I’ve finished (and won) nano with These Haunted Hills which naturally still isn’t finished. I’ll probably pick up with it in a few weeks. Since it’s that time of year let me highlight some of my holiday fiction. I’ll start with my favorite The Darkest Midnight in December. It’s not sweet holiday fic. It’s an urban fantasy with a Krampus-like creature (the French version of this to be precise) killing kids outside of Pittsburgh in the 30s.
I’m being bad. It’s a few sentences longer than 6.
Snippet “How many babies have gone missing?” Li asked.
Caleb tapped the briefcase holding a stack of files given to him by General Taglioferro before they left their headquarters in Pittsburgh. “Three and several couples. The local priests and police think it’s all the work of demons.”
“I was too busy packing.” Temple patted the box that held his Tommy gun and ammunition. “I didn’t get a chance to check out what the Order already knows about what’s going on here.”
“Once again, Li, your partner was napping.” Agni leveled a look at Temple who wrinkled his nose.
“We’ll bring him up to date once we get there.” Li pulled his coat tighter as the truck taking them from train station to hotel lurched down the road. “I just want to know why we have to ride in the bed with the luggage.”
“We all wouldn’t have fit.” Caleb shrugged. “And the driver they sent didn’t want any demon hunters in the cab with him, like we’ll infect him with our ability to see the demons or something.”
“Idiot. Who does he think is going to save this dumb town?” Temple grumbled.
Blurb The year is 1930, and something is hunting infants and young couples in Economy Village, PA. When a local priest begins to suspect a demon may be the culprit, the sheriff calls in a team of Soldiers from the Sun.
Caleb, Agni, Temple, and Li specialize in demon hunting, but they can’t rule out an old religious sect as the true culprit. Prejudice, distraught parents, and angry townspeople don’t make the team’s job any easier. And if something goes wrong, they’re on their own, because by the time their backup arrives, it will be too late.
Link find the Darkest Midnight here
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Oh dear. I probably don’t want to know what the demons are doing with the babies, right?
Nothing good. Christmas fables sure were rougher back in the day.
Intriguing scene with lively banter to lighten things up!
Yikes! Candy-cane sweet, it’s not! 😉
No it is not. I DO have some Holiday ones that are but this one is definitely action/adventure and darkness.
If they’re riding in the back of a truck in December in Western Pennsylvania I hope they’re dressed for it! (Well, most normal Decembers, at any rate.)
They most definitely are.