Unholy Pursuit: The Devil On My Trail-Chapter 1

Gazing at the streets, heat waves dancing before her eyes. Augusta Georgia seems hotter than the foyers of hell. No air condition, only a folded newspaper bent into a fan to keep the heat from driving her insane, Ana stood in her window looking out on the streets, her elegant profile a silhouette against the lucidity of the glass. She can’t shake the feeling of being watched is why she’s standing in the shadows. She stood in early morning first light in the apartment suffocating air recollecting the morning’s event wondering what did she do to offend the landlord? When entering the rental building to pay the rent the landlord glared at her as if she had been touched by the demon Azazel and was rehearsing for a starring role in the movie “Fallen 4.” To think things thoroughly she goes back outside in the last dew of this day and pace the walk way while no one is up and about, the streets are deserted except for the early birds coming from or going to work. The rental office kept early hours for people like herself so there would be no excuse for not paying on time.
     “I am not taking your money.” Shelia Jean sneered at her. “I want you and your whole shebang outta here.”
     Distress started escalating at an alarming rate but refusing to allow it to mirror in her eyes. Ana calmly asked “What have I done to violate the rental agreement?” Shelia Jean casually shrugged her thin shoulders and looked her squarely in the eyes and coldly but nonchalantly said “Nothing. You’re the perfect tenant. I just don’t like you.” Sighing heavily from years of déjà vu” with landlords so she asked for 30 days to find a place to put her ailing mother and 4 year old daughter. Shelia Jean chuckled a nasty laughter and turned and smiled a nastier smile at her. “I don’t think you understand…I can’t stand the sight of you. The sight of all of you makes me sick. I want you gone by noon today. Begone! Scat! Git!”
     Ana was done being nice deciding it doesn’t get you anywhere but kicked in the teeth again and again. “Well I hate to tell ya” Ana said leaning in close and personal, her voice laced with fury. “That’s just too damn bad you can’t stand the sight of me. You know what__you aren’t easy on the eyes either. For the past 9 months I’ve damn near gone blind from looking at your ugly mug! But know this and know this clearly! You’ve lose your ever-loving, hell-bent mind if you think I’m gonna to drag my mom and child out in this delirious heat All because you don’t like me. There’s a whole lotta shit people don’t like but they’re mature enough to make up their to deal with it so you can scratch your ass and get glad about it for all I care!” Ana stood staring down at the seated woman, shifting her weight to her left leg with her arms folded tightly around her midriff to lessen the blow of the unexpected eviction as she glared at her with a burning hatred.
   Flabbergast and shocked at Ana’s outburst which felt as if it snapped her out of a mean-spirited trance Shelia Jean stuttered. “I-I-I had no idea you felt this way… about me. I-I-I assume something can be worked out…”
       “So now you know it! That I think you’re cow-ass ugly! But about the rent— that’s more like it!” Tossing the money on the desk, she sashayed toward the door as she turned to leave she said. “You better not call the police because remember I know where you live! I’ll be out of here by August 1st.” Ana regretted the words the moments they left her mouth. But she was sick of taking an endless parade of crap off of people for no reason that made any logical sense. People insults and attacks her for no justifiable reason. It makes no sense. It’s the year of 2488 and you’d think with all the process and advancements made in the last five centuries.

This is as far as I can go. with an open preface of the book. There’s much more in the Amazon preview. And yes, Ana has a horrible mouth. Life has not given her the luxury to be otherwise.


About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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36 Responses to Unholy Pursuit: The Devil On My Trail-Chapter 1

  1. Francisco says:

    Questo è un romanzo molto potente per chiunque abbia il coraggio di leggerlo. Il personaggio principale subisce molti abusi ma si è rifiutata di accettarlo. Ha preso a calci in culo. Lei non si raggomitola in un angolo e piange. Ho adorato l’eroina, Ana. È di classe, non un po ‘di spazzatura hoochie così popolare oggi. Comanda di rispettare il modo in cui una vera donna dovrebbe. Azazel sa che si è fatto una signora di prima classe e non la sta lasciando andare e non lo biasimo nemmeno se è più evilatore di tutto l’inferno combinato. LOL! Ti saluto. Lavoro ben fatto per chiunque sappia qualcosa sulla vita reale. Il realismo era intessuto nel frammento della finzione che si dimentica che è una storia di fantasia.


    This is a very powerful novel for anyone with the guts to read it. The main character suffers a lot of abuse but she refused to accept it. She kicked ass back. She does not curled up in a corner and cried. I loved the heroine, Ana. She’s classy not some hoochie trash so popular today. She commands respect the way a real woman should. Azazel knows he got himself a first class lady and isn’t letting her go and I don’t blame him even if he is eviler than all of hell combined. LOL! I salute you. Job well done for anyone knows anything about real life. The realism were woven into the fragment of fiction that one forgets it is a fictional story.

    Best regards

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  2. Stevie says:

    Keep up the great work.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Fauna says:

    Found your card and is now reading the book.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Collette says:

    When the second one will be out?

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  5. Collette says:

    Write more, that’s all I have to say. So far, I have read everything you have written. I find myself up reading at night when I could be sleeping. Then I’m sleepy at work the next day. You don’t need to relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what you’re talking about, why throw away you brilliant intelligence on posting pictures and videos when you can be give us something enlightening to read?

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  6. Toni says:

    Loved it. Keep writing. The older pretense of your work reminds me of The Hangman’s Daughter. It’s isn’t as ghastly but you use the same style.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Alex says:

    Having seen how popular you are offline, I decided to look you up online. Meeting you in person made my day a Good Day. You did an outstanding job in presenting your books. It was a striking adventure to listen you speak on them. With many thanks! Well, the fact that you’re very pretty didn’t hurt none at all. 😀

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  8. Blanca Lopes says:

    After reading it, I searched for more information about contents of your book. It isn’t wholly paranormal, fantasy or mystery. Where did the situations you placed the character come from. Much of it sound like realism. By the way, thanks for writing something totally new.

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  9. Carly says:

    I loved the novel because it wasn’t a repetitive of what’s already out there. At first, I had a hard time getting into it because I had nothing to compare it to but once I got sync with the author’s writing style. It’s a very good book. It’s twenty different stories in one book. Keep them coming. 🙂

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  10. Herbert Garnet says:

    Thanks. Great Books.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Phoebe says:

    I’m going to end of my day reading more of this book.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Roman says:

    This is my first time reading anything written by A. White and it was a great read. I borrowed it from a friend who love big books. I love big books, I can not lie.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Rory says:

    I’m still waiting to learn what else will happened with Ana and Bea. This is what I call real entertainment. It’s meaty. Not light.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Saks Girl says:

    Love the characters’ snappy dialogue. Ana can reduce people to a puddle of tears in record time.

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  15. Kieran says:

    My spouse and I absolutely loved this book and find a lot of your posts to be as interesting as your books. I’m looking for a blog that can offer guest writers to write content available for you?

    I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on a number of the subjects you write with regards to here. I mean you pick interesting subjects to talk about.
    Again, awesome book!

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  16. Apache Skywalker says:

    I read the introduction and liked it. I think I will commit to reading the entire book. This COVID 19 cornavirus has me looking at things in a more mature manner than before.

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  17. Jamie Maellwyd says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a book quiet like this one. You aimed to be different…well, you accomplished it in a wonderful way. The characters are well-developed. I like the idea you didn’t turn it metallic futuristic novel with spaceships,aliens, and the tired trope. It’s a futuristic story for adults.

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  18. Reblogged this on The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Trail and commented:

    An advance copy reader asked if this actually the second book of the series? Clash was originally the first to be outlined but I realized with all the actions of Clash I needed to explain to my audience where it all was coming from. Unholy Pursuit the Devil On My Trail was the first one to be written.

    All of these books were written prior to the days of short stories being a rave.


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