The Thirteenth, the Darkly Satirical Urban Fantasy WebNovel by A. A. Roi

The Story:

The shit, blood – whatever – is about to hit the fan…

It has been almost thirteen years since a terrible inferno took the lives of Johnny Smith(formerly Hutchison)’s friends and fellows trying to enact a dangerous spell to raise the devil to grant them special powers.  Things didn’t turn out so well, as John was the only survivor.  Since then he has made a special effort to keep himself out of the limelight, ultimately ending up as a the building manager for the apartment building at 23 Pangbourne Place.   But nothing has been forgotten, and John is about find out that forced from Hell still have him in mind for their machinations.  The question’s are, can he wriggle out from their grasp?  Can he keep occupancy at 23 Pangbourne Place at 100%? can he keep his vampire lawyer’s lover’s hands off of him?  Are the gargoyles who serve as building security out to get him?  And can he face up to what he did in the past, thwart his dark destiny and help his Catholic girlfriend prevent her grandfather from turning into a zombie?  Yes, he is going to be a very busy guy this November…

To start reading from chapter 1 go here

The series background:

Welcome to the 21st Century, but this one is a little different.  Sure, there are Vampires and Werewolves and Zombies, and even Gargoyles.  Sure, they are monsters.  And they’ve been in the public eye for decades, and like the rest of the world’s population they are growing in number.  So we’ve learned to live with them, give them rights, give them jobs, tolerate them.

But there is one thing we dont’ know.  Why are they here?  What caused them to spring from the dead in such large numbers?  There are theories, but not much verifiable truth.

Thirteen years ago, Johnny Smith was in college.  And he did a bad thing.  That is, unless you consider helping trying to raise the Devil, not a bad thing.  He was the only survivor of the ritual (unless you count one of the others turning into a duck).  Johnny is now the manager of an apartment building, 23 Pangbourne Place, and his past is about to come back to haunt him.  With a vengeance!

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