We're in week two of the Buccaneer Blogfest hosted by Sharon Bayliss and Courtney Young. You can still join by going HERE.
Today we're posting the first paragraph of our Work-In-Progress and I cheated a bit. My first paragraph is only twenty-six words - two lines - and so I posted two paragraphs. Do you think anyone will notice?
Anyhoo, my WIP is called Givin' Up The Ghost, a YA Paranormal Mystery. It's the first book in the Indigo Eady Paranormal Mystery Series.
If you're interested in the origin of the phrase, here is a definition:
Give Up The Ghost from The Phrase Finder:
Meaning: To die, or in the case of inanimate objects, to cease working.
Origin: There are many uses of this phrase in the Bible, including this, from Miles Coverdale's Version, 1535, Acts 12:23:
"Immediatly the angell of the LORDE smote him, because he gaue not God the honoure: And he was eaten vp of wormes, and gaue vp the goost."
For a brief description of the series, watch my first attemp at a book trailer - it's only one-minute long:
Givin' Up The Ghost
First Two Paragraphs
“What the...” the guy sputtered. I lay sprawled across him, our eyes locked in stunned surprise, our bodies entwined in a tangle of arms and legs.
I chanced a worried glance back toward the alley I had barreled from, but the thing was gone. I sighed. Not a graceful escape, I’ll admit. But all things considered, this new situation I suddenly found myself in was a vast improvement.
Indigo Eady, my main character, will be here on Wednesday to be interviewed, so please come back. After the interview, she'll be anwering any questions you may have.