It's time for the JABBERWOCK JACK Mix Tape! Just like I KILL MONSTERS before it, there's a certain musical selection I had picked out for the adventures of the brothers. Since this is Mikkel's book, the musical tastes go a little harder and a little less punk. But it's still a great mix of awesome music! If you like the songs, check out the artists and support them! Keep them making great music!
The JABBERWOCK JACK Mix Tape
The I KILL MONSTERS Mix Tape
I'm happy to announce that the wait is over and JABBERWOCK JACK is now available on Amazon! Now you can read the further adventures of Mikkel and Szandor Nowak, twenty-something monster hunters who fight monsters in and below the city of New Avalon! If you're new to the series, you can start their adventures in I KILL MONSTERS before continuing onto JABBERWOCK JACK!
And as an added bonus for anyone who wants to catch up on other goings-on in New Avalon, MANIC MONDAY is free on Amazon for the next few days!
Mikkel and Szandor are back! Everyone's favorite monster hunters return for a new adventure, and this time it's a monster that's bigger than they have ever dealt with before! While on a routine job in the city's underground tunnels, they stumble on a creature thought lost for years. They are then invited to join a hastily assembled team of hunters going underground to try to kill the enormous serpent. Delving deeper into the dark tunnels than they have ever gone before, Mikkel and Szandor find themselves searching for this massive beast in dark overflow tunnels and the endless labyrinth under New Avalon. But creatures beneath the city are not their only problem. Soon tensions begin running high among the assembled hunters, threatening to derail the mission and put them all in danger. Will they succeed, or will they fall prey to the gigantic monster known as Jabberwock Jack?
Read an excerpt!
It's just a few days until the release of the second Nowak Brothers novel, Jabberwock Jack, but this weekend you can catch up on some of the other goings on in New Avalon for free! For the next few days you can get The Case of the Dead Girl in my Apartment, the first of the New Avalon Case Files, for free! Explore some mystery gang adventures in the town where things get weird on a regular basis!
The Case of the Dead Girl in my Apartment
When Jake arrives home to find his not-quite-girlfriend Melody murdered in his apartment, things seem like they couldn't get any worse. But when the killer, a ferocious man turned monster, is still there and looking for something of Melody's, Jake fights for his life, just barely getting out of the apartment to safety. Now he's on the hook for the murder of Melody. To clear his name, his college friends put together a reluctant Mystery Gang: Anna, the mystery-obsessed Criminal Justice Major; Eva, Jake's best friend and escapee from New Avalon's high society; Nathan, cynical Philosophy Major; and Thomas, the weird Physics grad student from across town. Together they investigate the murder and the object they murderer was looking for, stumbling onto something bigger and stranger than they ever imagined. Monsters, memory wipes, magic, men in black, and a secret war of Good versus Evil for the fate of the city and possibly the world. Mysteries have never been this strange.
Authentic Avalon: Fire in Midtown Club
by Abby Connors
Clubgoers searching for a good time, some drinks, and dancing, were met with something else last night: arson. The Inferno Room, one of the newer dance clubs that had recently sprung up in Midtown, burned down last night. While the Inferno Room itself was closed for a private event, the blaze was observed by a crowd that spilled out from nearby clubs and bars. Though ambulances arrived at the scene, it is unknown how many injuries were sustained in the conflagration.
Yes, you heard me, I said conflagration. After personally witnessing the blaze last night, I was disappointed to find all news stories this morning suggesting the club suffered only minor damage. Officially listed as a "gas leak scare", those news reports eventually admit there were some actual flames to be seen, but that is all they are willing to say. Their stories are nothing like the truth. The photos they used are stock photos, not pictures from today. You might have read the front page story or listened on Channel Five and thought that the Inferno Room was only damaged and would reopen soon. That is so far from the truth that the reporters should be ashamed of themselves. Please, anyone who even for a moment wants to know the truth, go to the Inferno Room's address. You don't have to listen to me when you can plainly see that the structure has been burnt down to the ground. Only a few stone walls remain, only the vaguest parts of the towering steeple can be seen.
This is a shame. I say that not for the loss of a nightclub, of which Avalon has many. Two new nightclubs will likely spring up in the void left by the Inferno Room, at least one of them gone by this time next year. No, I am distraught with the destruction of part of New Avalon's history. Part of the Inferno Room's marketable appeal had been its location: in the center of Midtown, the club was an old church. A graystone building of the Gothic revival style, it was built over a century ago. Deconsecrated back in the 80's and sold to a charitable organization as a downtown space to rehabilitate drug users, it was no longer a holy place, but at least in compassionate hands.
Unfortunately, the last few decades have not always been kind to charities. When the organization which owned the church went under, the property was moved around for years, spending more time inactive than being used for something. The church finally came under the ownership of the Carnegie Foundation. At first, nothing seemed odd or untoward about such an arrangement; the Carnegie Foundation has a long storied history of charity work and benefit galas. But when the young heir apparent to the Carnegie fortune announced that the building was going to now house a trendy dance club, many in Avalon were angry. Some called blasphemy, some decried the misuse of history. Whatever their complaints when the Inferno Room opened, they would all be sad to see the smoking crater that it is now.
Historic church, rehabilitation clinic, dance club - no matter how you knew it, the sad fact is that the building is now gone. You won't hear that reported anywhere else, but it's true. Go see for yourself. Nobody knows how or why - a situation common of many recent Avalon architectural tragedies. But a piece of Avalon has burned down, joining the tragedy in North Egan and the infamous-yet-historic Terminus Hotel. How much more of our beloved city are we going to lose? And when will they stop covering it up?
This is Abby Connors signing off.
Not sure the context? Check out The Case of the Dead Girl in my Apartment!