Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey

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!

I just picked up Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey. I am a fan of her Drake novels and thought this historical fiction novel about England in the age of spiritualists sounded like a good story. Here is the product description:
Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother's elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.

Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother's scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she's known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?
"Violet?" Elizabeth's bottom still tilted up like a sunflower seeking sunlight. "Vi, was that you?"

I swallowed, trying not to release the giggle welling up in my throat.

"Whatever are you two doing?" Frederic drawled.
Honestly, it was quite innocent. But it sure doesn't sound that way, does it?


  1. Not sure what to make of that teaser but I have been wanting to read this book. I hope you like it!

  2. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did!

  3. Hard to tell quite what is going on in this teaser but sounds like they are having fun.

  4. I love how the author spells her name! I'm not sure why it intrigued me so very much. I'll have to check it out! Thanks!

    My teaser this week is from ‘Deep Touble’ by Mary Connealy.

  5. Yeah what are they doing?


  6. Her "bottom still tilted up"? Oh my! The book description sounds interesting too. I'll be adding this to my book list.
    Here is my teaser:

  7. Oh man!! The giggle doesn't sound innocent!

    Here's my teaser

    Have a GREAT day!!

    Old Follower :)

  8. Ha. I bought this one last week can't wait to read it.

  9. Ohhh! This one sounds good. Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

  10. Ooo great teaser! This book has been on my TBR list for awhile. I need to get around to reading it soon. :)

    My Teaser

  11. Interesting teaser, Here's Mine:

  12. Cute teaser! This is the first I've heard of this one - sounds really intriguing.

  13. Interesting teaser and an interesting cover too!

  14. Ohhh, naughty naughty. I love the cover to this book and it sounds like an interesting read. I hope you're enjoying it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog too, always lovely to see you. ;)


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