Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Bargains and Betrayals

I have been gone a looong time and I apologize for my absence. The last post here was 2/17/11--2 days before I had a big car accident (flipped my Jeep in bad weather conditions, crawled out the passenger side window and still tried to get to a scheduled book signing--those of you who follow me on FB or Twitter know all that, though).

In my time away from here I've been writing (book 4!!!) and doing a lot of thinking. A lot of thinking. But enough about all that! It's Tuesday and it seems I should do a TEASER TUESDAY post.

So. BARGAINS AND BETRAYALS hits bookstores nationwide on August 16. It's the first book in which a character other than Jessie speaks his mind and shares with readers HIS POV. It was scary for me to write (at first) but I've come to love him even more since being so firmly wedged within his head. I won't tell you which guy's POV this is in, maybe you should guess... But this is a small bit of Chapter Eleven in BARGAINS AND BETRAYALS.

"Any advice?" Pietr asked me.

"Da. Tell me to turn the car around."

"I can't do that."

"I do not think you know what you're getting into, little brother," I whispered, reaching across to open the glove box.

Pietr barely twitched when I pulled out the gun. "If they find that on you--"

"I guess we're both taking some risks." I popped out the gun's clip, slid my finger along the slot windowing the rounds, spinning each a quarter turn, reassuring myself. This was all about things going smoothly. I chambered the first round. "They'll want a show. Things will get bloody."

From the corners of my eyes I noticed the way his Adam's apple slid in his throat as he swallowed, taking in my words. Nervous. If I noticed, they might notice, too.

It would be like blood in the water.

Okay, so there's my teaser. Hope you--umm--enjoyed it? B&B is available for pre-order at a bunch of places already and I'd LOVE it if you decided to pre-order it ESPECIALLY through your local independent bookstore. :) There will be two more books in the 13 to Life series, bringing us to a total of five for this, my debut series.

AND, we're being carried in Turkey, Hungary, Brazil, France, Germany, the UK and Canada.

AND, we have some cool merchandise for those of you who are fans and want to show your love--check out this site: http://www.zazzle.com/13tolife

One last thing... This will probably be my last full post here since the www.ShannonDelany.com site has a blog (which will be updated with this post later today). I encourage you to join me there for fun activities, an occasional newsletter and the blog. *HUGS*

Take care!


L.J. Boldyrev said...

I feel like a terrible friend. I had no idea you were in an accident! So glad you're okay!

LOVE the teaser! Thank you for sharing!

Shannon Delany said...

Lacey, don't feel bad--the accident was just one of those things that (in retrospect) you realize makes you examine your priorities and realize what's really important and how far you are from where you wanna be if you're ever caught upside down in a Jeep again and things don't go so well ;). I'm just trying to be better aware of making the most of what I have now. :)

Glad you love the teaser! *HUGS*

Jessi said...

I'm glad you're ok. I just found your blog.

I enjoyed the teaser. I'm going to have to get the book. :)