The Death Series, Books 1-3 by Tamara Rose Blodgett

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Terrible love... comes a dark dystopian paranormal romance collection, where humans who possess extraordinary powers fall under the government's covert efforts of exploitation and control...

The death series, books 1-3

Almost fifteen-year-old Caleb Hart is a Cadaver-Manipulator in the year 2025. When teens receive a government-sanctioned pharmaceutical cocktail during school, paranormal abilities begin manifesting... making the teens more powerful than the adults. 

After Caleb discovers he has the rare, Affinity for the Dead, he must do whatever it takes to hide it from a super-secret government agency whose goal is exploitation. 

Caleb seeks refuge in his new girlfriend, Jade, until he realizes that she needs as much protection from her family, as he does from the government. 

Suddenly, Caleb finds that hiding his ability while protecting Jade and his friends is a full time job; can he escape the government, protect Jade and lose the bullies that are making him miserable? 

Caleb's in high school now and thinks the chaos of last year is behind him. Unfortunately, a serial killer is on the loose and children are his victims. Caleb agrees to help the police apprehend the murderer...until the killer takes notice of Caleb and his paranormal friends. 

Carson and Brett remain the bullies they always were and their posse continues to grow. How long can the two groups stay out of each others' way before there's a firestorm of retribution... 

The Government Graysheets continue to keep tabs on Caleb's every move while Jade's family threatens their relationship. Can they still be together even when events threaten to tear them apart? 

Kyle Ulysses Hart and his team of scientists mapped the human genome in the year 2010. As Brain Impulse Technology came online... so did the long arm of the United States government. A covert, military-driven regime was born with genetic manipulation the key to future widespread control. 

When pharmaceutical laboratories, funded by the Graysheets, discover a way to unlock paranormal potential through compulsive inoculation, their exploitative dream is realized. 

Clyde and Caleb's lives are predestined to intertwine as they cross paths, his history becoming Caleb's future. 

A lone teenager named Jeffrey Parker, falls prey when he manifests the rare, Affinity for the Dead.The Graysheets abandon all pretense of stewardship, ripping him from his family for their nefarious purposes.

Can Jeffrey remain who he was destined to be in an environment exclusively built for mass control? 

Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / General

Secondary Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / General

Language: English


Word Count: 206,446

Sales info:

The Death Series sells moderately well in both the United Sates and the UK. I've seen decent sales in Germany and anticipate, once translated, The Death Series will have greater success in that country as well.

Sample text:


Pre-Biology sucked, but the subject was mandatory in eighth grade. I walked in and slumped into my seat. We were going to be dissecting frogs, and I wasn’t excited about it.

John sat down next to me with two pencils up his nose.

“Hey, Caleb.”

“Hey. Did ya make sure the erasers were in there first?” I asked him.

“Yeah, duh.” The pencils bounced as he spoke. For a smart guy, he had some weird ideas about self-entertainment.

“You still buzzing?” he asked.

“Yeah, it's on and off.” I felt kind of defensive about that and didn't really want to talk about it.

“I've been thinking about that,” he said.

I wondered briefly how he could think with pencils up his nose. A mystery. “Yeah?”

“I think you have the undead creeper, like that Parker dude,” John said.

That would be bad. “He's the one that could corpse-raise, right?” I asked.

I had just been thinking about how much that ability sucked. However, the rareness of corpse-raising might come in handy. But that being my ability wasn’t likely. Mr. Collins went to the whiteboard and started to explain how to pin down the frogs.

“Government took him. Bye-bye... gone.” John made a fluttering motion with his hand like a bird flying away. The pencils kept bouncing in a distracting way.

I'd heard about that. Corpse manipulation was rare. Jeffrey Parker was the only recorded case.

“Are you shitting me? Why do you think? Dead people? Come on.” I got an image of zombies with M-60s. I was interested for a change. Sometimes John would lose me in a tech rant, and it was all over.




Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Translation in progress. Translated by Lamia Ishak
Already translated. Translated by nick hops
Translation in progress. Translated by Antonio Marruecos González and Pilar Urbano Alcalá

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