Kari Stewart (Tasmin21 on QT) has signed with agent Chris Lotts of The Lotts Agency.
The ringing of the phone never brings good news. It’s always a bill collector, a telemarketer, or Great Aunt Edna coming to visit. For Jesse Dawson – father, husband, and samurai demon-slayer – the dreaded phone brings news that a friend, a fellow champion of lost souls, is missing. Sure, champions do get killed from time to time, but no one has ever just dropped off the face of the earth before. Then word comes of a second missing champion, and a strange blue car may or may not be following Jesse around town. It’s enough to make a guy downright paranoid.
Meanwhile, Jesse is contacted by an aging baseball player desperate to have his soul retrieved from the demon he sold it to. The challenge itself looks like it will be a pretty standard tank-and-spank, but the baseball player’s agent is not what you’d call a believer in the supernatural, and he’s doing his level best to get Jesse arrested for fraud and anything else he can invent.
Certain there’s a target painted on his back and jail time looming on the horizon, Jesse needs answers and fast. Axel, the one demon Jesse thought he could trust, has the skinny on the missing champions, but he isn’t talking without a little quid pro quo. And while the first rule in dealing with the devil is don’t, if Jesse wants what the demon knows, he’ll have to give up a soul.
I am seeking representation for Third Strike, a 71,000-word urban fantasy novel. I have included five pages below, and the full manuscript is available upon request. I look forward to hearing from you.