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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Snippet -- One Week from Launch!




From MOSAICS, beginning of Chapter 8:
“What heated argument? We brainstormed over the next budget report, that’s all. Who gave you that kind of misinformation?”

“We prefer to ask the questions, Doctor,” Satish replied.

Dr. Fredrick Lyons walked fast and in long strides. A gaudy Hawaiian tie and the neon green of the reading glasses swinging from his neck intentionally clashed with his white-shirt, black-suit attire. He had longish gray locks, a short beard trimmed close to the jaw, and shrewd eyes that sized us up impatiently, yet found the time to linger over a nice pair of legs as we strode across the curving corridor back to the office suites. He looked too wealthy not to be opinionated, and too smart to be unpretentious.

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.

Aaaaaand... drum roll, please ... MOSAICS is coming out in one week! I'm so excited and have lots of great news to share:

  • MOSAICS will be at the special launch price of only $2.99 for a limited time only.
  • In conjunction, CHIMERAS will be on sale too, last sale before I take it out of Kindle select, so grab it while you can -- sale will run from Sept 7 through the 13.
  • The audio book for CHIMERAS will be available soon! I can't wait, you won't believe how good the narrator is!
  • Come by on Sept 7th for a special MOSAICS release party and get the chance to win an Amazon $25 gift card, a signed copy of MOSAICS and two Kindle copies for the next two winners. Woo-hoo!


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?

31 comments:

  1. I like the description of the doctor. Of course he'll be opinionated and pretentious.

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  2. That man sounds as slippery as a snake. Nicely done, E.E. :)

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  3. Great Snippet. I do so like Satish. You already know I am a huge Track Presius fan. lol. I am already ready for the 3rd book in this series. Can't wait. Congratulations on the release next week.

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    1. and I love you for being a huge Track Presius fan, Juneta !!! :-) please come by for the giveaway next Sunday!

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  4. Thank God Mosaics comes out next week. I read Chimeras last week (will post reviews at Amazon and GR soon) and I am completely enthralled by Detective Track Presius.

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    1. ooooh, thank you Gem, can't wait to read your review!!! Cat Nip is next on my Kindle list !

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  5. That opening dialogue immediately gave me the impression of barely-suppressed belligerence where a brainstorm could well be a heated argument!

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    1. yup, that was the point -- thank you Botanist!

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  6. Love the description of the doctor! He sounds... interesting.

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    1. he's very interesting! ;-) thanks for your comment !

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  7. One week!! Yay! Good book; I recommend! :-)

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  8. Love it, made my skin crawl just reading it, hate guys like that.

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  9. Really good description of the doctor.

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  10. The conversation is great, but the description doesn't follow smoothly.

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  11. thank you Emmy, Elaine, and Sue Ann!

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  12. Wonderful descriptions! I love how he had time to glance at a nice pair of legs. lol

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  13. This description is excellent and that last line is perfect! I know someone like him, too (unfortunately). :D

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  14. LOL Frank and Sarah! Ahem, maybe I should add the usual fine print that "all characters are the product of the author’s imagination and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental." ;-)

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  15. Best wishes with Mosaics! another excellent snippet today, full of details that really make me feel as if I'd been standing there, watching them all.

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  16. Nice snippet. I especially liked this line : He looked too wealthy not to be opinionated, and too smart to be unpretentious. great characterization in that sentence. :-)

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  17. How exciting about Mosaics releasing soon! And there's even going to be an audio book for Chimeras? Very cool!

    Also, loving the snippet! You've established the doctor's character so well in so few words. Impressive!

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  18. thanks so much for your kind comments, Veronica, Elsa, and Heather !

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  19. Classy and intriguing. And as mentioned above, very crisp characterization.

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  20. That's a very judgmental description. I like how your character study the other and how you manage to give insight on his personality that way.

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