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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sunday Snippet: MOSAICS




From MOSAICS, end of Chapter 1:
“Shit happens, Track. Never forget that.”
“Hard to forget on days like this.”
I rolled down the window and let cool air blow in my face. The freeway droned in the distance, as another night descended upon Los Angeles. Another murder, another killer on the loose.
It was June 2009, the beginning of summer.
Killing season had just started.

The above is my Sunday snippet submission for the Weekend Writer Warriors (you can find the Snippet Sunday group on Facebook, too). 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?

34 comments:

  1. Killing season, eh?
    Well, I got my season ticket last week, an e-copy of "Chimeras."

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    1. Ooohhh... thanks, Frank, I hope you'll like it! :-)

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  2. You have my attention. "Killing season"--

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    1. yup, there's such a thing as a killing season: most murders happen in the summer :-(

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  3. I like how you use short sentences, to catch the reader attention. It flows so well.

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  4. I love this series. You are very a engaging storyteller. Wishing you much success always.
    Juneta at Writer's Gambit

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    1. thanks so much Juneta, and I wish you the same with your WIP !

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  5. So intriguing. I can't wait to read this series.

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  6. Loverly! Tension builds and draws me in!

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  7. Wow, what a dark start. Good snippet, E.E. :)

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    1. thank you Millie, Sandra and Siobhan, I appreciate your comments!

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  8. I've just finished Chimeras, and I can't wait to read Mosiacs.

    You know you've written a first chapter made up almost entirely of irresistible hooks, right? :D

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    1. oooh, Sarah, thank you!! hehe, I tried! ;-)

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  9. This is an intriguing snippet that draws the reader in with questions.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/08/weekend-writing-warriors-82514.html

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  10. Wow. Way to draw people into your world. That is great!

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  11. Highly atmospheric! Excellent excerpt....

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  12. Good atmospherics, though I don't think I'd want to live in LA. Too many people.

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  13. That sure grabbed my attention. Great excerpt.

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  14. Great beginning hook. Six lines of rapid fire, then boom!

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  15. thanks so much for stopping by PT, Veronica, Sue Ann, Elaine and Carol!

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  16. What can I say? This snippet is atmospheric! It's working to set the tone. :-) I loved the book!

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  17. Cool. I'm looking forward to hooking up with Track again :-)

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  18. This snippet gave me an honest-to-god shiver down my spine. So few words, and yet I got a very strong sense of early-summer LA.

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  19. Interesting snippet, leaves my head running through a bunch of different possibilities.

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  20. Fantastic snippet! Can't wait to finally read my copy of this book... :)

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  21. Great piece for an opening chapter. Very intriguing.

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  22. Very compelling snippet. I'm intrigued that this is the end of chapter 1. It sounds like the perfect hook to begin a story with.

    BTW - thanks for visiting my blog. I tracked you down by accident from Goodreads. I hate, loathe, despise Google+ with a passion because it makes it so darned difficult to find a person's blog when they leave a comment. Grrrr... *phew* Rant over :)

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  23. thank you Odins, Heather and Jeff!

    Botanist: sorry about the inconvenience, I should have my name in the blog title, that would make it easier. All my links are in the G+ about page, but not every user puts them there... thanks for your comment!

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