Excerpt from Dying to Read

proxy kindleI am 53,618 words into the first draft of Proxy. Should be done late this week or early next! Then Camp Nanowrimo starts April 1!

Intersexion was released last week! Have a look. I am very excited about this one.
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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules at Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along!

I am on a mystery/detective kick! I am currently reading a cozy, Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney, first book in the Cate Kincaid Files. I have just started, but have run into a number of engaging characters, so it shows promise! My teaser:

“But surely she wouldn’t leave knowing the Whodunit ladies would be here at noon. Unless she forgot, I suppose.”

“Or got a better invitation from Radford.” Doris gave the name an inflection that was not complimentary. “She’d dump us in a minute for Radford.”

Lorena McCourtney, Dying to Read

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Cate Kinkaid’s life is . . . well, frankly it’s floundering. Her social life, her career, her haircut–they’re all a mess. Unemployed, she jumps at the chance to work for her PI uncle, even though she has no experience and no instincts. After all, she is just dabbling in the world of private investigating until she can find a “real” job.

All she has to do for her first assignment is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? But when she reaches the dark Victorian house, she runs into an hungry horde of gray-haired mystery readers and a dead body. This routine PI job is turning out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?


  1. Dying to Read sounds great! Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Love the title too, but – I may never again be able to say “I’m dying to . . . ” lol.

    Mine this week is from The Shape Shifter (Leaphorn & Chee #18) by Tony Hillerman at http://wp.me/pZnGI-u1

  2. This one sounds really enjoyable! I’ll have to track it down… My TT this week is a new venture for an established author: https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/teaser-tuesday-8th-march-2016/

  3. I love cozies, and don’t read enough of them. I love that the MC is usually a mess, with issues…that draws me in even more. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “UNDER THE INFLUENCE”

  4. Kathy Martin says

    Dying to Read sounds like a lot of fun. My teaser this week comes from the first book in a series I have been meaning to begin for years – When Gods Die by C. S. Harris. Happy reading!

  5. Interesting! I’m a big fan of cozy mysteries too! And I’ll be taking part in Camp Nano! I haven’t decided what I should work on though :p

    My teaser is from The God’s Eye View by Barry Eisler

    • I’m not sure what I’m writing for Camp Nano yet either. I have to look through my story clip file once I’m done with Proxy. I’ll be setting up a private cabin, do you want me to invite you?

  6. Dying to Read sounds interesting, and I really like the cover. Great choice!

    My TT post.

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