Are creatures of the night and all manner of extramundane beings drawn to certain locations in the natural world? In the Midwestern village of Beth-Hill located in southern Ohio, the population is made up of its fair share of common citizens…and much more than its share of supernatural residents.
Jacob Lane is a ten-year-old girl who’s spent her life unaware of her magical heritage. After being sent to Darkbrook, a school of magic, supernatural mysteries seem to spring to life all around her and her new friends.
After Jacob Lane’s parents mysteriously vanish, she’s sent to Darkbrook, the only school of magic in the United States. While there, she and her new friends stumble upon a series of mysterious deaths in the nine ghosts that haunt the halls of Darkbrook. These ghosts were students who died at the school over the past hundred years. Will Jacob become the tenth ghost, or can she stop a witch’s reign of terror?
GENRE: Fantasy/Young Adult Word Count: 44, 631
Book 2: The Ninth Guest
When Jacob’s friend Ophelia’s family decides to open up their castle for guests, amateur paranormal sleuth Jacob Lane is invited to join in on the fun. “Spend the night in a vampire’s castle and live to tell the tale!” is supposed to be a fundraiser to help Ophelia’s family pay the bills. Heating a castle costs quite a bit, after all. But, after the truth of an old secret is uncovered, what began as an innocent business venture soon turns deadly when vampire hunters get involved.
For years, the vampire hunters have had only one goal: To destroy all vampires. With the help of a new friend, Jacob and Ophelia must work together to save the entire VonBriggle family from extinction.
Word Count: 35, 351
For two hundred years, the Selkies have kept themselves separate from those who live on land. But now the Selkies need allies or they’ll be crushed by their ancient enemies, the Finfolk.
Jacob and Ophelia, students at the only school of magic in the United States, uncover a mystery that dates back to Darkbrook’s beginnings. While helping clean out old storage rooms for classroom expansion, they find something that might save the Selkies from extinction. With the help of the youngest member of the Wild Hunt who are no longer so wild or terrifying, they must foil the Finfolk who desire the Selkie’s destruction…or die trying.
Word Count: 46, 083
After a picture of Niklas, the dragons’ liaison to the only school of magic in the United States, shows up in too many newspapers to count, Darkbrook is forced to go on the defensive. The secret of Darkbrook’s existence has been discovered. But there are more than dragonhunters in the forest, and, as Jacob Lane, supernatural sleuth and student at Darkbrook, learns how to use her newly discovered talent of healing, she helps to right an old wrong and must battle a teenaged wizard intent on proving–once and for all–that magic is real.
Word Count: 42, 690
Jacob Lane, supernatural sleuth, and Danny, her werewolf friend, stumble across an alternate world where the Wild Hunt was never bound, and Darkbrook, the school of magic they attend, was abandoned a hundred years ago.
Word Count: 30, 575