Monday, October 27, 2014

The Bearwalker's Daughter - Teaser Tuesday and First Chapter/First Paragraph/Tuesday Intros

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I rarely read stories with a paranormal slant because of my skepticism of anything magical. 
But my attitude changed when I devoured The Bearwalker's Daughter. Maybe it was the Native American connection or the author's beautiful descriptions of the setting, or maybe it was the compelling story and characters, but this book captured my imagination and held my attention until the very end. I'm looking forward to reading Through the Fire, Book 2 in the Native American Warrior Series. 

First Paragraph:
Autumn, 1784, the Allegheny Mountains of Western Virginia, the Scots-Irish Gathering
     A change was coming as surely as the shifting seasons. Karin McNeal heard the urgent whispers in the wind. She stood on the porch oblivious to the vibrant music pouring from the room behind her and the rain-spattered bluster whipping her long skirts.

Teaser (from 9% on my Kindle):
     Howling wind gusted around the eaves of the house and through the tiniest chinks in the walls. Did Karin detect warning or invitation in the murmurs threaded through the gale? Both, she thought, shivering under the covers.

Read more on Beth Trissel's website: Longer Excerpt Here

Genre: Historical / Romance / Paranormal
Length: 224 Pages
Amazon Link: The Bearwalker's Daughter (Native American Warrior Book 1)
Beth Trissel's Website/Blog: One Writer's Way

Synopsis from Goodreads:
      A Handsome Frontiersman, Mysterious Scots-Irish Woman, Shapeshifting Warrior, Dark Secret, Pulsing Romance...The Bearwalker's Daughter
      Karin McNeal hasn't grasped who she really is or her fierce birthright. A tragic secret from the past haunts the young Scots-Irish woman who longs to learn more of her mother's death and the mysterious father no one will name. The elusive voices she hears in the wind hint at the dramatic changes soon to unfold in the mist-shrouded Alleghenies in Autumn, 1784.
      Jack McCray, the wounded stranger who staggers through the door on the eve of her twentieth birthday and anniversary of her mother's death, holds the key to unlock the past. Will Karin let this handsome frontiersman lead her to the truth and into his arms, or seek the shelter of her fiercely possessive kinsmen? Is it only her imagination or does someone, or something, wait beyond the brooding ridges--for her?
      (The Bearwalker's Daughter is a revised version of romance novel Daughter of the Wind)
Publisher's Weekly BHB Reader's Choice Best Books of 2009


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40 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring The Bearwalker's Daughter.

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    1. I enjoyed the book so it's a pleasure to feature it. Can't wait to read Book #2 in this series.

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  2. I'm not so keen on the paranormal either but in the right setting it can work. Great intro and teaser. Here is my TT for this week http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/teaser-tuesday-october-28/

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  3. I am always drawn to stories of early settlers and the Native Americans of that time. I liked the intro. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Love the geographic location! My dad's neck of the woods

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    1. Thanks! I can see the Allegheny Mountains out the kitchen window. They rise beyond the hills behind our farm. Beautiful and mysterious.

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  5. I like the premise and the teasers but wonder if this will be a little too close to the romance genre for my usual tastes.

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  6. I'm not a paranormal lover when it comes to reading, but it's great to hear that you enjoyed this Sandra.

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  7. I'm hit and miss with paranormal, but I do like Native American, so I'll watch for reviews.
    Today I'm featuring Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers.

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    1. This is more "mystical" than "paranormal."

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  8. No paranormal for me, but I hope you like this one!

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  9. I have yet to read one of Beth's books that I haven't fallen in love with the location or characters..always a great story and hard to put down once I have started reading.

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  10. I think the Native American aspect draws me in, too, and the descriptions are so lyrical. Thanks for sharing...and I'm glad you were fully engaged throughout.

    Here's mine: “SAVING GRACE”

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  11. Glad to hear you liked this one, Sandra! Mine: The Aristocrat

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  12. This sounds good! I love books with paranormal elements in them, and add in a Native American influence and I'm there!

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    1. You'll definitely enjoy this story. It's well written with lovely description.

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  13. Sounds good. I like a good historical romance. The touch of the paranormal just makes it better. Happy reading!

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    1. In that case, you'd definitely enjoy this story. It's a good one.

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  14. Sounds like this book has it all!
    Mine this week is a series mystery: Burn by Nevada Barr at http://wp.me/pZnGI-f4

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  15. Sounds intriguing. Mine is this week is No Second Chance by Harlan Coben.

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  16. Although I'm not usually a reader of paranormal, I do like the setting of the story.

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  17. Exactly my thoughts on paranormal books too - but glad to hear you're liking this one!
    Thanks for coming by mine today too!
    http://mydogearedpurpose.com/2014/10/28/teaser-tuesday-october-28th/

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  18. Wow. The prose is wonderful. The author puts you there. I could hear the wind whistling and feel the damp air. You actually had me at the title. LOL
    Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/28/teaser-tuesdays-87-moore-zombies-and-the-alien-next-door/

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    1. The whole book is like that -- beautiful description and an intriguing plot.

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  19. This does sound like a good read, Sandy. I may have to add this one to my ever-growing list.

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  20. Sounds very good. I like stories that mix history and mythical/paranormal things. The beginning reminds me in a way of Sharyn McCrumb's Ballad series.
    My Teaser is from Trick or Treat? a History of Halloween by Lisa Morton.

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  21. Ooh...that sounds really good! I wonder if she'll be able to sleep? That sounds very unsettiling. Great teaser! Sounds like a good book. Thanks for visiting my teaser!

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  22. I love the sound of the wind passing by (and through) an old house. Great teaser, it sets up such a cool (and slightly mysterious) atmosphere for the story. Also makes me want to burrow under my blankets with a good book.

    Thanks for stopping by My Teaser earlier!

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  23. Great teasers! I don't think I'll read it (not really my genre), but I liked the poetic feel of the quote.

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  24. It has been a long time since I've read this time period. The paranormal twist does attract me.

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  25. Looks like a mystical slant to an interesting historical time... I like sound of it.

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  26. I don't normally like the woo-woo stuff either, however I do love Tony Hillerman's shape-shifters. I think I should give this a try. I like how it begins.

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    1. I enjoyed Tony Hillerman's "Jim Chee" stories a lot. Maybe that's one reason this book appealed to me.

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  27. Wow, this sounds great. I like a good paranormal too.

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  28. Sounds really good. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    My teaser is an excerpt from a YA book about the Underground Railway.

    http://wp.me/p3Nz8P-h7

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  29. Sounds like a pretty good book! Great teaser pick! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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  30. Sandra, Wow, sounds like you were really impressed by this one.

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  31. I like the beginning very much, I'd keep reading. Have a Happy Halloween! kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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