Meet the characters from the Mothman Mysteries: Wrong Side of the Grave by Bryna Butler, a #YALit #scifibooks on tour with @AnAudiobookworm

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Wrong Side of the Grave
(Mothman Mysteries #1)
By Bryna Butler
Narrated by James Fouhey
YA SciFi, Paranormal, Mystery
Audiobook, Paperback & ebook, 4 hrs 40 mins, 264 Pages
September 22, 2015 by Swancrest Publishing


When Eric Jansen takes a seat behind his drums, every girl in the place takes notice - not that he's surprised. He's had decades to practice. Still, there's that other thing....

He's an alien. Offworlder. Take me to your leader, fall from the sky, space-invading, phoning home, UFO jockey. A swipe of the tattoo on his arm will reveal his true form, which locals call Mothman, a winged creature formed of ashen gray skin and glowing red eyes. Eric is one of the last of his dwindling, offworld species.

So when the recently deceased of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, start walking and talking, the Men in Black mark Eric as suspect number one. It'll be up to Eric and his inner circle to solve the mystery before the black suits lock him up and throw away the key.

A fun listen, Wrong Side of the Grave is a fast-action teen sci-fi mystery with a paranormal twist.

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Meet the Characters

ERIC JANSEN aka Mothman

Rock God . . . in his own mind.

When you first meet Eric Jansen, you will notice his lean body, blond hair just long enough to lift when the fan is pointed at him on stage, and the pair of ever-present drumsticks in the back pocket of his ripped jeans. When he speaks, you’ll quickly realize that he never wants to grow up, has no shortage of self-confidence, plays drums in a garage band, has deep loyalty for his best friend, and never wants anything to change. He’s seems like a pretty average sixteen-year-old boy, but if you think he’s sixteen, you would be wrong. A swipe of the tattoo (that’s not actually a tattoo) on his arm will reveal his true nature, and his true nature is legendary. Known as the Mothman of Point Pleasant, Eric is really a centuries old alien with giant wings and glowing red eyes in the perfect human disguise as he stalks the only prey that fills the void inside, the vampires.

Favorites: orange soda, old vampires (they have more flavor), 80s rock bands, concert t-shirts


Girl next door mystery chaser

One could speculate that book blogging Bridget North gets her curiosity naturally from her journalist father. She loves books and occasionally rants about them. She even has her own blog, though its name constantly changes. She’s crushing on her best friend, not that he would ever notice anything beyond her big, innocent eyes. Bridget is slight in stature at five feet, 115 pounds, but not easily intimidated. When danger threatens, she is the first to the scene, dragging her best friend Eric Jansen along.

Favorites: paranormal books, big tote bags, planning/organizing


Frat boy turned men in black agent

This is Agent Carey Warner’s last chance to redeem himself. The clean-cut, dimpled frat boy has been kicked out of college after college for partying too much until his wealthy family pulled strings to get him hired on by the Agency. The required black suit looks good on him. His assignment: handler to the resident alien that no one else wants. Cocky Eric Jansen bucks authority at every turn, but can he and the retired frat boy find common ground?

Favorites: flirting, his secret flask of whiskey

Other Books in the Series

Wrong Side of the Storm
(Mothman Mysteries #2)
By Bryna Butler
Narrated by Michael Mola
YA SciFi, Paranormal, Mystery
Audiobook, Paperback & ebook, 3 hrs 2 mins, 179 Pages
July 23, 2019 by Swancrest Publishing


Where will you be when all hail breaks loose?

When a mysterious new player wields a deadly storm to force the men in black into lockdown, teens Eric and Bridget are suddenly separated. With Bridget on the inside and Eric on the outside, the two race to beat the clock and open the doors before the suits make the ultimate sacrifice to prevent the base from falling into the wrong hands. 

Get ready for a quirky thrill ride full of spunky book blogger rants, sneaky twists, liberally-used nicknames, smoldering smirks from Mothman, and even a hippy vampire. Hold on kiddos, it's Mothman verses the Weather Machine! 

The Mothman Mysteries are set in the same universe with the same characters, but the books are stand-alone mysteries and can be heard in any order. Considered a clean teen series, suitable for pre-teens. A humorous young adult paranormal mystery for fans of Doctor Who and The Dresden Files.

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About the Author & Narrator

Bryna Butler is a journalism-trained writer having authored hundreds of articles and financial publications before taking the leap into fiction in 2011. Her first book, Of Sun & Moon, skyrocketed to number one on Kindle top free charts in multiple categories in the U.S. and U.K. when the title went to free status in 2014 and again held #1 Teen Romantic Mystery on the Kindle Free charts in the U.S. in February 2020. The book was also featured in The Morganville Vampires web series. Butler’s work is free of profanity and mature content making them safe reads for pre-teen as well as teen readers. In her latest series, the Mothman Mysteries, she creates an unexpected and delightful twist on the urban legend from her youth, the winged Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Butler’s love of storytelling leads her heart to many fandoms. You will often find her online gushing about the latest movie/TV show/book or fondly reminiscing about the time she met Charlaine Harris and didn’t faint.

Michael Mola is a writer, editor, producer, director, voice over artist, and narrator with over 50 titles to his credit. Michael voiced Wrong Side of the Storm, the latest installment in the Mothman Mysteries series.

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