The Phoenix Series: Blue Ruin (Chapter Eight: Kyle Hawthorne)

Day eight! 

Today, I’ll post a snippet from Chapter Eight: Kyle Hawthorne. Here, Maura Leroux speaks with Jessica Bennett, the principal of the academy she has been sent to hide in, about Adrian Wilhelm, the Vampire that has been hunting Maura for centuries.


“Adrian Wilhelm,” Jessica said.

A man – tall with short black hair – stood in a gray pin-striped suit on a street corner in the photo. His black leather shoes, pressed suit, and gold Rolex watch screamed of his wealth. But his all too perfect posture, straight nose, chiseled cheeks, and slicked, flawless hair screamed something else.

Forty years did little to soften the blow of seeing his face. The same face that sneered at her from across the yard, her mother’s blood painting his smile. The same face that cursed her into a life of running. The face that determined whether she’d live to see his downfall, or die looking into the eyes of the monster that had stolen everything from her.

Adrian Wilhelm, the Vampire the Mystics feared, the God that put money in crooked agents’ pockets was her past, present, and future. He’s my end.


Blue Ruin is the first novel in The Phoenix Series. The Phoenix Series is a dark fantasy with gothic, noire, paranormal, and supernatural elements.

“A hunter and the hunted, Maura Leroux is one of the last of her kind with a dark past that has haunted her. With black magical beings having been hunted for centuries, she’s come to learn a thing or two about survival. But Adrian Wilhelm, a notorious Vampire, threatens to destroy Maura’s newfound life as a detective in the magical world of Mystics. Adrian intends to use Maura as a means of resurrecting the fallen world of black magical beings, Abysm. Maura has made it her mission to stop Adrian while covering her tracks from those that have been seeking her out for centuries.”

Blue Ruin is now available. The Phoenix Series: Blue Ruin.



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