Brent Monahan...in his own words.

"I write what interests me and switch from genre to genre."
"Life is too short to churn out stuff I don't want to write."


For decades, he has been writing what has interested him - and getting the attention of readers and critics alike. He has spent his life being fascinated by and passionate about questioning the world around him - and arriving at unique, thoughtful, insightful and, quite often, spear-tip pointedly amusing answers that find their expression in his many novels.

 

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Illusions

Illusions is Brent Monahan's foray into the world of professional magicians, where the line between illusion and reality is forever blurred. But not for Frank Spiegel, "Master of Illusion."

To him, there is no magic - no real magic. That is, not until he and his troupe uncover a sarcophagus reputed to have tremendous magical power. Trading their "most prized illusion," they gain possession of the artifact that could change their lives - only to learn that it could mean their lives.

In Illusions, the most powerful deception is the one we commit on ourselves when we think we have nothing to lose.

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A MYSTERY IS SOLVED - BUT CAN THE SOLUTION BE SHARED?

Only one of history's most famous detectives - Allan Pinkerton - could investigate the death of one of literature's most famous writers - Edgar Allan Poe. In this fictional imagining of the events following Poe's death, Allan Pinkerton, a real-life embodiment of the famed writer's C. Auguste Dupin, literature's first detective, embarks on a journey into the life and mind of the author and poet to uncover the secrets of Poe's life and untimely - and mysterious - death.

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IF YOU HAVE THE TIME, DO YOU SAVE YOURSELF - OR YOUR SOUL?

Nathaniel Alan and Daniel O'Shea were bad men. Smugglers. Con artists. They played the game without reading or sticking to the rules - and didn't care who was hurt in the process. But when they came to London to sell "blood emeralds"a freak train accident transported them back in time to the city's darkest hours - the Nazi Blitz - and gave them front-row seats to watch what happens to the victims of those with little regard for the rules or innocent lives.

Saved by those with little to give - loved by some for whom love was all they had - Nate and Danny's struggle to escape their trap in time turns into a frantic fight to save their lives - and find redemption for their future deeds in the past.

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First time in e-book!

Common Dread

"Monahan breathes new life into the vampire theme by discarding clichés and replacing Dracula by someone more closely akin to Faust. Horror fans will like it. Clever, thrilling and, above all, entertaining." Library Journal

Somewhere in the maze of stacks at Princeton University's Firestone Library rests an ancient document - and vampire Vincent DeVilbiss will stop at nothing to possess it. Brent Monahan's acclaimed novel pits curator Simon Penn and DeVilbiss in a battle of wits - with the beautiful Frederika Vanderveen as a pawn in the middle - in which the fate of mankind goes to the winner.

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Covenant

"A heaven-sent vampire novel set in Princeton University, sequel to the smartly amusing The Book of Common Dread, which featured a 500-year-old, piano-playing bloodsucker whose great love was Bach…Vampire vitamins for the intelligently bloodthirsty." Kirkus Reviews

Following up where The Book of Common Dread leaves off, Monahan literally unleashes Hell on Earth, as Simon Penn, his changeling love, Frederika Vanderveen, and a Vatican priest face off against a millennia-old minion of Satan in a race across continents - and against time - to save their souls. And the world.

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AVAILABLE NOW - THE LONG-AWAITED AND OFT-REQUESTED EPILOGUE: THE FALL OF THE ROMANIAN VAMPIRE

Romanian

It has been nearly 15 years since the last chapter of The Blood of the Covenant. Now, you can read the final chapter in the Vampire Infernal series - The Fall of the Romanian Vampire - FREE at WTF Books. Click the image to visit and download.