The Slaughter Chronicles is my horror/supernatural series involving various members of the Slaughter family and how I make their lives miserable.
Regina Slaughter is the protagonist and first person narrator of most of the books, however, some of my other characters, her friends, are too loud to ignore so they get their own stories.
To give you all a preview of the yumminess to come in the upcoming months, I am releasing the first Slaughter Chronicles short story on my and Mr. J’s 4th anniversary, February 13.
(OMG I can’t believe we’ve been married for 4 years now SQUEEE)
I wanted to give it to y’all on my birthday (later in Feb.) because I love giving presents as much as I love getting them but I decided I didn’t want to wait that long.
Free, of course, this story is my gift to you 🙂
It is set a few years before the start of Havoc’s Moon (book one, forthcoming October 2019) and you do not need to know anything about this universe to enjoy it.
This tiny publication will also include a sneak peek of Havoc’s Moon, the next book in the series.
So, without further ado, I present to you..
A SLAUGHTER CHRONICLES SHORT STORY
The year is 2003 and Caleb Grimmet, high school senior and football superstar, is going to make all his dreams come true. Or so he thinks. All he has to do is catch and tame a demon.
When Caleb and his friends gather together to open up the abyss, they learn a painful lesson: dreams don’t always manifest the way you want them to.
And the abyss, once looked into, does more than look back out at you.
Isn’t the jellyfish demon adorable? Mr. J. made it. I just want to squeeze all the stuffing out 🙂 It’s SO CUTE!!!
Now, because I am an extreme masochist and whenever the muse strikes me I must respond, you will be getting not one but two cover reveals today.
I have the extreme pleasure of also presenting you with…
ANOTHER SLAUGHTER CHRONICLES NOVELLA
What happens when the hunters become the hunted?
They make MOONSHINE!
Welcome to Silver Wolf Stills.
A fine distillery home to the best gin, whiskey, and white lightning this side of Cox Springs. Also home to the Gluttons, a werewolf pack made up of former vampire and werewolf hunters. All formerly employed by HADES, a supernatural extermination agency.
If you’re human, you’re welcome to stop by (if you can find us way out in the woods), enjoy a rustic tasting, and even take a few bottles home with you.
If you’re not human, the bar is open 24/7 and you are always welcome to unburden your soul—for a price. Just because the Gluttons aren’t hunters anymore doesn’t mean they’ve hung up their guns and melted down their silver bullets.
Vampire politics got you down? Hire a Glutton.
Demon kick you out of your territory? Hire a Glutton.
You get the idea. Even though they don’t work for HADES anymore, they still love their jobs.
But one day the Glutton’s Alpha, Atlas, brings home an eleven-year-old refugee from a HADES supernatural prison camp and throws the whole pack into turmoil.
Sometimes danger doesn’t come from the outside.
Between those who see the little girl as an innocent victim and the ones who see her as a major security risk, Atlas and his Beta, Tom, must decide whether or not to give her a home or, quite literally throw her to the wolves.
And if they decide to keep her, can they deal with the consequences?
This novella came into existence when Mr. J and I were talking about the Gluttons’ backstory and there was this one character who appears in “flashbacks” in Havoc’s Moon who just wouldn’t shut up in my head. So I had to give him his own story. Silver Wolf Stills is just one of the Gluttons’ many backstories and no doubt there will be many more to come.
Moon Shine will be published some time in the summer, stay tuned for that and a few other publications this year.
Thank you so much for reading! Have an awesome day!