Teaser Tuesdays – June 30, 2015

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

Anyone can participate.

If you’re new to Teaser Tuesdays, the details are at MizB’s A Daily Rhythm or on my Teaser Tuesdays Page.

A series mystery for me this week.

Fever Season
(Benjamin January #2)
by Barbara Hambly

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Men don’t need to be evil, Mademoiselle.
They just have to be bad enough to say,
There’s nothing I can do.

This book is blowing me away! Hambly’s portrayal of New Orleans in the 1830s is breath-taking. It’s like I am there. I can feel the oppressive summer heat. I can also feel the fear of contracting yellow fever which is raging through the town.

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What are you reading now? Do you have a TT to share with us?

Please leave a comment with your link on MizB’s Teaser Tuesday post or below. If you don’t have a blog, you can share your Teaser here in the comment section instead.

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37 comments on “Teaser Tuesdays – June 30, 2015

  1. Ooh, I’ve visited New Orleans, I think I would like this!

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    • Dagny says:

      Be prepared, Cathy. It’s not a touristy New Orleans for visiting. It’s a dark view in a dark time in it’s history. But compelling reading!

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  2. Your comments on the book is better than the tease! I think that’s gotten me interested in this one! thanks for sharing!
    trish – my teaser

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  3. Sounds good -love the teaser, I wonder what they are discussing?

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  4. P.D. Workman says:

    Oh yes. The most destructive emotion isn’t hate, it is indifference.

    My teaser this week is from an inspirational novel, which I really enjoyed:

    http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-the-language-of-sparrows/

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    • Dagny says:

      That’s exactly why it struck me – that and not wanting to get involved, but mainly the indifference – they just don’t care. Thanks for leaving your link.

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  5. Kathy Martin says:

    This was an amazing series. I’m glad you are enjoying it. My teaser on my adult blog comes from this romantic suspense title – Hell or High Water by Julie Ann Walker. Happy reading!

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  6. I love books set in New Orleans…thanks for sharing! And thanks for visiting my blog.

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    • Dagny says:

      This is only the second in the series. The first one had a great sense of New Orleans in the 1830s with the society and the balls too. I liked it, but am enjoying this one more. In the first one, I think my focus was on getting to know the characters and figuring out which one would be continuing in the series.

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  7. This sounds like an excellent book. I love the New Orleans setting, and can only imagine how muggy the summers must have been before air conditioning! I can’t imagine wearing a ball gown in that heat! I’ll definitely read this one.
    My Tuesday post features SERENA.

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    • Dagny says:

      Thanks for leaving your link for everyone, Sandra. This one reminded me of yours in that it opens one’s eyes to the race relations back then between the Creoles, Mulattos, Quadroons and others.

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  8. What a great opening–and so true in all too many circumstances.

    I love it when an author can bring a place to life. Barbara Hambly is an author I must try.

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    • Dagny says:

      Thanks, Wendy. It’s not actually the opening, but captures a lot of what this books is about. It opens:
      In fever season, traffic on the streets was thin. Those who could afford to so had left New Orleans with the ending of Lent; those who could not had all through the long summer hurried about their business as if Bronze John, as they called the sickness, were a creditor one could avoid if one kept off the streets.

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  9. Yvo says:

    I have a copy of the first book, A Free Man Of Color, waiting for me on my TBR shelf… It sounds like such an interesting series, I’m glad you enjoy the second book so far. Here’s my teaser this week.

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    • Dagny says:

      I was hooked on the first book and liking this second one even more.

      Thanks for leaving your link! It sounds like a great candidate for the July Dystopian/Apocalyptic Genre Challenge.

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  10. That looks good, and I love mystery / thrillers. This my teaser of the week : http://earthianhivemind.net/2015/06/30/teaser-tuesdays/

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  11. fuonlyknew says:

    I love reading about settings close to home and this is an interesting era. And no vampires! LOL I think I’d like this one.
    Thanks for stopping by my post:)

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    • Dagny says:

      I really chuckled when you mentioned no vampires. Don’t worry, there’s not, but one of the first books I read by Hambly was Those Who Hunt the Night. It’s the first in her James Asher series. I only recently discovered there were sequels to it. I really liked it and probably would have read more at the time, but there is a big gap in publication dates.

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  12. ljennison says:

    Sounds like an interesting historical. Sounds like an awful time to live there. Thanks for coming by my teaser.

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  13. Fred Runk says:

    At a gambling casino–the roulette table.

    “I saw many fond mothers bringing forward innocent and refined young misses of fifteen or sixteen, their daughters, giving them a few gold coins and teaching them how to play. The young ladies won or lost, never failed to smile, and went away very well satisfied.”

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky: “The Gambler”

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    • Dagny says:

      I saw that, Fred! Looks like The Gambler will be an interesting read. Certainly more fun (I hope) than the Tolstoy we just finished.

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      • Fred Runk says:

        Dagny,

        So far, so good. No ranting or raving as far as I can remember.

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        • Dagny says:

          I am falling behind with The Gambler because every time I have a moment to read, I only want to read Fever Season.

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        • Fred Runk says:

          Dagny,

          I’m alternating between two books now: The Gambler and Sofia Samatar’s fantasy novel, _A Stranger in Olondria_. Neither of the two would be classified as beach reads or appropriate for short periods of reading. Both require the reader to settle down for a long while and go with the flow–definitely not page turners.

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        • Dagny says:

          I haven’t heard of Samatar. When I looked her up, it sounds like she writes mainly short stories.

          I’ve got the Hambly going, plus The Gambler along with Candice Millard’s The River of Doubt which is TR’s Amazon trip. I’ve read TR’s own account. Gripping stuff.

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        • Fred Runk says:

          Dagny,

          From what I have read, this is her first novel.

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  14. Denise says:

    Love that teaser! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by my blog today. 🙂

    Denise @ Life With No Plot

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  15. Great teaser, makes me want to know what people (or men) aren’t doing… helping out?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier 🙂

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  16. R.T. says:

    What a beautiful morning, especially as I have discovered your blog (via Fred’s), and I look forward to stopping by again. Now, while my mind is focused, I need to find the book you have highlighted. Thanks for focusing my otherwise Jello-mind.

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    • Dagny says:

      You’re welcome, R.T. This is the second in a series. I’ve had a couple of people tell me the entire series is excellent.

      I visited your blog and discovered you are taking a break. I hope you’re doing better! Take care.

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