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Monday, June 6, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Pompeii: City of Fire by T.L. Higley

hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading ~

Pompeii: City of Fire: A Novel
He reached out with the knife, jabbed it close to her ear, and watched as she yelped and squeezed her eyes shut. With a flick of his wrist, he sliced a lock of her dark hair from her head and let it fall to the atrium floor.

~ page 140 “Pompeii: City on Fire ARC" by T. L. Higley

** Note: This Teaser is taken from an Advance Reader Copy and may be slightly different from the final version.

About the Book (from Amazon):
Pompeii, a city that's many things to many people. For Cato, it's the perfect escape from a failed political career in Rome. A place to start again, become a winemaker. But when a corrupt politician wrongfully jails Cato's sister, he must oust the man from power to save her.

For Ariella, Pompeii is a means to an end. As a young Jew, she escaped the fall of Jerusalem only to endure slavery to a cruel Roman general. She ends up in Pompeii, disguised as a young man and sold into a gladiator troupe. Her anger fuels her to fight well, hoping to win the arena crowds and reveal her gender at the perfect time. Perhaps then she will win true freedom.

But evil creeps through the streets of Pompeii. Political corruption, religious persecution, and family peril threaten to destroy Ariella and Cato, who are thrown together in the battle to survive. As Vesuvius churns with deadly intent, the two must bridge their differences to save the lives of those they love, before the fiery ash buries Pompeii, leaving the city lost to the world.

:) I always look forward to reading everyone's teasers! ~ Wendi

*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate. I get a very small amount for any purchases made when you click through a link from Wendi's Book Corner, which I then save up and use to buy more books! :)


Moxiereviews said...

LOL! That's a great "teaser!"

Jennifer said...

Great teaser, I am adding this one to my TBR list. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesdays-tiny-sunbirds-far-away.html

Obsession with Books said...

A great teaser! he doesn't sound too pleasant.

I am a new follower :)

My TT, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Sapphired Dragon said...

Ooh intriguing teaser. Thanks for visiting my blog :-)

Carissa said...

This is an awesome Teaser! I'm definitely going to check this one out since I've always found Pompeii to be fascinating!

Thanks for Sharing!

This Week’s Teaser Tuesday: Storm Front

Kyanara_BJD said...


What a wonderfull teaser!

Have a great day!

Mysteriousrose said...

Fantastic teaser. This book sounds very interesting.
I hope you enjoy it:-)

Have a great day!


Mysteriousrose said...

Forgot my teaser link.

My teaser for today

Donna said...

This book sounds great! Love your teaser - I'll have to check this one out.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! That's a fabulous one. Love the synopsis and the cover, too.

Thanks for sharing.


Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

NICE!!! Loves it!

Now come let me tease you here! And while your there check out our 2 awesome giveaways! here & here

Priya said...

That sounds horrible and awesome at the same time!! Added to my TBR list! Nice teaser!

Here's mine: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesday-11-thief-of-always.html

Anonymous said...

He sounds very, very dangerous. She needs to be careful... Great tease!

Here's mine: http://diannehartsock.wordpress.com/my-blog/

Li said...

lol, great teaser, that was a close call there xD Thanks for dropping by my blog! =)

Unknown said...

This book sounds really interesting. I admit, your tease made me flinch a bit...& piqued my interest in what's happening here! Good one!

Amy's Tuesday teaser

Bonnie @ A Backwards Story said...

At first, I thought your teaser would be bloody. You got me!! Yesterday at work, a child wanted a different book about Pompeii. Must be a sign to read one myself...maybe this one!

Jan said...

Great teaser, I loved this book too!

Here's mine:

Sidne said...

awh NO! my hair, he has really messed up, not cutting my hair. nope, this story would of taken a spin. lol.
great teaser!

Kwee Cats and Art said...

Wow, not what I was expecting from this book. I like it :-) Here is mine http://akweelife.blogspot.com/2011/06/silky-tuesday-teaser.html And thank you.

Moxiereviews said...

Sidne,the BCR, LOL. Love your comment!!

Kati R said...

What an interesting teaser. I have seen this book before. My TBR pile is growing. lol

Here's Mine

Maude Lynn said...

This sounds fascinating!

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