Finally! I really enjoyed writing this story, and I hope you enjoy reading it. I think the cover came out really well, and fits the story nicely. This is the second in my Yo-Yo Files series (yes, there are yo-yos. The toys, not the idiots!) This is what the series is about:
Johnny is a demon-chaser, one of a select group of humans entrusted with keeping the rest of humanity safe from the realms of demons and devils. His partner, Cerise, a half-human, can see the traces of energy, called daemonflash, that mark the presence of an otherworldly creature, even when that creature is hidden from human eyes. Together, they track down the imps, sprites, demons, and occasional devil that attempt to make human lives miserable. Armed with his trusty silver yo-yo and snarky attitude, Johnny’s the one to call when the demons come out to play.
And here’s the description of “Snake’s Alive”:
Things have been quiet. Maybe a little too quiet to suit Cerise. No demonic possessions, no otherworldly intrusions, nothing. It doesn’t bother Johnny. He can use the time to perfect some new yo-yo tricks. But, as these things go, neither the trick nor the quiet seem to work out well.
Because Lucifer shows up in Johnny’s living room, asking for help. Something is not right in the heavenly- and other- realms. Over a nice cup of tea, Lucifer reveals that two archangels have gone missing, and he is under suspicion. Claiming he had nothing to do with the disappearances, he asks Johnny and Cerise to help him find out what’s really going on. Because whatever it is, it can’t be good. Something is trying to tip the balance in favor of chaos, and wants to drag Lucifer into the middle. Johnny checks with a demonic informant he has used in the past, who is reluctant to tell him much, although he does leave them with a cryptic riddle. One that scares Lucifer even more. When Johnny takes Lucifer to do some research on the short list of clues they do have, Lucifer is devilnapped by a larger-than-life serpent. He manages to leave Johnny a clue before he vanishes. Johnny and Cerise are left to puzzle out the disappearances, and find the missing archangels. The clues lead them to a cave, a wolf, and the real Serpent who intends to unleash ultimate destruction and revenge on those who wronged it. Johnny and Cerise need to defeat the Serpent, and release the captive archangels. Oh, and stop what could mean the ultimate destruction of pretty much everything.
It’s a novelette length urban fantasy mystery with humor.
You don’t necessarily need to read the first to enjoy the second, because they are separate stories. Of course, the first does give some detail on character and basic set-up, but nothing that you can’t figure out or need to know desperately to understand “Snake’s Alive.” But, if you want to read it, “Five and Daemon” is also available from most e-book retailers. Both books are priced at $0.99. It may take a few days for places like Barnes & Noble and Apple to get “Snake’s Alive” online. It is definitely on both Smashwords and Amazon now.
If you do read and enjoy either or both, please consider leaving a review. Reviews help authors in many ways, and I do appreciate your time! Thank you and happy reading, whatever you choose!
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Things have been quiet. No demonic possessions, no otherworldly intrusions, nothing. And then Lucifer shows up in Johnny’s living room, claiming that two archangels are missing, and something is definitely not right in the heavenly- and other- realms. Saying he has nothing to do with it- this time- he asks Johnny and Cerise to help him find out what’s happening, and who is behind the disappearances. While they are trying to do just that, Lucifer is devilnapped by a larger-than-life serpent. He manages to get a clue to Johnny before he disappears. Johnny and Cerise are left to puzzle out the disappearances and try to find the missing angels. Oh, and stop what could mean the ultimate destruction of pretty much everything.
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