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cover1-textsizecover2-test Meet Jacob Maresbeth! Teen journalist, avid beach-goer… and vampire? “I am not!” Jake insists, but let’s face it, dining on blood instead of cheeseburgers kind of gets you noticed.

And not in a good way.
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HIGH STAKES, Book One of the Jacob Maresbeth Chronicles, takes “what I did on my summer vacation” to a whole new level. Stuck at his aunt’s house–and having to hide the more, let’s say, “unusual” symptoms of his condition–poor Jake’s summer can’t get worse. Until he meets Zsofia, that is… This summer break might be Jake’s last! (Buy it on Amazon or read an excerpt here.)

VILLAGERS follows Jake back to his home town and into a whole lot of trouble with the school bully. But, as usual, that’s hardly Jake’s biggest problem! How do you explain a dozen missing bicycles? The mystery thickens, a little bit like Jake’s O-positive, and that’s just the beginning… Available now!

Looking for my other books? Click for The Witchwood at Nob’s End series

Praise for HIGH STAKES:

High Stakes was a thoroughly enjoyable read from beginning to end. Schillace gives us a powerful debut, with a strong and an entertaining voice. The story was funny and sweet, but also suspenseful. At the end of this brief and brisk story, I was left wanting more. I can’t wait for more Jacob Maresbeth, and more novels by Brandy Schillace.
—Sharon Bayliss, author of The Charge
In High Stakes, Brandy Schillace gives us a refreshing take on the teen vampire novel. Blending humor, intriguing characters, and some unexpected twists, she has created an entertaining read and a quirky new hero who will appeal to those thirsting for intelligent young adult fiction. I look forward to reading more Jacob Maresbeth stories. Recommended.
— David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson, author of the Thieftaker Chronicles

Media Coverage:

  • Station: WOND, Linwood, NJ Oct 19, 2014, 3:35pmET
  • Station: CKTB, Toronto, ON, Oct 20, 2014, 8:20amET
  • Station: KPNW, Eugene, OR, Oct 20, 2014, 10:25amET
  • Station: WTKS, Savannah GA,10/23 Time: 9:00 a.m. ET
  • Station: KFQD, Anchorage, AK, Oct 23, 2014, 6:30pmET
  • Station: KXYL, Brownwood, TX, Oct 27, 2014, 12:00pmET
  • Station: Troy University Public Radio, Troy, AL, 10/30 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Station: Delaware 1059, Oct 30, 2014, 7:10pmET
  • Station: Newstalk 1010, Toronton, ON, Oct 31, 2014, 11:10amET
  • Station: CRN Digital Talk Radio, Oct 31, 2014, 7pmET

The Jacob Maresbeth Chronicles

“I’m not a vampire,” insists Jacob Maresbeth. But what is a vampire, really? What happens if you have all the right symptoms, but are a living, breathing sixteen-year-old boy?

Ever since he was involved in a mysterious “accident” while traveling abroad with his family Jacob (Jake) Maresbeth has suffered from an unusual medical condition. Having a doctor for a dad has certainly made things easier for Jake, but puberty throws a wrench in the mix with brand new problems. Even Jake’s father, a respected neurologist, has been hiding some of his more unusual symptoms for years…especially that one little detail about drinking blood. From hermetically sealed juice boxes. In the basement.

Find out more about Jake and his (mis)adventures in The Jacob Maresbeth Chronicles.

Book one, HIGH STAKES, is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Foyles, and more. I welcome your reviews and ratings (really! In my view, reader feedback makes the world go round).

Book Two, VILLAGERS, has come out in time for Halloween! More about Jake, Lizzy, his best friend Henry… and some very unusual goings-on in Newport News, Virginia.

 

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