Lamberson recently revealed the cover and synopsis for this new, exciting installment into one of my favorite series, and goddamn is it a beautiful one.
Now, I know this post should have gone up… oh… when the Press Release was sent out, but it’s better to be fashionably late than not show up at all.
Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing what Lamberson will do with this big bad villain. Lillith, in all her demonic glory, has always been synonymous with power, sexuality, and a whole ton of ass-whoopin’. Jake’s already suffered enough to make a normal man curl up and quit, so I’m curious as to what the author could possibly to this time around.
Lamberson also promises to give us a bigger insight into some of the other players in this series, namely the psychic healer, Laurel, that had a momentary tryst with our hero. If you’ve read the last novel, you’ll know that this presents a very interesting scenario that will no doubt be a whole bag of drama on top of Jake’s regular supernatural smack-down.
Poor guy. I’m glad I’m not him.
See below for Medallion’s official Press Release for the book, and don’t forget to check out the supplemental to the series, The Afterlife Project – a combined effort between Lamberson and artist Kyle Bice, that sheds some light on the characters found within the first 4 novels, and giving us a better idea as to what these characters may look like. You can grab that at http://medallionmediagroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/JakeHelman_AfterlifeProject.pdf.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jake Helman Returns in Lamberson’s Storm Demon
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Author Gregory Lamberson has revealed the cover for Storm Demon, the fifth book in his occult detective series The Jake Helman Files, which Medallion Press will publish in October. The cover was created by Arturo Delgado and James Tampa, Medallion’s in- house graphic designer and art director, respectively, and depicts Helman’s latest nemesis.
“Medallion gives its authors the opportunity to suggest cover ideas and this is exactly what I wanted,” Lamberson says. “Arturo and Jim understand the series perfectly, and the finished art faithfully captures the story elements of this fifth book.”
Storm Demon begins shortly after the events of the fourth book in the series, Tortured Spirits. The Medallion website offers this plot description:
Jake Helman returns to New York City, anxious to start a new life with NYPD homicide detective Maria Vasquez. But the supernatural forces making his life hell have no intention of leaving him alone.
When psychic healer Laurel Doniger disappears, Jake lays his life on the line to bring her back alive. With time running out, he must uncover the truth behind Laurel’s secret past. He’s drawn into a conflict with a being who has existed since the dawn of mankind. She’ll destroy New York City to take revenge on those who interfere with her plans. This beautiful creature is known by many names—Lilith, succubus, witch—but Jake and his allies will come to know her as the Storm Demon. And the world will never be the same.
The Jake Helman Files began with Personal Demons, winner of the IPPY Gold Medal for Horror, and continued with Desperate Souls and the Bram Stoker Award nominated Cosmic Forces. All four books in the series are available in print, e-book, and audio book editions. Lamberson anticipates writing ten books in the series, and Medallion offers a free illustrated PDF and EPUB download, The Jake Helman Files: Afterlife Project: http://medallionmediagroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/JakeHelman_AfterlifeProject.pdf
December will see the release of Lamberson’s novel The Julian Year, Medallion’s first TREEbook (Timed Reading Experience E-book), a cutting edge e-book platform which incorporates time triggers and branching technology.
Lamberson’s website: www.gregorylamberson.com
Medallion Press: www.medallionmediagroup.com