Poison Contact, the sequel to Dead Messages, is coming out later next month! To whet your appetite, here’s a sneak peek at the first chapter.
Chapter 1: These cookies are x-rated
Sydney Farina placed a fondant mermaid tail on top of the last blueberry cupcake and stepped back to survey her work. Six perfect cupcakes stood on the tray before her. Edible glitter covered the two-tone blue and cyan frosting and gave it the appearance of a glimmering ocean, and the sea-green liners had a pattern of fish scales. They were absolutely freakin’ adorable, at least in Sydney’s biased opinion. She picked up the tray, headed out of the kitchen—
—and nearly crashed into Javier.
“Whoa!” He jumped back, almost dropping the empty napkin holder he was bringing back to refill. “Close call.”
Sydney smirked at him. “Yeah, close call for you. If you’d made me drop these cupcakes, I’d—”
I’d murder you.
The joke almost left her lips before she stopped herself. Her stomach felt cold and slimy like half-melted ice cream. Their former boss had been murdered a month earlier inside the bakery, and a little later, the killer had tried to stab Sydney just yards away from where she currently stood. Maybe someday she’d be able to make dark jokes about the experience, but it was still too soon.
“I’d kick you in the shins,” she finished after a brief pause. “Repeatedly.”
If Javier noticed her stumble, he didn’t comment. “You sure you can reach my shins?”Continue reading “Read the first chapter of Poison Contact”