AFTERLIFE, the debut novel by Merrie Destefano, is out now!
Chaz Dominguez is a professional Babysitter in New Orleans, helping to integrate the recently deceased into their new and improved lives. Though Fresh Start has always been the only game in town, resurrection isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nine lives are all a person can get—and a powerful group of desperate, high-level Nine-Timers will stop at nothing to possess the keys to true immortality.
Now the only hope for Chaz and his family—and the human race—lies in the secrets locked away in the mind of Angelique, the beautiful, mysterious Newbie he must protect . . .
AFTERLIFE reminds me a bit of Bladerunner, a bit of George Alec Effinger, and also of the great urban fantasy, where things unseen and possibly supernatural lurk in the corners. Small wonder it has quotes from James Gunn, Marc Giller, Tracey O'hara, and more!