Take your average overachieving yuppie couple with the obligatory two gorgeous girls and add a seemingly dotty aunt and, wait, what's this? An ageless demon named Asteroth seems determined to draw daughter Julia into his influence and far, far back in time. Jill Morrow's The Open Channel is a zesty and fascinating pastiche of good vs. evil between the Middle Ages and the 21st century. Fifteen years before, restaurateur father Stephen and lawyer mother Kat faced their own demons, and now Aunt Francesca's back to warn them that they haven't put that past behind them after all. Their Child of Light is now in mortal and immortal danger. Jill Morrow weaves a tapestry of demonic dangers that only one force can conquer the abiding power of a mother's love for her child. The Open Channel is a romping good, heart-pounding page-turner.

Sandy Huseby writes from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.

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