Below are a List of Growing Novels that have been written and published by Julia Valenti and Ray Hopper. Their first novel together, 'Snow Falls: Koshmar', will grow into a trilogy.
On October 13, 2017, free spirited, six-year-old Virginia Reichert would enter the Pennsylvania woods for the last time with her two brothers. Originally intended to be a hopeful scavenger hunt for Native American artifacts, the trio suspected no danger.They were wrong. Nothing could have prepared the town of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania for the horror that transpired. The only remaining evidence of Virgina's short life, was her bloody shoe.Shattered by the loss of their daughter, the Reichert family found themselves hopeless and broken. The tvpically lively and extroverted Beth Reichert was driven into self isolation.Months later, when eight year old Jackie Mason goes missing, the town comes together in a race against time. Jackie, a frail girl with a pacemaker, will soon be dead if she is not recovered. Many townsfolk say she is probably just a curious runaway, butBeth Reichert knows it's much more than that.Something malevolent is lurking nearby, stalking unsuspecting tourists and locals. As Beth and Liam recall memories of their predeceased daughter, they find themselves. fueled by an emotion they have been denying for so long. The dark forest proves to be more than just a tragic landmark. It is a hopelessrepository, filled with discarded lives and enveloped with a single, evil emotion: Rage.
SNOW FALLS: KOSHMAR
Captain Alyson Snow is a 3-time deployed combat Veteran who suffers from extreme PTSD. After a complete mental breakdown, Alyson lost everything - her civilian job, her friends, and custody of her daughter. A year of therapy later, Alyson is working on putting her life back together. One day she meets her new neighbor, Miles Fossler, who everyone sees as the stereotypical 'good guy'. Shortly after Alyson starts dating Miles, she begins to grow extremely suspicious. People in the town start going missing, winding up dead days later and Miles stories seem to no longer add up and she suspects her new neighbor is a serial killer. However, when the police and the town refuse to believe her - Alyson takes matters into her own hands to try and prove that not even suburbia is safe.
Sanctuary Isn't Always Safe
LT MacKenzie Waters, has always known the life of being a soldier. Enduring 2 tours overseas, she no longer fears death. She only fears her secret being discovered, the secret of who she really is. MacKenzie believes to be the last of her kind, following the fall of her country. An Anomic, with the ability to turn into a dignified Siberian tiger. America has been divided into 8 sectors, and everyone is living in a paranoid world. Those who do not follow the new rules, are 86'd away from the only life they know. But when MacKenzie's secret is discovered she is forced to 86 herself, venturing into the woods where she meets Ryder, a stereotypical attractive woodman, with a secret of his own. But MacKenzie's leaving is just the beginning, to a much more wicked plan. With MacKenzie out of the sector, there is no one who can stop the evil tyranny that is falling upon the sector. MacKenzie must chose to embrace her true identity and her legacy and fight back, or lose everything she has ever held dear to her.