Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday..Poughkeepsie

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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

by Debra Anastasia


He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.


Teaser from page 141 on Nook e-reader:

The music was so loud, all Livia could do was mouth, "Are you okay?"

Blake nodded. "You're beautiful," he mouth in response.

Adore Blake. He is sweet as he is always saying and doing the nicest things for Livia.  He is also loving, caring and a gentleman. Highly recommend Poughkeepsie. Not only do I love the relationship of Blake and Livia but I also adore Blakes brothers relationship. 

Found Teaser Tuesday at Darkest Addictions.

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  1. Thanks for the blurb & the teasers! Really interesting, Def need to look into this one!

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  2. Is it hot in here, or is it just me? Hehehe. I'm trying to leave a comment... but... all this delicious eye candy keeps distracting me! Okay, trying to focus now. Love the teaser! I haven't heard of this book, so thank you so much for sharing and for stopping by my Teaser Tuesday. Happy Reading!

    1. Ha..ha. I do love my sexy man candy. Thanks for stopping by my TT. Have a great week.

  3. Hot damn! Sounds good. And I love your site. Delicious!

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    1. Hi sweetie. Thank you for stopping by my TT and following me. I am following you back. Love your site too.

  4. This teaser is so mellow. I like knowing that she actually cares. Thanks for putting the blurb up about the book, it makes the teaser that much more compelling!

    My teaser is up at Find the Time to Read feel free to check it out :)

    Also I totally added you to my google reader :)

  5. Oh, he sounds really good! And it sounds like an amazing book! Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  6. This is an awesome teaser, Blake does sound like a sweetheart >.< I'm def adding this to my tbr, I gotta find out what circumstances led him to be homeless and what's gonna happen with him and Livia :D Thanks for the teaser, and the mention :))


    1. Oh it is good. So much more to the story than just Blake and Livia. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

  7. Awww I love someone who is sweet! Thanks for sharing this great teaser! Adding to my TBR list! I am drowning in it right now LOL!

    1. I think you would like it. Thanks for stopping by my TT. Have a great weekend.

  8. Your site is... um... Lovely! *blushes and then takes a freezing cold shower* Gtreat Teaser, too!
    Thanks for stopping by My TT!

  9. Very sweet! I must read this sometime! Thanks for visiting My TT!

    1. He is super sweet. Thanks for stopping by my TT. Have a great week.


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