TUESDAY SPARKS: INTROS/TEASERS – “KATWALK”

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Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by Should Be Reading.

Today I am featuring my current read, an ARC from Amazon Vine:  Katwalk, by Maria Murnane.

 

 

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Intro:  Katrina felt cool beads of sweat forming on her palms as she prepared to stand up.  She placed her hands lightly on the desk and glanced around her tidy cubicle.  As usual, there wasn’t so much as a pen or a Post-it note—much less a paper clip—out of place.  She quietly opened a drawer and removed her purse, turning her eyes to the calendar mounted on the wall as she reached inside for her makeup kit.

A small black circle was drawn around Wednesday, September 18.

Today.

It was finally here.

She ran a comb through her auburn hair, then checked her face in the mirror of her compact, applying a touch of powder to her fair skin and wishing, as always, that she didn’t have quite so many freckles sprinkled across her cheeks and nose.  She added a dab of rosy lip gloss, then rubbed hand sanitizer between her palms before putting her purse back in the drawer.  She took a deep breath and closed her eyes, sitting silently, thinking about how many times she’d practiced this.

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Teaser:  First drinks with her new neighbor and now this unanticipated encounter with Reid barely twenty-four hours later.  It was completely out of character for her to chatter away so openly with virtual strangers, but she’d done it, twice. (p. 79).

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Amazon Description:  From the bestselling author who brought us Perfect on Paper and Cassidy Lane comes the tale of a young woman who wakes up one day and decides to start over.

Katrina Lynden has always walked a straight line in life, an approach that has resulted in a stable career and pleased her hard-nosed parents but that has also left her feeling unfulfilled—and miserable. When her best friend suggests they quit their Silicon Valley jobs and embark on two months of adventure in New York City, Katrina balks at the idea but ultimately agrees, terrified yet proud of herself for finally doing something interesting with her life. But when her friend has to back out at the last minute, Katrina finds herself with a tough decision to make. Much to her surprise, she summons the courage to go alone, and the resulting journey changes everything. Along the way she makes new friends, loses others, learns what is really important to her, and finds a way to grow up without leaving herself behind.

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I am enjoying this one, especially since my recent reads have been dark and atmospheric.  What do you think?  Would you want to read more?

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54 thoughts on “TUESDAY SPARKS: INTROS/TEASERS – “KATWALK”

  1. Oh wow! She quits her job to take a 2 month vacation without her friend. How courageous. I am intrigued by this and it sounds like a fun read I would enjoy. Putting it on my wishlist now.
    Rita_h @ My Home of Books

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    • I know, right? I was a little perturbed with the friend, as it was her idea to do this and she had to practically twist Kat’s arm…and then she backs out. But I was proud of Kat for going anyway, and it’s fun to see how she is discovering so much about herself without the friend along. Thanks for stopping by, Rita…and fun reading is what I need after the last two dark books I read!

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    • I went on vacation alone a few years ago, after friends canceled…but by then, I was used to doing things alone. Although a vacation alone is different from going to a movie or a bar alone. And I think we don’t usually develop that self-confidence until we have a few years under our belts. LOL

      Thanks for stopping by, Wendy.

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  2. Yeah, I think I would probably read more. The intro seemed cool, though the main character felt a little stifled (but I’m sure that’s how she’s supposed to start, and then she loosens up as the story goes on). The tease was cute too. Happy reading! My Teaser.

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