The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver
The Demon Trapper’s Daughter (titled Forsaken in the UK) is set in Atlanta, 2018. It’s not precisely a post-apocalyptic setting, but it’s a depressed one, with economic woes plaguing much of the population and demons living openly among humans. These aren’t angsty, misunderstood demons either, but fiends from Hell; the small ones are nuisances and the big ones are deadly.
Seventeen-year-old Riley Blackthorne is an apprentice demon trapper. Her father is himself a prominent trapper, which causes trouble for Riley on two fronts. Other trappers think she’s trying to coast by on his name, and the demons hold grudges and would love to have a shot at Paul Blackthorne’s daughter.
The book begins with what’s supposed to be an easy mission; Riley is assigned to trap a Biblio-Fiend, a low-level demon whose mayhem is... Read More
Jana G. OliverJana Oliver is an Iowa native who now enjoys the sunny winters in Georgia. Sojourn was nominated for ten awards, including the prestigious Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel. Ms. Oliver lives in Atlanta with her husband and a variable number of cats. She is known to frequent Victorian pubs for “research”.
Learn more at Jana Oliver’s website.
Demon Trappers — (2011-2012) Young adult. Publisher: Demon Trapper Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself — and that’s exactly what Lucifer is counting on… It’s the year 2018, and with human society seriously disrupted by the economic upheavals of the previous decade, Lucifer has increased the number of demons in all major cities. Atlanta is no exception. Fortunately, humans are protected by Demon Trappers, who work to keep homes and streets safe from the things that go bump in the night. Seventeen-year-old Riley, only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing attraction to fellow Trapper apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving citizens from Grade One Hellspawn. Business as usual, really, for a demon-trapping teen. When a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood, she realizes that she’s caught in the middle of a battle between Heaven and Hell.
The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver
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Time Rovers — (2006-2008) Publisher: London, September 1888. An aged Queen Victoria rules. The threat of anarchy hovers in the air. A new kind of evil lurks in the back alleys of Whitechapel. Enter Jacynda Lassiter, a Time Rover on a mission — find an overdue ‘tourist’ and return him to 2057 before he changes history. Victorian London is a dangerous place for the unwary. Mysterious shape-shifters haunt the streets, making friend and foe indistinguishable. When a fellow Time Rover is murdered, Jacynda’s mission becomes personal. Can she trust the two gentlemen who come to her aid, or do they harbor their own dark secrets? In a few days, Jack the Ripper will add to his bloody legacy. But old Jack isn’t the only threat in Whitechapel. Unless Jacynda can outwit a madman, her Victorian sojourn will rewrite history — and end at the point of a blade.
The Lover’s Knot — (2001) Publisher: Mariah Summers has found her dream lover at an old inn in rural Britain, a highwayman from the eighteenth century. But there’s one hitch… he’s a ghost, albeit a lusty one, forever in search of his own true love. The roguish specter of Andrew Domine has haunted the Inn of the Green Dragon for centuries where he has seduced women with coal black hair, at least those that resemble his lost love, Bess. And now he has found Mariah and their nights of passion have nearly rivaled those he once shared with his own black-haired beauty. But their joy is fleeting, for he can only spend four nights in her arms and then he will resume his endless cycle of love and loneliness, forever seeking the woman who sacrified her life to save him. The ghost’s wrath descends upon Mariah when he believes she has betrayed him with another. He curses her to a life without love, a curse that drives her to his modern-day counterpart, a brooding and arrogant Dartmoor financier with a strong appetite for brothels and Irish whiskey. A man who fears love more than he fears death. As they try to find the courage to embrace love once more, an old enemy arises, one with a two-hundred year old score to settle. Based on Alfred Noyes’ tragic poem “The Highwayman.”