July 16th Monday - Beneath the Cover
July 17th Tuesday - Paranormal Read
July 18th Wednesday - Madsheep Reading
July 19th Thursday - Mundie Moms
July 20th Friday - A World of Words
July 21st Saturday - Little Miss Sunshine
July 22nd Sunday - Paranormal Book Club
July 23rd Monday - Bookville
July 24th Tuesday - Jean BookNerd
July 25th Wednesday - Sassy Book Lovers
July 26th Thursday - Mel's Book Blog
July 27th Friday - Paranormal Reads
July 28th Saturday - Best Books
July 29th Sunday - Tsk Tsk What to Read
July 30th Monday - Rose's Book Corner
July 31st Tuesday - Sara Jane Art work by James Vallesteros.
Having just turned sixteen, Sara Jane Rispoli’s birthday is anything but sweet.
Returning from her first high school dance, Sara Jane walks into a ransacked home and finds her family missing, the dog maimed and a psychopath in a ski mask who won’t rest until she’s dead. With nothing to go on but a clue hidden in a bust of Frank Sinatra, Sara Jane jumps into her dad’s 1965 Lincoln Continental and drives into the night.
The clues lead her to an ancient, worn notebook that contains a guide to a Chicago hiding in plain sight— safe houses, secret doors, mysterious phone numbers are all suddenly at Sara Jane’s disposal. But it also contains darker, more troubling secrets concerning the Rispoli family, including the revelation that a rare and powerful hereditary trait passed down from the time of Alexander the Great enabled certain male members of the Rispoli clan to become major figures in the Outfit, Chicago’s storied crime syndicate.
Sara Jane realizes the secret-filled notebook is the reason why her family was taken, and why she’s being pursued by three different factions: her turncoat uncle, Police Detective Dotty Smelt, and the huge, shambling freak in the ski mask. Learning of the gift awakens a realization in Sara Jane that she, too, possesses the powerful phenomenon.
With the help of a weight-challenged sidekick, an angry Italian greyhound, and a legion of guardian angel sewer rats, Sara Jane is chased, attacked, and fights back with cold fury, staying one step ahead of her pursuers and circumnavigating the male-centric Outfit while also keeping a growing romance.