Monday, September 12, 2022

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - September 13th

It's Tuesday!  It's time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read.  So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.  This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR :)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* 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!

I'm halfway through this one and really enjoying it.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter


He shut down the motor and let the boat drift, one hand on his pole, the other grabbing his nearly empty beer.  The late-afternoon sun warmed his face and sparkled on the waves as the craft bobbed gently nearly lulling him to sleep.  He tossed the empty beer can on the floor, leaned back in his seat, closed his eyes, and let his body relax.  This tiny slice of bliss was why he came to Door County whenever he could.  It restored his soul.


The fog fully enveloped him, a phantom of mist that draped everything around him, obscuring his surroundings, isolating him in the middle of a never-ending thick grayness.  He couldn't see more than three feet in any direction, and he felt the hair rise on the back of his neck...

Synopsis from Goodreads...

A Wisconsin bookstore owner and cryptozoologist is asked to investigate a series of deaths that just might be proof of a fabled lake monster in this first installment of a new mystery series by USA Today bestselling author Annelise Ryan.

Morgan Carter, owner of the Odds and Ends bookstore in Door County, Wisconsin, has a hobby. When she's not tending the store, she's hunting cryptids--creatures whose existence is rumored, but never proven to be real. It's a hobby that cost her parents their lives, but one she'll never give up on.

So when a number of bodies turn up on the shores of Lake Michigan with injuries that look like bites from a giant unknown animal, police chief Jon Flanders turns to Morgan for help. A skeptic at heart, Morgan can't turn down the opportunity to find proof of an entity whose existence she can't definitively rule out. She and her beloved rescue dog, Newt, journey to the Death's Door strait to hunt for a homicidal monster in the lake--but if they're not careful, they just might be its next victims.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. This one sounds so good, and the excerpts are great! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I requested this one on NetGalley and got shot down for it. It's still on my TBR, though!

  3. Oh wow Yvonne! This one really does sound so good! I am going to take a look at it for sure.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Elza Reads

  4. I'm starting this book tomorrow and am really looking forward to it! Love the teaser!


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