Today, we take a look at Chapter Twelve: The Call. Here, Heidi — Maura’s old detective partner, and the double agent for Adrian Wilhelm (the antagonist) — calls Julian Wilhelm, Adrian’s younger brother who uses Adrian’s power for his own benefit. Prostitutes. Liquor. And drugs. While on one of his drunken binges with a Siren, Heidi calls to ask Julian to follow Beth (Maura Leroux) as a way of keeping track of her.
“I don’t know. She never had a friend outside of work. Everyone here thinks she’s dead. Take care of whoever it is,” Heidi said.
“I’ll bring Flynn and Roy with me.”
“Those two are fucking morons.”
Julian leaned against the vestibule wall, twirled his keys, and stared down at the Siren. She didn’t move. Shit. Did he kill her? “They’re the only two I can call on short notice who’ll show up.” He crouched beside the Siren and peeled back her red hair. Two fangs marks, crusted with venom, rested on her pale neck. “Fuck.”
“What is it?”
“Is that all you had to tell me, Heidi?” He rose and checked his wallet for enough cash to drop the Siren at the Dumping Grounds. Two bodies in two weeks. The goblins would charge him double to take her. He snatched his twenties back from the body.
Blue Ruin is the first novel in The Phoenix Series. The Phoenix Series is a dark fantasy with gothic, noire, paranormal, and supernatural elements.
“A hunter and the hunted, Maura Leroux is one of the last of her kind with a dark past that has haunted her. With black magical beings having been hunted for centuries, she’s come to learn a thing or two about survival. But Adrian Wilhelm, a notorious Vampire, threatens to destroy Maura’s newfound life as a detective in the magical world of Mystics. Adrian intends to use Maura as a means of resurrecting the fallen world of black magical beings, Abysm. Maura has made it her mission to stop Adrian while covering her tracks from those that have been seeking her out for centuries.”
Blue Ruin is now available. The Phoenix Series: Blue Ruin.