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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Between the Land and the Sea

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give away too much. You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!
Do you know why I prefer reading young adult fiction? Not only is it very popular right now so there's plenty to choose from but for the most part, they're clean. I don't have my eye twitching at excessive use of expletives and I'm not skipping paragraphs as clothes are shed whilst beds/couches/dining-room tables are used for lascivious purposes. I still get the best parts of romance: the tension and breathless moments. 

So a lot of my current reads are young adult. Usually, they involve the supernatural in some manner. Werewolves, vampires (and not just the sparkly ones), fallen angels, re-incarnated goddesses, dystopian possibilities (with zombies and without). However, I'd never read a mermaid book. That's where the lovely Derrolyn Anderson comes in. She's written a series called Marina's Tales that features Marina, a globe-trotting city girl who finds herself in a small, slow-paced oceanside town where the hottest guy in school isn't the only one at the beach that gets her attention. 

Ms. Anderson has agreed to let me interview about her writing process. Since NaNoWriMo is fast approaching, I know I need all the help/encouragement/butt-kicking I can get. Keep an eye out for the interview, which may also contain a giveaway!

Here's the Teaser:
"Over a cup of hot tea with honey I told her about how I was blindsided by the massive wave, skipping over the mermaid part. As shocked and dazed as I was, I had enough wits about me to realize that no one would take my story seriously."
- pg. 54, Between the Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson
What are you reading?


Cherie Reich said...

Wonderful teaser! I haven't heard this novel before.

twimom101 said...

great teaser..thanks for stopping by mine. will look this one up!

Melissa said...

I've not heard of this one. Btw, I just started reading a bit of YA...since I started blogging and finding so many great YA blogs) and I agree with you completely. Sometimes it's nice to just read and know it won't have "too much" of anything!

Thanks for stopping by My Teaser Tuesday

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Diana said...

I am amazed to find out there are YA fiction without vampires. I used to really enjoy it, but just am not into vampires - adult or YA. This one definitely sounds good. And go NaNoWriMo, which I love but wish was in March or so.

Rebecca said...

I think this one sounds real good. Great teaser!

My teaser is from the wonderful and mysterious novel The Night Circus.

marina said...

That sounds interesting. I'll have to check out a book that has my name in it! Thanks for stopping by my TT.

elesa said...

Hmm, NaNoWriMo. I've always wanted to do it, but never remember when it is until about Thanksgiving. November IS about the worst possible month that it could be in.

But have you done it before? Finished a book before? Is it possible with 2 little kids running around? I think I just might want to try it.

Amy said...

Ooo I love Marina's Tales! I'm up to book three which I need to read but keep forgetting >.<

NaNoWriMo scares the crap out of me. I'm afraid to start and then not be able to finish or something. And then be soooo disappointed in myself :( It's like, I'll try to give it a try! lol

Shauna said...

Just making sure you saw you won on my Book Giveaways blog yesterday. Please leave a comment on the winning post and email me your mailing address asap. Congrats! :) Shauna

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