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MotW-SNDA: Book 2
Magically obstructed memory; A disturbing accusation; What will she do when her most trusted betray her?
Laura Cassidy never thought the new detective agency would do so well. Working with Todd is everything she had hoped for. All she wishes is to retrieve her missing memories of her family.
Ex-FBI agent Todd Levitts still struggles with his last FBI case, his first brush with the supernatural. Demons and those he lost haunt him.
His struggles surface when their anonymous meeting turns out to be with Doug, the man who raised Laura when her mother was murdered. They have until the Black Moon, only two days away to clear Doug’s name and find Laura’s mom’s real killer.
But supernatural forces are at play. Reclusive were-wolves, stalking demons, hidden chosen ones, and portals to hell are only some of the hurdles they must face.
Laura must unravel the mystery in time to figure out what really happened the day her mother was murdered.
At the Lake is the second book in the Middle of the Supernatural Detective Agency.
It is better after reading the first book, but not required.
Ebook and paperback available: Q3 2023
Excerpt: Unproofed / Unedited
Chapter 1: Amon
Six months ago…
The guardian was dead and with his death the spells that coiled around Amon and his prison loosened.
Glee bubbled in his chest.
This was his chance. The Master, Gizem, had sent him to capture a chosen one and force them to open the gate. Only then would his Master be free.
The spells loosened further and outside the prison he sensed a herd of humans with weak, frantic hearts huddled in the nearby town. The supernatural beings were mixed in hidden like wolves in sheep’s clothing.
He was too far away to sink into their bodies and steal the reins from their helpless hands. Humans were too weak for him to take over for long, but a supernatural could be his chariot.
The spell unraveled enough that further away, in the distance, he could sense that glamor on the lake had faded and he could see its true power. Interesting. He would report that to his Master. Even if he could not locate the chosen one, the lake could be a doorway into this realm. If he could go to the lake and knock on the portal in such a way to grab his Master’s attention, then his demon legions could force the door from that side.
The magic frayed and loosened farther, giving Amon access to the demon network. No that he needed their help. Not now. His access was one more sign of his impending freedom. The glee and power radiated from his chest to his hands.
He clenched his fist for the first time in ten years. Another minute and he would be free. He’d leave this prison and continue his mission. Hot excitement unfurled in his chest.
The guardian’s life force surged back. The prison spells sparked back to life with his resurgence. The magical coils tightened around Amon, freezing his hand.
Rage filled his stomach and flashed along his limbs, adding to his power. Even so, he lost his fight with the constriction. No matter how hard he struggled, he could no longer move.
The curs-ed guardian was still alive and gaining strength.
Amon only had a moment before the spells would cut off his last hope. Anger and resentment that he had to rely on his minions snarled through his system. Without that extra energy, he would already be trapped again.
“Free me and I will reward you!” Amon sent the message over the demon network. He left the location signature of the nearby town with a trail to his current location.
Responses pinged as his connection broke, and the protections smothered him.
He’d laugh if he could. The guardian was too late. Before long, his minions would come and free him.
And then Amon would make the guardian pay and free his Master.