Family Secrets is the second volume of the Nocturnia Chronicles, a series for both adults and young readers, middle grades and up. The story of Ryan and Emma continues as they search for their missing older brother. After escaping a lethal attack of the Silent Ones, they are helped by a variety of displaced humans and monsters, ranging from Ambrose Bierce to a sect of vegetarian werewolves. During their attempts to avoid capture by the fierce renegade ruler, Falzon, Ryan and Emma embark on an odyssey of adventure and revelation, learning more about this strange nightmare world . . . and about themselves. Praise for Definitely Not Kansas, the first book in the Nocturnia series: “F. Paul Wilson and Thomas F. Monteleone are no strangers to awards, blockbuster books, or each other. Where many collaborations fall short due to varying factors, these two created a fantastic, delightfully horrific world which seems effortless. It could be due to the fact that they’ve been buddies for decades or that they both know how to tell a story, lean and mean, giving the reader nothing but the tale they want. Merging styles is difficult – here, however, the writing is seamless and feels like a single author penned the entire novel.” — Horror World “The world the authors have created is complex and compelling, with its own nations and politics, steam-powered vehicles and wide array of monsters. The general rules for vampires, zombies, mummies, and other beloved horror staples are tossed aside here, the authors changing things up and making them their own. Readers will root for (and against) the characters, enjoy the abundance of humor, the world-building, and the fresh spin on many iconic monsters. Definitely Not Kansas is a book that anyone can enjoy. Above all, it’s sheer fun. The trip to Nocturnia is well worth the price of admission, and a cliffhanger ending ensures another visit when the sequel comes along.” — Hellnotes “We’re definitely not home anymore, and I doubt Dorothy would last a minute in Nocturnia. Munchkins would likely find themselves on a menu in this imaginative, fascinating homage to Oz. Protagonists Emma and Ryan propel this tale as they take the reader along a journey of survival and discovery. Both are strong lead characters and the cast of monstrous villains are anything but cookie-cutter caricatures. Surprises await around every corner and one can only imagine where the next book will travel. Definitely Not Kansas takes the reader by the throat and the heart, and never relents. Anyone who loves a good story, and who still embraces the youth within, will tumble head over heels into the vortex for this new series.” — Monster Librarian Tom Monteleone has published more than 100 short stories, 4 collections, 7 anthologies and 27 novels including the bestseller, New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Blood of the Lamb. He is a 4-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Novel, Collection, Anthology, and Non-Fiction. He’s also written scripts for stage, screen, and TV, as well as The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel (now in a 2nd edition). With his wife, Elizabeth, he lives in Maryland. F. Paul Wilson is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 books and many short stories spanning horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between. His work has been translated into 24 languages. He’s best known for his continuing series character—Repairman Jack. He lives with his wife, Mary, near the Jersey shore.