Tuesday, August 27, 2013


I'm following the lead of Christine Rains  – it's called Teaser Tuesday! Felt like being a copy cat today!

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!

Bolero is a novel by Joanie McDonell and introduces Private Eye Nick Sayler. It's a great read, fun, fast, and engrossing!

Here's your teaser:

… Julia Carteret had become, over only one decade, an almost mythic figure. Ironically, it took the circumstances of her death to prove that she was human. (page 137 of the book!) 


Bolero introduces Nick Sayler, the private investigator who lives aboard a Hudson River barge with a brilliant savant, a retired psychiatrist and a stunning Creole girl. But Sayler’s haunted by memories of the woman who took a bullet meant for him, so his good life is belied by a bad drinking habit.

Then an emergency room doctor’s desperate call about a ballerina with no memory and nothing on her except his card, changes everything. If he can dip into his notorious past to uncover the secret that will save the dancer, maybe he can finally save himself.

The Author:

Joanie McDonell, who once spent a lot of time aboard a barge very much like the Dumb Luck, now lives on the beach near the eastern end of Long Island. She's written poems, screenplays, the novel Half Crazy, and The Little Book of Hope. She is currently at work on the next book featuring Private Investigator Nick Sayler.

** ****************** **

Happy Tuesday!


  1. HA! Good one, Jo. Me, too!

    Good teaser, Yolanda. The title alone got me to wondering. It also implanted the tune into my brain, so my clomping around the house may be more sinuous than usual for a little while..

  2. Nice blurb indeed at your feed and a copy cat? The cat won't take offense to that lol

  3. Oh a great set up in the blurb. I love these kinds of books. Must check it out.

  4. sounds like a good read Yolanda :)

  5. Great teaser! Makes me want to read the book. And thank you for the shout-out. This meme has been around a long time and has many followers. :)

    1. You're welcome, but I did copy your idea today. and I knew I've seen it before, I'm just a little slow on the uptake sometimes. :)

  6. Oooh, this one sounds like a fun read, Yolanda!


I would love to hear from you, but please take with you my undying gratitude that you stopped by for a read. Be well, be happy, and may your blog surfing bring you joy!