J. L. O'Rourke has worked as a journalist, sub-editor, free-lance writer and office administrator. When not writing, she enjoys being in a theatre, either onstage as a singer or backstage where she has been everything from floor crew to stage-manager. She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, with an assortment of hairless dogs, fluffy cats and grumpy guinea pigs.
Riley’s best friend, Anita, has convinced Riley and Severn to provide the technicals for a medieval and fantasy convention, but one of the committee has stolen the funds. Riley’s attempts to discover the thief are complicated when one of the committee is killed during the jousting tournament. Is a fantasy convention the one place the vampires can show their true colours?
The body on New Brighton beach has made headline news, the Reverend and Aiden are keeping secrets from Severn, and Riley believes someone is following her. When a video of Aiden flying goes viral, religious panic puts the vampires’ identify and secrets under threat. Can they find a solution before the Guild is exposed?
Andrea North takes a job at Lake Waihola to escape from an abusive ex, but an easy task is soon complicated by a house with a secret hoard, dead birds, and a close encounter with a callous but good looking pig hunter. When the campground dog pulls a gruesome object from the lake, Andy discovers who she can trust as the police and the pig hunter involve her in their hunt for a missing man.
Riley Lowe is backstage again, but she is facing all sorts of problems, including equipment she doesn’t understand and a spoilt brat boy actor. When her personal vampires arrive to help, Riley thinks everything has suddenly got better, until the boy disappears. Will the vampire's special skills be enough to find the boy and how long will it be before Riley turns into a vampire.
Kester (Kit) Simmons, drummer with the rock band ‘Charlotte Jane’, was out of beat. He was stressed out, starving and he thought he was going crazy. Then, just before a national tour, Kit's precious drums and one of the band members are found slashed to pieces. The keyboard player, Avi Livingstone, is missing, Kit has no alibi and, to make matters worse, the police suspect him of dealing drugs.
Vampires and murder backstage. 16yr old Riley Lowe is working as a stage hand at her parent's show. Her classmate, Tasha, is a dancer and, as usual, is flirting with all the guys, including Severn, one of the professional crew. The closer she gets, the more Riley realises that there is something strange about the crew. When Tasha is killed and Severn disappears, Riley learns their terrible secret.