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Teaser Tuesday: Catching Up

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!

It appears I have some catching up to do! I've read three books (and finished one I started a long time ago and profiled in an earlier Teaser Tuesday entry) in the past few weeks, but haven't had time to do a Teaser Tuesday since the beginning of the month. Since they've all been pretty good books, I wanted to share them, so I decided to combine them into one entry. They are: Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel, Purple Daze by Sherry Shahan, and Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry. Here are my teasers:

Stiltsvilleblogsize From Stiltsville, page 122:

After I handed over a check for $200, which committed me to the team for one twelve-week season, I left the tennis center and stood on the sidewalk outside the fence that enclosed the courts. The air smelled of gardenias and was filled with the hollow popping sound of balls hitting rackets, and I was suddenly, overwhelmingly satisfied with myself.

From Purple Daze, page 26: 


4:40 a.m.

I climb in, smelling like cigarettes                                                                                                                                  and beer. Hickey on my neck,                                                                                                                                          no doubt.

My knee bumps the dinner bell                                                                                                                                            tied to the shade. The hall light                                                                                                                                           flicks on.


From Patient Zero, page 109:

"If a person receives a fatal bite then shortly after clinical death the desease reactivates the central nervous system, and, to a limited degree, some organ functions, and the victim rises as a new carrier. If a person receives even a mild bite the infection will kill them in about seventy hours, which at best gives us three days to locate any victims and contain them."