You haven’t met me yet, but I’ll be making my first appearance pretty soon in the upcoming Serpent’s Doom, the fourth book in the Zodiac Mysteries. Thanks to my good friend Nikolai -- you remember him, don’t you? Nikolai is the Bay Area’s very famous past life regression hypnotist. Well, thanks to Nikolai, I have a new job at The Mystic Eye.
Nikolai and I go way back. We have a rather mysterious shared past together, but that’s a story for another time. You see, Nikolai could see that Gale and Cheryl needed help at their occult bookshop. The ladies just couldn’t handle the heavy lifting and I’m a big strong guy. It’s nothing for me to move bookcases and lift crates and do all kinds of other things, including keeping an eye out for any unsavory characters who might want to harm the ladies or their shop. I’ll be kind of a Guy Friday, available to do any kind of work needed.
I know I’m kind of scary looking, but that helps when it comes to chasing away the bad guys. Well, actually I’m pretty damn ugly. Can’t help it. I’ve had a tough life and too many battles and it shows on my face. But under this scary exterior beats the heart of a pussycat.
Here’s the part I have to share today – there’s a woman I met at The Mystic Eye and I can’t stop thinking about her. Her name is Zora and she’s a very talented psychic and medium. She’s also stunning. She’s a big woman and she dresses in the most exotic fabrics and styles and wears lots of jewelry. She’s just plain gorgeous. I’ve never met a woman like her!
Do you think I might stand a chance with Zora? I’m not sure she really notices me, even though I always say hello and try to help her out with things, and do little favors for her, like giving her rides and such. I’m fresh out of ideas to get her to notice me and I can’t think what else I can do.
I know I’m not the handsomest guy in the world. Actually, I may be one of the ugliest men in the world, but that’s just the exterior. Do you think I stand a chance with her? She is truly a goddess! Maybe I could take her out to dinner, or give her chocolates and roses, maybe that would do it. What do you think?
Wish me luck because I am smitten!