On March 17, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declared a statewide public health disaster emergency in response to the state's coronavirus outbreak. The proclamation includes the restriction of in-person gatherings of 10 or more people along with the temporary closing of several businesses in the arts, culture and entertainment sector.

Most of the public gatherings listed on the Hoopla calendar are canceled or postponed through the end of April. Please check with event organizers to confirm the status of events you see listed.

A virtual option has been created to post and search for those events and programs that are offering an online gathering opportunity for our Hoopla readers. Enjoy!

Book Club: Vengeance for My Valentine

  • Details

  • 2/06/20
  • 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Literary

Event Description

About the Book
When his fiancée is brutally murdered on Valentine's Day, Ash Corvus is unwittingly plunged into the nightmarish world of the Arpadeem, or as the movies call them...

Vampires.

What begins as a personal quest for revenge becomes a struggle for the fate of the city itself as Ash's search takes him into Cedar Rapids' secret criminal underworld. Ash must cast off his humanity and become a monster himself if he hopes to bring vengeance upon the monster who murdered his love... the man with the scar.

About the Author
Adam J. Whitlatch is the author of "The Weller," "War of the Worlds: Goliath," "Birthright," and "Vengeance For My Valentine," as well as dozens of short stories and poems spanning the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

A fantasy enthusiast from a young age, his interest in science fiction was first sparked at the age of ten when his father played the infamous 1938 Orson Welles War of the Worlds radio broadcast for him on Halloween. It's a tradition Adam carries on to this day.

Adam lives on a small farm in southeastern Iowa with his wife and their three sons.

Keywords