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 thestory 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
December will see the release of Lamberson’s novel The Julian Year, Medallion’s first TREE book (Timed Reading Experience E-book), a cutting edge e-book platform which incorporates time triggers and branching technology.
Storm Demon is scheduled for an October release.