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Born, raised, and reared in Raleigh, NC, J. Griffin Hughes counts espresso and sushi as much a part of his Southerness as sweet tea and grits. Child of the '80s. Kitchen wizard for fun and profit. Lover of black and white films with detectives and samurai. He received his graduate degree in creative writing from Royal Holloway, University of London.


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Meet Gracie Chapel, a 23-year-old former teenage runaway who has survived the streets of Titan City relying on her wits and fists to handle whatever trouble might come her way.


She never expected a masked vigilante to emerge from a cloud of smoke and rescue her, much less to need her help in return. Together, they will dig through a mystery with roots going back decades...

This book is about Douglas Haas-Bennett, also known as "Miss Doug," owner of Raleigh Creative Costumes, wife of novelist Ben Haas and inventor Willard Bennett, mother, stepmother, and grandmother, humorous, generous, and strong-willed. If you know her, there's a very good chance you love her. If you don't, well, bless your heart.

For 25 years, Charles Addison has served Yamanu, an Egyptian vampire exploring the secrets of his own existence. He is an orderly, careful servant, but when he devises a plan to further his Master's research by managing a heavy metal band, Charles gets far more than expected, especially when he meets the young woman who calls herself Ruby Red.

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