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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

[Meme] Teaser Tuesday - The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read.
2. Open to a random page.
3. 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!)
4. Share the title and author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!
"Sarah's breath burned in and out so hard her throat hurt. Her worldview churned around the inside of her skull. She tried to readjust and realign, to make sense of it. Now she knew, with total and complete certainty, that monsters were real."

This teaser is from The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin. I received a copy for an upcoming tour. It took me about 50 pages to get into it, but it's moving along much better now!

~ The Darkening Dream is the chilling new dark fantasy novel by Andy Gavin, creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter.

Even as the modern world pushes the supernatural aside in favor of science and steel, the old ways remain. God, demon, monster, and sorcerer alike plot to regain what was theirs.

1913, Salem, Massachusetts – Sarah Engelmann’s life is full of friends, books, and avoiding the pressure to choose a husband, until an ominous vision and the haunting call of an otherworldly trumpet shake her. When she stumbles across a gruesome corpse, she fears that her vision was more of a premonition. And when she sees the murdered boy moving through the crowd at an amusement park, Sarah is thrust into a dark battle she does not understand.

With the help of Alex, an attractive Greek immigrant who knows a startling amount about the undead, Sarah sets out to uncover the truth. Their quest takes them to the factory mills of Salem, on a midnight boat ride to spy on an eerie coastal lair, and back, unexpectedly, to their own homes. What can Alex’s elderly, vampire-hunting grandfather and Sarah’s own rabbi father tell them? And what do Sarah’s continuing visions reveal?

No less than Gabriel’s Trumpet, the tool that will announce the End of Days, is at stake, and the forces that have banded to recover it include a 900 year-old vampire, a trio of disgruntled Egyptian gods, and a demon-loving Puritan minister. At the center of this swirling cast is Sarah, who must fight a millennia-old battle against unspeakable forces, knowing the ultimate prize might be herself.~

Share your teaser with me!

4 comments:

  1. Eeesh. Sounds like a scary place!

    http://watercolormoods.blogspot.com/2012/06/teaser-tuesday-raven-boys-by-maggie.html

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    1. It certainly is! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Awesome teaser! Here's my TT =)

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/06/teaser-tuesday_26.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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