Teaser Tuesday!

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Teaser Tuesdays!  You know the rules:  take your current read, open to a random page and give us two teaser sentences.  No spoilers, please, and be sure to tell us more about the book.

This week, it’s Wake Up Dead by Roger Smith.  I have to say that I am not loving this book – a very violent story about crime, revenge and gang wars in the Capetown ghettos.  I am curious enough about the story to finish reading it, but I’m not completely engaged so far.

Roxy is having a rough week.  She’s been carjacked, her husband is dead and she is being targeted by an assortment her husband’s enemies:

Roxy lay on her back, trapped between the front and read seats, the ugly man on top of her, forcing the gun barrel into her mouth.  He stank, and a drop of sweat fell from his forehead onto her cheek, where it rolled down like a tear.

Like I said, a pretty rough week.  What’s teasing YOU this week?

  11 comments for “Teaser Tuesday!

  1. February 2, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I think I’ll skip that one. It would press too many of my buttons. Come by to see what I teased with.

  2. February 2, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Whoa! Yes, I can see why you’re having trouble engaging with that. I think I’d be tempted to just give up and move on to something more appealing. But it does make an interesting teaser!
    Here’s mine.

  3. February 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Fantastic teaser! Sounds like an interesting read – but the smell and sweat – ummmm – ewwwww :)

    Here’s mine:

  4. February 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm
  5. kaye
    February 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Don’t think I would be too thrilled with this one either. I commend you for sticking with it though.My teaser is here

  6. February 2, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    WOW!!! that is a good teaser but a very deep and troubling.

    You’ve Seen Mine. Thanks for commenting.

  7. February 2, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Yikes! Definitely an intense teaser! I hope this book becomes more enjoyable for you.

  8. February 2, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    This on wouldn’t be for me.

  9. February 3, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Very dramatic and intense!

  10. February 3, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Hi there! Yes, I see what you mean – great teaser – shame your not loving the book, but glad to see you are sticking it out – you never know it may finally all click together at the end (or maybe it’s a bit too late for that, and that’s wishful thinking!)

    Thanks for commenting on mine:)


  11. February 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    That is a rough week!

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