I submitted a slightly modified excerpt for Living Sacrifice to 2009 Scarlet Boa. It is a contest to write "an impossible-to-ignore opening to a paranormal story." My entry is #22. I would be delighted if you would stop by and vote for it. If you think a different one is better, I will not be offended. The entries are at http://www.stellacameron.com/entries.html. To vote, go to http://www.stellacameron.com/scarletboavote.html.