I was nicely surprised and a little creeped out by this free short story that the author offered for signing up to receive his newsletter. This is the kickoff to his series of Vince West. It’s Urban Fantasy with a touch of light Horror – my definition. The main character has sold his soul and now must earn it back.
Vince has a common sense, devil may care attitude that made it an enjoyably quick read that I finished in one sitting.
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Vince West didn’t realize he had a soul until after it was gone. He’d sold it. West had been living in the shadows of Colt Texas most of his life. With his soul gone those streets were darker and scarier as the world of the Unseen opened up to him.
It wasn’t all bad, though. He had a paying gig. Lilith had offered him a simple job. All he had to do was find and retrieve an old phone. Unfortunately for West simple does not mean easy. West didn’t know the importance of the phone but whenever he mentioned it people got weird.
Nadia Gallo had the phone. Finding her was the problem. No one knew where she was but everyone either feared or wanted a piece of her.
After West is dragged through the seedier parts of Colt looking for Nadia he begins to wonder just how bad things are when he shows up at Cavenagh Cave, a place where people had been vanishing at since the 80’s. Still, a jobs a job.