Monday, November 23, 2009

Teaser Tuesday!

So, this is from my YA novel 365 Days Until I Disappear. I have no idea how much I'm suppose to summarize here without ruining the fact that this is a teaser but some information seems necessary!
At seventeen, Lindsay Hawkes thought she was on the other side of the acute lymphoblastic leukemia she’d been fighting since she was twelve, but it woke again just before the start of her senior year. With no hope for recovery, she plans to experience life the best she can with the help of her wild, loving best friend Angela. What she doesn’t expect is Angela’s cousin, Riley, moving to Salvation, Georgia, after losing his parents to a house fire, and derailing her well laid plans. He burrows his way beneath scar tissue and cancerous cells and into Lindsay's heart, opening her up to the one thing she didn’t want in her last year of life, vulnerability and a love she would have to leave behind.
There's more to it, a fantasy twist, but I'll leave it at that for this teaser. This bit is from when Lindsay's best friend demands a girl's night.

snip! Thanks so much for your comments guys!

14 comments:

Kaitlin Ward said...

Wow, this sounds like it will be so very sad! Nice teaser :)

Alyson Greene said...

Good teaser. Great job making me feel dizzy and overwhelmed, just like the MC.

VĂ©ro said...

Yes sounds like an emotional book. Love the setting and description, and loved the last paragraph. She has spunk! :)

Becca said...

Loved the descriptions! It's almost bittersweet, with her out having fun, yet having cancer. :(

LizPage said...

You guys are awesome! Thanks so much!

Krista Ashe said...

Wow...just wow! Your descriptions are fantastic! After I've read, I've got "vampire lips" and "skelteton" I've become "sucking the life" etc. still floating in my mind. I think this has the making of an tragic but bittersweet story. Keep it coming!!! Welcome to the teaser's by the way!

houndrat said...

Yeah, the sucking the life description really stuck in my head, too--nice! This is going to be a tearjerker, huh? Also, we already know your MC is pretty selfless, given she's worried about her friend's needs, even now.

Nice job!

Amanda said...

Good teaser! You used great imaginary. I agree about the bittersweet. Can't wait to see more!

Mortem Twins said...

Loved this. Sad but beautiful :D

Karla said...

I agree with MT, very sad but beautiful. Can't wait to see more!

corrinejackson said...

loved the word "cant" in relation to the boy's hips. It just sounds sensual.

Kristin Miller said...

You do a great job of bringing the reader in to the club with Lindsay. Nice description and voice.

Aimee said...

Great description. Very sad, but still beautiful.

Deniz Kuypers said...

Beautiful writing. The sadness in this is very palpable but not overpowering. I'm looking forward to reading more.