Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet Blog Tour


Woohoo Darynda Jones Fans! I’m excited to host the next stop in the Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet Blog Tour!!  Thanks to Darynda and her awesome Gimlet Street Team, I have an excerpt featuring Charley and Ubie.



Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet excerpt!!!


With renewed energy, I pulled back onto Academy— after hitting a
drive- through for a mocha latte— and had just started for home when
my phone rang.
“Yes?” I said, illegally talking on the phone while driving within the
city limits. Scoping for cops, I waited for Uncle Bob to stop talking to
whomever he was talking to and get back to me.
My uncle Bob, or Ubie as I most often referred to him, was a detective
for APD, and I helped him on cases from time to time. He knew I
could see the departed and used that to his advantage. Not that I could
blame him.
“Get that to her, then call the ME ay- sap.”
“Okay,” I said, “but I’m not sure what calling the medical examiner
ay- sap is going to accomplish. I’m pretty sure his name is George.”
“Oh, hey, Charley.”
“Hey, Uncle Bob. What’s up?”
“Are you driving?”
“No.”
“Have you heard anything?”
Our conversations often went like this. Uncle Bob with his random
questions. Me with my trying to come up with answers just as random.
Not that I had to try very hard. “I heard that Tiff any Gorham, a girl I
knew in grade school, still stuff s her bra. But that’s just a rumor.”
“About the case,” he said through clenched teeth. I could tell his teeth
were clenched because his words were suddenly forced. That meant he
was frustrated. Too bad I had no idea what he was talking about.
“I wasn’t aware that we had a case.”
“Oh, didn’t Cookie call you?”
“She called me a doody- head once.”
“About the case.” His teeth were totally clenched again.
“We have a case?”
But I’d lost him. He was talking to another officer. Or a detective. Or
a hooker, depending on his location and accessibility to cash. Though I
doubted he would tell a hooker to check the status of the DOA’s autopsy
report. Unless he was way kinkier than I’d ever given him credit for.
I found his calling me only to talk to other people very challenging.
“I’ll call you right back,” he said. No idea to whom.
The call disconnected as I sat at a light, wondering what guacamole
would look like if avocados were orange.
I finally shifted my attention to the dead kid in my backseat. He had
shoulder- length blond hair and bright blue eyes and looked somewhere
between fifteen and seventeen.
“You come here often?” I asked him, but my phone rang before he
could say anything. That was okay. He had a vacant stare, so I doubted
he would have answered me anyway.
“Sorry about that,” Uncle Bob said. “Do you want to discuss the
case?”
“We have a case?” I said again, perking up.
“How are you?”
He asked me that every time he called now. “Peachy. Am I the case? If
so, I can solve this puppy in about three seconds. I’m heading down San
Mateo toward Central in a cherry red Jeep Wrangler with a questionable
exhaust system.”
“Charley.”
“Hurry, before I get away!”

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a RITA®, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.




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11 comments:

Sarah said...

LOVE Darynda! Can't wait to see what she does next!!

Darynda said...

Thanks so much for having me, Liza!!!!

Vicki Wilson said...

I can not WAIT for this book!

Marie Brown said...

The Charley Davidson Series ROCKS! Cant wait for more!

booklover62 said...

I love Charley!!
I was fortunate enough to win autographed copies of the first three books and would love to win the fourth!

Rose said...

I can't wait to read this series!! Thank you for the excerpt

Misty Speer said...

*SQUEEE!* I can't wait for this book to be out! It has been total agony waiting for this next installment but I know the wait will be well worth it! :)

Redheaded Bookworm said...

I am DYING for this book to be released!!!!!! Love Darynda and her books!

pc said...

Love the Charley Davidson series...great humor, paranormal private eye and sexy son of Satan-wonderful combination! Can't wait for the newest release!
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Tiffany Rarrick said...

I soooooooo can't wait I got my sister hooked on Charley and Reyes she read all book so far in just three days so now she is crazy just like us.... I will finish this book in a day mark my word ONE DAY!!!!!

awilliams said...

Charley & Reyes are two of my all time favorite characters! LOVE all the books in the Grave series!