DSPP author and QSFer Lissa Kasey has a new fantasy/paranormal book out:
Evolution made music history when one bandmate turned vampire and another joined the vampire hate movement Preservation Group. Gene is trying to cling to the music as his relationship with Kerstrande begins to spiral into the darkness of hidden demons. Jaded by his years as a vampire flunkie, Kerstrande uses his newly won power over New York City to destroy his enemies and protect Gene. But a demon called a Fallen begins to take control of KC, slowly devouring his soul and through him the entire city. Battling against the evil that wants to destroy him, Kerstrande fights to hold onto Gene’s brightness.
A power unlike any other grows within Gene and shines like a beacon to the demons surrounding him. Realizing that only he can save his lover, Gene is willing to do anything to shake the darkness loose. Even if it means reshaping the future, the band, and his own existence.
Sequel to Evolution
THE FIRE and discovery of Hane’s gruesome history gave me a few days off—which should have meant I was well rested and focused. Joel was safe, Hane was gone, and no one would be after KC anymore. Even the music was mine. Life should have been good. But the first morning back at the studio, Mr. Tokie welcomed me into the Green Room only to introduce me to two other guys. Both were young. Lee was an Asian mutt like me, and Will was about as blond surfer as a New Yorker could get. The few days off must have made me slow because we all stood blinking at each other in silence. Then the door opened and Rob walked in, his smile huge.
“Lee, Will, good to see you again. Now maybe we can finally get some work done.”
Were Joel and I being replaced? Was that even possible?
“Genesis, Lee will be on the board and Will on the bass. Kerstrande suggested a live bass be added for the new music he’s approved.” Mr. Tokie handed out a new stack of music. At least these were all songs I’d written, even if I’d had help from KC. “I want to record ‘Midnight Rain’ today. We’ve got most of the instrumentals down on it thanks to Rob and Will coming in and working long hours over the past few days. Gene, I need you to get warmed up with Lauren and head in to record. Lee will be in studio four. You’ll be in eight.”
I nodded like I understood. Maybe figuring out this fire thing that was going on with me had scrambled my brain, ’cause I wasn’t getting it. Then it clicked.
“Wait, these guys are being added to Evolution?” Once again I had no say.
“Correct. Though Lee is in the interim until we know what Joel will have to face legally and if he’ll be able to perform.” Mr. Tokie left with that, and I stared at the new guys who were suddenly a part of my band. I’d never even heard them play.
Will held out his hand. “Good to finally meet you, Gene. I’ve heard a lot about you from Rob. Nice to dispel some of the rumors the tabloids are spreading.”
Lee stepped up and nodded. “Yeah. It will be great to work with you. Mr. Tokie said you’ve taken a lot of crap about being a vampire.”
“I’m not a vampire. Joel is a vampire.”
Will clapped me on the back. “No worries, little dude. We got your back. Human or not.”
I sighed, grabbed my bag, and headed for studio eight, not even bothering to greet Rob. He didn’t seem all that hard-pressed to talk to me either. Whatever. Lee, however, wasn’t so easily deterred. He followed me out of the room, but I guess we were headed toward the same place, as all the studios were on one end of the building.
“I just wanted to let you know I understand,” Lee told me.
“You’re gunning for the greater cause. Hiding in plain sight. Letting them think you’re one of them. We’d hate to lose you to an accident. That car bomb was a horrible mistake.”
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Lissa Kasey lives in St. Paul, MN, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing, and collects Asian Ball Joint Dolls who look like her characters. She has three cats who enjoy waking her up an hour before her alarm every morning and sitting on her lap to help her write. She can often be found at Anime Conventions masquerading as random characters when she’s not writing about boy romance.