Mona Livelong: Paranormal Detective: The Case of the Angry Ghost
All of my novels are published under the pen name: Valjeanne Jeffers.
“The temperature in the room suddenly dipped from seventy to forty degrees. Lowe felt a suffocating claustrophobia, as if he were being forced inside a coffin. He clutched the towel, breathing hard, his heart thumping. By now it was so cold he could see his exhaled breath. Footsteps echoed over the bathroom tiles, slow and measured. They stopped just beside him. A plume of breath floated toward him. With a cry of terror, he bolted for the door.”
A serial killer is snuffing out the lives of affluent people of color in Monterrey, North America. Hard-boiled, homicide detectives Curtis Dubois and Harold Lowe are assigned to the case. But when they realize that the killer may not be human, Mona Livelong, a young paranormal detective, is brought in to help solve the case. As Mona races to unravel the clues to save Monterrey, she finds herself caught up in a terrifying plot to change the very face of North America. Cover art and design by Quinton Veal.
Valjeanne was a visiting author during the 2014 Octavia Butler Arts and Activism Project: https://www.spelman.edu/about-us/news-and-events/news-releases/2014/04/03/octavia-e.-butler-celebration-of-arts-and-activism-at-spelman-college-focuses-on-afrofuturism-and-social-justice
My novella The Switch II was also reviewed in the Spelman Messenger: https://www.spelman.edu/docs/spelman-messenger/spelman-messenger-fall2012.pdf?sfvrsn=c38a1146_6