Fourth Grave ~ Darynda Jones ~ Excerpt and Giveaway SQUEEE!!!

As you can tell I’m a wee bit excited about this, even though the giveaway, which is for a real live book made of paper, of Fourth Grave Under My Feet is only open to the US. Apparently they are working on getting one for the rest of us in the future, so all is not lost.

But I am totally gagging for this this gorgeous book coming soon:Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet is the much anticipated fourth book (you see what she did there?) in the urban fantasy Charley Davidson series written by the talented Darynda Jones.

Here is a excerpt to whet your appetitie:

With renewed energy, I pulled back onto Academy— after hitting a drive- through for a mocha latte— and had just started for home when my phone rang.

“Yes?” I said, illegally talking on the phone while driving within the city limits. Scoping for cops, I waited for Uncle Bob to stop talking to whomever he was talking to and get back to me.

My uncle Bob, or Ubie as I most often referred to him, was a detective for APD, and I helped him on cases from time to time. He knew I could see the departed and used that to his advantage. Not that I could blame him.

“Get that to her, then call the ME ay- sap.”

“Okay,” I said, “but I’m not sure what calling the medical examiner ay- sap is going to accomplish. I’m pretty sure his name is George.”

“Oh, hey, Charley.”

“Hey, Uncle Bob. What’s up?”

“Are you driving?”


“Have you heard anything?”

Our conversations often went like this. Uncle Bob with his random questions. Me with my trying to come up with answers just as random. Not that I had to try very hard. “I heard that Tiffany Gorham, a girl I knew in grade school, still stuff s her bra. But that’s just a rumor.”

“About the case,” he said through clenched teeth. I could tell his teeth were clenched because his words were suddenly forced. That meant he was frustrated. Too bad I had no idea what he was talking about.

“I wasn’t aware that we had a case.”

“Oh, didn’t Cookie call you?”

“She called me a doody- head once.”

“About the case.” His teeth were totally clenched again.

“We have a case?”

But I’d lost him. He was talking to another officer. Or a detective. Or a hooker, depending on his location and accessibility to cash. Though I doubted he would tell a hooker to check the status of the DOA’s autopsy report. Unless he was way kinkier than I’d ever given him credit for. I found his calling me only to talk to other people very challenging.

“I’ll call you right back,” he said. No idea to whom.

The call disconnected as I sat at a light, wondering what guacamole would look like if avocados were orange.

I finally shifted my attention to the dead kid in my backseat. He had shoulder- length blond hair and bright blue eyes and looked somewhere between fifteen and seventeen.

“You come here often?” I asked him, but my phone rang before he could say anything. That was okay. He had a vacant stare, so I doubted he would have answered me anyway.

“Sorry about that,” Uncle Bob said. “Do you want to discuss the


“We have a case?” I said again, perking up.

“How are you?”

He asked me that every time he called now. “Peachy. Am I the case? If so, I can solve this puppy in about three seconds. I’m heading down San Mateo toward Central in a cherry red Jeep Wrangler with a questionable exhaust system.”


“Hurry, before I get away!”

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a RITA®, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

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54 responses to “Fourth Grave ~ Darynda Jones ~ Excerpt and Giveaway SQUEEE!!!

  1. Darynda’s books are addicting! I don’t know what she eats for breakfast to be so incredible, but whatever it is, I want some! Charley is my favorite heroine!

  2. I think it is Marvelous. Darynda is the absolute best. Thanks for hosting the tour. BTW the app link didn’t work. Have a wonderful day. Big Hugs!

  3. I am beyond excited to hold this book in my hot little hands. I love Darynda and all her work.

  4. I can’t wait for this book! I stumbled upon this author quite by accident one day, and have been in love ever since. Good job, Darynda, and keep Charley’s story coming, please!

  5. I personally cannot wait to get my hands on this book, I love the character charley and the way she is always so upbeat and in over her head it seems at times. I would love to have her uncle ubie for my uncle. This book sounds like it will be a blast.

  6. I love your style of writting. Once i start reading, I just can’t stop. I love Charlie, Cookie and Reyes and now with Armenis how fun. Can’t wait for the fourth book

  7. super excited about this book coming out! cannot wait to read it…my best friend discovered the 3rd book at the library on a new releases stand. she realized it was a series, thought it sounded interesting and borrowed the other two as well…we’ve been hooked ever since. i even have For I Have Sinned on my kindle. All i will have to worry about is fighting my best friend over who gets to read it first when it comes out!

  8. Love your series. Can’t wait for this book to come out. Hoping so very much for some parts from the book. Love this book. Can’t wait to get my hands on the fourth book.

  9. Darynda has become one of my most recommended authors. I just love Charley, and Lorelei King’s voice is perfect for her character. I have really enjoyed listening to the books. If you are curious, I am #26 of 32 holds on a book that has not been released. These I intend to purchase for my collection. Please keep writing!

  10. OMG…lol! Darynda puts so much character in her chgaracters.
    I hope she NEVEr gets rid of Ubie. It reminds omy my Dad, specially when he Charley. I can picture it perfectly. So my Dad…..oh how I miss him. He’d roll his eyes becuz Darynda series made my collection even bigger.

  11. I love these books. I listen to them as audiobooks. I started because of Lorelei King, I love her. I fell in love with Charley now too.

  12. I can’t put Darynda Jones books down. I feel like Charlie sometimes no sleep 🙂 I read these so addicting books till my eyes burn and close on their own… Thank you Darynda for being suck a great author work suspense,comedy & sex…

  13. SOOOOO excited! Thanks for the sneak peak, can’t wait to read this!! It may even call for taking the day off of work so I can immerse myself 😉

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