Thursday Writing Quote ~ H. G. Wells

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H. G. Wells

Tuesday Teaser - Sacrificial Magic

Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current readOpen to a random pageShare two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts) by Stacia Kane if book 4 of Downside Ghosts, a paranormal series that's a little dark but thoroughly enchanting. I heartily recommend it, but it is best if read in order.

The Blurb:
READING, WRITING, AND RAISING THE DEAD

When Chess Putnam is ordered by an infamous crime boss—who also happens to be her drug dealer—to use her powers as a witch to solve a grisly murder involving dark magic, she knows she must rise to the challenge. Adding to the intensity: Chess’s boyfriend, Terrible, doesn’t trust her, and Lex, the son of a rival crime lord, is trying to reignite the sparks between him and Chess.

Plus there’s the little matter of Chess’s real job as a ghost hunter for the Church of Real Truth, investigating reports of a haunting at a school in the heart of Downside. Someone seems to be taking a crash course in summoning the dead—and if Chess doesn’t watch her back, she may soon be joining their ranks.

As Chess is drawn into a shadowy world of twisted secrets and dark violence, it soon becomes clear that she’s not going to emerge from its depths without making the ultimate sacrifice.



The Teaser:
"Right." It was said a little too slowly, the vowel sound drawn out, pulled just to the cliff edge of sarcasm but not quite tipping over and falling into the valley of rude.



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