Curses, Foiled Again is a paranormal romance set in Los Angeles, the "City of Broken Dreams." John Richmond has long since given up on dreams, so the city suits him just fine. He's a witch under a terrible curse, and it's only a matter of time before it claims his life. As a fan of Old Hollywood, he likes the idea of his final resting place being beside the great actors and actresses of the silver screen. For now, he's working as a waiter in a sleazy diner, although he's hoping it won't be for long. He's ready to meet his fate. Instead, he meets a scatterbrained vampire who develops an annoyingly persistent fascination with him.
The vampire is named Felix, and he's going through his own existential crisis (although he isn't quite self-aware enough to realize it). His sister, Cat, was a famous actress in Hollywood's Golden Age, but her own golden days are over. She's under the control of her cruel husband, a witch named Richard. He used her in the past to make a name for himself as a famous producer, and he is still using her: through dark magic, he is able to harness her vampire powers to extend his own life. But while he was able to prolong his life, he couldn't prolong his relevance, and so he and Cat have faded into obscurity. Now they languish in an old estate, isolated from the modern world. Felix won't abandon his sister, so he, too, is stuck in limbo. However, when he meets John, he is startled out of the stupor of his existence. He isn't sure what he wants from John, but the witch boy has stirred something inside him that he can't quite name. He isn't giving up until he figures out exactly what it is.
Curses, Foiled Again has been provisionally accepted for publication by NineStar Press, so I can't give an exact date when it will be available. However, I'm so excited for you all to read it that I've decided to put up the first chapter. You can read it here. Let me know what you think!