Nightshades: A Paranormal Thriller (Paperback)
First in Melissa F. Olson's gritty urban fantasy series, Nightshades: A Paranormal Thriller is a "fast-paced, action-filled clash between federal agents and vampires" (Christopher Farnsworth, author of The President's Vampire).
Alex McKenna is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations—the division tasked with investigating crimes involving shades.
Or vampires, as they’re more widely known.
Children have been going missing, and agents are routinely being slaughtered. It’s up to McKenna, and some unlikely allies, to get to the bottom of the problem, and find the kids before it’s too late.
Melissa F. Olson is the author of the Scarlett Bernard series of urban fantasy novels for Amazon's 47North and the mystery The Big Keep.
She lives in Madison, WI, with her family and two comically oversized dogs.
"Melissa F. Olson writes with razorblades made of moonlight, cutting through shadows to share with us the beating heart of her characters and story. My only problem with being immersed in Nightshades is that I had to keep coming up for air. If I could breathe words, they’d be hers." — Charles de Lint, World Fantasy Award Winner
“A page burner that left me wanting to be able to one click that next book! You will not be able to turn away from Nightshades”! — Shannon Mayer, USA Today bestselling author of the Elemental series.
"Nightshades is a fast-paced, action-filled clash between federal agents and vampires. For anyone looking for a new twist on the old mythology of bloodsucking fiends, Melissa F. Olson knows how to deliver the sharp end of the stake.” — Christopher Farnsworth, author of The President's Vampire and Killfile
"Nightshades is a tautly written paranormal mystery, and Melissa Olson’s bloodsuckers don’t screw around. This is a suspenseful, fast-paced, enjoyable read—a bloody-knuckled X-Files with a dash of Silence of the Lambs, featuring the scariest vampires this side of Peter Watts’ Blindsight." —Marko Kloos, author of the Frontlines series