18 October 2011

Today's Read & Giveaway: The Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Here's how it works: Grab your current read; let the book fall open to a random page; and share 2 "teaser" sentences from that page. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

I'm on a roll with good October reading! Today I'm spotlighting the third in the Tradd Street series by Karen White, which is coming out November 1. Haven't read the first two? Enter my giveaway to get a copy of each.

I felt my mother watching me and I turned my head. Her eyes were narrowed in concentration, and I knew she could smell the acrid scent heavy in the early summer night. She stepped forward, and before I could stop her, she reached out her hand to touch the curling eave of the old dollhouse, and the air screamed. (p. 49)
—From The Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White (Penguin USA / New American Library, 2011 [from uncorrected proof, may differ from published edition])



The Giveaway: To celebrate the publication of Karen White's third Tradd Street novel starring Melanie Middleton, ghost-seeing Realtor, and Jack Trenholm, investigative writer, I am pleased to have the opportunity to offer one of my readers the chance to win copies of the first two books in this series: The House on Tradd Street and The Girl on Legare Street.


The books are perfect for fall reading and for those who like a little bit of woo-woo mixed in with their mysteries as well as for those who like a little rocky romance thrown in for good measure. To enter for a chance to win the first two books in the series, just fill out the form. This giveaway is sponsored by the publicists and is open to those with a U.S. or Canada mailing address only. I'll pick the winner on Halloween!

30 comments:

tfwalsh 10/18/11, 6:21 AM  

Really like the sound of t his teaser... and the cover gives is such a creepy feel... Thanks for visiting my blog. BTW on the book Forever, I'm on the last few chp and I already feel like I'm going to miss the cast - even if the middle of the book was a bit on the boring side...

Julie P. 10/18/11, 7:18 AM  

I haven't read any of these, but I certainly would love too!

MichelleKCanada 10/18/11, 8:19 AM  

Very interesting teaser. It raises so many curious questions. Thank you for hosting a book giveaway with your teaser. Awesome!

If you wish to visit here is my link,
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Zibilee 10/18/11, 8:30 AM  

I got this book at SIBA, and got the chance to hear Karen White speak. She really is an amazingly charming and wonderful person, and I can't wait to get into this series! Great teaser today!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow 10/18/11, 8:56 AM  

I can't wait to read this one! I preordered it awhile ago, so I'm eagerly awaiting it. Love the teaser!

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Barbara 10/18/11, 9:43 AM  

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win these two books.

Daryl 10/18/11, 9:44 AM  

How have I not heard of this writer before .. I love books like that .. thanks for the giveaway!

Nise' 10/18/11, 10:51 AM  

I am looking forward to this book!

Rebecca 10/18/11, 11:03 AM  

Ohhh, now that's definitely an interesting teaser! No doubt. I wanna know what's going on. o:

Thanks for stopping by!

Alice Audrey 10/18/11, 11:21 AM  

Wow, what a teaser! Very Gothic.

How long is the contest open? You should add it to Win a Book

Beth(bookaholicmom) 10/18/11, 11:33 AM  

I read the first book in the series and have the second one waiting to be read. I loved the first book so I will have to complete my set by buying the new book too!

bermudaonion 10/18/11, 11:43 AM  

I haven't started this series, but I know Swapna loves it, so I'm anxious to. What a great giveaway!

Amy 10/18/11, 12:10 PM  

Great teaser. I've read one of her books and need to pick up another. They're fun reads.

Heather 10/18/11, 12:10 PM  

Have not read this series, though I have heard of it. Love the "woo-woo" factor. This teaser is perfect for October! Thanks for visiting.

Vicki 10/18/11, 12:12 PM  

Love the teaser...I love scary so this series looks perfect for me!
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Sandy Nawrot 10/18/11, 12:51 PM  

I was just mumbling to myself as I opened your post that "I need to read the first two before I get to this one!". Well, maybe that means I will win. I do love this woman. She is a wonder.

Anonymous,  10/18/11, 2:05 PM  

Woo woo and romance you are soooo speaking to me.love that you are able to start us from the beginning.

Nan 10/18/11, 2:51 PM  

I have both of them so you don't need to enter me. I really enjoyed the first and plan to read the next one soon. I wrote a bit about Tradd St. here if you want to read it:
http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2009/02/house-on-tradd-street-by-karen-white.html

Shelley Munro 10/18/11, 2:56 PM  

I haven't heard of this series. The teaser is atmospheric and a bit creepy. Nice. Thanks for visiting my teaser.

Stacy at A Novel Source 10/18/11, 9:46 PM  

Oh Karen White is one of my top 5 authors just for being so utterly charming! And her books are always simply FUN! What a fantastic teaser...I can't wait to read it!

carolsnotebook 10/19/11, 1:32 PM  

Great teaser - "the air screamed." This is a series I've been meaning to get around to for a while now.

Leslie 10/19/11, 2:49 PM  

This is a new series for me. They sound like fun reads!

Lisa 10/19/11, 2:54 PM  

This series sounds really good and I love the covers. Plus they sound like something my mom would read too; I love when we read the same books & can discuss them.

Margay 10/19/11, 6:48 PM  

I've always wanted to read these books!

Kate@Midnight Book Girl 10/19/11, 10:03 PM  

The book covers are what caught my eye! Thank you for the giveaway, it looks like a fantastic series!

Kate@Midnight Book Girl 10/19/11, 10:03 PM  

The book covers are what caught my eye! Thank you for the giveaway, it looks like a fantastic series!

Kaye 10/20/11, 7:54 AM  

This series has been on my wish list for ages. Fantastic give, Cndace! Thanks.

Michelle 10/29/11, 6:25 PM  

That cover looks a little spooky. Good for this time of year. :)

Kris 10/30/11, 6:59 AM  

Oh..nice giveaway! I've read the first and enjoyed it, can't wait to find the time to read the 2nd and eventually the 3rd.

Kitchen Benchtops 1/25/12, 1:45 PM  

Great job on "The Strangers on Montagu Street" book and I look forward to the next of hopefully many more. Thanks for another great read, Karen.

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