunted house mystery, Teen Ghost at Dead Lake, and teen time travel mystery, Danger in Time.
These and other titles from R. Barri Flowers are available in eBook, print, and audio.
R. Barri Flowers is the bestselling author of teen novels, including Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter, Out for Blood, Summer at Paradise Ranch, Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay, Danger in Time, and Christmas Wishes: Laura’s Story.
The author has also written a number of bestselling teen and young adult related nonfiction books as well, including Runaway Kids and Teenage Prostitution, Kids Who Commit Adult Crimes, and Children and Criminality.
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Teen Haunted House Mysteries Bundle contains two complete YA
ghost mystery novels by bestselling author R. Barri Flowers, including Ghost
Girl in Shadow Bay and Teen Ghost at Dead Lake.
Girl in Shadow Bay
Three years after her father was
killed, sixteen-year-old Peyton Delaney, her mother, Melody, and new
stepfather, Vance McIntyre, relocate to Shadow Bay, Minnesota and move into an
old Victorian. They are unaware of the house's dark history--fifty years ago, a
jealous husband snapped, murdering his wife, her lover, and sixteen-year-old daughter
before killing himself.
But when Peyton begins to have
nightmares about the crime and is haunted by a ghostly teenage girl named
Caitlyn, she begins to investigate with the help of the caretaker's cute son,
Bryant. As the two delve into the supernatural mystery surrounding the house,
they discover that the events that led to the tragedy of fifty years ago are
somehow intertwined with the present. In other words, history is repeating
itself and Peyton, Bryant, and their parents are being drawn into a disturbing
case of jealousy, possession, revenge, and murder, while seemingly powerless to
prevent the inevitable from taking place all over again.
Caitlyn is a ghost who has had to
relive the nightmare of being murdered by her father for half a century. When
Peyton and her family arrive at the house where Caitlyn’s spirit has remained
trapped, she feels a connection to Peyton and knows instinctively that it will
take the two of them to not only free Caitlyn at long last, but to prevent her
tragedy from becoming one that Peyton too must endure.
Teen Ghost at Dead
When sixteen-year-old Paige Preston and her mother relocated
to Dead Lake, Michigan, they were unaware that a seventeen-year-old previous
resident of their house had killed himself by jumping off a cliff into the lake
six months earlier. But was it really suicide?
Noah Snyder is a ghost. At least he thinks so. Only he's not
sure how he died. He recruits the attractive Paige to help him get to the
bottom of the mystery so he can move on. Before he died, Noah was the captain
of the boys swim team and popular at Dead Lake High School. He had also
suffered from depression after losing his father when Noah was just a boy.
Paige, who had initially believed she was dealing with an
imposter Noah, is stunned to find out that he is a real ghost and that there
were more than a few people who may have wanted him dead. Being attracted to a
cute teen ghost is no small feat as Paige tries to adjust to life in a new town
and help unravel the mystery of his death. In the process, she soon finds
herself in danger, as someone wants to keep a deadly secret at all costs.
Praise for R. Barri
and I loved the narration. The narrator really brought the story to life! I
will highly recommend this mystery to my friends and family!” -- Amazon
reviewer on Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay
like 'Sweet Valley High' meets 'True Blood'.... Fans of the 'Buffy the Vampire
Slayer' series will enjoy this series. Great for young readers!" -
Jessica's Reviews on Count Dracula’s
book has some serious potential with a really unique idea!... I think my
students would really love this book.” -- Brittany Elsen, Book Reviewer on Count
Dracula’s Teenage Daughter
“The story was fast paced and had a lot of twist and turns...
I would recommend this book for people who enjoy a good vampire YA book, it's
packed with teenage drama and triangles that will keep you turning the pages.”
-- Ordinary Girlz Book Reviews on Out for
“A very interesting concept and world that Flowers has
written. With the introduction of a few
more key players, I see some real potential in the future of the series.” --
Hot Off the Shelves on Out for Blood
In Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter, Kula Lockhart learns at age 16 that she is the half-human daughter of the powerful Count Dracula. As she comes to grips with this while attending Transylvanica High School in Harbor Heights, Michigan, Kula must also deal with a vampire killer on the prowl, a pesky and powerful cheerleader vamp named Jacquelyn Brossard, and a romance with a handsome human named Eriq Pratt. A totally original concept on an old theme.
In Out For Blood: Kula's Destiny, Kula Lockhart faces new challenges and threats while attending the human and vampire integrated school Transylvania High, as she adjusts to being the half-vamp daughter of Count Dracula. The arrival of half-vamp Sebastian LeBlanc and vamp Gabryela Roswell coincides with vampire attacks on humans and Kula fends off advances toward boyfriend Eriq by a mortal girl, while also hoping to learn more about her human mother who died in childbirth from the only person who can give her answers--her dad, Count Dracula.
In Daughter of Count Dracula: Kula's Dilemma, Kula is devastated when her mortal boyfriend, Eriq Pratt, is left clinging to life after a car accident orchestrated by a vampire hunter and takes desperate measures to save him. Gabryela Roswell, Kula's vamp half-sister, and vamp Jacquelyn Brossard, a member of the rival Doerzic clan, jockey for power and romance at Transylvanica High, as a pair of teen vampires target the elderly of Harbor Heights for their blood. Finally, Kula is given the shock of her life when her birth mother she believed was dead, shows up in Harbor Heights. But is it a blessing or curse?
Fans of popular teen vampire and paranormal fiction series such as Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Academy, and Vampire Diaries, will love the first three books in this captivating young adult paranormal series.
Bonus material includes an excerpt of book four in the Transylvanica High series, Count Dracula's Daughters: Sisters at War; a prequel novella of the series, Vampire Classmates; and an excerpt from the author's Hawaii young adult adventure, mystery and coming of age novel, Summer at Paradise Ranch.
Three years ago, Miami defense attorney Grace Gaynor was the victim of a violent sexual assault in which she killed her attacker. She has been undergoing therapy to deal with the trauma.
When her therapist Doctor Austin Winchester, whom she had begun to develop feelings for, is arrested and charged with the violent murder of her friend Kara Pedrosa, Grace reluctantly takes on his case for her law firm of Kendall, Francois, and Larosa.
She goes up against brilliant Miami-Dade prosecutor Perry MacAlister, a former colleague whom she still considers a friend. He's as tough as they come and believes he has a slam dunk case against Dr. Winchester, a highly respected psychiatrist.
In order to prove otherwise, Grace must call upon all of her skills, faith, and gut instincts to win an acquittal in the face of uncertainties and mixed loyalties.
The intriguing and complex storyline, three-dimensional characters, and shocking conclusion will keep readers engrossed from beginning to end.
Bonus material includes two mystery short stories by the author.
In "Target of a Killer," a journalist is targeted for death by a drug kingpin whose operation she had exposed. Staying alive becomes a real challenge when not knowing who to trust, with a ruthless killer taking aim.
In "PhD in Murder," a doctoral student's independent study reenactment of the well-known and still unsolved murder of Marilyn Sheppard ends with a modern-day murder and a killer on the loose.
Murder in Maui: A Leila Kahana Mystery is a police procedural medical mystery novel set in the lush, deceptively idyllic tropical paradise of Hawaii. Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and partner Detective Sergeant Blake Seymour investigate the execution-style murder of two prominent doctors in an upscale condominium. As they interview suspects and collect evidence, more doctors are murdered, making it clear to all that they have a ruthless and determined serial killer on their hands.
Murder in Honolulu: A Skye Delaney Mystery is a private investigator crime novel centered on the lush Hawaiian island of Oahu. Ex-cop turned PI and security consultant Skye Delaney investigates the apparent suicide of ex-husband and former prosecutor turned businessman, Carter Delaney, after he had hired her to learn if his new young wife was having an affair. As the bodies continue to pile up, Skye puts her neck on the line to find out the truth and nail a ruthless killer who has targeted her for death.
Seduced to Kill in Kauai is a tropical island novel of psychological and erotic suspense and financial intrigue. Pushing forty, Jack Burke was living the good life as a successful advertising executive with a gorgeous wife in Hawaii before, in the blink of an eye, his life began spiraling out of control. Temptation, infidelity, betrayal, deceit, and murder, leaves Jack left wondering if there is any way out. Or will he lose everything, including possibly his life?
Dead in Pukalani: An Eddie Naku Maui Mystery is a private eye Hawaii crime novel. Private investigator Eddie Naku is hired by attractive divorcee Kathryn Higuchi to investigate the murder of her sister, Suzette Higuchi-Bordeau, the wife of a well-known criminal defense attorney who was gunned down in a shopping center parking lot in the Upcountry region of Pukalani. What seems like a routine case for the ex-police detective turns into a complex murder mystery as Naku uncovers a web of lies, deceit, arms trafficking, infidelity, seduction, betrayal, and more murders as he tries to solve a deadly crime and avoid becoming a victim.
Murder on Kaanapali Beach: A Leila Kahana Mystery is the 2nd book in this popular series. Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and new partner, Detective Jonny Chung, take on the case of a college instructor, Joyce Yashiro, found murdered on the island's famed Kaanapali Beach. In a seemingly unrelated case, Detectives Rachel Lancaster and Trent Ferguson investigate the execution-style murder of businessman Parker Breslin in front of his Kihei home. While the two murder investigations progress with a myriad of suspects, a surprising connection between the cases and crimes emerges. As the cases move full steam ahead, there is also a brutal serial killer on the loose. Dubbed the "Zip Line Killer," he has been terrorizing women on the island, strangling them with a zip line, for over a year, while staying safely out of reach of the authorities. Can he finally be brought to justice or will he strike again?
Murder in Maui (A Leila Kahana Mystery)
In this first novel of the series, set in the lush, deceptively idyllic tropical paradise of Hawaii, Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and her partner, Detective Sergeant Blake Seymour, investigate the execution-style murder of two prominent doctors in an upscale condominium. Larry Nagasaka and Elizabeth Racine are found lying naked in bed in a pool of their own blood. It is learned that they were married, but not to each other, and that the doctors belonged to a prestigious medical association. Assisting the detectives in the case are fellow members of the homicide squad, Detectives Trent Ferguson and Rachel Lancaster, run by Lieutenant Paul Ortega who is contemplating retirement. As they interview suspects and collect evidence, more doctors belonging to the medical association are murdered, making it clear to all that they have a ruthless and determined serial killer on their hands.
Murder on Kaanapali Beach (A Leila Kahana Mystery)
In the second book in series, Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and her new partner, Detective Jonny Chung, take on the case of a college instructor found murdered on the island's famed Kaanapali Beach. Joyce Yashiro, estranged from her husband, was suffocated when she was forced face down into the soft sand on the beach. In a seemingly unrelated case, Detectives Rachel Lancaster and Trent Ferguson investigate the execution-style murder of businessman Parker Breslin in front of his Kihei home. As the investigations progress with a myriad of suspects, a surprising connection between the investigations emerges. But is there one killer or two? As these cases move full steam ahead, there is also a brutal serial killer on the loose. Dubbed the "Zip Line Killer," he has been terrorizing women on the island, strangling them with a zip line, for over a year, while staying out of reach of the authorities. Do they finally have a break that can put this frightening killer behind bars before he strikes again?
Kaanapali Beach Paradise (A Novelette)
Set amidst the lush playground of Maui, Hawaii's famed Kaanapali Beach Resort, the soap opera style tale of adultery, ambition, dark secrets, love, lust, hate, romance, betrayal, revenge, and murder, revolves around the anticipated grand opening of the Kaanapali Palms Hotel, the newest luxury accommodation on this three mile-long ocean front stretch of paradise on the island's western shore. Kaanapali Beach Paradise is the first in a continuing series of novelettes that promises to keep readers engaged as lives and loves are turned upside down with twists at every turn amidst the splendor of a celebrated Hawaii beach resort.
A retired Scotland Yard detective recalls his run in with Jack the Ripper during the maiden voyage of the Titanic; while a doctor tries to fight his inner demons while traveling to America to honeymoon with his new bride.
Included is the complete bonus short story, Love Aboard the Titanic, where two passengers engage in an ill-fated romance with consequences well beyond the sinking of the ship. Also included are excerpts from the author’s bestselling historical thriller, Dark Streets of Whitechapel.
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Honolulu fashion designer Kiyoshi Yoshida had just gone through the worst year of her life after losing her twin brother and husband, costing Kiyoshi nearly everything she held most dear.
In what still gave Kiyoshi chills of disbelief, her brother Sergio Matsuko, one time dedicated and decorated homicide detective for the Honolulu Police Department, had stunned nearly everyone who knew him by being identified as the Aloha Black Scarf Killer, a serial killer who had raped and murdered seven women, before committing suicide in a house fire.
Seeking to escape the notoriety, Kiyoshi relocated to Maui, hoping to somehow reclaim her life while working as a saleswoman in an upscale clothing store.
Connor Jansen, a bestselling true crime writer, tracked down Kiyoshi, hoping to get information on Matsuko for his latest book on the notorious island serial killer. Using a pseudonym, Connor worms his way into Kiyoshi’s life, only to have second thoughts about his deception.
In the meantime, a killer has been watching Kiyoshi, waiting for the right time to add her to her list of victims.
Bonus material includes excerpts from R. Barri Flowers’ bestselling Hawaii mystery novels, Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, and Seduced to Kill in Kauai; as well as a glitzy contemporary suspense novelette, Kaanapali Beach Paradise.