Hungry Like the Wendigo
By: Skyla Dawn Cameron
Publish Date: October 28, 2013
Format: eBook, 9k words
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: part of Tales From Alchemy Red stories; A Vampire Walked Into A Bar
Recommendation: Ooooh yes! You don't have to read the series to enjoy these short stories.
Someone’s been haunting Alchemy Red...
It’s Halloween and a costume party is in full swing at the club city supernaturals like to visit. But not all is well: a particularly powerful spirit is haunting the joint, and despite the club’s clientele of vampires, witches, and half-demons, random fires and levitating tables are bad for business not to mention horrific attacks on staff members.
Getting rid of the spirit seems like a simple enough job for a Demon Hunter, her psychic detective boyfriend, and their vampire friend... But this is no ordinary spirit. It’s old. It’s hungry. And it’ll tear through anyone standing in its way.
(This is a Ryann David short story set between Hunter and Lineage.)
"Don't you find this...just a little meta?"
*I read this story for my love of the world it's in and beta reading.
My Thoughts and Summary:
Ryann, Ellie, and Nic are called to Alchemy Red for some more-than-normal strange events. The clientele of the supernatural club aren't aware of the haunting happening. And the owners aren't able to stop it so they called Nic for help. What they come across in the basement could be more than these three can handle. The club is full on one of the busiest days of the year but what stirs to life in the basement will empty it quickly.
It is kind of meta. To walk into Alchemy Red, the home of all different monsters to see they are dressed up for Halloween. But I love it. The vision in my head, yea that's fun.
I love seeing these characters, again. Ellie is as fun as I remember him. Ry is as shy and naive, in one area, as well. And Nic...she is on the ball with computers. A physic who communicates with the dead, a demon hunter, and a vampire. Ellie and Ry might even come to a different phase of their relationship here.
Skyla has once again blended action, fight, and destruction into one short read. Even a bit of personal life with the characters as well.
You can read this short story WITHOUT reading any of the books in the Demons of Oblivion series. These stories are set with the characters at the Alchemy Red bar with different happenings. The stories do give you the bits of information you need to know what is happening and who the characters are. It might even make you curious enough to read the series. ;)
Quick read with all the elements I thoroughly enjoy.