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Book By Author:  Jessica Alter

'Til Undeath Do Us Part
 'Til Undeath Do Us Part
 Science Fiction
 Indie Imprint

Psychologist Maggie Glass, Psychic Medium Edward Case, and Biologist Kalyani Sharma have a big problem.
In the real world, vampires don’t exist. Tell that to the one who’s looking for love in the Valley of the Sun and won’t be stopped until he bites the girl.
Never mind the chupacabra in the freezer at home.

Things just went from weird to paranormal.

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Do you believe the paranormal exists? Til Undeath Do Us Part will challenge your beliefs.


Do you believe the paranormal exists?  ‘Til Undeath Do Us Part will challenge your beliefs.  We start with Dr. Maggie Glass, the “Vampire Psychiatrist who’s not a psychiatrist and who’s never seen a real vampire.”  She is a paranormal skeptic trying to expose hoaxes and wrote a self-help book about people who think they are paranormal, complete with quizzes that identify whether someone thinks they are a werewolf, demon, vampire etc.  The book has made her the laughing stock of the mental health community but a popular best seller.

Maggie has started a business called The Sanctuary Initiative and the goal is “to support delusional people needing intervention and to expose hoaxes.” Edward, her first team member is a psychic medium and Kalyani, the second, is a Biologist. The team is on the hunt for an active “vampire” serial killer.  They stop for food one night and inadvertently come across the path of the next victim, Michelle, who is a waitress at a diner.  A dark and mysterious man has been coming by the diner consistently and he matches the description of the serial killer.  Unfortunately, Michelle goes missing before they can put the pieces together.  The novel takes on many unique twists and turns from this point on.  Things become dark and dangerous for Dr. Glass and her team.

Dr. Glass, always the skeptic, is constantly irritated with Edward’s supposed medium abilities because he communicates advice that her dead mother and “bunica” (grandmother) are giving her throughout the hunt.  The scary thing is that he communicates information that only her dead relatives would know causing Dr. Glass to panic at times and constantly question whether Edward is legitimate or a fake. Is the paranormal world is real or not?  Beliefs are challenged and the past comes back to haunt Dr. Glass in a big way.  She must decide whether to accept her past, re-evaluate her beliefs or continue to deny that the paranormal does not exist.

The novel is rich in content and Jessica Alter, the author, develops strong characters.  I loved the female leads in this because they were no-nonsense, get to the bottom of the problem type women.  I enjoy a good paranormal novel and this one is well-written with humour, wit and depth showcasing the author’s experience as a writer in this genre.  I loved the ending of this book and am anxiously looking forward to the next novel to find out what happens next to Dr. Maggie Glass!


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Jessica Alter Author:  Jessica Alter


In 2014, author Jessica “Jess” Alter published the third and final installment in an epic social science fiction trilogy filled with sex, tech, and firearms. Her new Cryptid Series is published on multiple ebook platforms. The first book in the series, ‘Til Undeath Do Us Part, brings cryptid lore and legend into the modern scientific world with unexpected and thrilling results.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys collecting folktales from around the world, adapting dessert recipes, baking homemade breads, and crocheting little monsters. You can find her web journal at and find her on Twitter as @Jess_Alter.