Tuesday, 29 January 2013

My First: Teaser Tuesday


Okay, I've never done a Teaser Tuesday post, and I'm basically winging it at the last minute (as usual) and copied the format from Carolyn Brown (Thanks Carolyn) who faithfully posts every Tuesday. Anyway, the following is normally not my genre of choice. However, I have to give the author credit for keeping me turning the pages. It's been one hell of a ride so far, and I'm not even half way finished.

Ok, first the guidelines: 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by:

of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  1. Grab your current read
  2. Open to a random page
  3. Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page (ok, so I'm already not following the rules.*sigh* My sentences come from different pages, but I don't think it spoils the story.) 
  4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
  5. Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!
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Anticipation of the Penitent
A literary Christian novel about a serial killer, his mother and his mate.
by Nancy LaRonda Johnson

Blurb on back cover:

How far would a mother go to save her adult son when his father is Satan?

To find out whether hope prevails, and if God's hand guides their fight for a life free from Satan's control, you must first experience the trials and loss suffered by Alezea and her serial killer son, Thomas.

For there is no hope for the sinner without first reaching for the love of God.



Teaser:

"The next morning, however, the only dream or thought that remained in her consciousness was of him, and it was not good."

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"Thomas felt invincible and completely powerful when he was with his father, and wanted to prove to him that, even without Alezea, they could be more powerful than God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost."


51 comments:

  1. Think Thomas will find his answer to that one!

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  2. Interesting concept. Different take on daddy issues.

    mood
    Moody Writing

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  3. Ooh this sounds pretty interesting. I like it!

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    1. It is a very interesting and dark read for sure.

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    1. Someone didn't get any presents for Christmas last year. (;

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  5. What great teasers! I haven't heard of this book before.

    Here's my TT.

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    1. Thanks Cherie. I liked your teaser too!

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  6. I'm thinking Thomas is a teaser on Tuesday.

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    1. I'm thinking you maybe on to something.... (;

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  7. Thanks Elise for doing my book in this Teaser meme. I'll need to join it. I'll see about doing this next week since the day is almost over now and I've still got lots of work to do :) Thanks again!

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  8. ...my wife would adore this read. Thanks for the heads up ;)

    El

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    1. You're welcome Elliot. It's a very dark and at times horrifying book, but the writing is excellent.

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  9. Yes, I had to go back and make sure it said "Satan" and not "Santa"....my eyes were going a bit buggy there :)

    Sounds like an interesting read, though...

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    1. You guys had be nervous that I typed Santa instead of Satan, which I wouldn't have been surprised at. I'm a typo expert. Typo black belt actually. (;

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  10. Hmm, I'll have to check that one out. :)

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    1. Hi Celeste, So far it's been a very dark read but also well written. (:

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  11. Whenever I hear the word 'penitent' I always think of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ...... I'm sure nobody has a clue what I'm talking about

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    1. I had to look it up but... "Only the penitent man will pass." (is that it?) (:

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  12. That is the power of an excellent writer: no matter what the topic is, I still am interested in starting the read, and before I know it, I am captured by the story.

    I'll have to take a look at Nancy's work; since I read some in the genre.

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    1. I agree and I think you'll like it. (:

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  13. That's a pretty powerful teaser, Elise. And scary. Yikes!

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    1. It has been a pretty powerful read so far.

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  14. Wow, this book sounds really interesting! Thanks for the tease!

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks for stopping in! :)

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  15. Literary and frightening at the same time

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  16. Hmmm...yet that sounds like a scary read.

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  17. Great teaser. There is so much in those few lines.

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    1. There sure is Jenn. Amazing how just a few words can create such a frightening atmosphere.

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  18. Sounds like an interesting read.

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  19. Definitely has my interest--I'll have to check it out!

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  20. Wow. That's sounds like some heavy duty reading!

    (I think you did great with your first Teaser Tuesday. ;)

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  21. Gosh, Elise - I didn't realize that was how Teaser Tuesday worked. It's actually an excellent way of finding new reading material. Hmmm...I rather like the look of that book!

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    1. It is a great way to check out what people are reading and get a few teasers at the same time. I don't think I'll do it every Tuesday, but I will jump in from time to time I think. (:

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  22. Cool! And I like your book marker too! :)

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    1. Thanks Mina! I can't sit and read without that particular bookmark, yep I'm weird. (;

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  23. The title really packs a punch! It sounds like a deep story!

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    1. It is a very deep and emotional book that has a lot to say. (:

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  24. That's an interesting conflict! I've thought about doing Teaser Tuesday.

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    1. Hey Medeia! I'm new to the whole Teaser Tuesday meme but I think it's a good way to share a little about what we're reading. (:

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