Just got this cover for 7/06 … seems like a long time off (though I do have several releases before this –ROOM SERVICE, 2/06 and AUSSIE RULES 6/06) Anyway, here’s my opening few paragraphs from my story in this collection:
Janie Mills had done a lot of things in her life, not all of which she was proud of, but killing a guy . . .
Yeah, that was a new one, even for her.
She stood holding the murder weapon in the darkened library where she worked, listening to the sizzling summer storm rage outside, her breath hitching, trying to talk herself out of a panic attack.
Not so easy to do with her heart in her throat, blocking the air passage.
Lightning burst, and for one brief instant, her world lit up in the blue flash, followed by a CRACK of thunder that nearly had her jumping right out of her skin.