A Universe of Monsters | Noctisbellum Inc.

Noctis Bellum – the war of the night 

Witches, werewolves, vampires, the reanimated, beasts, mad scientists, myths and legends will all be welcome at Noctisbellum Inc. [An Update]

Noctisbellum will protect and defend monsters, allowing them to live amongst humans without inciting pitchfork wielding locals. Because a time is coming, some say is already here, when man will look for a way to destroy those who are not like themselves. Devalue, interrogate, experiment on, and bring about their demise. They will recruit their own army of monsters and the war of the night will begin.

‘On this night and in this hour I call upon the ancient power, assist us in this magical rite.’ -Sarah, Moon

My Monster Universe

I loved the idea of a monster universe, and was sad when certain universe’s offerings let us down. But I was already working on mine, and I could see a way they could fit together -had the dark universe continued. 

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

– Toni Morrison

I suppose this is true of movies too, and so I began turning a book I had already started into a series. And each book begins as a screenplay (except Stars) so I can play with the natural order of things. With a new determination, I plotted and re-plotted story-lines, characters journeys, and how they would cross paths. Because I want people to meet my monsters. In Stars, in Moon, and (coming soon) in Long Undead. And they’re not the only ones, there are more monsters over the horizon (after sunset of course), at least 13 more I can see.  

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Ghosts -or are they? | Book 1

Moon may have been the first book I wrote in this series but it is not the beginning of the story. Stars leads you into the world gently, a group of friends setting out on what they hope will be a long and exciting -not to mention profitable- ghost hunting career. What they find instead is much scarier and far more dangerous.

Joss was a normal, regular girl, with big dreams and high hopes. A fascination with the supernatural led her to make a deal with her parents after she lost her job. They wanted her to experience life and go to University.

She wanted to be a world famous ghost hunter, if only her YouTube channel and webpage would get more hits. With the help of her two friends, Kyle and Rob, she would make a go of being a professional ghost hunter. Travel to distant lands and seek out the most haunted locations in the back of a camper.

With things seemingly going their way they arrive at their first location, a huge imposing castle, that’s never been investigated before. They go looking for ghosts, what they find is deadlier.

Werewolves | Book 2

Every summer when she was young, Alice would revel in the freedom of the land, ride her pony, and fish in the lake on her grandparent’s small farm. There were local legends of werewolves but Alice wasn’t afraid, she was safe if she was with her Grandfather. But one year, just before Alice’s fifteenth birthday, her Grandfather died. It was the last time her parents would take her to stay on the farm. But not the last time Alice would visit. 

A year after her Grandmother’s death, a final crumpled letter hidden in her backpack, she would make one more trip. Determined to see her Grandmother’s last request fulfilled. Even if that meant lying to her parents about her destination. 

A young woman with a promise to keep. 
Another with a curse to lift. 
And a werewolf looking for a new mate.

When Alice invited her friends, Sarah, Paul, and Dave to stay in her Grandmother’s Romanian farmstead they were expecting to take a break from studying and have a good time. Of course, that wasn’t the only reason Alice was there but her friends didn’t need to be involved in that. And she could happily show them where her family was from and the town where she had spent her summers without them ever suspecting anything. 

But then they meet the hunter, the werewolves catch her scent, and Sarah reveals a secret that could end her friendship with Alice and spell disaster for all of them.

Vampires | Book 3

Whilst still in the works, Long Undead is the story of the vampire of all vampires, the original sire come to Los Angeles and trying to live unnoticed by Prodigium (see, this is where the real crossover begins) but his man servant is, how shall we put it, quite mad and gets himself noticed.

Ruben Hellebore began his reign with a strict belief in cruelty and justice. Determined not to let those in power forsake all others for the accumulation of their own wealth and status.

As times changed he changed with them and so did his company, although, should you displease him or break one of the rules you will be met with that same cruel justice.

So, if your desire is to be under Noctisbellum’s protection, want your right to exist upheld, and your freedom unquestioned, join Noctisbellum Inc.’s fight against those who would have you caged and tortured.