Monday, June 2, 2014

Sinful Folk Revisited - Teaser Tuesday

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Does this striking cover look familiar? Maybe that's because several months ago I featured SINFUL FOLK in a Teaser Tuesday post (here). Since then, the author has contacted me and offered to 
GIVE AWAY THREE COPIES!! 
of this excellent book - one paperback, one audiobook, and one ebook. So I'm featuring SINFUL FOLK again with a giveaway, along with another Teaser. 

To enter to win a copy of this extraordinary book, please include your email address and preferred book format in your comment below.


TEASER:
There are some who believe to speak of a thing is to summon it into the world, and Tom speaks with such conviction. We become so quiet that the loudest noise is the sizzle of burning tree sap.
(From 10% on my Kindle.)

Genre: Mystery / Historical
Number of Pages: 362 Pages
Amazon Link: Sinful Folk

Synopsis from Amazon:
      A tragic loss. A desperate journey. A mother seeks the truth.
In December of 1377, four children were burned to death in a house fire. Villagers traveled hundreds of miles across England to demand justice for their children's deaths.
     Sinful Folk is the story of this terrible mid-winter journey as seen by Mear, a former nun who has lived for a decade disguised as a mute man, raising her son quietly in this isolated village. For years, she has concealed herself and all her history. But on this journey, she will find the strength to redeem the promise of her past. Mear begins her journey in terror and heartache, and ends in triumph and transcendence.
     The remarkable new novel by Ned Hayes, illustrated by New York Times bestselling author / illustrator Nikki McClure, Sinful Folk illuminates the medieval era with profound insight and compassion.

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.


43 comments:

cynthiastacey.com said...

Great teaser. Sounds like an intense read. Thanks for stopping by my site.

Kim@Time2Read said...

Interesting teaser. I almost feel like I can smell the smoke! Thanks for stopping by!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does sound good! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE”


Valentina Cano said...

Very interesting

http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2014/06/teaser-tuesdays.html

gautami tripathy said...

Like the teaser! Thanks for visiting me!!

Here is my teaser post from Extra Care by Alina Cosma .

AND

Here is my intro post from Song for Sophia by Moriah Densley.

I would love to be part of the giveaway. Here is my email id:

gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

I prefer a print copy....or pdf....

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

"There are some who believe to speak of a thing is to summon it into the world..." So thought provoking! Great teaser :)

Also, I'd love to enter the giveaway!
Email: sparrowhawk81@gmail.com
Edition: Hardcover

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It is an intense read and a compelling story.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Beautiful description throughout the book.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you for stopping by and for entering the giveaway.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The characters in this story are plagued by superstitions and ignorance. That adds so much to the story!

Kym T said...

This book looks very interesting - perhaps not what I might have expected from the title, but the teaser and synopsis are intriguing. I'd love to enter the giveaway - email: kymtmd(at)gmail(dot)com Edition: Paperback - or Kindle ebook

Cleo Bannister said...

Well the synopsis has me hooked and your teaser just added to the intrigue. It really has it all, a nun disguised as a man, does her son know? and the mysterious burning of the villagers children...

Here is my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/teaser-tuesday-june-3/

Heather said...

Interesting teaser, Sandy! Mine: East of Eden

mydogearedpurpose.com said...

Sounds intense!! Thanks for coming by mine today too!
http://mydogearedpurpose.com/2014/06/03/teaser-tuesday-june-3rd/

mydogearedpurpose.com said...

Oh and how silly of me forgot giveway info! I prefer ebook or paper.

dogearedpurpose @ gmail . com

Yvonne said...

Great teaser...you have me hooked.

hwall1018 said...

Thanks for cluing me in! I would prefer hardcover or paper. hharnish05 @ gmail . com

PD Workman said...

This week my teaser is from a mystery:

http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-tin-god-teasertuesday/

Holly said...

Thanks again for stopping by my TT!

Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

JC Jones said...

I remember this book and thinking I would like it. ebook for me

jonesjnd (at) yahoo (dot) com

LuAnn Braley said...

I am so excited to see this! I started reading this from NetGalley, but was not able to finish in time, so I'd love to have a copy! luann(dot)braley(at)gmail(dot)com. I prefer print books but PDF's or e-pubs are good too!

Tracy Ramey said...

Very interesting teaser. I wonder why they're burning the tree or if it was some sort of accident? Perhaps just a fire to gather around. Definitely feeling teased. :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This really is one of my favorite books. The plot and characters kept me intrigued from Page 1, and I feel like I've learned something about this historical era. The fact that it's based on a true incident makes the story even more compelling.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a good tale.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad you came back to enter the contest. Good luck!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you for stopping by.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The cover is so unusual! I read it on my Kindle too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Oh, no! I can't imagine not being able to finish this book! I stayed up later than I should because I couldn't put it down.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

They were freezing -- literally -- and needed the warmth from the fire to survive.

Laura Thomas said...

I'm in love with the cover art and your teaser choice was excellent. Would be thrilled to win the paperback or mobi ebook.
Here's mine from Jill Arhcer's White Heart of Justice
http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/06/03/teaser-tuesdays-69-white-heart-of-justice-by-jill-archer/

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This is definitely a 5-star book.

Jenny @ Book Sojourner said...

Sounds intense. Great teaser!

Andrea Thompson said...

Very nice! So glad this book still brings you Joy. Thanks for sharing!

Eustacia Tan said...

Well, some do believe words have power, especially spoken words.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

^_^

Starbreeze said...

Everything about the above post makes me want to read this book. I love the teaser sentence and the cover art is pretty cool too!

Ned Hayes said...

Thanks so much for hosting this, Sandra! Appreciate the interest in SINFUL FOLK. Your readers are the best!

I'm happy to give away some books to interested readers. ;-)

Allison said...

The book sounds interesting and is certainly getting a lot of positive reviews.

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Ooh, this sounds like a good book! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Have a great day!

Louisa Paarsmarkt said...

That just kinda freaks me out! Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

saturdaynightwriting said...

That's a great teaser. The story sounds so intense and powerfuly :)

Naomi Hop said...

Oooh... interesting! Sounds like an insightful book! Enjoy!

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

vodkainfusedcupcakes said...

This sounds like a GREAT book. I would LOVE to read it in any version. aslcoaching(at)gmail(dot)com. Have a great weekend !

Rachel Hoyt said...

Ooh, this sounds awesome! And that cover really is striking. :) Great teaser!!

Rachel @ Paper Cuts