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Teaser Tuesday … 03/01/2012

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What Is ‘Teaser Tuesdays’?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of ‘Should Be Reading’.

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

1. Grab your current read.

2. Open to a random page.

3. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.

4. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences, that give away too much about the book.

5. Remember to share the title and author too.

6. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment, as we all like to receive them and are interested in your thoughts.

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My teaser lines this week, come from the book I am currently reading, although I have taken them from the half of the book that I have yet to read, so that I am in no way influenced to reveal too much about this amazing thriller.

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So as not to show any ‘spoilers’, I have not included a synopsis for this book, however, if you want to find out more about it, just click on the book image.

If you don’t really want to read any ‘spoilers’ yourself, then you can ‘tease’ yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here.

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“To avoid the electrostatic shock which came upon touching the door’s handle after walking along the poly-blend carpeted corridor, Ben shouldered the door open.”

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“Standing perfectly erect, arms at his side, and facing that wall of framed family photos was none other than Stew Raymo. His six-foot-four frame filled a navy suit jacket that had been tailored eight years and thirty pounds ago. His feet were fit snugly into a pair of brown, lightly scuffed, size-fourteen Rockports.”

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish all followers of ‘Teaser Tuesdays’ a Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2012.

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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16 comments
    • Hi Julie,

      This thriller is definitely shaping up to have a pretty dramatic ending. The killing has already started and the whole thing is set to explode any time soon.

      The teaser lines are from a section of the book which I have yet to read and include the two main protagonists coming face to face, so things are certainly not going to be as calm as they sound …

  • “To avoid the electrostatic shock which came upon touching the door’s handle after walking along the poly-blend carpeted corridor, Ben shouldered the door open.” <— That reminds me of my trip to Canada where I got a static shock EVERY TIME I touched the hotel room door handle!

    I hope you're enjoying this 🙂

    • Hi Nikki,

      I am certainly enjoying this one, it’s a really good thriller, full of suspense, but with plenty of action.

      Any possible ending is still a complete mystery to me, but I have no doubt that it is going to be quite violent and final!

      Dave always gets an electric shock from door handles and particularly from escalator rails in stores. I don’t know whether it is just him being overly susceptible, or whether it is something in the industrial cleaning fluids they use in public places?

      Thanks for stopping by, the conversations always take on a new twist from your comments, I love it!

        • Hi Nikki,

          I do so miss the original look and feel of the ‘Woolworths’ stores. When they disappeared from the High Street, we had a local group called ‘Alldays’ who took over a couple of the sites. They only lasted a matter of months, before they too went bust. Pound shops really just don’t do it for me in the same way as good old ‘Woolies’, although they do serve a purpose I suppose.

  • I think this writing style is a little over-descriptive for my taste. But it does make me wonder who Steve Raymo is and why he’s so important! Thanks for visiting my teaser today 🙂

    • Hi Jenny,

      Although this is quite a violent, intriguing thriller, the origins of the story are really quite sad and emotional. Stew Raymo, suffice to say, is not a particularly savoury character and really deserves everything I hope he has coming to him.

      I really enjoy authors who are very descriptive in their writing style, although only if it adds to the story and is well written, being both grammatically correct and with no spelling errors.

      I don’t tend to enjoy superficial writing very much, as the stories very often don’t have much depth and the characterisations often aren’t good.

      This one stacks up well on all counts, so far.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment, I always look forward to and appreciate them.

    • Hi TToria,

      I think that the idea of highlighting a couple of teaser lines from book is a good way of getting a real feel for the storyline.

      I also try to highlight the first couple of lines from the books I read, as I think that those opening words are generally quite important in setting the scene for the story and are almost as necessary as the synopsis.

      Thanks for visiting Fiction Books, I love meeting fellow book lovers and look forward to receiving comments and opinions

    • Hi Laurel-Rain,

      I love my authors to be descriptive in their writing, but your word ‘visual’ is fantastic and sums up my feelings exactly. Reading a book isn’t enough for me, unless I can actually picture the scene and what the characters look and sound like.

      Thanks for introducing a whole new perspective to the conversation.

    • Hi Gigi Ann,

      I read the occasional cozy mystery, but have to admit that I prefer a book with a little more suspense and thrills in the storyline.

      I would class Agatha Christie books as cozy mysteries and I really do enjoy those and always have done. However, many of the new cozy mystery authors don’t seem to build any strong characterisations or storylines into their work, which I find a little disappointing.

      Perhaps I should follow a series for a while and actually get to know a character, that might help to revise my opinion of the genre, as some of the books do look so good. Perhaps I am being a little unjust in my assessment.

      This book is definitely not a cozy mystery, by any stretch of the imagination, but I am enjoying it immensely and have no idea how it is all going to end.

      Your new site is looking good and I await your reviews with interest.

      Thanks for stopping by and voicing your opinions, they are always received with interest and appreciation.

    • Hi Pooch,

      As I took my teaser lines from a section of the book that I have yet to read, I am unsure myself of their significance, although I suspect that the only humour involved will be the malevolent kind.

      The image of Stew Raymo so far certainly doesn’t encompass one of him in a suit looking benign and stupid for any other reasons than the violent ones that I am sure he has on his mind.

      Thanks for stopping by and all Best Wishes for the New Year.

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