Release Date: 11/17/15
Summary from Goodreads:
No one ever accused Penelope Jackson of being normal, nor did they suspect the dark secret she kept. A dangerous web of deceit and secrecy unravels when news of a stranger’s death puts Penn on a collision course with the very person she’s been hiding from her whole life. Her fragile world is shaken to its core with the sudden arrival of Vacavious and she soon discovers the bizarre and magical world surrounding her seemingly ordinary life.
No one is who they claim to be, including those closest to Penn. A mysterious security detail emerges from the shadows scrambling to protect her as powerful forces await the fall of her protective veil on her eighteenth birthday.
Penn prepares to fight against unseen evils before it’s too late. The world of Nighmerianotte and its population depends on her survival, for she is the Sanguine, the Black Five.
Everyone knows Aunt Jo is an amazing cook. Here’s the link to some of her best recipes. Shhhhh....don’t tell her I told you. I’m not sure she has a Pinterest account, but if she does, don’t tell her who J. Lynn Bailey is!
Creatures you shouldn’t mess with in Nighmerianotte:
Selacs- A rat-like rodent, slightly larger than a house cat, fester in the shadows of Nighmerianotte. If not careful, the tail, with its mouth and fangs, can devour its own body entirely. They’re scavengers, preying on anything that they can constrict, kill, and eat. If a cat, a rat, and a snake were to breed—you’d get a Selac. I’d try to insert a Pinterest board too, but I don’t think a picture would do it justice.
Morterros- Translucent skin protects their bones, their rotting flesh. They smell like death and the prey on fear. While they have impeccable smell, their sight is awful. And although they’ve been portrayed as mindless, over time Vacavious’s has created a hybrid morterro. One that can talk and think for itself. And they work for Vacavious. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/542965298807514933/
Fairies- Although most of the fairies have been captured in a jar and used to illuminate Nighmerianotte (since Vacavious’s takeover), they’re the only ones who can cross over into the mortal world using the portals, taking Nighmerians with them. And they’re the only ones who can do so. One never wants to cross a fairy. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/420031102726146825/
Sluggles- Comparable to the mortal world’s slug, these creatures, though, can get up to four feet long. Their upper epidermis blends to their surroundings so you can overlook them very easily. And watch out, if you get too close, they will use the only tool they have to defend themselves and that is they expel salt water from their pores and salt water is the achilles heel to Nighmerians. Sluggles hide in the underbelly of the forest only to be seen on rare occasions. But heard more often than not. Grofs- Relative in size to the mortal frog, they are deep blue and have three legs instead of two. Their blood is used in many elixirs brewed by the 202’s, the witches. And, they live for centuries. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/529032287459658698/
Meet Lucky KENDRA’S confidant. Below you will find original artwork drawn just for BLACK FIVE:
Here are some facts about BLACK FIVE: https://www.pinterest.com/authorjlynnbail/fun-facts/
PLAYLIST for BLACK FIVE: https://play.spotify.com/user/jlbailey20/playlist/6ruRzHaALFDqARZ9IkEWEo
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