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Saturday, March 29, 2014

CHIMERAS Sunday Snippet #8


From CHIMERAS, end of Chapter 1:
I held my Glock on target and fired four rounds. The gun recoiled in my hand. Carmelo curled into a question mark and flopped to the sidewalk. One by one, the spent shells dropped to the ground, yet I kept shooting, intoxicated by the smell of blood and the rattling of fire, as if every new bullet sinking into his body had the power to rewind time.
To fix my own failings.
Revenge hardly mends anything. The son of a bitch you want to crush does not exist. The son of a bitch is your own self.

The above is my Sunday snippet submission for the Weekend writer Warriors (you can find the Snippet Sunday group also on Facebook, too). Check them out, it's a fun way to find upcoming books -- all genres welcome, there's something for everyone's tastes.

CHIMERAS is the first in a detective thriller series featuring LAPD Detective Track Presius. To be sure not to miss the release date, subscribe to the blog posts in the main page. To request an ARC (advanced reserved copy), in exchange for an honest review to be posted on amazon or goodreads, send an email to eegiorgi(at)gmail.com with the subject line "ARC copy."

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Book Description: Haunted by the girl he couldn't save in his youth, and the murder he committed to avenge her, Detective Track Presius has a unique gift: the vision and sense of smell of a predator. When a series of apparently unrelated murders reel him into the depths of genetic research, Track feels more than a call to duty. Children are dying, children who, like himself, could have been healthy, and yet something, at some point, went terribly wrong. For Track, saving the innocent becomes a quest for redemption. The only way he can come to terms with his dark past is to understand his true nature.

You can find CHIMERAS on Goodreads.
Details on how to order your free advanced copy here.

28 comments:

  1. I love this line! The son of a bitch you want to crush does not exist. The son of a bitch is your own self.

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  2. Interesting interpretation of revenge, your characters really seem torn apart between what he really wants and how he acts.

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    1. thanks Linda, that's exactly the point!

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  3. I agree with Paula---those lines are an excellent way to end a chapter!

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  4. "...intoxicated by the smell of blood and the rattling of fire..." Great action and really intriguing last lines.

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  5. Great use of description on how body fell into question mark position!

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  6. Good descriptions of the gun-firing. Yet I feel that the shooter isn't shooting at anything. Maybe it's just me? Nice snippet!

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    1. I guess you're right Frank, the context is missing here. Thanks!

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  7. Wow. Excellent. Every line is perfect and packs in tons of info--visual, motivation, character reveal.

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    1. thanks so much Karysa, happy you think so ! :-)

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  8. Oooh powerful last lines. Great job!

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  9. Fantastic visual of the gun-firing! Love the powerful last lines!

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    1. thank you ! we often look outside when we should look inside our selves ... :-)

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  10. I love this glimpse into Track's conflicted self. That's a lot of info for only 8 lines!
    The Murders of Polly Frisch

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  11. A very powerful snippet! The last line is very insightful.

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  12. Love this snippet--very powerful.

    Nancy

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  13. You pack a punch in very few words. An impressive scene.

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