The gods are gone. All of them.
Their last message to humanity was: "Thank you for believing in us, but it is not enough. We're leaving. Good luck." At first no one took them seriously. Until, that is, all the denizens of all the heavens and hells started showing up on people's doorsteps.
Creatures that were once thought of as myth are now refugees striving to adapt to life on earth. Trouble is, after eons of living forever, they're not very good at being mortal.
Caught in the middle is Jean-Luc, a struggling hotelier who (reluctantly) promised to help these wayward 'Others' live in this new GoneGod world. But taking care of his guests, keeping his hotel afloat and dealing with the constant drama of the Others' lives is figuratively killing him. And now that an unusually strange Other is in town, his figurative demise might soon become more literal.
R.E. Vance lives in Edinburgh with his wife, recently born child and imaginary dog where he enjoys a beautiful city, whisky (Scottish spelling, not mine) and long walks. All he really wants is to quit his job and write stories based in Paradise Lot. All he really hopes for is that his child is healthy (ten fingers, ten toes and at least two eyes is a good start) and that eventually he can can get a real dog so that he can have an excuse to go on even more long walks.
Praise for Paradise Lot:
"I was immediately pulled into the gritty, beautiful world which Vance creates. The system of magic is simple and elegant. The Others can use their powers by burning up the time they have left in the world. That one concept gives rise to triumph and tragedy and sacrifice which had me reading all the books in sequence. I’m looking forward to the next.If you like urban fantasy, you’ll love this series. If you love magical creatures, or hopeless love stories you’ll love this series. I highly recommend it to all." -- Celtic Frog Reviews
"Once I began reading, there was no putting it down." -- Kindle Reviewer
"I'm really enjoying these stories. They remind me of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files (and that's a high compliment!)" -- Kindle Reviewer
"5-stars!" -- Good Reads Reviewer
"I cannot get enough of this series!" - Kindle Reviewer
"R.E. Vance lured me right in." - Kindle Reviewer