And the week of blog take-over begins, Aledans! As I mentioned yesterday, we’re celebrating Samhain/Halloween with a week-long blog take-over to help promote a few friends who have new books out in the world (or about to be born into the world, as is the case with today’s sneak peek). First up, Carrie Harris, and her e-novella: BAD YETI.
What’s BAD YETI about? Jonah Grable hasn’t minded living in the shadow of his older, zombie fighting sister Kate, but this weekend he’s definitely raising his profile. A weekend of epic epicness—waving swords and flirting with girls in elf ears at his LARP club event—is totally up Jonah’s alley. But when his alter ego, Sir Talatien Maguirier, Nightdark Clanlord, comes face to face with a real, live Yeti, Jonah—or, rather, Tal—has to take matters into his own hands. So he sets off with gamer goddess Lady Amethyst, brown-eyed Europa, and Calamity, a braid-wearing barbarian in fur into the great unknown on a search for yeti-related awesomeness. . . .
BAD YETI SNEAK PEEK:
If I’d known that girls go crazy over zombie slayers, I would have gone medieval on some undead a long time ago.
Sure, I’m the smallest guy in the freshman class, smaller even than Kai Tipton, and his mom is a bona fide little person. And maybe I’m addicted to computer games, like Dragons of Roargan Kross, and yes, the jocks sometimes duct-tape me to toilets for fun. But once I’d kicked some zombie butt?
The ladies loved me.
Of course, going to homecoming with the Kiki Carlyle, our homecoming queen, hadn’t hurt either. And Kiki was definitely on my mind this morning. I slapped some gel on my hands and ran them through my do. I looked a whole inch taller. Now I’d come all the way up to Kiki’s shoulder.
“You’re going to miss the bus, dorkwad.” Kate—my sister—stuck her head into the bathroom, ruining the nice Kiki-related daydreams I’d been entertaining, and ruffled my hair. I shrank about a quarter inch.
“Die, lich spawn!” I yelled, throwing the bottle of gel in her general direction.
She took off, and I tore down the stairs in hot pursuit. I would have caught her too, if I hadn’t turned the corner and nearly bulldozed Kiki herself. If Kate had wanted to motivate me, she should have known that the presence of a goddess in the house would have worked. I skidded to a stop and almost swallowed my tongue as I took in the view.
The girl of my dreams stood in our entryway. Her blond hair was pulled into a ponytail, exposing a slender neck. That neck killed me. I’d spent a whole night staring at it while we danced at homecoming. But her looks weren’t the best thing about her. What got me the most was that she smiled every time she saw me. Always had.
This time, she laughed outright. I grinned back. Kate kept on going toward the kitchen, cackling madly like she’d won something. Maybe she’d won the battle, but no way would she take the war.
I knew a lot about battle tactics from playing Roargan Kross.
“Kiki!” I grinned up at her. “What’s the girl of my dreams doing in my house this fine morning?”
She blushed a little. “I thought you and Kate might like a ride. It’s better than the bus, right?”
“Thanks!” My voice squeaked, but I pretended not to notice, and so did she. “I’ll be sixteen next month, so maybe then I’ll drive you around.”
She might have been out of my league, but she didn’t scoff. She totally liked me; I could sense it.
“Maybe.” She jingled her keys, smiling. “So listen. I wanted to ask you something.”
“Anything.” I meant it too. At that moment, or any moment, really, I would have died for her.
Intrigued yet? BAD YETI comes out November 13th and you can pre-order it on Kindle
Don’t forget to stop by on Wednesday for Cally Jackson’s THE BIG SMOKE, and Friday for Angela Wallace’s EARTH TONES (and again on Sunday for a custom pony based on EARTH TONES).