To participate in Teaser Tuesdays is simple: take your current read, choose two sentences from any page and post (be sure to not post any spoilers). Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of ShouldBeReading.
This week's tease, the last of 2010, is from Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, Book 1) by Stacia Kane.
"He was made of darkness, it seemed, the complete absence of light behind him making the outlines of his robe--or whatever it was--squirm and ripple. Her gaze couldn't seem to catch on anything, to find the definition of his form outside that narrow, pale face and the terrible black depths of his eyes."
Summary: THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED.
The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living are under attack. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter. She's got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead. But Chess is keeping a dark secret: She owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump, who wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job that involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump's ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah.
Unholy Ghosts, 346 pages, is published by Del Rey Books and is available now.