Acclaimed mystery author Jess Lourey takes her writing in an exciting new direction with THE TOADHOUSE TRILOGY, Book One, a YA novel that hits bookshelves with a bang on August 1, 2012. In the first installment of this trilogy, Aine believes herself to be a regular teenager in 1930s Alabama, but when a blue-eyed monster named Biblos attacks, she discovers that the reclusive woman raising her isn't really her grandmother, that fairies are real, and that she's been living inside the most famous book of all time for the past five years. With her blind brother, Spenser, she flees the pages of the novel she's called home, one terrifying step ahead of Biblos' black magic. Her only chance at survival lies in beating him to the three objects that he desires more than life. As they undertake their strange and dangerous odyssey in a race against time, Aine is forced to choose between a family she doesn’t remember and her growing attraction to a mysterious young man named Gilgamesh. Only by entering stories will they learn the truth of their heritage and restore the balance of the worlds...if they can stay alive. With dangerous adventures into Wells’ THE TIME MACHINE, Stevenson’s DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, Dickens’ A TALE OF TWO CITIES, and the Indian saga THE RAMAYANA, this series aims to do for classic literature what the PERCY JACKSON series did for Greek mythology. In the words of Anthony and Agatha Award winning author Chris Grabenstein, “Lourey's wonderful way with words will whisk readers away to an amazing new world!” An excerpt can be found here:http://www.jesslourey.com/toadhouse/ttt.html. Sounds really interesting and great, right?!