Episode One: The Contract
A Wicked Red Serial By Everyn Kildare
Make your dreams a reality. Everything you've ever wanted can be yours. Adoring fans, exotic places, a limitless universe for you to explore.
We'd like to hire you.
Vittore, Keeper of the Inter-dimensional Navigational Nexus, is having a really bad day.
All he wants is to get laid, take a bath, and throw a really killer party for his guests at the I.N.N. Too bad his blazing hot ex-girlfriend, the headliner for the evening's festivities, just up and quit on him.
Now Vittore needs to find a new Diva for the Twilight Lounge, the most fantastic performance space in all the universe - and he's set his sights on poor hapless Kristiana, a smoky voiced songstress with grand ambitions and a desire to sing that The Keeper can hardly resist.
Taking a contract with The Keeper would fulfill Tiana's wildest dreams - fame, adventure, and an adoring audience each and every night. But life at the I.N.N. also means leaving her old world behind, including Ridley, the man she has professed to love for all time.
I.N.N. is a work of serialized fiction - short, individual vignettes with an over-arcing story-line.
You can read the installments like separate stories or follow them in order like episodes of a television series.
The houses are grand, the landscape is breathtaking, and the residents... they're strangely interesting. At least, Jonathan Clarke thinks so.
A down on his luck novelist with a painful past and a dangerous addiction, Jonathan comes to Muse for a change of scenery and a fresh start. But it's not long before he realizes Muse is not the sleepy little haven he supposed. As the odd occurrences and questions begin piling up around him, Jonathan finds himself drawn to the elusive and beautiful Miriam Saran, a captivating young woman who lives in the historic Saran Estate way out on the edge of town.
Miriam's family is one of the oldest and most infamous in Muse. Just the mention of their name is enough to send the other townsfolk running. It's a mystery the curious young writer can't help but unravel...
Unfortunately for Jonathan, Miriam Saran has many deadly secrets of her own, and even more vicious intentions for him.
Vicious Kisses is a work of serialized fiction and is approximately 16,000 words in length.
***Due to adult themes, language and violence, this series is recommended for mature readers***