Wednesday, November 28

Tour: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones / Excerpt




Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Author: Darynda Jones
Charley Davidson series
Paperback: 320 pages
Publication Date: October 30th 2012
















 Purchase here: Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository


~ Book Description ~


he fourth in this fun and sexy "New York Times" bestselling paranormal series: "If you enjoy Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, you will certainly enjoy Charley Davidson!" --"Suspense Magazine"In Darynda Jones's "Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet," sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley's last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she's insane. The more they refute the woman's story, the more Charley believes it. In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, has been cleared of all charges. He is out of prison and out of Charley's life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved. Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans.



 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!”
 
 

About the Author:




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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16 comments:

  1. Charley is so funny! I don't know how Uncle Bob can just ignore her comments and go on with the convo like normal. Love this series! Thanks for hosting!

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  2. :) Great, great series and this book is just fabulous! Darynda Jones does it again and writes an amazing story. I already can't wait to see what happens next!

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  3. Funny, sarcastic, Coffee Loving Kick Ass Chick, What is there not to love? Did I mention super hot Reyes!!

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  4. I love Charley!! She's the reason I sure at my desk laughing aloud at work! :)

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  5. Really what is there not to love about this series it's funny,sexy and a must read. I so can't wait till the next book to be out I'm that bad. Anyone who is anyone would love this book.

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  6. Love, love, love the Charley Davidson series and 4th Grave is a terrific read! I can't wait until the next one comes out!

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  7. I can't wait till the next instalement they just keep getting better thank you Darynda for these wonderful books.

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  8. I adore Charley's witty nature. I find myself laughing at her outragous behavoir whenever she talks to her Uncle Bob. I cant wait for the next book. I give FGBMF FIVE STARS! What a awesome read it is!

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  9. LOVE this series!! Fourth Grave was awesome (well...the whole series is). Can't wait for 5th Grave! :-)

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  10. The entire Charley Davidson series is ahhhh-mazing!!!! Darynda Jones does it again with another entertaining thrill-ride of a book! This series is a MUST read!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great Author!! Fantastic Series!!! :)

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  12. I can't wait to read these books I have the first two

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  13. I love this series. Darynda's characters are LOL funny and goosebump inducing sexy. If you haven't read these books, you are really missing something special.

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  14. I have turned so many people onto this series!!!

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  15. Everything I love in one...Kick ass chicks and good humor are always a must read for me!

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  16. Charley and her books make getting through finals worth it. Seriously, I'm rereading these for about the millionth time right now as a treat for studying and doing my homework!

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Wednesday, November 28

Tour: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones / Excerpt




Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Author: Darynda Jones
Charley Davidson series
Paperback: 320 pages
Publication Date: October 30th 2012
















 Purchase here: Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository


~ Book Description ~


he fourth in this fun and sexy "New York Times" bestselling paranormal series: "If you enjoy Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, you will certainly enjoy Charley Davidson!" --"Suspense Magazine"In Darynda Jones's "Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet," sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley's last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she's insane. The more they refute the woman's story, the more Charley believes it. In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, has been cleared of all charges. He is out of prison and out of Charley's life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved. Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans.



 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!”
 
 

About the Author:




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.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

16 comments:

  1. Charley is so funny! I don't know how Uncle Bob can just ignore her comments and go on with the convo like normal. Love this series! Thanks for hosting!

    ReplyDelete
  2. :) Great, great series and this book is just fabulous! Darynda Jones does it again and writes an amazing story. I already can't wait to see what happens next!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Funny, sarcastic, Coffee Loving Kick Ass Chick, What is there not to love? Did I mention super hot Reyes!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love Charley!! She's the reason I sure at my desk laughing aloud at work! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Really what is there not to love about this series it's funny,sexy and a must read. I so can't wait till the next book to be out I'm that bad. Anyone who is anyone would love this book.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love, love, love the Charley Davidson series and 4th Grave is a terrific read! I can't wait until the next one comes out!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I can't wait till the next instalement they just keep getting better thank you Darynda for these wonderful books.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I adore Charley's witty nature. I find myself laughing at her outragous behavoir whenever she talks to her Uncle Bob. I cant wait for the next book. I give FGBMF FIVE STARS! What a awesome read it is!

    ReplyDelete
  9. LOVE this series!! Fourth Grave was awesome (well...the whole series is). Can't wait for 5th Grave! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. The entire Charley Davidson series is ahhhh-mazing!!!! Darynda Jones does it again with another entertaining thrill-ride of a book! This series is a MUST read!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great Author!! Fantastic Series!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I can't wait to read these books I have the first two

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love this series. Darynda's characters are LOL funny and goosebump inducing sexy. If you haven't read these books, you are really missing something special.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have turned so many people onto this series!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Everything I love in one...Kick ass chicks and good humor are always a must read for me!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Charley and her books make getting through finals worth it. Seriously, I'm rereading these for about the millionth time right now as a treat for studying and doing my homework!

    ReplyDelete