Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Teaser Tuesday & Tuesday Intros

This week I bring to you not just a Teaser Tuesday but also a Tuesday Intro.

Last week writer and blogger Sandra Nachlinger commented on my Teaser. And so I reciprocated by tootling over to her blog Writing With A Texas Twang, where I discovered that Sandra not only takes part in Teaser Tuesday but also First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros which is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea.

Basically you share the first paragraph (or paragraphs if you want) of the book you are reading or going to read soon. So I thought I'd give it a whirl seen as I have just started reading a new book. So to take part in First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros do as above and then go and then add your link over on the Bibliophile's blog.

And here are the rules of Teaser Tuesday:

• 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 too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

And then head over to the Should Be Reading blog and add your link to the comments.

So here are mine:

Tuesday Intro

(this is the first paragraph of the first chapter not the prologue)

...His eyes opened and uncertainty surfaced with the wakefulness. The clatter of iron on iron, wheels on tracks, and the rhythmic lurching of the carriage banished the lingering shreds of his dream. He blinked once, twice, disturbed by gossamer after-images that had no clear form and certainly no context. David Ash drew in a breath and let his head loll to one side so that he could watch the passing scenery.

Teaser Tuesday

With that he turned and disappeared into the darkness at the top of the stairs. Avoiding Ash's gaze, Nanny Tess hurried after her nephew.

Loc 827, 22%, Haunted by James Herbert


Heather said...

I like the intro. Thanks for visiting my teaser. ☺

Literary Feline said...

I like the intro too. I would keep reading. I have never heard of that author before. I hope you enjoy the book!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'd read a bit more, as the intro leaves my curious. Thanks for joining us.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds intriguing. I like the author's description of that moment between dreaming and wakefulness as experienced on a train. Good writing.
My Tuesday post features WAR BRIDES.

kelley jensen said...

that's an interesting beginning. Enjoy your book. Have a nice week! kelley—the road goes ever ever on