Teaser Tuesday!

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Teaser Tuesday MemeWelcome to Teaser Tuesday where I share snippets from new and past releases and works-in-progress, and sometimes twist the arms of author friends to do the same.

It was an exciting week in the Hein house thanks to the utter brilliance that is the Eurovision Song Contest. Regular readers will know what a fan I am of this joy-fest, and that it’s not unusual for Eurovision songs to find their way onto my book playlists.

I have to say that apart from our own Kate Miller-Heidke’s faaaaabulous ‘Zero Gravity’ and Norway’s ‘Spirit in the Sky’, this year’s grand finalists were a bit lacklustre, although I did enjoy the Netherlands’ winning entry ‘Arcade’ and Sweden’s ‘Too Late For Love’. Unlike most years, I can’t really see any of the songs making it onto my book playlists but you never know. I’ll buy the album as usual and maybe something will stick, perhaps from the semi-finalists. There were a heap of songs I scored highly in the semis (like Poland’s groovy ‘Fire of Love’) that never made it through. Made me feel a bit like the kiss of death!

Which brings me to today’s teaser. Wayward Heart didn’t just have a Eurovision song on its playlist, it actually had one as its theme. Norway’s 2015 entry ‘A Monster Like Me’ couldn’t have fitted the story’s hero Digby more perfectly. At least I thought so until I saw its general release music video which made the song look like it was about a psycho serial killer. Something Digby is definitely not!

Anyway, here’s a teaser from Wayward Heart of Digby being sweet to the book’s heroine, Jas.

The fire had caught and was beginning to crackle in earnest, yet Jas remained shivering. Shock more than likely. Coming home from your best friend’s bridal shower to find your house vandalised would rattle anyone. Shrugging off his jacket, Digby draped it gently around her shoulders.

Wayward Heart by Cathryn HeinStay there,’ he said, stroking the silky dark curls at the back of her head. ‘I’ll be back in a tick.’

A few minutes later he returned, bearing filled wineglasses. He eased down close to Jas and passed one over. It was awkward sitting on the floor but he needed to be close.

‘It won’t be as good as the last,’ he said. ‘Everyone was still in the kitchen when I went across to the house. I just grabbed whatever was closest in the cellar and got out before anyone could corner me.’

‘Thanks.’ She took a small sip and stared back at the fire. The combusting logs seemed to almost pulse with life. ‘What a horrible way to end a good day.’

It was, no question, but the unsettling thing for Digby was that being with her right now it didn’t feel that way. Sitting alongside Jas, keeping her safe, gave him an odd sense of worth, the likes of which he hadn’t felt since Felicity.

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10 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday!

  1. AvatarRos Simmonds

    I have the unusual habit of watching Eurovision with the sound down, strange but true. But I always read with the sounds of the book full blast in my head, thanks to good narrative. Wayward Hearts is still one of my faves. But I am so glad I lashed out and bought a hard copy of the original cover, so hot it sizzled.

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Aww, thanks Ros. I loved the original cover too. It’s my absolute favourite – so romantic and sexy! – and I was devastated to see it change.
      It is indeed unusual to watch Eurovision with the sound down! Then again, some of the acts are so visually bonkers it’s probably still hugely entertaining. You must have been left scratching your head over Iceland this year. That performance was nuts!
      Thanks so much for dropping by.

  2. AvatarAnna Campbell

    Lovely teaser, Cathryn! I watched Eurovision this year – never watched it before. What fun. I agree with you about Australia and Norway having the best songs. I quite liked the winner but all the top scorers just seemed rather blah to me compared to my first choices.

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Does this mean you’re a convert, Anna? I hope so. I get terribly excited about it and settle on the couch with my pen and paper rating the semis and final. It’s huge fun, although super frustrating when the songs I adore don’t make it through, which is often. Even Jim gets a little bit sucked in by the drama, although I bet he won’t admit it.
      I agree that 2019 was a bit of a blah year. I really wish they’d quit with the blokes wearing streetwear. It’s so boring and not at all Eurovision, and nearly made me cheer for Mr San Marino. Awful song but at least he looked glam!

  3. AvatarSue Gerhardt Griffiths

    I’ve never watched Eurovision, ever, I’ve only ever watched one overseas music contest and that was World Idol when Norway’s Kurt Nilson won – absolutely incredible, what a voice! I must watch Eurovision next year, it does sound fun.
    Wayward Heart was so good!

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      You should give it a go, Sue. It’s huge fun and even more so now that Australia gets to compete. The San Remo song contest is great too. And later this year will be Eurovision Choir of the Year. Looking forward to that one.
      Thanks for the Wayward Heart love!

  4. AvatarSusann Newton

    There are some really taken people out there, envious of them. The show is captivating.
    I love all your books, waiting for the next one 📚📚📚

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Yay! Another Eurovision fan. Glad to hear it, Susann! Music makes our lives so much richer.
      Thank you so much for reading my books. The last twelve months have been a challenge but I’m working hard on getting Eddie and the Show Queen out, I promise.

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