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The Afflicted: A series about demon-possessed vampire hunters in Latin America.

These are not official blurbs, elevator pitches, etc. I’m not very good at that part yet. It is really hard to write these without giving away hella spoilers, which is funny considering these books will never be published. So who cares? Still, good practice.

Book 1: Lisette.

Two childhood bouts of leukemia left Lisette with two deep needs: to cure leukemia however much she must sacrifice to do so, and to belong to people who will appreciate her for what she has to offer. Now she’s a young doctor and research assistant working toward a cure.

When she relapses and tries to work herself to death, her boss kidnaps her and tries to turn her into a vampire. Appalled, she escapes and vows to change her life, but the damage is done. Turned into a half-human creature, she struggles to survive in the human world.

All her attempts fail until one day she finds friends: a group of people like herself, people who are members of a world-wide vampire hunting organization that is pleased to accept and train her as one of their own. But when one of the ranking members of the organization offers her the chance to resume her work toward a cure at the expense of betraying her new-found friends she must make a choice. Is her life’s dream worth losing the people who appreciate her the most?

Book 2: Joana

When local children go missing, demon-possessed vampire hunters Joana, Diego, and Miguel suspect that a vampire is behind the disappearances. They find and rescue the children, but the only adult on-site is a young, traumatized man named Bryan who has recently become possessed by an incredibly powerful demon. Joana takes responsibility for training Bryan as she, Diego, and Miguel resume the hunt for the child-stealing vampire. But will they be able to find and defeat the vampire before either Bryan or the vampire gets them all killed?

Book 3: The Afflicted

Seventeen-year-old Maria’s best frenemy Ana has a plan: stay young and beautiful forever by becoming a vampire. To do this, she plans on becoming a vampire. And because she doesn’t want to face eternity alone, she plans on making Maria a vampire as well. Her plan goes totally awry when vampire hunters Joana, Diego, Miguel, and Bryan save Maria just in the nick of time.

Now, forced into a world she had no idea existed, Maria must master her powers and become a vampire hunter. Complicating the issue is her demon, who is intent on murdering her, her mentor Bryan, whom she’s both afraid of and interested in, and the people of her new village in remote Guatemala – people who will execute her if she makes a single mistake.

And meanwhile, Ana is looking for her …

Book 4: Refugees

After the destruction of Marginado, Bryan and Maria must rejoin their friends in Peru. There, they are placed under the authority of Amber, one of the senior members of the Order of Living Light, who is tasked with determining which one of them betrayed their fellow vampire hunters. But when Bryan is captured by Lisette’s progenitor, the Order tells them he’s not worth saving. Now they are faced with a choice: disobey the Order and rescue Bryan, or do nothing and let him die. If they disobey, the Order will stop at nothing to hunt them down and execute them. And one of them might be in league with the vampires …

Book 5: Outcasts

Still working on this one. I know what will happen, but I don’t know quite how to write the blurb.

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