Monday, May 28, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - The Warden's Lantern

The Warden's Lantern


Today's Teaser Tuesday post is from The Warden's Lantern, a 75-page novelette (or novella?) by Joselyn Vaughn. It was a quick, fun read.


She didn't understand the fear. Her co-workers had faced flying cars and falling trees as they chased tornadoes. A floating light was hardly Freddy Kreuger. [at 2% on my Kindle]


Synopsis from Amazon: Dark, creaking trees. Cracking thunder. A ghostly orb.

Barbara Milanowski couldn't have picked a worse night for her amateur paranormal investigation, but she couldn’t let her longtime crush Elmer Derecho’s skeptism go unchallenged. When Elmer runs her off the road with his motorcycle and scolds her for being out in the inclement weather, her happily ever after drops with the barometric pressure and the loss of her keys and glasses. While spending time alone with Elmer was one of her fantasies, the dream date didn’t entail diving into the mud and untangling herself from a raspberry bush. 

While trying to protect Barbara from the storm, his eyes are opened to all the things in his life that are missing. Elmer had gotten comfortable with his maps and pic-tures and chasing tornadoes after the fact. But Barbara reminds him of his forgotten zest for adventures, and ignites his interest in the Warden’s Lantern and for Barbara

While sheltering in a dilapidated guard house, Barbara and Elmer are drawn out of the protection by the Warden's Lantern, the ghostly light Barbara had been trying to document. Elmer dismisses it as a trick of the electrical storm, but together they attempt to find the true source of the light. Will their shared talents solve the mystery and start a lasting relationship?

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 and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

39 comments:

  1. Flying cars & falling trees... yes please :)

    Check out my Teaser Tuesday :)
    Tabby @Insightful Minds & IM Design Studio

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    1. Lots of action in this book. It was a fun read.

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  2. I keep forgetting that novellas are a good quick read when I just feel like there's no time to read something longer!

    Thanks for the teaser, and also for dropping by Read@UTS!

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    1. It was fun to read a short book for a change--and this one had a good plot.
      Thanks for stopping by, Helen.

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  3. I don't think I've never read a novella... wait that's a lie. I've read some, but not many. Thought I want to know what's going on! It's such a mysterious line.

    Thanks for dropping by to my Teaser Tuesday :)

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    1. I haven't read many novellas either, but after reading this one, I'm going to look for more.
      Thanks for your comment, Beczy.

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  4. That sound good to me! I like reading novellas once in a while...

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  5. A floating like would scare me! Thanks for stopping by my teaser.

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  6. This one does sound captivating...thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  7. Interesting Teaser!
    Here is mine for this week - TT

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  8. Excellent teaser! I haven't heard of this one before, but I'm definitely checking it out now. Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/05/teaser-tuesdays-shine-shade-3-by-jeri.html

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    1. You'll enjoy it, Amy. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Interesting teaser! This one sounds really great. ;D

    Thanks for dropping by! :)
    Kari Po-Ku Reads

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  10. Sounds like fun, light reading. Great teaser.

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  11. Sounds like a fun, intriguing read! Mine: The Time Machine.

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  12. lol a floating light could be kind of dangerous. Aliens? Thanks for stopping by!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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    1. Not aliens, but ... Is it a ghostly light or a natural phenomenon? That's the question!
      Thanks for visiting today.

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  13. Sounds intriguing, good teaser!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/05/teaser-tuesday_29.html

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  14. Interesting teaser! Sounds like a great book, hope you're enjoying it =)

    Here's my teaser(s) for this week: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=4722

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  15. Sounds a bit worrying!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier. :)

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  16. Oh, I wonder why the co-workers are afraid! Great teasers! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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    1. There's a legend associated with the light -- spooky! Thanks for leaving a comment, Louisa.

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  17. Nice teaser! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  18. Interesting teaser. Thanks for sharing. It makes me wonder what the paranormal floating light is all about. Thanks for visiting my teaser. =]
    -Michael
    The Bookshelf Review

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  19. Cool Teaser =D

    Thanks for stopping by my site XD

    Maura @ Monster of Books

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  20. Love the teaser! Sounds like a really good read!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  21. Love all the comments!!! Thank you so much for featuring The Warden's Lantern. You made my day!

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  22. Eeep! Sounds creepy! I love it

    Thanks for stopping by.
    :) Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

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  23. Interesting teaser. Never heard of this book, but it sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for stopping by as well :)


    Jessirae @ Words, pages and books

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  24. Very intriguing teaser, thanks for sharing.

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  25. Hi! Thanks for the visit to my blog!

    The Warden's Lantern sounds exciting! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Nice teaser. Makes me wonder what is going on.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Hah, great teaser :D Seems like an interesting book ;) Enjoy. :)
    Thank you for commenting on my Teaser Tuesday. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  28. The premise sounds interesting! Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by!:)

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  29. Great teaser! Sooo creepy but so fitting given the storyline behind it. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  30. I'm curious... I want to know more about what scares her. Nice teaser. Thanks for stopping by mine.

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