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‘Blacktop Wasteland’
by S.A. Cosby
Teaser Extract

 

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BLACKTOP WASTELAND‘ by S.A. COSBY

TEASER EXTRACT

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“Beauregard got in the Duster and pulled out of the nursing home spinning tires. He had one more stop to make, and he was dreading it.

Beauregard brought the Duster to a stop in front of a two-story white farmhouse that was quickly going to seed. The black shutters had faded to a washed-out greenish color. The porch was beginning to lean on the everlasting. Beauregard got out of the car and tramped across the yard. His feet kicked up dust devils as he walked. There was no grass or shrubs near the house. An El Camino sat up on blocks near the front door. An old brown couch covered by a tarp sat on the right corner of the house. Empty beer cans and cigarette butts littered the yard.

Beauregard knocked on the screen door. He didn’t hit it as hard as he could because he was afraid it was going to fall off the hinges. He could hear Fox News blaring from somewhere inside the house. Shuffling footsteps brought Ariel’s grandmother Emma to the door. A short stocky woman with jowls on top of her jowls. An unfiltered Pall Mall was hanging on to the corner of her lip for dear life.”

Cover image of the book 'Blacktop Wasteland' by author S.A. Cosby

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Just to help you get all those extracts into some context – check out the premise below.

BLACKTOP WASTELAND‘ by S.A. COSBY

Cover image of the book 'Blacktop Wasteland' by author S.A. CosbyBeauregard “Bug” Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. Bug knows there’s no future in the man he used to be: known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast.

He thought he’d left all that behind him, but as his carefully built new life begins to crumble, he finds himself drawn inexorably back into a world of blood and bullets. When a smooth-talking former associate comes calling with a can’t-miss jewelry store heist, Bug feels he has no choice but to get back in the driver’s seat. And Bug is at his best where the scent of gasoline mixes with the smell of fear.

Haunted by the ghost of who he used to be and the father who disappeared when he needed him most, Bug must find a way to navigate this blacktop wasteland…or die trying.

A searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime.

Im age of author S.A. Cosby

The mem host image for Teaser Tuesday, updated December 2016 'The Purple Booker'

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by:

Ambrosia at ‘The Purple Booker

Each week she shares her own teaser lines and invites other bloggers to do the same. So if you have a few moments to spare, why not stop by and see what’s on offer this time. After all, you never know where that next great read is going to come from!

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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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6 comments
    • Hi Laura

      I think that visiting the nursing home and then coming face to face with this smoke wreathed spectre in her dilapidated house, might offer pretty much the same experience for Beau!

      Neither of them are experiences that really appeal to me right now, however the words are totally in context with the whole of this emotionally charged storyline!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

    • Hi Lorraine,

      You can almost feel the air of desolation around this homestead, can’t you?

      It’s like the place that time forgot!

      If I am honest, these lines are quite indicative of the entire story, you can feel the despair all around you while you are reading it, a very powerful piece of writing!

      Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your interest and support 🙂

  • This author has a very descriptive writing style that really “paints a picture”! I haven’t decided if it will make it to my wishlist yet, but certainly hope you’re enjoying it.

    • Hi Kelly,

      I believe the book was written to highlight the racial inequality and its alignment with the more deprived towns and cities.

      Yes! that message came across loud and clear, however it similarly threw a spotlight on economic inequality in general, so was quite a powerful book.

      The language was often ‘down to earth’ and the violence an ever-present fact of everyday life, but it got the message across loud and clear!

      My review will be published shortly, so hopefully that will help you make a final decision.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

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