Time of the Locust by Morowa Yejide
Brenda Thompson can barely cope with her life's pressures. Her autistic son, Sephiri, favors a fantasy landscape inhabited by sea creatures over the real world, and her husband, Horus, is in prison for the revenge killing of the policeman who murdered his father. When Sephiri begins sketching his dreams, and draws a type of long-extinct locust, his caretakers ask Brenda if they can study him in depth. Horus, trying to survive the brutality of his prison, discovers that underneath the facility is a system of ancient tunnels, which he refers to as the catacombs. He also discovers that he has the ability to telepathically contact his son in dreams. Brenda, on the other hand, struggles to make any contact with her son.
The Minion: Vampire Huntress Legend by L. A. Banks Book 1
All Damali Richards ever wanted to do was create music and bring it to the people. Now she is a Spoken Word artist and the top act for Warriors of Light Records. But come nightfall, she hunts vampires and demons-predators that people tend to dismiss as myth or fantasy. Damali and her Guardian team cannot afford such delusions, especially now, when a group of rogue vampires has been killing the artists of Warriors of Light and their rival, Blood Music.
When strange attacks erupt within the club drug-trafficking network and draw the attention of the police, Damali realizes these killings are a bit out of the ordinary, even for vampires. Instead of neat puncture marks in the neck showing where the blood has been drained from the body, these corpses are mutilated beyond recognition, indicating a blood lust and thirst for destruction that surpasses any Damali has encountered before. Soon she discovers that behind these brutal murders is the most powerful vampire Damali has ever met-a seductive beast who is coming for her next...