Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Embers by Laura Bickle

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 is from Embers by Laura Bickle.
Truth burns. Unemployment, despair, anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city. Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya—who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern—suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil’s Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya—with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team—can stop it. Anya’s accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss. But this time she’s risking everything: her city, her soul, and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is. Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she’s ever faced.
My Teaser:
Anya stared at her feet. She reeked of pickles. Her hands were sticky with decades-old cola, and her hair was peppered with glass.
And now a dead child. Not a good night.
I'm not very far into the story but it is an interesting new kind of paranormal that is a refreshing change from the usual vampires and werewolves.

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  1. I would agree..not a good night. My TT is here

  2. Definitely not her best night, I'm thinking.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Hi Kathy,

    Thank you so much for dropping by Desert Book Chick. I've come by and seen Embers and now I NEED to read it!

    I am too addicted to books... and goodness me... perhaps I need to seek help!



  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Interesting teaser.

  5. I am curious about this book because of the location (right down the street!) You picked a great teaser!

    Mine are here:


  6. Oh my - that's really not good! Maybe she should have stayed in bed :)

    HERE is my teaser for this week.

  7. Sounds like she has really had a crappy night. This looks like an interesting book.

  8. I can't wait to read this book! Is she in a dumpster? Great Teaser! My Teaser for Captivate is here.

    Happy reading. :)

    From the Shadows

  9. Nice teaser! This sounds like a great book!

    My teaser is here.

  10. sounds like she had a terrible night! :| great teaser!

  11. This teaser is talking to me. I need to read this book. Great teaser~

  12. Definitely not a good night if you end up reeking of pickles or find a dead child. Great teaser!
    My post: Mum's The Word

  13. Thanks for this - the Detroit setting really appeals to me. I like some sociology with my supernatural!

    My teaser's at http://hampshireflyer.wordpress.com/2010/06/08/teaser-tuesday-16/

  14. This book went on my wishlist the moment I saw it. Thanks for sharing! Here's my teaser from Dark Lover.

  15. Great teaser! Stop by and check out my teaser at The Wormhole.

  16. I don't think it would be my sort of book. Pussreboots.

  17. Sad and intriguing teaser.

    Thank you for visiting my teaser earlier

  18. oh, interesting teaser. I wonder what happened. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

  19. Just finished reading Embers over the weekend. That scene is one of my favorite descriptive scenes.

    This is my first time doing Teaser Tuesday, and mine is from Hard Magic.

  20. Ah, I've been seeing teasers from this book a lot lately. I like the way that was put--- really have to get this book. Great teaser!

    Thanks for dropping by mine! :)

  21. Wow, no not a good night at all. This one does sound a bit different from the current fashion of vampires and wolves. Hope you are enjoying.

    thanks for stopping by my place


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