What Stace had to say on Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Popping up for air

Just long enough to say I’m buried, buried, buried. There will be a post tomorrow (and the fingernail posts aren’t done for good, just on hiatus at the moment since I don’t even have time to do my nails) and hopefully Wednesday too, with some updates and stuff.

But really quick, how about a little excerpt snippet from Downside 5?

Terrible nodded, then crossed back to Chess and tried the doorknob. Locked. “What you thinkin I oughta do? Break it open?”

“Let me try first.” The lock looked pickable, at least, and if it was pickable she’d be able to pick it. If it was chained Terrible would need to kick it in, but best not to do that unless they had to. She could picture Ben inside, hiding with paranoid sweat dripping off his body. The last thing they wanted to do was burst in and give him a heart attack.

It took her a minute or so to pick the lock. No chain. Blue-braids over there—still watching them—hadn’t lied. The door did sound like a cat being skinned when Terrible pushed it open, a hideous screeching sound that raked up Chess’s spine.

The second the door parted from the jamb it hit her. The power, the deep dark slithering power of dark magic, of ghost magic. Of a particular kind of ghost magic.

Ben had scored, all right. But what he’d bought himself wasn’t very good.

12 comments to “Popping up for air”

  1. Stephanie D.
    · May 2nd, 2011 at 1:28 pm · Link

    Oh my gosh! Just this little bit is making me fein!!!!! Can’t wait for more!

  2. Allie
    · May 2nd, 2011 at 2:47 pm · Link


    Ah, Terrible, how I have missed you…

  3. Lisa S.
    · May 2nd, 2011 at 3:00 pm · Link

    yuuuummmm, wordy goodness! I miss Chess and Terrible somethin’ awful

    • Tabatha m
      · May 2nd, 2011 at 3:49 pm · Link

      The best series i have read in ages !!! can’t wait to read more i love Chess and Terrible

  4. Ina
    · May 2nd, 2011 at 11:10 pm · Link

    What, Chess’d joined DEA while we weren’t looking?
    Oh, Chess, you poor dear.

  5. Elena
    · May 3rd, 2011 at 6:25 am · Link

    Wow, i just can’t wait to read more… :roll:

  6. BernardL
    · May 3rd, 2011 at 9:38 am · Link

    Very Good!

  7. Carrie
    · May 3rd, 2011 at 7:52 pm · Link

    Oh, that was deliciously ominous. I shivers. For reals.

    And “Blue-braids,” huh? I am sufficiently intrigued.

  8. Tina
    · May 4th, 2011 at 12:29 pm · Link

    Can’t wait!!!

  9. Tess
    · May 9th, 2011 at 2:26 am · Link

    This book is SOO gonna be worth the wait 😀

  10. JennE.
    · May 10th, 2011 at 10:04 am · Link

    Oh what can I say? Don’t know whether to laugh or cry. The wait will be more than worth it, but Terrible and Chess make an awesome duo that you just don’t find in other books. 😀 WON’T MISS IT………

  11. Cindy Bailey
    · July 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 am · Link

    Wow! Can’t wait until March 27th! b Was wondering if you have a cover as yet?

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