Mind Over Monsters by Jennifer Harlow
(A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation)

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Beatrice Alexander is no ordinary schoolteacher—she can move objects with her mind, an embarrassing skill she hasn’t yet mastered or embraced. After nearly killing her brother by accident, she joins the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad, the Federal Response to Extra-Sensory and Kindred Supernaturals. This top-secret branch of the FBI combats ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters threatening humanity.

With her teammates—among them a handsome former-detective werewolf and an annoying Don Juan vampire who’s dead-set on seducing her—Beatrice investigates her first case. Disgustingly dismembered bodies have turned up, bearing bite marks of the undead. Someone—or something—is raising a horde of hideous, bloodthirsty zombies. Armed with Bette, her trusty machete, Beatrice takes on the master of the flesh-devouring corpses, who’s guarding a horrifying secret . . .

Featuring a team of monster hunters with unique paranormal abilities, the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation series combines humor, suspense, and supernatural crime-fighting.

Praise:
“Jennifer Harlow’s debut novel had me laughing and gasping from start to finish!”—VICTORIA LAURIE, New York Times bestselling author of the Ghost Hunter Mystery series and the Psychic Eye Mystery series

“Wonderful! A gritty, dramatic police-procedural with a compelling heroine and a fascinating group of sidekicks. Looking forward to the sequel!”—KAREN CHANCE, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Cassandra Palmer series

"The most engaging detectives to face the walking dead since Scully and Mulder. Part urban fantasy, part police procedural, and entirely marvelous, monstrous fun."
LIBRARY JOURNAL

"If Donald Westlake had ever gotten around to writing a paranormal mystery, it would have sounded like this. Harlow's genre debut is funny, creepy and refreshingly brash."
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About Jennifer Harlow

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Jennifer Harlow earned a bachelor's degree from the UniveJennifer Harlow earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in psychology. Her eclectic work experiencrsity of Virginia in psychology. Her eclectic work experience ranges from a bookseller to government investigator to rade ranges from a bookseller to government investigator to radio DJ to lab assistant. She is the author of Mind Over Monstio DJ to lab assistant. She is the author of Mind Over Monsters and To Catch a Vampire, and resides in Northern Virginiaers and To Catch a Vampire, and resides in Northern Virginia. Visit her online at JenniferHarlowBooks.com. . Visit her online at JenniferHarlowBooks.com.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by MIDNIGHT INK. 280 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The adventure entails several near-death experiences when they are twice attacked by zombies, assaulted by ghouls, practically incinerated in a cemetery mausoleum, sucked empty of liters of blood, shot at and, in Bea’s case, both propositioned and almost devoured by the vampire and the werewolf.

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There is a murky, as yet, undeveloped love triangle between vampire Oliver a member of the FREAKS team, Bea and team leader Will, a werewolf.

Jan 20 2013 | Read Full Review of Mind Over Monsters (A F.R.E.A...

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