Night Owls book store is the one spot on campus open late enough to
help out even the most practiced slacker. The employees' penchant for
fighting the evil creatures of the night is just a perk...
Valerie McTeague's business model is simple: provide the students of Edgewood College with a late-night study haven and stay as far away from the underworld conflicts of her vampire brethren as possible. She's lived that life, and the price she paid was far too high to ever want to return.
Elly Garrett hasn't known any life except that of fighting the supernatural werewolf-like beings known as Creeps or Jackals. But she always had her mentor and foster father by her side - until he gave his life protecting a book that the Creeps desperately want to get their hands on.
When the book gets stashed at Night Owls for safe keeping, those Val holds nearest and dearest are put in mortal peril. Now Val and Elly will have to team up, along with a mismatched crew of humans, vampires, and lesbian succubi, to stop the Jackals from getting their claws on the book and unleashing unnamed horrors...
Lauren M. Roy started out as an independent bookseller, moved on to Hachette Book group (where she has been a Telephone Sales representative for ten years), and is now completing her bookselling hat trick as an author.
She has done some freelance writing for tabletop roleplaying games, including Dragon Age, Trail of Cthulhu, and A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying.
Lauren lives in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband, their cats, and the ghosts of houseplants she forgets to water. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise, the SF/F writers' workshop. Night Owls is her first novel.
Photo source: author's official website.