Looking for a funny summer read with some supernatural retail hell? Look no further! RHUer Jessica Samuels has written a juicy hilarious tale called Being a Vampire in Retail Sucks:
I started working retail a few years ago, and the reason why I started writing this story was because of Retail Hell. I read it and I loved it so much I decided to write my own retail related story.
This story is different since it involves working at a supernatural store, and the main character’s name is Scarlet who is a vampire that works for Derrick’s detective agency. I wrote it because I wanted to see how she would react to the customers, and let me tell you it was a fun journey since at the time it was just a normal store. In the process it evolved into a supernatural retail store, and then add the character solving a case so it had more of a plot besides just retail and the rest is history.
This is the synopsis: Scarlet Summers has been through hell since her last mission left her in the hands of an evil necromancer. She got out thanks to the Moon Wolf pack, but not without a price. When three of the werewolves in the pack go missing, it is up to her to solve the case. In order to do this she has to go undercover at a supernatural retail store called Fiona's Corner and Café to find the missing girls.
It became something more than just a retail story it became a part of a series. I’m proud of it since it totally captures what working with people is really like taking the good in with the bad. I love the way it turned out since it included phones, fitting rooms, and the policies I have hated. I hope people who have worked retail will find the humor in it just like I do!