Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - 3/5/13

Photo credit: D.R. Cartwright (DRC) from a concept by Ella Wilson

I'm still reading Fragments by Dan Wells this week, but I wanted to do a very special Teaser Tuesday to celebrate the launch of Overcoming Adversity, an anthology edited by Nick Wilford. Nick is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction. When not writing he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also co-running a campaign to get a dedicated specialist college built in Scotland. If you like the teaser, you should buy the book (links after the blurb). The money goes to a great cause.

A collection of seventy moving and uplifting original pieces - real life, flash fiction, and poetry - about battling against the odds and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. The contributors include Amazon bestselling authors Alex J. Cavanaugh and Kyra Lennon, and the cream of upcoming talent.

The anthology is part of a fundraising effort to send the editor's stepson, Andrew McNaughton, to a specialist college in England. Andrew has cerebral palsy, and is a remarkable young man with a promising future. However, the free further education options offered in his own country of Scotland will not challenge him and allow him to progress. In order to access the education he deserves, Andrew will have to pay exorbitant fees, thus creating a situation of discrimination.

Help us get Andrew to college by buying a book that runs the full gamut of human emotions, ultimately leaving you inspired and glad to be alive. Whatever struggles you are going through, our sincere hope is that this book will help.

To buy Overcoming Adversity, go to:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
And check out the book's Goodreads page.

The rules for Teaser Tuesday are:

  • 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!
  • Then hit up Should Be Reading to add your link.

And the teaser. Because I couldn't decide what story to pull a quote from, I went with the first few sentences of the book:

Sunny’s heart pounded in time with the steady drumbeat on the roof. She had never heard rain like it. She was not given to fear but tonight the sounds unnerved her... just a little.


  1. Aww! So glad you used this for a Teaser Tuesday! Love seeing all the shout-outs for this book!

  2. Thanks for posting this, Tobi. When I was making the release day post, I realized this officially made me a published author. :) What a neat way to get ushered in!

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