A Funny Urban Fantasy
Book 1 of The Viceroy Chronicles


“Gracie, she’s certifiable. Dogs chase squirrels; that’s what they do. It doesn’t make him a vampire. The worst thing you’ll have to deal with is a hyperactive little guy in need of some exercise.” Bryan

Gracie Rinelli loves her family, but they’re driving her crazy—they want her in grad school, she wants a cake truck. And she’s so close. This job, dog sitting Viceroy, an adorable little cairn terrier is all she’ll need to reach her goal and buy a used truck.

But no one pays forty dollars an hour for a simple dog walk in the park. Gracie finds out, a bit too painfully, that vampires are real, your family can disappoint you, and that friendships, even brand new ones, can save your life.

Join Gracie, Viceroy, reapers, angels, and a troll-raiser, as they spin New York city’s supernatural world into a royal rumble in a funny, New York gothic phantasmagoria on Death, unlikely friendships, and a good cup of tea.

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Meet the Characters


All Viceroy wants is to live happily ever after with Felix, Gracie, and Lucy. A steady supply of squirrels to drink would be great, too, except squirrels are hard to come by in cities, and Felix, Gracie, and Lucy don’t live together. Yet.


All Gracie wants is to buy a cake truck and marry Bryan, her boyfriend, not necessarily in that order. However, her family and friends have other ideas, and protecting the people you love can ruin everything.


All Felix wants is to graduate from half-blood vampire to full-blood so he won’t get cold enough to need to wear wool anymore. When the offer finally comes, Felix must decide who to betray to seal the bargain.


All Lucy wants is mortality because, after 400+ years, enough is enough. Her boss, Deathy, has offered her the golden ticket, but the task Lucy has to perform to get it is unthinkable.

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Meet the Author

I’ve been a private investigator (that was interesting), A heavy construction manager for in-ground pool installations, a research, and development baker, a corporate communications writer, an investor relations director, a graphic designer, a director of internet development, and the creator and manufacturer of Heal My Hands, a line of natural skin care products (shameless plug here). We’ve lived in a few places and traveled a bit; I got Zika in Cuba and broke my leg on a scuba boat off Saba. Yes, I’m clumsy—I’ve had to replace my iPad screen twice. All of this figures one way or another in my writing. Whether it’s for better or worse is a matter of opinion.

I have two fabulous daughters, three delightful grandchildren, an exceptionally supportive husband and muse who cooks like a four-star Michelin chef, and Suleiman, a Northern New Mexican Purebred, the black variety. While I’ve been writing short stories for years, Indomitable is my first novel.

Claudia Brooke


The End


I might have answers. Ask away.