Monday, January 14, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - The Storyteller

My two-sentence Teaser Tuesday post is taken from the opening paragraph of Chapter 1 - "Journey of a Soul" from THE STORYTELLER. I'm about halfway through this book, and it just gets better and better. Be sure to allow plenty of time to stop and think while reading this story. The author presents many interesting ideas.

The Storyteller
TEASER:
In case you haven't guessed, I am a soul. Oh yes, and perhaps I should mention that I am presently a soul living here on this planet in a rather dense human body/mind.


AUTHOR: Sharon Tillotson
GENRE: Literary Fiction
NO. OF PAGES: Approx 400
AMAZON LINK: The Storyteller

AMAZON SYNOPSIS: 
An ordinary human being finding her life purpose... With a little help from her soul...


Sarah is a Soul who is trying to guide Suzy along her path of rediscovering herself... Or is it redefining? Reinventing? Sarah thinks it might be better defined as remembering, but it's only Suzy who is concerned about the semantics. Sarah just wishes Suz would get on with it. A rather spirited Spirit, Sarah often finds herself rolling her eyes at Suzy's antics and the walls she has built up following the death of her husband. Sarah knows the body/mind/spirit energy who is currently housed in the human called Suzy has faced far more difficult challenges than the one she chose for this reincarnation. 

Storyteller is the most common role this body/mind/spirit has chosen for its human lives and Sarah chooses to tell the story of Suzy's spiritual awakening as it unfolds, interweaving compelling stories of past lives and how these individual energies accomplished their shifts in awareness. There are three such interwoven stories beginning in 10,000 BC in Eastern Europe where a young apprentice storyteller named Luza is thrust into her awakening by the death of her mentor/shaman and a natural catastrophe. The next story Sarah reveals takes us to 5000 BC and the American Southwest, into the life of Chu-Tze, a healer who milks snakes to aid in her treatment of children. Chu-Tze must overcome the unbearable loss of her husband and children and find a way to the ultimate forgiveness. Sarah then tells the tale of Zhumbee, a prince in East Africa at the time of Jesus. Zhumbee's grandmother takes the prince on a journey to meet this mysterious prophet whose words he holds in his heart as he leads his city-state to its glory.
 
Suzy's journey takes the reader from the lush shores of Seattle to the deepest heart of Africa where humanity is said to have made its first appearance.


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


46 comments:

  1. First of all...I <3 your blog name. Best one ever!

    Your teaser makes me feel a little sad, and I don't exactly know why! Great teaser!

    Oh...thanks for stopping by Better Read Than Dead

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    1. Thanks, Kristin! I'm glad you like our blog (and book) name, as well as today's teaser. I highly recommend Sharon's book.

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  2. I'm getting the idea that this soul doesn't think much of the body it's housed in. This seems like a very interesting book.

    Here's my teaser: http://flowersofquiethappiness.blogspot.com/2013/01/teaser-tuesdays-cinder.html

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  3. Interesting, I wonder why this soul is housed in the body it describes?

    CarolynBrown-Books

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  4. I love reading books like this. It's now on my "to read" list. Thanks!

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    1. This is a spiritual book, but not a religious book. I think you'll find it interesting.

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  5. That is a very intriguing teaser. Will have to check this one out. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

    Katie ~ Turner's Antics

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  6. Oh My! great teaser...adding another one to the queue

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  7. Sandy, I love the sound of this one...I'm adding it to my list.

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST ;

    and on the weekend, I read I.O.U. Sex and loved it! Here's my review at RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS


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    1. THANK YOU for your kind review of I.O.U. SEX. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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  8. oh wow. interesting. sounds like this book has a good pov!

    Trish - My Teaser

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  9. Oh, my, what a wonderful thing to wake up to! Thank you, Sandy, for featuring Storyteller today. You've made my day!

    And thank you to all who have read this and commented.

    Fredamans, the soul is not tortured, in fact quite the opposite. She is light and spirited.

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  10. Very intriguing teaser.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/01/teaser-tuesday_7336.html

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  11. Interesting, and thank you for visiting my TT :)

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  12. Sounds like quite a different read. Enjoy! My teaser: The First Prophet by Kay Hooper

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  13. Oooh that's quite an interesting teaser! Makes me wonder why the soul doesn't like the body.
    Thanks for sharing and dropping by my teaser.

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  14. Interesting point of view, as if the soul in a body is a ghost.

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  15. Wow...great teaser! Sounds like a good read, something I would like :) Here is my TT: http://pamelasbookspot.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/teaser-tuesday.html

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  16. I never heard of this book, but after reading this teaser I will definitely be adding it to my TBR list.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Amanda @ Books & Band-aids

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  17. Nice teaser...sounds like a really interesting book. Thanks for sharing & stopping by my teaser!

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  18. Sounds really interesting. It's my first time to see this book, gonna check it out now on Goodreads. Thanks for the teaser! :-)

    Thanks for dropping by my Teaser Tuesdays post this week :-)

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  19. Oh wow, this sounds interesting! Great teaser!

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  20. Nice teaser- love the dense body part!

    My Teaser

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  21. Oh that is a great teaser. Curious about the soul in that body. ;) Thank you!

    And thank you for stopping by my teaser as well.

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  22. Nice teaser, sounds like the soul is making fun of the body a little bit haha.

    Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (

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    1. She does like to do that, Cyn...

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  23. Sounds like an interesting story. I like the cover to it. Great teaser :)

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    1. Thanks for the comment on the cover, Felicia. I love it too, and will pass the comment along to the wonderful young woman who painted it.

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  24. What an interesting teaser! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Intriguing teaser! My book by Alexander McCall Smith is just fiction about the lives of different people that live at 44 Scotland Street. Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Interesting teaser! This sounds like a great read. I'll be looking into it. :)

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my TT earlier.

    Happy reading! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  27. It's funny to think of a soul having a different name than the body she's in. Here's Mine

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  28. This book sounds amazing! I had to add it to my to-read shelf ^^

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  29. Interesting teaser! It sounds like a thought-provoking book.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    ^_^

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  30. hmm.. very intriguing... Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by mine :)

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

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  31. Interesting teaser. I'm intrigued. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I am not familiar with this book. I'm not sure it is my cup of tea.

    Thanks for the visit to my Reading Corner.

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  33. Great teaser although I have never heard of this book before so thanks for sharing :)

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  34. This sounds like an unusual book and an intriguing one!

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  35. A very interesting teaser and I'm sure an interesting book. Thank you for stopping by today to read my teasers. I'm so glad you enjoyed my teasers from All The Lonely People and I am thrilled you want to read it. I hope you enjoy it as I am.

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  36. Well that is really interesting! I haven't heard of this one before. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  37. Thanks for stopping by and reading the teaster, everyone. It's been interesting reading all your comments! Much appreciated.

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  38. Haven't heard of this one, it sounds pretty interesting! Gonna have to check it out.

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)

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