I just wrote a line that I thought was the perfect opening for chapter three of my next Were-Geeks series. “Kangaroos were dead to him.” My hero is fighting a herd of angry phantom kangaroos. Yes, that really is an urban legend that herds of ghostly kangaroos are running around North America causing havoc. These particular kangaroos are being ridden by angry ghostly jockeys and they’re about to kill our Chinese hero whose name is Bing.
Here’s the full passage:
Kangaroos were dead to him.
Bing used to think of them as adorable hopping mothers with kits in their pouches and smiles beneath their Aussie bush hats. Now he knew the truth. They were vicious killing machines with legs that could break a man’s ribcage and a tail that hit like a ton of bricks. Especially when they were ridden by small angry ghosts. Right now, he was face to face with three of the bastards and was about to be pummeled to death. Death by kangaroo. Not the epitaph he’d wanted.
I thought the image of a Chinese martial artist being surrounded by ghostly kangaroos was a bit funny. My husband said, “Nothing about that is funny. Try again.”
Here’s my problem, and it needs to be read as if I were wailing it at the top of my lungs. I haven’t got anything else. Sometimes there is no brilliant alternative idea and I have to run with what I have, kangaroos and all. So, is it funny to you?
When badass werewolves battling supernatural evil realize they need tech support, they recruit a group of geeks with hilarious—and romantic—results.
Chemist Josh Collier is having a blast at a comic book convention when he gets the shock of his life—he’s a werewolf! WTF? Before he can howl, he’s whisked away to a secret lair by Nero, a hot guy dressed as a Roman centurion. Josh’s former life is over, and his genius is needed at Wulf, Inc.
Nero has no interest in babysitting a trainee were-geek when he’d rather be killing the demon that wiped out his entire pack. While Josh analyzes the monster’s weapon, wild passion ignites between him and Nero.
With destiny and their pack in the balance, can they survive the demon out to destroy Wisconsin?