Teaser Tuesday!

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Teaser Tuesday MemeWelcome to Teaser Tuesday, the blog series where I share snippets from new and past releases and works-in-progress, and occasionally twist the arms of writer buddies to do the same.

Are you all ready for Valentine’s Day tomorrow? We’re not! Not that the Hein house doesn’t have its romantic moments but with a house move coming up we have other things on our minds. Cleaning out accumulated junk being the biggest. I swear stuff breeds at night.

As for books… ay yi yi! They definitely breed.

Speaking of books, on this week’s Teaser Tuesday I thought I’d tease you with a couple of lines from a work-in-progress. Those of you familiar with the Levenham Love Story books might remember a minor character called Eddie Argyle. Eddie is Harry from Summer and the Groomsman’s younger brother, and has popped up in a couple of books, namely Santa and the Saddler and Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy.

Now he’s getting his own story – Eddie and the Show Queen.

And who’s the Show Queen? That’d be Alice Lindner, Chrissy’s perky blonde friend from Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy.

No release date for this one yet, but it’s likely to be around October/November.

A word of warning. This is an unedited snippet, which means it might change a lot between now and release day. In fact, it might not even make the final cut. I think it will though. I’m rather fond of this scene.


For a long moment Alice said nothing. Eddie held his breath as her gaze flicked over his face. A chance was all he wanted, to prove that he wasn’t who she thought, and to make amends for the hurt he’d somehow caused her and still didn’t understand.

That he was still the bloke she’d once loved.

‘Go on then,’ she said. ‘Surprise me.’

He tapped the raffle book. ‘This Show Queen thing is open to anyone. I could have a go.’

Alice laughed. Eddie didn’t. He’d thought it was quite a clever idea.

‘What’s so funny about me entering? No reason I couldn’t win this thing.’

‘You? As Show Queen?’

‘King, not queen.’ There was nothing queenly about Eddie. ‘Why not? It’s not like it takes any special skill. It’s just running a few raffles.’

‘Just a few raffles, huh?’

He shrugged. ‘Maybe a sausage sizzle.’

Alice’s blue eyes took on a dangerous glitter. ‘Go on then. Enter. I dare you.’


As you can probably guess, Eddie takes up the challenge, leading to all sorts of shenanigans in his race to impress Alice.

But will it work? Sorry, can’t tell you. You’ll have to wait until release to find out!

By the way, those fab folk at Booktopia are celebrating their 14th birthday with a sale and free shipping offer. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, you could grab the paperbacks of Santa and the Saddler, Chrissy and the Burroughs Boy, Summer and the Groomsman or any of my novels freight-free. Cool, huh?


Note: For free shipping use promotion code BIRTHDAY at the checkout. Code can be used as many times as you want. Ends midnight Australian Eastern Daylight Time, Wednesday 14th Feb, so you’d better be quick. Minimum spend $17.

Go get ’em!

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5 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday!

  1. AvatarSue Gerhardt Griffiths

    Ooh, sounds intriguing, Cathryn! Another good one to look forward to. Oh, i’m so slack that I still haven’t had the chance to read your last two books, usually yours are the first ones I read the moment they’re in my hands. I blame the books I’m trying to get through that I’ve had for yonks, lol. They’re a bit smelly so I want them gone I just might need to learn to read faster or chain Steven up when he’s home, that man seems to have ants in his pants on his days off he just wants to go explore. Lol.

    Ooooooh, I just have to tell you, Cathryn, I LOVE Stephen King’s books, I’m shocked I thought I would dislike them with a passion but nope, he’s an excellent storyteller and it’s all thanks to you! The next one I read after the Dark Tower one was Gerald’s Game – hooley dooley was that a ripper. Watching the movie tonight.

    PS. Enjoy your packing and move to Newcastle! You’re going to love it, all those walks on the beach…

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Your books are a bit smelly, Sue? What have you been doing to them?????

      Thrilled to bits to hear you’re enjoying Mr King. He is an incredible storyteller, isn’t he? Knows exactly how to keep you turning those pages. Now I want to read Gerald’s Game again. Loved that one too.

      By the way, I meant to tell you that I read Of Frogs and Lovers by Kathryn White. It was terrific! Thanks for putting me onto it.

      Thanks for the move good luck. Counting down the days until we’re in gorgeous Newie. Not so excited about the actual move. That is never fun. Fingers crossed nothing gets wrecked this time.

      1. AvatarSue Gerhardt Griffiths

        Haha, yes, very smelly, Cathryn, as you know the Australian humidity is out of control and keeping books on bookshelves somehow causes them to become yellowish and mouldy hence the smell. And for some reason my books seem to attract the mould. I am trying out bay leaves as I read somewhere that it keeps them from going yellow. So I’ll see how it goes. You should see my bookshelves they’re covered in them, lol.

        He certainly is an incredible storyteller. I’m looking forward to my next read of his hopefully sooner rather later.

        You’re very welcome Cathryn! I’m delighted that you enjoyed Of Frogs and Lovers. Her books are excellent, she’s a great writer.

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