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Monster Academy
by Catherine Banks
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 2nd 2020
Crescent Sea Publishing


They thought they’d have it easy being monster elites, but these three best friends still have to deal with pop quizzes, crushes, and even worse…humans.

Frances Stein, Loralie Reaper, and Tsukiko Okami just want to play games and relax after their classes. Any hopes of chilling out, however, are destroyed when humans attack Monster Academy and try to use the students for ransom.

In order to defeat the humans and protect their fellow monsters, they must work side by side with their crushes without giving away their secrets. Of course, that would be a lot easier if they were able to stick together, but in a move that betrays insider knowledge, the BFFs are separated.

By tapping into their monstrous powers and working with their crushes, they will open their hearts and unlock abilities long thought dead. But will it be enough to save all of monster-kind? It’s going to be one hell of a year at Monster Academy.

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bowed again. “Yes, sir.” He straightened and looked at me. “Are we providing a
guard for Tsukiko?”
Grandfather and I said at the same time.
gave me a glare, and I snapped my mouth closed. My tail swished behind me, but
I quickly wrapped it around my leg.
“Not at
this time,” Grandfather amended. “If the situation worsens before I am able to
return and you believe she needs a guard, then assign one to her.”
My mouth
dropped open.
“Even if
she tries to argue,” Grandfather finished with fire in his eyes.
I closed
my mouth and looked down at my shoes. Fine. I got it. I would just make sure
that that did not happen.
me, Loralie danced from foot to foot. “Grandfather?” she whispered.
I looked
up and saw his lip twitch again. “You may go,” he whispered.
than I had ever seen her move, Loralie cleared the distance between us and the
hellhounds. The hounds surrounded her, rubbing their bodies on her and licking
her face and hands. She cooed at them while scratching their ears and rubbing
the bellies of the ones who had lain down.
ferocious, black dogs had red eyes that reminded me of the fires of the
Underworld, fur that resembled shadows and mist, and razor sharp teeth that
could tear through flesh and bone with ease.
Loralie loved them. As Death’s daughter, she was capable of controlling the
hell hounds if needed, but she had such an affinity for them that they just did
whatever she asked.
“How long
will she do that?” Takumi asked.
“Give her
at least thirty minutes,” Grandfather said. “She hasn’t seen hellhounds in
several months. I’ll leave it to you, Takumi. Take care of my girls…and the
rest of the students.”
He added
that ending like he’d almost forgotten there were other kids here.
About the Author
Catherine Banks is a USA Today Bestselling fantasy author who writes in several fantasy subgenres under multiple pseudonyms. She began writing fiction at only four years old and finished her first full-length novel at the age of fifteen. She is married to her soulmate and best friend, Avery, who she has two amazing children with. After her full time job, she reads books, plays video games, and watches anime shows and movies with her family to relax. Although she has lived in Northern California her entire life, she dreams of traveling around the world. Catherine is also C.E.O. of Turbo Kitten Industries™, a company with many hats including being a book publisher and Etsy store full of nerdy fun.

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