Here's the first teaser for my novel, Slick as Ides, to be published on September, 20th. Enjoy!
Ides and Vapor online conversation from Chapter 1:
Vapor: You there, Ides?
The monitor blinks at me with his private message just for me.
“Yeah, I am, you slimy bastard.” I grin and type out a different reply though. Ides: What’s up? Invent anything today?
Vapor: Yep. Invented a way into your wet panties. Wanna come over and check it out, make sure it works correctly?
I bark a deep, biting laugh. “Uh, no. Not happening.” Ides: Sure. I’ll be right over . . .
Vapor: See, I knew you liked me.
Ides: Like is not an issue. It’s an issue of trust.
Vapor: You can trust me. Have I done anything to warrant anything else?
Ides: Yeah, you have.
Vapor: Such as?
Ides: You seem to know too much about me. How is that possible? No one knows who I am.
Vapor: Did my research, sweetheart. You’re all over the web, whether you know it or not. I know your signature when I see it, woman.
Ides: Right there—the fact you even know my gender is disconcerting.
Vapor: I’ve been tracking you down for months now. Do you know how hard it was to get into this elite hacker chat group? I swear they patted down my balls and made me turn my head and cough before they’d even let me in. Do they think I’ll hunt you down?
Ides: Would you?