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Night Child (OSI -1) by Jes Battis

Night Child (OSI #1) by Jes Battis

OSI seriesJes Battis


Genres and Sub-GenresEdit

Urban Fantasy / Suspense Thriller / Police Procedural

Series Description or Overview Edit

Tess Corday, Occult Special Investigator for Vancouver’s Mystical Crime Lab, is used to seeing dead vampires. But there’s nothing ordinary about this case. Not the lab results on the cause of death. Not the teenage girl living at the address found in the vamp’s pocket, who may well be in thrall to a demon. And certainly not Lucian Agrado, the necromancer who is liaison to the vampire community. Agrado is supposed to be part of the solution, but Tess suspects he might be part of the problem. Soon she finds herself in the middle of a paranormal conspiracy that will change her life forever—and possibly end it

Lead's Species Edit

  • Occult Special Investigator

Primary Supe Edit

  • Paranormal detectives, Mages

What Sets it ApartEdit

  • CSI like procedural and magic, with magical instruments

Narrative Type and Narrators Edit

  • First person narrative told by Tess Corday.

Books in Series Edit

OSI series:

  1. Night Child (2008)
  2. A Flash of Hex (2009)
  3. Inhuman Resources (2010)
  4. Infernal Affairs (2011)
  5. Bleeding Out (2012) ~ Final

Other Series by Author onsite Edit

Parallel Parks series

Themes Edit

CSI like procedural and magic

World Building Edit

Setting Edit

Vancouver, Canada

Places:

Supernatural Elements Edit

✥ Paranormal Police Detective, mages, telepath, vampires, demons, necromancer, rebirth, magical/supernatural instruments and procedures, ouroboros, bounty hunters, vampire street drug, , , 

Glossary: Edit

  • Ouroboros: an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The Ouroboros represents the perpetual cyclic renewal of life and infinity, the concept of eternity and the eternal return, and represents the cycle of life, death and rebirth, leading to immortality. (founs in a lot of UF series)
  • Hextacy: potent new drug
  • Arachnoid: Spider
  • Macrophages:
  • Thrombocytes, leukocytes, erythrocytes: blood cell types
  • Jim Stark: character from Rebel without a cause.
  • Calabi-Yau space: a special type of manifold that is described in certain branches of mathematics
  • String Theory: In physics, string theory is a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings
  • Spectrograph: an instrument that separates light into a frequency spectrum and records the signal using a camera
  • Helix: type of smooth space curve, i.e. a curve in three-dimensional space
  • Ekphrasis: considered generally to be a rhetorical device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another medium by defining and describing its essence and form—a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art.
  • Papillae: a small rounded protuberance on a part or organ of the body
  • Hemolysis: rupture or destruction of red blood cells
  • Autolysis: the destruction of cells or tissues by their own enzymes.
  • Penumbra: the partially shaded outer region of the shadow cast by an opaque object
  • SIM: a video game that simulates an activity such as flying an aircraft or playing a sport.

Groups & Organizations:Edit

  • Vancouver's Mystical Crime Lab: where Tess and Derrick work
  • CORE: clandestine governmental agency—polices otherworldly species—the crim lab is part of CORE.

World Edit

✥ In this world, vampires are a type of demons—necromancers, psychics and magic users are all half demons.

Protagonist Edit

Sidekick Edit

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Characters Chart Edit

Characters What About
Tess Corday Occult Special Investigator
Selena WArd boss Mystical Crime Lab
Lucian Agrado necromancer liaison to the vampire community
Mia Polanski human innocent 13 year-old teenager at the center of a conspiracy; aunt has demon blood
Derrick Siegel telepath assigned to assist Tess in the investigation; fun banter; Tess's best friend and roommate; Tess attacked to him, forbidden by boss;
Miles Sedgewick #2 profiler consultant hired for the case; deaf; a love interest for Derrick;
Patrick
Wolfie
Duessa

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Jes Battis

Jes Battis

Author Edit

Jes Battis

Bio: Jes Battis was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and currently lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is a writer and academic whose research focuses on popular culture, gay and lesbian youth studies, and disability. ~ FF

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Publishing InformationEdit

  1. Night Child: Paperback, 293 pages, Pub: May 27th 2008—ISBN 0441016022
  2. A Flash of Hex: Paperback, 371 pages, Pub: May 26th 2009—ISBN 0441017231
  3. Inhuman Resources: Paperback, 305 pages, Pub: May 25th 2010—ISBN 044101884X
  4. Infernal Affairs: Paperback, 304 pages, Pub: May 31st 2011—ISBN 0441020453
  5. Bleeding Out: Paperback, 243 pages, Pub: May 29th 2012—ISBN 1937007634

Book Cover Blurbs Edit

BOOK ONE—Night Child (2008): Enter the night world of the OSI... OCCULT SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR Tess Corday, Occult Special Investigator for Vancouver's Mystical Crime Lab, is used to seeing dead vampires. But there's nothing ordinary about this case. Not the lab results on the cause of death. Not the teenage girl living at the address found in the vamp's pocket, who may well be in thrall to a demon. And certainly not Lucian Agrado, the necromancer who is liaison to the vampire community. Agrado is supposed to be part of the solution, but Tess suspects he might be part of the problem. Soon she finds herself in the middle of a paranormal conspiracy that will change her life forever... and possibly end it ~ Goodreads | Night Child (OSI, #1) by Jes Battis

BOOK TWO—A Flash of Hex (2009): After a series of brutal murders, Occult Special Investigator Tess Corday is convinced the identity of the killer is locked in her own head. The only question is-how many rules is she willing to break to get to the truth? ~ Goodreads | A Flash of Hex (OSI, #2) by Jes Battis

BOOK THREE—Inhuman Resources (2010): When a powerful necromancer is killed, Occult Special Investigator Tess Corday must handle the heavy politics in the occult community as carefully as she handles the scant evidence. But with her sometime lover Lucian Agrado representing the necromancers in the grisly matter, things are about to get out of control...fast. ~ Goodreads | Inhuman Resources (OSI, #3)

BOOK FOUR—Infernal Affairs (2011): A dead body on the beach turns out to be a live demon on the run from some of the nastiest bounty hunters in this dimension-or the next. Protecting one demon from another, Tess gets wrapped up in a case that's as dangerous as it is mind-boggling, especially when it begins to involve her own past. ~ Goodreads | Infernal Affairs (OSI #4) by Jes Battis

BOOK FIVE—Bleeding Out (2012): From the author of Infernal Affairs comes a story of murder. mayhem, and demon relations. Is this really the vacation Tess was looking for? Though she’s on leave from the Occult Special Investigations squad, Tess Corday is still grappling with her own personal mysteries. But finding out the truth about her demonic heritage has been more difficult than she expected. Plus, her unauthorized investigation into an addictive new vampire street drug is driving a stake between her and her undead boyfriend. Then Vancouver’s premier necromancer turns up dead. Tess suspects that the cases are related. And her suspicions will lead her into a paranormal showdown that can—and will—change the course of her life forever. ~ Goodreads | Bleeding Out (OSI, #5) by Jes Battis

First Sentences Edit

  1. Night Child (2008) — "That's a dead vampire."
  2. A Flash of Hex (2009) — "Somebody is dead and I can't decide between Boston cream or jelly."
  3. Inhuman Resources (2010) —Luiz Ordeño's apartment was on the corner of Davie and Pacific streets, where the city became ocean.
  4. Infernal Affairs (2011) — I was in the middle of cleaning out my fridge when I heard growling. 
  5. Bleeding Out (2012) — Nobody speaks until we see the headlights.

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