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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Teaser Tuesdays - July 13


Teaser Tuesdays 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 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!

'Northpointe Chalet' by Debra White Smith

'A gust of wind whistled around the aging building. The apartment, nestled atop Kathy's bookstore, groaned like a soul tormented from ancient of days. The drapes fiercly surged.

I must have left the window open. The practical thought both disappointed and comforted. Then Kathy remembered shutting and locking the window before donning her satin pajamas and crawling into bed. Both comfort and disappointment plummeted.

Kathy glanced toward her telephone sitting on the nightstand on the other side of the bed. The shadowed distance between her and the phone stretched into an insurmountable chasm, too difficult to span for a terrified soul trapped by rigid terror.

For but a second the drapes halted their activity, only to shiver through the final throes of the captive's determination to reveal himself. Kathy released her copy of Edgar Allen Poe's Complete Works, gripped her throat, and lunged for the phone. Nothing could stop her calling for help now ... nothing ... except the cordless receiver was not in its cradle.'

No, this is not actually a thriller! This is a modern twist on Jane Austen's novel, 'Northanger Abbey.'

6 comments:

Katie said...

Great teaser! I'm intrigued. My teaser is here

Audrey said...

I haven't read one of her books in a long time! Is this a new one? Will definitely check it out.
HERE is my teaser for this week.

Kaye said...

Interesting paragraphs! It made me want to read the book. ! Hope you're enjoying the book.

My TT is HERE

Marg said...

I have come home to open doors etc. It is a very horrible feeling.

My teasers this week are here.

Lady Q said...

Creepy. But reading Poe late at night will do that to you! Here's my teaser from Shiver.

E. L. Fay said...

Uh-oh. That's not good.