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Offline MDane

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MG fantasy: Jackson James and the Vampire's Kiss
« on: January 15, 2023, 08:37:49 PM »
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In Jackson James and the Vampire's Kiss, eleven-year-old JACKSON JAMES travels to a small Romanian village in Transylvania for a family vacation, but soon discovers that there is a dangerous secret lurking in the shadows. On the first night, he catches a mysterious girl named DELIA spying on him, and overhears a whispered conversation that hints at something sinister. The next evening, Jackson follows Delia into a locked shed and almost gets killed by a pig, but Delia saves him and reveals that it is actually a vampire.

Just as Jackson is processing this information, NATHAN, an actual vampire with dental braces, wispy mustache and a fake accent, kidnaps Jackson’s parents and gives him until dawn to hand himself over or they will be turned into vampires. With Delia’s help, Jackson enlists the aid of two garden gnomes, ROSE and HEDGE, and sets out to rescue his parents. They track Nathan down to the village bowling alley, but after a skirmish, the vampire escapes with Jackson’s parents to Bram Castle, a terrifying place where all fear going.

After accepting the help of talking forest animals, Jackson and his friends ride a bear to Bram Castle, where they are met with fierce resistance from Nathan’s shadow wolves. A terrible battle breaks out in the courtyard, but Jackson and Delia sneak into the castle. Disaster strikes before they rescue Jackson’s parents, when Delia unexpectedly transforms into a vampire. Jackson learns Nathan had bitten her at the bowling alley. He and his friends are forced to flee before Delia can turn on them. Devastated at the loss of Delia, Jackson blames himself. But with the help of his gnome and animal friends, he regroups and comes up with a plan to save everyone.
Jackson returns to Bram Castle with Rose and Hedge hidden in his backpack and convinces Nathan that he is also a vampire. Disgruntled that he did not get to drink Jackson’s blood, Nathan welcomes him into the castle and invites him to feast on his parents. Jackson releases Hedge and Rose and, in the ensuing battle, frees his parents. But Nathan gains the upper hand, and it isn’t until Delia flies in to help, now a vampire, that Jackson and his family can flee. Nathan tracks them outside just as the sun breaks above the horizon. Jackson tricks Nathan into stepping into the sunlight and his hair catches on fire before he retreats inside. Jackson and his new friends have saved the day. They return home, where Jackson learns Delia is actually a gnome who has drunk a potion to make her human height. To help Delia control her vampiric urges, a potion is brewed for her.

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Re: MG fantasy: Jackson James and the Vampire's Kiss
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2023, 10:35:01 PM »
1st, or last (HAHA) Jackson tricks Nathan into stepping into the sunlight and his hair catches on fire before he retreats inside. Jackson and his new friends have saved the day. They return home, where Jackson learns Delia is actually a gnome who has drunk a potion to make her human height. To help Delia control her vampiric urges, a potion is brewed for her.  How does Delia get there? She couldn't have left when they did, into the sunlight.

I like the fact that she is also a gnome.
"You look at these scattered houses, and you are impressed by their beauty. I look at them, and the only thought which comes to me is a feeling of isolation and the impunity with which crime may be committed there." - Sherlock Homes, The Copper Beeches - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle