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:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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

jacquie said...

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!

Leydy @ OUAT said...

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Paulita said...

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

Jenny Quinlan said...

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

Gigi Ann said...

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.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you. I've found some real treasures.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sonia Lal said...

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

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

cleopatralovesbooks said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Heather said...

Good teaser, Sandy! Mine: Aunt Dimity: Snowbound

Kim@Time2Read said...

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

PD Workman said...

Animals add to every story!

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

El said...

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

El @ So Bookalicious

Harvee Lau said...

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

Christina W said...

Always nice with a good romance :)

Ellie @ Ellie Reads Ficiton said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

margaretsutherland.com said...

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!

Lizzy said...

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!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm the same way.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

lifewithnoplot said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Sandra Nachlinger said...

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

Cyn said...

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

Andrea Thompson said...

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

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

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