A series of kidnappings leads detective Mitch Grogan to the home of the wealthy and eccentric Darius Hawthorne. What he discovers there unleashes a chain of events that t only threatens his life, but his sanity. Grogan finds himself caught up in a deadly game with a three hundred year old vampire looking for a worthy adversary. But more than boredom drives the cunning Hawthorme. His attempts to push Grogan to the breaking point are more than cruel entertainment. They serve as a test to see whether or t the mortal is ready to help him hunt an even more deadly foe.
Julie Ann Dawson's love for the horror genre began at the age of thirteen, when she found a copy of Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot in the Bridgeton High School library. She earned her B.A. degree in English, Liberal Arts from Rowan University in 1993. Her short stories, poems, and articles have appeared in a variety of both traditional and digital publications, including Gareth Blackmore's Unusual Tales, Black Bough, The New Jersey Review of Literature, Lucidity, Happiness, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and others. Her other works include the dark fantasy The Doom Guardian and the horror short story collection September and Other Stories.