Deacon Chalk was just a tattoo artist and family man. Until his family was murdered by the Nephilim. As a devout Catholic, he believes he'll go to Hell and never see his family again if he kills himself, so he dedicates himself to fighting monsters in hopes one day he'll take on one that's badder than he is and send him on his way.
Chalk features in two published novels, [[http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Bullets-Deacon-Chalk-Occult/dp/0758271476/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1350052940&sr=8-3&keywords=deacon+chalk ''Blood and Bullets'']] and [[http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Deacon-Occult-Bounty-Hunter/dp/0758271484/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_y ''Blood and Silver'']], as well as the e-novellas [[http://www.amazon.com/That-Thing-At-Zoo-ebook/dp/B006X0UQH8/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1350052940&sr=8-5&keywords=deacon+chalk ''That Thing at the Zoo'']] and [[http://www.amazon.com/Spiders-Lullaby-ebook/dp/B008847UNU/ref=pd_sim_kstore_3 ''Spider's Lullaby'']]. Another novella and a third novel [[http://www.amazon.com/Magick-Deacon-Occult-Bounty-Hunter/dp/0758271492/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1350052940&sr=8-8&keywords=deacon+chalk ''Blood and Magick'']] will be released in the near future.
!!This novel provides examples of:
* BadassPreacher: Father Mulcahy
* BerserkButton: Don't abuse animals around Deacon. Ever.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Shani and [[spoiler: Marcus]], for different reasons.
* ChildEater: [[spoiler: The were-polar bear]].
* DeathSeeker: Deacon himself.
* FamilyFriendlyStripper: The rather tame strip club that funds Deacon's war.
* FlyingDutchman: [[spoiler: Longinus]]
* GrowingMusclesSequence: The transformation of a [[spoiler: were-T-Rex.]]
* InvoluntaryShapeshifter: How Deacon deals with [[spoiler: a were-shark]].
* KickTheDog: Literally how Deacon gets involved with the politics of the shifter world.
* ManlyGay: Boothe.
* MonsterIsAMommy: [[spoiler: The vampire in Zoo Atlanta in "That Thing At The Zoo."]].
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Because there are a lot more were-creatures roaming around than just werewolves.
* RatedMForManly: Guns, monsters, and tattoos. Oh yes.
* ShoutOut: There are references to ''Supernatural,'', MASH, and the world of Anita Blake.
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Nobody seems to be attacked in mid-transformation.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The author is an expert in firearms and tattoos.