11 August 2009

Where Are You? / Teaser Tuesday: A Separate Country by Robert Hicks

New Orleans. Summer. Yellow fever. There are few of us who can escape the heat, and those of us who can are regarded with suspicion, with a touch of fear. I like the life of an iceman, and I like the slim Irish lass who shares my bed. The war's been over 14 years, but I still struggle with my sins. Then, yesterday, the letter was slipped under my door. Could I deny General John Bell Hood—the man I once wanted to murder—his dying wish?

For more Where Are You? answers, visit Raidergirl3 at An Adventure in Reading.

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, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

But he was out of his mind and tore at the bedclothes I tried to draw over him. He grabbed me by the back of the neck and pulled my face down to his so that those hard, blue, stone eyes were all I could see. They looked into me as if I'd stolen something and hidden it in my skull. (p. 18)

—Both from A Separate Country by Robert Hicks (to be published September 2009)


raidergirl3 8/11/09, 8:09 AM  

I worked up a sweat just reading that.

Margot at Joyfully Retired 8/11/09, 8:14 AM  

Sounds very intense. I like the way you wrote your Where are you? section. I really felt like I was reading the book.

Dorte H 8/11/09, 8:36 AM  

I am right in the middle of a horrible conspiracy on Shetland - no time for tea today!

Sheila (bookjourney) 8/11/09, 9:14 AM  

Oh! Thanks for the reminder! I love where are you Tuesdays and I forgot to post it! :)

gautami tripathy 8/11/09, 9:32 AM  

What a teaser! This books does sound interesting!

Tuesdays: Teaser/Whereabouts

kalea_kane 8/11/09, 9:57 AM  

Wow. If that is just the teaser, I must read this one!

Zia 8/11/09, 10:15 AM  

Wow! Awesome teaser!

Jo-Jo 8/11/09, 10:15 AM  

Wow, that teaser got quite physical! Mine is here.

Cackleberry Homestead 8/11/09, 10:16 AM  

Very intriguing - I'm going to have to check that one out.

Sandy Nawrot 8/11/09, 10:19 AM  

OK Beth! Bring on the review! I want more!

Sherrie 8/11/09, 10:48 AM  

Hi Beth,
Sounds like an intriguing book. I'll have to check it out! Have a great day!

Just Books

Anonymous,  8/11/09, 10:59 AM  

Wow, that's quite a teaser- intense.

Cecelia 8/11/09, 11:07 AM  

Great teaser! Very tense situation described there...

You can check out mine here.

Darlene 8/11/09, 11:23 AM  

That is some intense teaser. Sounds like this might be a good book.

Pam 8/11/09, 11:52 AM  

Well hello there! That's quite the workout for a weekday morning. :)

kayerj 8/11/09, 12:08 PM  

wow, that teaser pulled me right into the action. nicely done. I am here

zetor 8/11/09, 12:44 PM  

Very dramatic teaser.

Elizabeth Spann Craig 8/11/09, 2:14 PM  

Intriguing! Especially reading the teaser on a hot summer day like we've got here in NC.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Unknown 8/11/09, 6:04 PM  

Ooo, intriguing teaser. Here's mine.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 8/11/09, 7:04 PM  

tearing at the bedclothes and blue stone eyes!??! I thought this was going to be a little risque! I read more closely and saw that it's a serious topic (yeah, I was a bit disappointed :) )

Teddyree 8/11/09, 7:20 PM  

Wow great teaser, that one really got my attention.
Here's my Teaser

Melody 8/11/09, 7:47 PM  

Wow! That's a great teaser! I can't wait to read your review!

Ana S. 8/11/09, 7:56 PM  

That's an excellent teaser!

Tam @ Bailey's and Books 8/11/09, 9:40 PM  

Great teaser! Looking forward to hearing more about this book.

My teaser today is from the first Harry Potter which I am reading for Galleysmith's HP Challenge.

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