Author Kelley Grealis returns to the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., for the launch of the second book in The Descendant Vampire Series, "The Search," on Sept. 21 at 1 p.m.
Book summary: Allison Carmichael is thirsty for blood and hungry for answers. Lured away from her illicit extracurricular activities by news about her kidnapped husband, Allison rejoins her adopted family that's promised to help her find him. Allison's search is detoured, however, by sinister vampire politics, the seeming good will of her fanged family, and the return of her nemesis. Circumstances unfold that shatter the foundation of her world. In order to successfully play the game she has been thrust into, Allison must battle loss and betrayal and accept unexpected love.
Grealis was born and raised in Cleveland. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Baldwin-Wallace College and a masters of business administration from Cleveland State University. She has loved all things vampire since she was a little girl, and it was that passion combined with 13 years of Catholic schooling, that inspired her to write The Descendant. She lives in a Cleveland suburb with her husband.
For more information, contact the Learned Owl Book Shop at 330-653-2252.