Friday, August 5, 2016

Teaser Fun for Friday

Right now, I'm working on editing the third book in the Once Upon a Djinn series - Up Wish Creek.  It's nowhere near finished.  This is, after all, the first round of editor edits.  But I'm just so jazzed about this, I thought I'd lay down some words for the Killer Friends.  And give you the first look at my cover...

Pretty pretty purple.  Right?

And here's the teaser... 

It had been about a month since the shitstorm blew through and I turned a portion of North Florida into glass.  And there I was sitting in my library, trying to interrogate a book.  My ex-lover, who betrayed me, was nowhere to be found.  Not that I’d had time to look.  Which was probably for the best because I was so ready to kick his olive-brown ass. The last time I saw my dog he’d been transformed back into a gorgeous genie, and he was panting after the only surviving twin goddess of a long-extinct Nubian tribe.  My conniving former best friend was still a bitch—literally—and sleeping curled up on the rug in front of the fireplace.  But the more things change… Well, let’s just say things were working the way they’d always worked.  Life as a genie is long, but hey, unless you really work at it, it’s not boring.

Sometimes I wish I put forth the effort.

“Did the book tell you anything yet?” The only constant in my life, the right-proper Basil Hadresham shouted from another room.  He was my business partner, decades-long friend, and genie extraordinaire.  And he’d spent the past thirty some odd years keeping my life on an even keel.  Even if he did have a bad habit of bellowing through my home like a kid who’s too lazy to grab a snack from the kitchen.

“I heard you,” I shouted back because I was too lazy.  “And the answer is no. Did you get anything out of that damn dog yet?”

Basil entered my library with the dog in question trailing behind him.  “The bitch is being bloody difficult.”

She will tell you nothing, appeared across the blank page of the book in front of me.  Just as you will learn nothing from me.

“And here I was thinking you’d want to brag a little,” I said back to what was, in reality, a former genie who’d chosen to become an Efreet.  Since genies can’t apply the death penalty the way Efreet can, Amun got sentenced to spending a good long while as a smart-mouth, uptight, pain in my ass book.  I’d taken a bit of shit for going off-script and making him reading material instead of the family pet, but, hey, he deserved it.   

Hope y'all got a kick out of that.  This really is a teaser, though, because this book won't be out until some time in September.  When in September isn't settled yet.  Let's just say that the quicker I can get my editing done, the sooner it will be back in my editor's hands so she can proof it and send it back to me, so I can finish up and get this into your hands. 


Silver James said...

I <3 purple! And this cover! And the snippet! And can't wait for the book! Yayayayyayayayyayay!

Janet said...

Awesome cover - and fabulous snippet! Like what you've done with this, B.E. :)

B.E. Sanderson said...

LOL, thanks, Silver. Sorry it's going to be later than I planned, but the book will be available in September, if I have to work night and day to get it out there.

Thanks, Janet! I'm glad you like how those edit suggestions turned out! =o)

Karyn Good said...

What a gorgeous cover, B.E.! And a great peek into Up Wish Creek!