by Jesse Zaraska / Horror / Thrillers & Crime
“A Warm Afternoon, A Dark Summer Night” tells the story of a young boy named Thomas as he learns about life and death while growing up on a farm.A Hellcat demon shifter with no interest in love…Centuries ago, Garth awoke in the center of a mystical stone henge in the Scottish Highlands with no memories. A dragon shifter, Lachlan, and wolf shifter, Leslie, rescue Garth and take him to Castle MacWulver. The castle is the home of Clan MacWulver - a group of demon shifters blending in with human society while trying to find their fated Judge, a very special human with a pure heart and soul whose love has the power to redeem a demon of their sins. A mad scientist and veterinarian who is afraid to love…Sasha Robinovitch doesn’t like humans, but loves her genetically engineered monster pets. One day, after pulling an all-nighter, Sasha has a candy craving, and decides to go to a candy shop named Helltastic Confectionary. There she meets the owner Garth Mackenzie. He’s a giant of a man at six-eight with bulging muscles and an intense golden stare. Terrified of his thuggish appearance, Sasha tries to flee but when she unexpectedly hears his thoughts in her mind she discovers he’s not so scary after all. Will an unlikely friendship blossom into true love? Garth sells candy during the day as he reluctantly tries to find his fated Judge. At night he participates in matches hosted by illegal, underground fight clubs while trying to discover the whereabouts of his Archenemy the Red Priest. Centuries ago, the priest defeated Clan MacWulver and trapped the shifters in their animal forms using powerful Druidic magic. Ever since Garth’s people have been forced to fight sword-wielding Battle Priests and Battle Nuns in matches where rich, masked humans bet on the outcome of those fights. Author's Note: Swearwords and graphic sexual content have been removed from this version in order to make it more appropriate for my Teen readers. Enjoy!