When country boy Teo arrives in the coastal city of Tabat, he finds it a hostile place, particularly to a boy hiding an enormous secret. It’s also a city in turmoil, thanks to an ancient accord to change governments and the rising political demands of Beasts: the Unicorns, Dryads, Minotaurs, and other magical creatures on whose labor and bodies Tabat depends. And worst of all, it’s a city dedicated to killing Shifters, the race whose blood Teo bears.
When his fate becomes woven with that of Tabat’s most famous Gladiator, Bella Kanto, his existence becomes even more imperiled. Kanto’s magical battle determines the weather each year, and the wealthy Merchants are tired of the long Winters she’s brought. Can Teo and Bella save each other from the plots closing in on them from all sides?
Henry Bloomburg is a private investigator created by struggling writer Martin Tripp. With Martin pulling the strings, Henry has solved many bizarre cases, but one remains open: The Fly Guy—a strange man who slips unseen through the streets in an endless pursuit of the dead. Once Henry is on the trail of The Fly Guy, Martin discovers he no longer has the power to turn Henry’s path. Even as Martin establishes a predictable rhythm in his real life, his obsession with Henry discovering The Fly Guy’s identity in his created world threatens to dismantle everything he is.
Heaven doesn't want them. Do they stand a chance in Hell?
Bass player Mike Archuleta is down on his luck in a major way. The shattered survivor of a misspent youth, he is haunted by the ghost of his dead brother, and is now driven to planning his suicide. Halfway through the show that's supposed to be his last, a hellhound bursts into the club and attacks the band. The band members pull out karate moves, guns, and even a sword … and then things start to get strange.
Can Mike survive the show? What can he do about his brother’s ghost? And what kind of band is this, anyway?
Hellhound on My Trail is the first installment of Rock Band Fights Evil, a pulp fiction serial by D.J. Butler. Read more about D.J. Butler’s books at http://davidjohnbutler.com.
The band is eating at a cheap diner with the local club manager, making arrangements for the evening’s gig, when they are attacked by a swarm of flying snakes. Adrian, the organ player and wizard, is bitten. Before he puts himself into a magical coma, face turning purple, he warns his band mates that they only have three hours to save him.
Can the band find a cure before Adrian's time is up? Why is the town's preacher obsessed with the ancient Israelite serpent icon, the Nehushtan? And can the band get out of town before the snake god Apep arrives?
Snake Handlin’ Man is the second installment of Rock Band Fights Evil, a pulp fiction serial by D.J. Butler.
Millennia-old Jane was Qayna in her youth, before she resisted the will of Heaven and became the Marked Woman. Now she only wants to die, and the Legate has offered her a deal—recover an item stolen from Heaven, and in exchange her curse of immortality will be lifted.
Can Jane steal back Azazel’s hoof? Will the fairy folk of the Mirror Queendom stop her? And what exactly is the Legate’s game?
Crow Jane is the third installment of Rock Band Fights Evil, a pulp fiction serial by D.J. Butler. Read more about D.J. Butler’s books at http://davidjohnbutler.com.
A trap set for the band goes from bad to worse as organist and resident sorcerer Adrian badly bungles his escape spell. Trapped inside Adrian’s shadow, the band struggles to orient themselves and escape not only from their pursuing enemies, but from the darker manifestations of Adrian’s soul.
And once they do get out from inside their own wizard’s tortured mind, they’ll still have to deal with the fallen angels that trapped them in the first place.
Devil Sent the Rain is the fourth installment of Rock Band Fights Evil, a pulp fiction serial by D.J. Butler. Read more about D.J. Butler’s books at http://davidjohnbutler.com.