Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: In the Swim

My teaser this week comes from Stardust, by Joseph Kanon. I'm enjoying this one quite a lot – enough to stay up reading into the wee hours. But it's a long book (over 500 pages), so I'll be interested to see if Kanon can go on keeping me up past my bedtime.

In this excerpt Ben Collier, the book's protagonist, comes back to his brother's house in the Hollywood hills to find his sister-in-law enjoying a late-night swim:
She was in the pool when he got home. He followed the faint sounds of splashes through the quiet house and out onto the terrace, stopping for a second by the lemon tree near the door. Only the pool lights were on, a grotto effect, with blue light rising up, not spilling down, and he saw that she was naked, her body gliding through the water with a mermaid's freedom, alone in her own watery world. [p.114]
Hmmm. Joy's Blog seems to have gone a little R-rated here, haven't we? Well, I'll just reassure you – the sister-in-law covers up pretty quickly and nothing illicit happens. Yet.


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizb17 at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or participate yourself, head on over to her blog. And these are the rules: Grab your current read; Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you're getting your "teaser" from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given! Please avoid spoilers!

17 comments:

  1. This looks like a good one! Mine is up here!

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  2. Now that I like. I'm even more curious about the book now.

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  3. Nice teaser, I had to read it again, I was thinking is he suppose to be there. So she covered up quickly, why was she nude? ;-)

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  4. My teaser, forgot to attach.

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/11/teaser-tuesday-weight-of-silence.html

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  5. Your teaser has me curious about this book. Sure is a long one.

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  6. Definitely an interesting teaser. I've seen this book around and it looks good.

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  7. Nice tease. I have this book to read. Here's "My teaser.

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  8. Nice teaser. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/11/joy-teaser-tuesdays.html

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  9. Sounds like something's going to though! Here's my link: http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/teaser-tuesday-double-or-nothin/

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  10. I love the writing!! Great teaser to share ~ Thanks!

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  11. It does have a certain atmosphere!

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  12. Sounds very 'atmospheric' would be a nice scene for a romantic dalliance :)

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  13. Good teaser. This cover grabbed me the first time I saw it.

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