May 13, 2014

Teaser/First Chapter: Cold Storage, Alaska by John Straley; and A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Miz B; choose two teaser sentences from a random page of your current read.
Cold Storage Alaska
Teaser:
Miles wasn't eager to show that police officer around. No matter where they were from, visitors always wanted to ask questions. They started with history: Why is this place here? To this Miles would usually answer, "Fish...mostly." He longed to tell the whole story but the truth is people really didn't want to know. (ch. 2) 
from Cold Storage, Alaska by John Straley; Soho Crime
An offbeat, often hilarious crime novel set in the sleepy Alaskan town of Cold Storage from the Shamus Award winning author. Clive “The Milkman” McCahon returns to his tiny hometown of Cold Storage, Alaska after a seven-year jail stint for dealing coke. He has a lot to make up to his younger brother, Miles, who has dutifully been taking care of their ailing mother. But Clive doesn’t realize the trouble he’s bringing home. (goodreads)
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First Chapter, First Paragraph is a weekly meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.
A Single Breath
 First chapter:
As she leaves the shelter of the headland, the full force of the wind hits Eva. Her hair whips back from her face and she hugs the flask of coffee tight to her chest. Clouds of sand gust along the shoreline, sending a tangled knot of fishing line pinwheeling along the beach.  
A woman passes in the other direction, her purple coat flattened to her back by the wind. The fur-trimmed coat is pulled tight to her face, making Eva wish she had thought to wear a hat. She had forgotten how raw the weather is on the coast; in London it is muted by buildings and watched from behind windows.
from A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke; Touchstone
A young widow discovers her husband was not who he claimed to be and finds herself falling in love with the wrong man. Threading together beautiful, wild settings in Tasmania and suspenseful twists, A Single Breath is a tale of secrets, betrayals, and new beginnings. (goodreads)

Do the teasers and the first chapter entice you to want to read these books? 

21 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Nice teasers. Cold Storage Alaska sounds like something I would enjoy. My teasers this week are from Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn and The Summer Invitation by Charlotte Silver. Happy reading!

Sheri said...

Great teaser! Thanks for sharing! Here is my teaser from Out of Reach by Missy Johnson.

Paulita said...

The writing sounds great in A Single Breath. Here's Mine

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Nice choices. Based on the descriptions, I'd like to read both books.

My Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/05/first-chapter-first-paragraph-60.html

Unknown said...

Single Breath - sounds interesting. I'd like to read more about the location. Great teaser.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Single Breath really caught my interest. Thanks for sharing both books...enjoy!

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Trish said...

Cold Storage seems like a good read!

Thanks for sharing!

Trish - my teaser

Literary Feline said...

I enjoyed reading both teasers and would pick up both to continue reading.

The opening of A Single Breath matches the weather I've been having where I live. High winds and dirt everywhere . . .

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful Intro and teaser. I would pick both the novels.....

Here is my Intro post!

AND

Here is my teaser post!

Brian Joseph said...

Cold storage sounds offbeat and fun.

Teasers can definitely draw me to a book. I will admit that this was more so when I was younger. I would brows bookstores hunting for books looking at covers and reading teasers.

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

The Alaska book sounds interesting to me! More so than the A Single Breath.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Here's Mine: http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/fiction/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-bittersweet-miranda-beverly-whittemore/

Lindsay said...

I like the teaser, makes me want to read more and it sounds interesting. The opening to A Single Breath is good too, I think I'd like to read more of both.

Tea said...

Would like to read both books. The descriptive passages in A Single Breath are beautiful.

Nise' said...

I just brought Cold Storage Alaska home. Looking forward it.

kayerj said...

they both sound good, I especially like the sound of the first one. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Yvonne said...

Great teasers! I'd want to keep reading.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I think I would read more --good potential --enjoy

The Bookworm said...

I'd definitely read A Single Breath. Enjoy!

fredamans said...

They both sound good in different ways... I really like the descriptive nature of the latter though.

Margot said...

I'd like to read Cold Storage Alaska. I liked the teaser.

Unknown said...

I would like to read a book about Alaska - not knowing really anything about it - I'd love that.

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