Teaser Tuesday: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!

To participate all you have to do is:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page


(make sure what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)



Today’s teaser comes from Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Release Date: August 15th, 2013

 Published by: Dial


You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.

“His name is River West,” Sunshine slipped in. “And Violet’s decided she’s going to be mad as a hatter in love with him.”

“That’s not remotely true,” I said, looking at her with my penetrating, know-it-all gaze. “That couldn’t be less true.”

But Sunshine was dead right, and we both knew it. (ARC pg 24-25.)

“As if the Devil wouldn’t have a better place to spend his time than our cemetery,” Sunshine said. “He could be roaming the seedy back alleys of Paris, or stealing souls in a New Orleans graveyard, or running around the red-light district in Amsterdam. But no…he chooses Echo, the fool.” (ARC pg 87.)