May 29, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

It's that time again! My teaser this week comes from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith.  

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Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness."

"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.

Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.

When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.

I now have 67  followers that stayed with me despite my hiatus and so I flipped to page 67. I haven't reached the page yet but reading it, I can't help but posting more than 2 sentences!

So my first teaser phrase is:
"I felt the wooden stake in my fingers. I could do anything. I was a god." 
(see? Those sentences needed each other to make any sense.)

and my second teaser phrase:
"It was true. Until that moment there had been room for doubt. But now I saw it with my own eyes. Now I knew. Vampires were real." 
(I needed to include that.) 

What do you think of my teaser sentences? Do they make you want to add the book to your TBR pile? Leave me a comment about my teaser or a link to your teaser! :) 


  1. So the trailer for this movie looks epic, and I'm now thinking I need to add the book to my TBR pile. Great teasers, and thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

  2. I had this book out from the library but never got around to finishing it. Your teasers make me want to pick it up again. :)

    Thanks for coming by my blog!

  3. Great teasers, makes me want to pick up the book even more :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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