Author: Nancy Holzner

Nancy Holzner grew up in western Massachusetts with her nose stuck in a book. This meant that she tended to walk into things, wore glasses before she was out of elementary school, and forced her parents to institute a "no reading at the dinner table" rule. It was probably inevitable that she majored in English in college and then, because there were still a lot of books she wanted to read, continued her studies long enough to earn a masters degree and a PhD.

She began her career as a medievalist, then jumped off the tenure track to try some other things. Besides teaching English and philosophy, shes worked as a technical writer, freelance editor and instructional designer, college admissions counselor, and corporate trainer.

Nancy lives in upstate New York with her husband Steve, where they both work from home without getting on each others nerves. She enjoys visiting local wineries and listening obsessively to opera. There are still a lot of books she wants to read.

Visit her web site at www.nancyholzner.com.

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Firestorm - A Deadtown Novel, #6

Firestorm
  • Number: 9780425262818
  • Release: 2015-03-31
  • Author: Nancy Holzner
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE
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They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders—but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…

When Vicky allowed an ancient goddess to possess her, she had no regrets—it was the only way to protect the people she loved. But now Ceridwen, locked in a power struggle with the Hellion that long ago claimed Vicky with its mark, refuses to leave. Both beings believe controlling Vicky is the key to winning the coming war for the human realm.

Despite the forces pulling her apart, Vicky needs all her wits about her. The demons of Hell are growing bold and she can barely keep up with the attacks plaguing the city: sirens in the Mystic River, goblins snarling traffic on Storrow Drive, imps tearing the gold from the State House dome. As the signs of war multiply and Hell threatens to overrun its boundaries, Vicky finds herself torn between her duty to save the world and her desire to save something of herself…


Hellhound - A Deadtown Novel, #5

Hellhound
  • Number: 9780425262801
  • Release: 2013-10-29
  • Author: Nancy Holzner
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE
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They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders?but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human?.

Boston’s zombies have suddenly become inexplicably violent?horror movie-style?resulting in a catastrophic all-out battle against humans. More troubling to Vicky is that she’s had dreams and visions of herself fighting alongside the demons. At least, she hopes they’re just visions?otherwise, that puts her on the front lines of the wrong side of the war.

Vicky’s not surprised to discover that Pryce, her demi-demon cousin and loathed adversary, is behind the outbreak of the zombie plague, having formed an unholy pact with the Old Ones. Now, as the violence escalates and alliances shift, Vicky knows she’s the only one who can stop the plague. Unless the pack of hellhounds on her trail finds her first.


Darklands - A Deadtown Novel, #4

Darklands
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781937007706
  • Release: 2012-07-31
  • Author: Nancy Holzner
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE
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They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its border—but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…

Boston’s demons have been disappearing, and Vicky’s clients are canceling left and right. While fewer demons might seem like a good thing, Vicky suspects foul play. A missing Celtic cauldron from Harvard’s Peabody museum leads her to an unwelcome conclusion: Pryce, her demi-demon cousin and bitter enemy, is trying to regain his full powers.

But Pryce isn’t alone. He’s conjured another, darker villain from Vicky’s past. To stop them from destroying everything she loves, she’ll have to face her own worst fear—in the realm of the dead itself.


Bloodstone - A Deadtown Novel, #3

Bloodstone
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780441021000
  • Release: 2011-09-27
  • Author: Nancy Holzner
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE
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They call it Deadtown: the city's quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders - but Victory Vaughn, Boston's only professional demon slayer, isn't exactly human...

Boston's diverse South End is known for its architecture and great restaurants, not its body count. So when mutilated human corpses begin turning up in the area, the entire city takes notice. The killer-dubbed the South End Reaper-uses a curved blade for his grisly work. And even though there's no real evidence pointing to a paranormal culprit, the deaths are straining the already-tense relations between Boston's human and inhuman residents.

As the bodies pile up, Vicky, her formidable aunt, Mab, and her werewolf boyfriend, Kane investigate, only to find that the creature behind the carnage is after something much more than blood...


Hellforged - A Deadtown Novel, #2

Hellforged
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780441019809
  • Release: 2010-12-28
  • Author: Nancy Holzner
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE
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A demon is stalking Vicky's dreams-just as several of Deadtown's zombies are viciously attacked and become really dead. And when Vicky realizes she is the only connection between the victims, she suspects that the demon is somehow working through her dreams to become Deadtown's living nightmare.


Deadtown - A Deadtown Novel, #1

Deadtown
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  • Number: 9780441018130
  • Release: December 2009
  • Author: Nancy Holzner
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE
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They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…

Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens.

But now Vicky’s got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston’s magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she’s the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it.