“True Darkness” by ForgeFiction, J.C. Phelps, Lorenzo Jones Hillman
The border between the human and paranormal worlds is growing thinner. Will the city prevail if the border is shattered, or will it fall into the abyss?
Val is the one people call when they get in trouble. Whether it’s spirits, monsters, or cursed objects, she will handle it for you. Years after fleeing her native United States for the gloomy streets of London, Val gets a call for help from a friend, one she can’t turn down. One that may get her – and maybe half the city of London – killed.
Despite her years of working in the paranormal industry, Val will learn how much she doesn’t know—the entities that stalk graveyards and the shadowy organizations that keep tabs on dangerous artifacts—and how much people she called friends have been keeping from her.
With her soul on the line, Val must choose between Richard, the man who took her in when she arrived in England with nothing, and Beck, the man who taught her what she knows… and is hunting Richard. What begins as helping a friend with a simple cleansing ritual becomes a fight to the death to keep the true darkness from spilling into the streets.