Friday, June 28, 2013

Pre-Order SNUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON!


I have to say, I'm really, really, really excited about this. In less than one month, SNUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON: And Other Bombay Bedtime Stories will be available as an ebook everywhere!

Right now, it's available for pre-order at Amazon - which is pretty cool:

http://amzn.com/B00DLIH8IK




Here's the blurb from the site: A collection of short stories from National Bestselling author Leslie Langtry...




What do the Minotaur, Rasputin, the first man hung for murder in America, and the Countess of Blood all have in common? No, they aren’t related. They all appeared on the Bombay Family’s Hit List! In this collection of Bombay Bedtime Stories, you’ll find out what Bombays did before Gin Bombay came along. From pet Dodo birds of the very first Bombay to Ancient Greece and 20th Century Russia, get the stories Bombay children have been told for thousands of years. Stories that have been shrouded in blood-sworn secrecy…until now!






There are six stories in the book - which is about the length of a novella - like PARADISE BY THE RIFLE SIGHTS. And I already have several more ideas for another edition. 

And just for you, my piratey friends, here's an excerpt that won't appear elsewhere...

Versailles Bombay – Rasputin
December 1916, Petrograd, Russia
       “Oh, bugger,” I hissed through my clenched teeth as Rasputin staggered into the courtyard of Moika Palace.  The aristos were out now, drunkenly charging behind Rasputin.  Apparently, they decided to finish him off here, on the streets, with witnesses.  How did those idiots screw this up now? Honestly, I should never have asked men to do this. Men were not that smart. Assassination was a woman’s game.
Morons.  I was working with amateurs.  This whole thing could’ve been wrapped up yesterday, but noooooo.  This is what happens when you leave a job up to a room full of drunk, arrogant men.  Make that men in general. I was not terribly fond of men as a rule. There had never been a man in my life who had not let me down – and there were no women who had.
       I wasn’t really a man hater – just not a man preferer. They were silly, puffed up things that needed their egos stroked constantly. Women were far more superior intellectually.  There was the women’s suffrage movement going mad in England.  I was anxious to get home and apply myself.  But first, I had to deal with Rasputin who was, very inconveniently, still alive.
Bloody hell!  Women were so much more cooperative.  If you killed them, they remained thoughtfully dead.

AND - there will be a little more Bombay in your Christmas stocking this year!  The Killer Fiction writers have banded together to do a collection of holiday stories featuring our favorite characters. This should be out around the end of November. We each have a day from the 12 Days of Christmas and mine is FOUR KILLING BIRDS and features four of your favorite Bombays.  I can't give you the deets yet, but I promise to reveal more on this blog soon.
Well, I've got to get back to work. Have a great July 4th holiday! I'll fire off a couple of bottle rockets for the pirates!

The Assassin - Leslie Langtry

11 comments:

MsHellion said...

EXACTLY. Women are so much better at this than men are. *LOL* Hilarious. Can't wait to read it!

Terri Osburn said...

Thoughtfully dead. LOL! I love that. I've already preordered! And look at you, cranking out Christmas stuff already. How's if feel to be a full-time writer? Share a bit. I need to live vicariously through you.

Maureen said...

I can't wait! I'm pre-ordered and so excited!

Leslie Langtry said...

You guys are awesome! Terri - it's a lot of work, and not-at-all glamorous. How's it going with you and the new book? Sigh - I loved having my first books out.

Terri Osburn said...

Having the book out has been a blast. Gotten some reader emails, and the reviews have been about 95% encouraging. I'll take that!

Now I'm writing book 3 and it's been slow going, but it's finally going. Just in time for me to panic about the deadline. LOL!

Leslie Langtry said...

95% is AWESOME! There are always a few bad ones - usually by folks who didn't read the blurb before downloading.

Terri Osburn said...

So far, the complaints seem to be centered around the heroine. Not everyone likes every personality. I can live with that.

Leslie Langtry said...

Yes, yes you can. Too bad for them!

Maureen said...

I've gotten to where I just smile at reviews...especially the ones that go after particular things with my characters. Because generally there is another review that loves the very thing one person didn't love.

But I've never had any really nasty ones...yet.

Marnee Bailey said...

I've preordered too. :) Sounds like so much fun.

And when the Christmas antho comes out, let us know! Sounds completely awesome.

Janene said...

This is going to be such a fun book. I can't wait until it comes out!