Monday, December 29, 2014

In Too Deep - First Paragraph / First Chapter and Teaser Tuesday

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In Too Deep, Book 1 of 4 in the Due South Series, takes place in a small town on New Zealand's Stewart Island. After her father's drowning death, Piper Harland fled to NZ's South Island and trained to become a member of the elite Police National Dive Squad. But more than sadness over her father's death had driven her away from her family and friends. When she returns to Stewart Island temporarily to help save her brother from financial ruin, she is confronted by all the conflict she thought she'd escaped, including Ryan "West" Westlake, a man who was once her best friend and lover. Can Piper come to terms with her guilt and the uncertainty of her relationship with West? She's a strong woman, but there are good reasons why she left and why she might choose to run away again. 

First Paragraphs:
      When death revealed a pale hand to Piper Harland she didn't turn away, but kicked toward it and grabbed hold.
      Sixty-five feet below Lake Tikitapu's crystal blue water, she found the seventeen-year-old water-skier who'd disappeared yesterday evening. Now that they had pinpointed his location, Piper would return the boy to his grief-stricken family, huddled above on the shore of one of New Zealand's most picturesque lakes.

Teaser from 77% on my Kindle:
      She'd know him blind, deaf, or in a straitjacket. West was part of her DNA. It took extraordinary willpower to keep her arms tucked under his jacket, when she wanted to rip off his fancy shirt so she could taste him from stomach to sternum.

FYI: The ebook version of In Too Deep is FREE on Amazon right now. Although it's part of a series, it stands alone.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length:  316 Pages
Amazon Link: In Too Deep
Other Books by This Author: Tracey Alvarez Website

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19 comments:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

After I published this post, I discovered that Teaser Tuesday won't be happening today, but I've included a Teaser anyhow. Hope y'all enjoy it.

Suzie Quint said...

I normally like down under settings and second chance romances, but I'm not sure about this. Hope you like it.

jacquie said...

Love the setting - N Z and it sounds like an interesting premise!

Beth F said...

I like the NZ setting too. What a hot teaser! hope you're enjoying this.

PD Workman said...

LOL. I think she likes him.

Happy New Year!

My Dec 30 teaser is a sci fi thriller this time:

http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-departure-teasertuesday-books-agriddle/

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It was a good story. I liked the fact that the heroine had such an unusual occupation, and I enjoyed learning a little about dive rescue squads and free diving in the New Zealand setting. It's always fun to learn something new.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

She's been in love with him since they were kids. I like the way the author used alliteration -- "stomach to sternum."

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I hope to visit New Zealand someday, so the setting was very interesting to me. I enjoyed the plot too.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this one sounds really exciting...adventure, romance, and family issues. I love the idea of a New Zealand setting...I have read several books set in Australia, but not very many in NZ. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Laura Thomas said...

I did one too. I'm going to check out any others I can find also.
I'm going to grab this one. The writing is great and I'm fascinated after reading the opening and your smexy teaser:)
Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/30/teaser-tuesdays-93-strange-magic-some-freaky-deaky-hoodoo/

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for stopping by. I found your post and left a comment. I'm guessing lots of other people posted for Teaser Tuesday too, not realizing our hostess was taking the day off!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It was a good story in an unusual setting (to me). I really got a feel for the small island.

Literary Feline said...

I would keep reading. The setting and the strong female lead are immediate draws for me. I like the intro.

Yvonne said...

This sounded so good to me that I immediately downloaded it. Thanks for featuring this one this week!

Nise' said...

I like her profession. Love to read about strong, independent women.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Me too. She is an interesting character. Now I'm curious about the other books in the series.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds like this series has potential Sandra. Thanks for sharing.

Monica's Bookish Life said...

This looks good, and I love the setting of New Zealand. I'd keep reading!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I hope you enjoy the story.