From MOSAICS, Prologue:
The first to burn are always the eyes. They crackle and hiss inside their sockets until there’s nothing left but two gaping holes. The nose dissolves next, skin receding over cartilage flaps.
It bubbles and oozes and evaporates, leaving behind clean, white bones.
He tilts his head and smiles.
For you, Laura, he thinks, gripping the scalpel. The next toast will be for you.
The above is my Sunday snippet submission for the Weekend writer Warriors (you can find the Snippet Sunday group on Facebook, too). I took a bit of a hiatus over the summer, and now I'm right on time for new book release. Make sure you check out all Weekend writer Warriors participants, it's a fun way to find forthcoming books -- all genres welcome, there's something for everyone's tastes.
MOSAICS, the second in a detective thriller series featuring LAPD Detective Track Presius, is slated for publication on September 8. I'm planning a giveaway with lots of freebies on the release day, so, to make sure you don't miss all the fun, sign up for my newsletter and download a free desktop wallpaper as a thank you for subscribing.
The first book, CHIMERAS, is now available from Amazon.
Book Description: Dubbed the Byzantine Strangler because of the mysterious mosaic tiles he leaves at the crime scene, a new serial killer is stalking the streets of Los Angeles. Racing to decipher the code encrypted in the tiles before the killer strikes again, Detective Track Presius faces a new challenge: the "awakened" genes that make his vision and olfactory sense so sharp are now taking a toll on his life. When a new set of tiles appears in his own backyard, Track makes a chilling realization: those very same genes that are threatening his life are drawing the Byzantine Strangler closer and closer. The line between hunter and hunted has suddenly blurred. Will Track be the next piece of the mosaic puzzle?