Jaybird in a Lei 2018-07-15

By: @EsteeKessler

More than Hot Gas Sometimes the eruption of a volcano is not just a geologic event. Sometimes eruptions are evidence of a conspiracy. Discovering the real story took all the combined talents of the psychic detective team of Riley and Jakup. Hint: Easter Island, the Roman Gods and the warrior gods of Hawaii. Since their first case together for Witches Local 723 and their success with the troll maiden kidnapping, the two opted to reward themselves for their hard work with a vacation in the islands only to land in the middle of yet another dastardly attempt against the locals. Riley could not believe his luck when Hillary, a smart and beautiful fugitive from her ex-boyfriend, made a dramatic entrance into his world. She joined the two partners as they tracked the villains.


J & R Rides Again 2015-06-23

By: @EsteeKessler

A new and expanded version of Jakup and Riley saga. This most unlikely duo must act quickly to rescue the teen troll captured an unknown evil entity. Chuckles and insights with Riley and Jakup abound as they jump from San Francisco to Paris and beyond in their effort to rescue Marilee, a teen troll. A mind-stretching and fun read for all ages.   "A humor-filled sequel to My Partner Jakup the Jay. Mimic real life moved a point or two off plumb."  


My Partner Jakup the Jay 2013-11-13

By: @EsteeKessler

When Riley’s mother rudely interrupted his comfortable summer of snacking and TV reruns, the notion he was about to enter the world of the supernatural never Riley Rose finds his cushy campus lifestyle part of history when one hot August day, Jakup, a scrub jay and freelance familiar for Local 723 of the Witches Union, Napa branch, drafts him into the psychic and supernatural world. A reluctant Riley signs on to assist Jakup in an assignment to thwart a threat to the vintners of the valley. Riley learns he possesses a multitude of undiscovered psychic talents, none of which he’d consciously used before. Still skeptical of the jay story,  he joins the witch’s effort to overcome the insidious plot of strange vampires and outsiders from around the world plotting to bring down the famous wine growing area.   “I really enjoyed the humorous dialogue in the book. Riley's character truly shines through in his funny internal mutterings and the constant bickering between him and Jakup. Jakup himself is the opposite to Riley, yet the two are a match made in heaven.”   “Wisecracking quips and plenty of action make Jakup the Jay an enjoyable read – just right for the holidays. I'd recommend this for teenage readers.”   “Great quick read with unusual characters and a wry humor. Urban fantasy worth a read for older teens and adults.”