A. J. Gallant is a Canadian author who has written over a dozen books, mostly fantasy but some mystery as well. The “of Knights and Wizards” series, Olivia Brown Mysteries, and the Dracula HEARTS series. He writes seven days a week and has written over a million words, some of them pretty good. Gallant has two cats that he dearly loves who get him up at five every morning, Sun-Jade (tabby) and Moon Diamond (Siamese).
The “of Knights and Wizards” series involves a coming-of-age tail of a young boy accidentally transformed into a sorcerer, and he must try to become adept in order to save his kingdom, and so far, things are not going too well.
The DRACULA HEARTS series (book 5 to be released in February/March 2018. In the first book Dracula is in a deep depression and must snap out of it if he is to help save the Big Apple from the evil vampires. Romance, humor, adventure and magic in a nice mix.
The Olivia Brown Mysteries I Was Murdered Last Night and book 2 Five Minutes After Midnight is a different kind of mystery. When a woman is murdered she’s surprised to find her spirit remains at the scene of the crime, and eventually she gets together with Detective Brown.
Some of Mr. Gallant favorite TV shows from the past and present include: Glee, House, Elementary, The Good Doctor, The X-Files.
He is currently writing Dracula: Hearts of Magic, look for a preview soon in his Olivia Brown Mysteries Book Five Minutes after Midnight. The author just finished reading an old book The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, a hardboiled crime novel.
I Was Murdered Last Night: Olivia Brown Mysteries, Book 1 (Mystery, Paranormal)
Anita’s vacation in New York City ends tragically when she’s killed in Central Park, but instead of the end, it’s only the beginning. Her soul remains at the death scene trying hard to process what happened. And there are other ghosts here that don’t seem to be much help. And, of course, the new reality of being a ghost does not sit well with Anita.
What is she supposed to do now?
Why can’t she go into the light? She appears connected to Detective Olivia Brown, the detective assigned to solve her murder. Is she supposed to help her or is something else going on?
Will the crime go unsolved? Does it even matter now that she’s dead? Or can Detective Olivia Brown get to the bottom of what happened that night in the park?
And can there be romance on the other side?
Five Minutes After Midnight: Olivia Brown Mysteries, Book 2 (Mystery, Paranormal)
“I really got Into this book, the idea of helping out in the afterlife intrigues me a lot. I do believe that there is much more going on around us then we could ever foresee.” ***** ” I loved the concept of a soul connecting with a living person to solve a mystery. The plot was fast paced and kept me on my toes. I would recommend this book to anyone and am looking forward to further mysteries by this author.” ***** “Great ending and page turner.” ***** “Powerfully intriguing! I’ve never read a story quite like this one! We journey through a form of the afterlife with Anita, a young beautiful woman who was ruthlessly murdered by assassins in a park at night. For some reason only known by higher powers, she is denied access to enter the light of heaven and is the wielder of special abilities that are extremely rare for a “ghost”. She latched onto Detective Olivia Brown, who just happens to have psychic powers running in her family and must accept that she can now see and communicate with some spirits. Anita must team up with Olivia to track down her assassins and prevent the death of other important people who are destined to change the world.” ***** 4.0 out of 5 stars What A Fun Read
I Was Murdered Last Night, by A. J. Gallant, is a mystery mixed with the paranormal.
Anita, a young woman, is murdered in New York City for no apparent reason. Her soul remains at the crime scene full of questions as to what’s next. Other deceased souls lingering in the area direct Anita to the white light where she can get into Heaven. A loving person, with no enemies, she is quite surprised when Heaven won’t let her in.
Enter Detective Olivia Brown and an array of interesting characters that not only guide her at being a ghost but also help her in solving her own murder.
A fast-paced enjoyable story!
Masterfully written with intricate details of what the limbo of the afterlife must be like, the writer takes you on a majestic journey that stretches your imagination and make you wonder if these circumstances may actually exist.
“A.J. Gallant’s second book in the Olivia Brown Mystery Series, FIVE MINUTES AFTER MIDNIGHT hits the ground running as the eternal battle between darkness and light rages on. Olivia is forced to become not only a true believer, but a front-line warrior who must trust in the ghosts few can see in an attempt to stay one step ahead of evil. Time is running out and she is no match for the darkness that stalks her… unless she receives help from the most unlikely of sources. Midnight may be the witching hour, but at FIVE MINUTES AFTER MIDNIGHT all Hell could break loose.
Detective, mysteries, cozy, fantasy, ghosts, romace
A winning combination of great story telling, a kaleidoscope of characters and a plot that is chock full of twists and concepts that blend into a unique and magnetic tale of mystery and the paranormal by an author who never followers the beaten path!”
A Mystery, Thriller & Suspense novel like no other. Olivia Brown mysteries book 2. STRONG FEMALE LEAD
From book one: “I loved the concept of a soul connecting with a living person to solve a mystery. The plot was fast paced and kept me on my toes. I would recommend this book to anyone and am looking forward to further mysteries by this author.” Suzy Ross
The Detective and her ghost friend Anita is on the trail of a serial killer, and to save Emma she must get to him before he gets to her, but there are supernatural forces at work to complicate things.
The Detective thinks that she might be pregnant, at least that’s what the spirits are telling her. And there are whispers about the baby.
Anita is in heaven with her boyfriend Tim, but she’s continually pulled back and forth. Heaven reveals something to her that is truly startling.
And her physic medium Aunt Stella is getting messages from the other side and they are disturbing to say the least. A visitation from a Sister has some unforeseen consequences.
Knights of the Dragon: of Knights and Wizards, Book 1 of 4 (Fantasy)
In a fantasy land full of knights, dragons, kingdoms and wars, a boy is transformed into a sorcerer before his time.
To save his kingdom he must learn fast, but not a single spell has worked for him. As he sleepwalks, he conjures, driving people away from him and even transforming his father – the king – into a chicken. It might be too dangerous for King Darrius to allow his son to remain in Leeander.
He’s a Tarcranian Wizard of the highest power, and distracted enough without a female to grab his attention. But Raina’s beautiful face captures him, and after Marcus befriends one of the dragons, she discovers his quandary.
And so the adventure begins.
Knights of the Wizard: of Knights and Wizards, Book 2 of 4 (Fantasy)
Young Marcus is trying hard to become a respectable sorcerer, but he’s failing miserably… and casting spells while he sleepwalks doesn’t help either. But will he really be banished from his own kingdom?
Meanwhile, a grey dragon awakens from a four-hundred-year nap and discovers that there is a new and powerful wizard in existence – and that he just might be a danger to him. Ash must be killed.
With the Dwagord residing on the other side of the mountain range, never before able to venture into Leeander’s part of the world, their wizards have finally blown their way through the mountain, and are planning to conquer everyone and everything. But to the Dwagord, this new land is as puzzling as it is fascinating, with much more magic than exists in their homeland.
Knight of The Sword: of Knights and Wizards, Book 3 of 4 (Fantasy)
Fantasy, knights, dragons, love; this novel has it all. Leave your world behind and enter this realm of wondrous things and people. Action and adventure and danger awaits around every corner, where magic and swords collide. Knights and wizards!
Joan Richmond reviewed Knight of the Sword (Of Knights and Wizards Book 3)
Knight of the Sword (Book 3) June 16, 2016
Gave this book a 5-star rating because I felt it deserved it. Marcus, the young & new wizard is still learning how to use the magic he has acquired. His friendship with the young dragon, Ash, is developing into something very special. I particularly enjoyed the way all the different characters come together as each chapter continues. Loved the dragons & the magic used throughout the story. Would be happy to read more of the adventures of these people.Nov 10, 2014
Dianne rated it FIVE STARS
it was amazing
Shelves: own, action-and-adventure, wizards, well-developed-characters, epic-fantasy
Once again A. J. Gallant pulls us into his world of dragons, two-headed beings, Wizards and sorcerers, with book three of his epic fantasy series, Of Knights and Wizards. Knight of the Sword has that same ancient feel as previous books, but don’t let the surroundings throw you off! With his usual flare for the unexpected, the dialogue will sound no different than what you may hear in contemporary times!
Marcus still hasn’t mastered his powers, he’s not the suave and in control wizard he would like to be. Now poor Marcus is now contending with courting and try as he may, is fumbling around in the dark, trying to win his lady’s favor. How long will Raina wait for his full attention? Is she being too demanding? Marcus has been warned that he must find and keep the Staff of Herding, a powerful magical tool for its owner out of the hands of three dark sorcerers. But is it too late? Who is the guardian that protects this staff? How can anyone get past such a powerful protector who has hidden it away deep where no one would dare to look.
Meanwhile, in a dragon cave, a young and powerful dragon wizard is growing into his powers, but what does he have to do with Marcus? In a world filled with magic, will their paths cross again? A powerful sword, that can only be handled by the pure of soul has become a quest for Princess Alexa as she sets off on a deadly quest to retrieve this sword and bring it home as a gift. Can the sword help win back the stolen staff? Will Marcus finally come into his own and get a handle on his magic or will evil overtake the world?
Controlled chaos, mystical creatures, fairytale creatures, magical beings and baby dragons in danger, get ready to enter a world like no other, where your sense of smell, sight and sound will be taxed to the max within your mind. Mr. Gallant does an excellent job molding his characters without slowing the story, I Could mentally see each character in my mind, picture each scene and laugh at some of the unexpected events that occur. Not your typical fantasy, but a fascinating read that sometimes tips you a little off center with its rough charm, A. J. Gallant has done his job, again! I was entertained, taken to another word, I laughed, I was mesmerized, I journeyed near and far with a cast of quirky, brave and sometimes gross characters that almost started to feel like friends. Gotta love baby dragons! A unique series that doesn’t’ quite fit the mold one would expect and I have loved every book for that reason.
Knights of the Full Moon: of Knights and Wizards, Book 4 of 4 (Fantasy)
Fantasy, knights, dragons, love; this novel has it all. Leave your world behind and enter this realm wondrous things and people. Adventure and danger awaits around every corner, where magic and swords collide. Ching, ching, poof!
Dracula: Hearts of Stone (Dracula Hearts series) Book 1 of 4 (Fantasy)
*****Wonderful new story of Dracula, and a vampire dystopia Wow- this is truly one of the best books I’ve read in a very, very long time. I absolutely love the way Dracula is depicted in this story- he’s comical, and deadly serious at the same time, which is just a perfect mix. The characters he has around him simply add to the humor and depth of his ancient personality.***** I totally enjoyed this book. Dracula cracked me up and the ending so not what I expected. This Dracula definitely my favorite vampire***** Dracula made me giggle with his Down and out ways. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for something new and Loves vampire novels.***** Hats off to A.J.Gallant. Loved it!
Dracula: Hearts of Fire (Dracula Hearts series) Book 2 of 4 (Fantasy)
*****Couldn’t help but buy the second book in the series, good read.*****Wonderful new story of Dracula, and a vampire dystopia Wow- this is truly one of the best books I’ve read in a very, very long time. I absolutely love the way Dracula is depicted in this story- he’s comical, and deadly serious at the same time, which is just a perfect mix. The characters he has around him simply add to the humor and depth of his ancient personality.***** I totally enjoyed this book. Dracula cracked me up and the ending so not what I expected. This Dracula definitely my favorite vampire***** Dracula made me giggle with his Down and out ways. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for something new and Loves vampire novels.***** Hats off to A.J.Gallant. Loved it!
Winter Sophia Rose rated it it was amazing
Funny, Intriguing & Surprising! I Loved It!
Dracula: Hearts of Fire continues with more adventure, more romance and plenty of fighting. Jenny tries to find herself; she ventures out in search of training to become a better wizard and help save the world. Dracula is happier than he’s been in centuries but he’s now aware that big trouble is on the horizon. Things become even more complicated for Moon Diamond, the vampire cat. Humor abounds in Hearts of Fire.
Dracula: Hearts of Glory (Dracula Hearts series) Book 3 of 4 (Fantasy)
Dracula: Hearts of Glory.
Come along for the adventure with Dracula, Piers Anthony, Jenny, Michael and Lauren, Alexander and his German shepherd vampire dog Tessy, 90-year-old Annie and her new pet and even Keith. And of course the Siamese cat Moon Diamond. Did I mention zombies?
Dracula: Hearts of Ice (Dracula Hearts series) Book 4 of 4 (Fantasy)
Born of magic this TRILOGY has transformed into a series. This is book#4.
Dracula, his daughter Jenny and wife Allison, Moon Diamond and Piers Anthony are all off to Egypt foe another epic adventure. Jenny seeks a powerful book to keep it out of evil hands but a witch already has her sights on it.