29 January 2013

Hump Day Hook- End of January 2013

I’m very excited to say that I sent in my novel, Otherworldly, to Siren.  So please keep fingers crossed that they pick it up.  It’s the first book in a three part series…I know, I’ve been talking about this for some time!  But now that I’ve sent in the first book, I feel confident in revealing the Blurb:

Otherworldly (McKnight, Perth & Daire 1) Blurb:

Charlotte Perth is all about sass because her job is reminds her all too well the limits of human life.  She’s clairvoyant but her gift is unique.  She can only summon murdered souls and interprets the visions they send her.  When she’s hired by a wealthy woman to determine the fate of her great nephew, little does Charlotte realize this is one ghost that refuses to cross over.

Detective Jonas Daire feels Charlotte is a fake, out to swindle money from his rich aunt.  When Charlotte proclaims the nephew is not only dead but has been murdered, Jonas feels especially disgusted at Charlotte’s “profession”.  But when his cousin’s body is discovered in the place that she said it would be, with detailed accounts of how he died, he places her under suspicion. 

Jonas and Charlotte work together to find the killer.  As the two grow closer together, another malevolent force won’t stop until the truth is buried…until Charlotte’s ghostly visions are her own.

And now, here is my paragraph for Hump Day Hook…from the (fingers crossed) upcoming novel, Otherworldly:

One minute Zach stood near the water and the next he stood in front of her, practically touching her nose with his.  His eyes were cloudy, as if death had already started eating at him in the afterlife, but the panic shining from them couldn’t be misinterpreted.  He shook his head and held a finger to his lips then flashed out of sight.  The brightness had her shielding her eyes and when she opened them the warehouse had disappeared and Charlotte found herself back in Alice Braddock-Masters’ house, only she was no longer in the den but in the formal dining room.  Her belly rested against the mahogany table.  Mrs. Braddock-Masters and Jonas stood behind her.

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16 January 2013

Hump Day Hook - 16 January 2013

Happy Wednesday!  It’s taken me a few weeks to get my life back into some semblance of order.  Over the holiday I had to move so everything had been a bit chaotic.  I’ve neglected my Hump Day Hook passage for a few weeks and for that I apologize.  So I’ll be short and sweet this Wednesday.

The paragraph I’m sharing today is from a WIP I’m about halfway through.  The set up is quite funny, a scene where the heroine Charlotte had to shut up her two bickering boyfriends and so used the only method she had.  Charlotte has a tendency to talk when she’s nervous and right now, she’s very nervous at being caught in public.

“I didn’t think being in a ménage relationship could work,” she said.  “Well, of course I thought about the benefits and I’m realizing reality is far different than fantasizing, especially with said benefits in my hands.  So I’m coming to the conclusion that because I’ve been so focused on doing the normal thing which, you know, is for other’s sensibilities, I hadn’t much thought about my needs and my desires.  I’m a liberated woman, a woman with-”
“Good god,” Jonas groaned, interrupting.  “Is this really the time to talk about this?”
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