You’ve been a great supporter of my launch. You created a terrific badge (proudly displayed on my webpage) and you’ve opened your blog to me today. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Since you post a lot of teasers on your blog, I thought I’d give your readers a few teasers that I’ve loved, but since you’re all about Aerial Perspective, I’ve chosen to tweak your rules just a bit. My teasers are in keeping with the eagle’s view theme and not randomly chosen. These should be familiar to a lot of readers.
“The Eagles! the Eagles!” Bilbo cried, dancing and waving his arms. If the elves could not see him they could hear him. Soon they too took up the cry, and it echoed across the valley.
(The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien)
In no region had the messengers discovered any signs or tidings of the Riders or other servants of the Enemy. Even from the Eagles of the Misty Mountains they had learned no fresh news.
(The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien)
Well, I have no eagles flying in my book, but I do have a few alligators that I’ve managed to put overhead. So here are a couple of teasers from Alligators Overhead.
If Lizzy Glopp (spelled with two P's) had heard about the sightings over the Ornofree Swamp, the suspicious-odd shapes almost like—maybe exactly like—alligators she would have known there was something brewing.
The alligators hovered near the tree tops, closing ranks and throwing a huge
shadow over the ground. In perfect formation, they swooped down on the bulldozers, and the crews scattered for cover.
Blurb for Alligators Overhead:
Alligators, witches and a spooky mansion aren't your average neighbors unless you live at the edge of the Ornofree swamp in the backwater town of Hadleyville. The town's bad boy, Pete Riley, may only be twelve, but he's up to his eyeballs in big trouble, and this time he isn't the cause. This time the trouble arrives when a legendary hundred-year-old mansion materializes next door and the Ornofree alligators declare war to save their swamp from bulldozers. Things only get worse when Pete's guardian aunt and several of her close friends vanish while trying to restore order using outdated witchcraft. Now Pete must find the witches and stop the war. He might stand a chance if his one friend, Weasel, sticks with him, but even then, they may not have what it takes.
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About C. Lee McKenzie:
C. Lee McKenzie is a native Californian who grew up in a lot of different places; then landed in the Santa Cruz Mountains where she lives with her family and miscellaneous pets. She writes most of the time, gardens and hikes and does yoga a lot, and then travels whenever she can.
She takes on modern issues that today's teens face in their daily lives. Her first young adult novel, Sliding on the Edge, which dealt with cutting and suicide was published in 2009. Her second, titled The Princess of Las Pulgas, dealing with a family who loses everything and must rebuild their lives came out in 2010.
TWITTER : @cleemckenzie
AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0042M1KYW