TITLE: Seeps the Darkness
GENRE: Supernatural Thriller
Reticent Jamie is desperate to escape the demonic, reptilian monster that's forcing her to work as Madame of its escort service and torture and kill the clients. To free herself before her soul’s devoured and she actually comes to enjoy her sadistic role, she must enlist the help of a Hunter who has sworn to kill her, too.
Standing at the back door to the men’s club, Jamie said a silent prayer to the God she no longer believed in: please let selling sex be my only crime tonight. She tensed and eased the door open to a fog of voices and the clink of glasses. Stepping through, she rested a hand on the cool leather of the bar and scanned the room.
No sign of him.
With a sigh of relief, Jamie straightened her business skirt and pulled on her manager’s face. She strode across the floor taking stock of her staff as they prepared for the evening’s clientele. The bartender pulled down glasses, expensive crystal sending hard shards of light across the bar’s gleaming wood surface. A gaggle of girls headed back to change, their young faces glowing, ample curves straining against their street clothes.
Nodding hello, Jamie crossed her arms over her own inadequate bosom as they passed. She walked to the table they had vacated. The New York Times lay folded on it, the headline blaring “Brandon Rander Under Investigation for Bribery.” Below it, a picture splashed Brandon’s familiar face and balding head. He had one hand up in a vain attempt to hold the photographer at bay.
Jamie hugged herself tighter. It’s started.
Behind her, the elevator bell dinged. She turned and the doors opened to reveal Sinder, his blond hair looking greasier than usual. Tall and spare, Sinder appeared to be about thirty-five, pale and sharp featured. Seeing her, he advanced. Her stomach squirmed, hope for a normal night fading with his every step.