Monday, May 19, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 219: Night Diver

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 book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* 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 and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

This week's teaser comes from Night Diver, a new romantic suspense by Elizabeth Lowell. This paragraph, describing a tropical storm, sent chills up my spine.

The sun was below the horizon, yet an orange glow persisted beneath the wild sky. Clouds lit up like slow-motion napalm, gold at the lowest layers, purple and bruised above. For a moment the evening was held in thrall by an unearthly calm. Then the wind churned, blurring all boundaries, blending whitecaps with mist into a salty sideways rain.


New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell plunges into the adventurous and deadly world of underwater treasure hunters in a heart-stopping tale that superbly combines atmosphere, action, romance, and suspense.

After a family tragedy, Kate Donnelly left the Caribbean behind forever. But a series of bad management decisions has left her family's diving and marine recovery business drowning in red ink. Now her brother pleads with her to come back to the island nation of St Vincent. Without Kate's financial expertise, the iconic treasure-hunting enterprise started by her grandfather will go under. Unable to say no to the little family she has left, Kate heads back to the beautiful and terrifying ocean that still haunts her nightmares.

Holden Cameron was addicted to the adrenaline rush of active duty -- including narrowly surviving an underwater explosives accident. The last thing the former British military diver wants is to babysit a family of thieves on a tropical island -- even if they are the world-famous Diving Donnellys. But in his new civilian job, Holden must investigate the suspicious activity surrounding a Donnelly dive to recover treasure from the ancient wreck of a pirate ship.

When equipment, treasure, and even divers begin to disappear, Kate and Holden form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth. But the deeper they plummet into the mystery, the closer they come to each other. Soon they are sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets -- and a combustible chemistry too hot to ignore.


Rebecca said...

I just finished that book myself. I like her and her books usually have a bit of suspense to them.

Alice Audrey said...

She do go on with the descriptions. It's been a couple of years since I've read Elizabeth Lowell.

Yvonne said...

This sounds really good. I would add it to my TBR

Heather said...

Rebecca: I've been reading Lowell since her historic and contemporary romance days, and continue to enjoy her rom-suspense.

Heather said...

Alice: This was one of the longer descriptive passages, and helped set the tone for the action and feelings of the traumatized heroine.

Heather said...

Hi Yvonne! It was really good. I was up far too late the one night finishing it. :-|

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

I've heard good things about this book and author. Enjoy!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Heather said...

Thanks, Catherine -- it was really good.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, love the sound of this one...thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog.

Heather said...

Thanks, laurel-Rain -- Glad to have piqued your interest. ☺

kelley jensen said...

what a beautiful description. I really liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

Heather said...

Kelley: Isn't that a great description? ☺