New YA Fantasy Novel "The Celibate Succubus" by Barton Paul Levenson to be Published in 2013

Barking Rain Press has acquired the worldwide print and electronic publishing rights for the YA Fantasy novel "The Celibate Succubus" from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, author Barton Paul Levenson.

Vancouver, WA, August 09, 2012 --( Barking Rain Press, a non-profit fiction publisher, announced the acquisition of the worldwide print and electronic publishing rights for the YA Fantasy novel "The Celibate Succubus" from noted Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, author Barton Paul Levenson.

Can a demon aspire to salvation? “Team Packer” is a covert Catholic strike team against supernatural evil with a secret weapon in its arsenal: 16-year-old Delilah Vincentio—the world’s only Christian succubus. Trained by demons to despise humanity and lead them into sin, her unprecedented capacity for mercy caused her to renounce her place in Hell—and gain an angelic referral to Team Packer. Delilah is assigned to infiltrate the Order of the Lightbringer, a Satanic cult that plans to make Pittsburgh a test site for the Apocalypse.

After Delilah’s identity is almost discovered, Team Packer sends her to high school to hide out until things cool down. But while Delilah may be reformed from her beguiling ways, she’s still very much a demon—and she hasn’t learned how to play well with others. In fact, trying to fit in and keep a low profile at high school may prove to be a tougher battle than bringing down the Order of the Lightbringer.

Publication for both the print and eBook formats of “The Celibate Succubus” is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013. Interested readers can preview the first four chapters for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website at

About Barton Paul Levenson
Barton Paul Levenson is an American writer of science fiction, fantasy and the macabre. His novels include "Max & Me," "Year of the Human," "Ella the Vampire," "I Will" and "Parole." Mr. Levenson’s short fiction has appeared in "Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine," "ChiZine," "Cricket," "Cicada," the "New York Review of Science Fiction," and many other publications. He has published more than 40 short stories, poems, and essays and is also a two-time winner of the Confluence Short Story Contest. Levenson holds a degree in physics and writes prolifically about everything from fictional works to radiative-convective models of planetary atmospheres. Married to genre poet Elizabeth Penrose, Mr. Levenson lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he confuses everybody by being both a born-again Christian and a liberal Democrat.

About Barking Rain Press
Barking Rain Press ( is an imprint of the BRP Publishing Group (BRP), which is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area—a thriving hub for independent publishers, writers, and literary venues. BRP currently operates three imprints, including Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales, and Nitis Books.
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