Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: River Road by Suzanne Johnson

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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser comes from River Road by Suzanne Johnson. This urban fantasy story has been sitting on my TBR mountain since January 7 but the reprint edition is being released today. Here is the description:
Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there’s more stirring than angry mermen and the threat of a were-gator.

Wizards are dying, and someone—or something—from the Beyond is poisoning the waters of the mighty Mississippi, threatening the humans who live and work along the river. DJ and Alex must figure out what unearthly source is contaminating the water and who—or what—is killing the wizards. Is it a malcontented merman, the naughty nymph, or some other critter altogether? After all, DJ’s undead suitor, the pirate Jean Lafitte, knows his way around a body or two.

It’s anything but smooth sailing on the bayou as the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series continues.
This book is the sequel to Royal Street which I read and enjoyed.

One pair of pants, a single shirt, one pair of shoes, one dead guy—and two wallets belonging to Green Congress wizards who both taught biology at Tulane. Add them all up, and my headache got a whole lot worse.


  1. One pair of pants, a single shirt, one pair of shoes, one dead guy... Wait what?! That's exactly how I was when I read you teaser! Awesome teaser!! :) Here’s my Teaser Tuesdays for the week!

    Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings

  2. I'd have a headache too! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Great teaser, Sounds like this series could be quite the urban adventure. My teaser: Caroline Takes a Chance

  4. Definitely a teaser to lure you in....

  5. This definitely sounds like a good book. Great teaser!

  6. really love the cover of the book and i'd have a headache trying to figure it all out too!

  7. Very interesting teaser and concept. Love it!

    Denise @ Life With No Plot

  8. I almost picked up River Road, but the cover and description made it sound (to me, anyway) too.....fantastical. I love UF, and I'm usually pretty good at suspending belief...but sometimes things sound to dungeons and dragonish to me. Anyway, after reading the teaser, I'm rethinking my perception of this. It sounds more and more interesting - especially with your teaser. :)

    I am also glad you noted that it's a sequel. Lately B&N - or the one in my town - seems to be only stocking the sequels, without also keeping the first novel in stock. This is how I've managed to buy at least three seqquels, lately rather than the first novels.

  9. This sounds great! I also really like the cover, too!
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog :)

  10. MY headache would get worse too! I'm not a big fan of urban fiction/fantasy, but I DO love that cover! Thanks for sharing!


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