Good morning!  Welcome to another edition of Teaser Tuesdays, in which we spark some creativity with our excerpts.  Hosted by Should Be Reading, here’s what you need to know to join in:

  • 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

Today I’m sharing from an e-book by Carolyn J. Rose, called An Uncertain Refuge.

About the Book:  A child orphaned by violence. A woman sworn to protect and raise him. A killer come to claim him. A few deadly minutes in An Uncertain Refuge.

Kate Dalton lives by the rules of honesty and fair play until she steps between a battered woman and the man intent on killing her. Amanda Blake barely survives; her ex-husband dies by Kate’s hand. The repercussions force Kate from her job at a domestic violence shelter. Fleeing unwanted publicity and yearning to break with her past, she heads to the Oregon coast, burdened by a coerced promise to Amanda—to care for the nine-year-old son of the man she killed and shield him from the truth.

For several weeks Kate holds a tattered web of lies together. Then Way-Ray’s vengeful uncle murders Amanda, an ambush journalist tells the story, and the boy bolts in horror. Aided by a dangerous man she only half-trusts, Kate searches for the boy she’s come to love. But a sadistic killer intent on claiming his kin is watching every move.


Teaser:  As Kate watched, the man smiled with all the compassion of a shark and hammered his fist against Amanda’s ear.  She crumpled to the gray slab and curled into a fetal position, arms cradling her head, blood smearing the sleeves of her pink gingham blouse. (1%)


What tempting teasers do you have today?  Please stop by and share….

42 thoughts on “TUESDAY SPARKS — TEASIN’ — DEC. 20

    1. Oh, I know! I haven’t read much beyond this excerpt…because I’m also reading The Marriage Plot. But I can’t wait to get back to this one and read straight through to the finish. Thanks for stopping by, April.


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