Monday, March 24, 2014

Seven Little Words - Teaser Tuesday

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I'm enjoying SEVEN LITTLE WORDS, a romance by Margaret Sutherland. With its Australian setting, slightly different (to me!) Australian way of talking, likable characters, and two delightful dogs, I'm already charmed. A yellow lab and chihuahua add so much sweetness and character to the book!  

Teaser (from 11% on my Kindle):
This was ridiculous. He couldn't abandon her here. The place was deserted.

Genre: Sweet Romance
Length: 164 Pages
Amazon Link: Seven Little Words
Other Books by Margaret Sutherland

Synopsis from Amazon:
     After a painful break-up, budding romance writer Cathy Carruthers is avoiding men. So what happens when she meets successful Australian literary novelist, David Hillier, at his country writing workshop?
     Good-looking David’s a bachelor with problems. His writing’s blocked, his blind father’s in respite care and David has to care for his retired guide dog, Banquo. He has absolutely no time for a relationship.
     Meanwhile Cathy’s past partner hunts her down, her grandmother’s ill and Cathy is landed with Pixel, a tiny dog with the heart of a lion.
     David and Cathy can’t resist the powerful desire that at first overrides their problems. But pressures build and lead to conflict and friction. It felt like love. Was it just a passionate affair? Cathy’s a stronger woman now. Eventually she faces a choice. Must she send the man of her dreams away? Fortunately there’s a solution from a most unexpected quarter…

FYI: In case you haven't noticed, I like to feature small press, indie, and midlist authors on my blog. There are some wonderful writers out there who don't get the exposure afforded New York Times best-sellers, but their stories are equally as enjoyable.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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 and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.

35 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this one, Sandra...I also like to discover treasures in unexpected places. Enjoy!

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  2. That's one of the best things about your teasers Sandy...introducing us to works we might have a hard time finding! I appreciate that!

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    1. Thank you. I've found some real treasures.

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  3. Great teaser, thanks for sharing!

    Check out our Teaser.

    Also check out our OUAT 4 year Giveaway.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'll check out your Teaser right now.

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  4. Sounds like a lot going on in this one. No wonder they're drawn to each other. Here's Mine

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    1. It's a fun story. I fell in love with the characters.

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  5. Great teaser ! Thank you for stoppimg by my blog and commenting.

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  6. The teaser had me from "he couldn't abandon her here." Who? The girl or the dog? Now I need to read this book to find out! Thanks Sandy.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my Teaser. That's a terrific scene.

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  7. Interesting! Sounds like he wants to leave her, but feels on obliged not to.

    Mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/3281/

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    1. Believe it or not, the "abandonment" is part of a writing retreat exercise.

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  8. Who is he abandoning? I'm glad you are enjoying this Australian romance. :-)

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    1. I've just about finished it now. It has been a delightful book.

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  9. Great teaser! Who was abandoned, and why?
    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I won't tell you! You'll have to read the book to find out.

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  10. Animals add to every story!

    Thanks for visiting mine at: http://pdworkman.com/syren-teaser-teasertuesday

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    1. I agree. And the way the characters interact with their pets tells you a lot about them.

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  11. Great teaser, why was he thinking of abandoning her in the first place? Now I'm curious.
    Thanks for stopping by!

    El @ So Bookalicious

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  12. I am often in the mood for a good romance in a different setting!

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    1. So am I. Every time I read a book that takes place in a different country, I learn a little something new.

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  13. Always nice with a good romance :)

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  14. Cute teaser! I'm a fan of novels with Australian setting :)

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    1. So am I. They always seem to be full of adventure.

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  15. As the author, I am really thrilled at the interest shown by you all in this book. As I adore dogs and believe in romantic happy endings, this story is a mix of both, despite the many obstacles along the way. The Australian setting gave my editor a few headaches (What's an akubra, what's a doona?) but I guess all countries have a few specialties, including Sandy's Texas twang! I do hope you will find this book on amazon, sweet cravings publishing or other e book/paperback outlets, and if you love writers, pets and family, I promise you an entertaining read. Margaret Sutherland

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    1. SEVEN LITTLE WORDS was indeed an entertaining read. Thank you for stopping by, Margaret.

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  16. Re Australian settings...the country is big, the outback really has that red color, and the sunsets are amazing. So the cover of SEVEN LITTLE WORDS is actually pretty accurate!

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    1. Australia and New Zealand are on my list of "must see" places.

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  17. I can't say no to books that have dogs in them/on the cover. It's a real problem because no matter the synopsis I always want it haha. Great teaser!

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  18. You had me at "Australian literary novelist" - I'm sold! Sounds like a good book. Hope you are enjoying it!

    Denise @ Life With No Plot

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  19. That wouldn't be very nice if he left her stranded!
    Also, I love the random dog on the cover. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Very intriguing tease! I hope she's okay. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Aww the dogs just add more to a book :) Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.

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