Aug 28, 2012

Tuesday Tickle

Tuesday Tickle is a new meme inspired by Should Be Reading's Teaser Tuesday. What's different about it? Well, Tuesday Tickle goes a bit deeper than a couple of lines plucked from a random page. Meet characters, immerse yourself in a different world, check out book trailers or author blurbs.. you name it ~ anything goes! It's a brighter spotlight on a particular book you are currently reading, meant to *tickle* every reader's curiosity and need to get their hands on this book, STAT.

This Tuesday, I will be diggin' into James Dawson's Hollow Pike. I just started it yesterday, and am about halfway through ~ already :).  This book is the first in a while that gets me totally spooked as I read ~ heart pounding, holding my breathe, eyes buggin' outta my head...then my dog nudges my hand and makes me jump three feet in the air. It sucks you right in :). Being based in the U.K., the language is a little strange to me sometimes, but that makes it all the more interesting. And did I mention witches? **mwahahahahaha** Totally awesome :).

...the birds see everything...

Something wicked this way comes...

She thought she’d be safe in the country, but you can’t escape your own nightmares, and Lis London dreams repeatedly that someone is trying to kill her. Lis thinks she’s being paranoid - after all who would want to murder her? She doesn’t believe in the local legends of witchcraft. She doesn’t believe that anything bad will really happen to her. You never do, do you? Not until you’re alone in the woods, after dark - and a twig snaps... Hollow Pike - where witchcraft never sleeps.

::you know i have to have a book trailer::

::here's how it opens::

Lis knew she was dreaming, although this brought little
comfort as the blood ran over her face. It rushed up her nostrils and caught in the back of her throat. The metallic taste choked her, panic creeping in.
This was not the first time she’d knelt in the red stream. She had encountered this nightmare many times in recent weeks and each time the vision became more realistic, more visceral. Sometimes, the focus of the dream was her long, wet hair matted to her face. Sometimes it was the freezing rain and howling wind. Sometimes it was the frenzied screams far away in the distance. On this particular visit, Lis was very aware of the pebbles, so cold and round and perfect under her hands. They scraped her skin but somehow she knew that the blood rushing over her body was not hers.

::with a few extras thrown in::

"The three robed figures stood over Lis's body, watching Laura vanish into the indigo darkness. Within seconds, they could no longer hear her footsteps stomping through the leaves."

"They'd come.
Lis's hand hovered at the door handle, trembling and uncertain. Who was she about to let into her room - friends or killers?"

"The more they watched the video, the more the spider really did look like a pale hand resting on the tree. And that meant only one thing...
There had been someone else in the woods that night."

Tickle your curiosity yet?  I thought so...
SO instead of meeting a character like I've done the past two weeks, I thought it would be nice to post a video by the author. He's completely excited (and why shouldn't he be?) and goofy ~ you can't help but love him! In this video he talks "about what Hollow Pike is..um..about," giving a little rundown of the plot. 

What's tickling your fancy today?

Happy Reading Everyone :)

~ Keely ~


  1. Anonymous8/28/2012

    Wow! This sounds creepy. I gotta have it! Adding it to my to-read list now. Very nice teasers!

    Steph @ Bookfever

  2. I *love* the creepy! I haven't heard of this book before, but it's definitely going on my TBR! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my teaser. Happy Tuesday! :D

  3. Wow! Consider me tickled....and thanks for tickling me.


  4. Looks super creepy... I love it!

    Thanks for dropping by my Teaser!
    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

  5. I am very very tickled! This sounds awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

    My TT

  6. Some teasers are so good that those take one into another world. This one is one of those teasers!!

    Here is my Tuesday post!

  7. This sounds very interesting! Will have to check it out! :D

    My TT!
    Btw...I'm a new follower! :D

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  8. Hi Keely! Great Teaser and I like the idea of Tuesday Tickle. If you would like to view my TT, please visit Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog
    P.S. Sent you an email a few days ago. Hope it didn't get lost in cyberspace.

  9. Ooh, spooky! Great teaser.

  10. What a fun post to read! loved it.


  11. You did good on your Tuesday Tickle!
    Thanks for droppin by my TT and following, I'm an old follower. :)
    Michelle Shouts Random


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