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Teaser Tuesday (32)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be ReadingAnyone can play along! Just do the following!

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share a few teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • MAKE SURE NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (you don't want to give too much away and ruin the book for other readers)
Share the title and author too, so that other readers can add your book to their TBR list if they like your teaser!


by Cheryl Rainfield
Publication Date: December 15, 2011

         "Well what didja come here for?"
         . . . Gotcha now. Nobody comes here for a good time. They come to repent, or to visit their love ones in Parajail, or to find others who wanna bring back the lynchings . . . but nobody ever comes here for a holiday–'cept for the Para Cleansing, but that's days away . . . "You here for Para Cleansing Day?"
(Page 23)

I'm part of the book tour for Hunted through A Novel Outing, and it is a really interesting dystopic paranormal novel.  It is also a departure from her first book Scars, which is realistic fiction about self-harm.  Both are fantastic, but what's interesting is that Hunted, while being paranormal also has a real world situation in it involving ritual abuse.  This detail that Cheryl included comes from experiences in her own life, and I think that adds so much to the book. 


  1. Oh wow, that books sounds interesting and super creepy. I will have to look it up! My TT is here: http://lostinsidethecovers.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/teaser-tuesdays-the-painted-boy/

  2. I hadn't heard of this one before, but I loved your teaser. It sounds great.

    My TT/Top Ten Tuesday post is here

    Happy Reading!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

  3. Love your teaser. The book sounds chilling but interesting too.
    My teaser is here: Sandy's Teaser

  4. Nice. Now I'm interested to find out what 'para-cleansing' is - sounds very ritualistic indeed. I am familiar with Cheryl's work, although I haven't had the chance to read through her books yet. Nice choice for a teaser.

    Here's my TT for the week:

  5. Wow! This one does sound gripping...love the voice.

    Thanks for sharing.


  6. That sounds very interesting. I almost thought it may be a horror book. Will have to most definitely check it out. Thanks! New follower :) Here's My TT

  7. A captivating teaser!


  8. I read this one late last year and LOVED it. You picked a great teaser. I agree the "real-life" situations she pulled in made it so much more realistic.

    Amanda @ Letters Inside Out - TT


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