Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Teaser Tuesday and a brush with malicious plants

A somewhat late Teaser Tuesday.

So a couple days ago I was out working in the yard, and as I was picking up pine cones from beneath the trees, I happened to look around and discovered I was surrounded by poison ivy.
















Not that Poison Ivy.

















This poison ivy.


I got out of there quick, and thought I had avoided contact with any of the plants.

Unfortunately not.

Yesterday morning I woke up with my left eye swollen completely shut. Which made it very difficult to write, edit, tweet, or anything involving the use of one's eyes. I spent the day in bed hugging a box of Benedryl.

Today its a little better, though I still look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame, or that guy from Goonies. (Remember him?) But, it is Tuesday, and neither rain nor sleet nor sadistic vegetation will keep me from posting.

So, here's today's teaser. Its short, but its all I can manage today. Now, back under the covers I go, to dream of taking a machete to the vines beneath the pine trees. *Whack whack*

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"Having second thoughts?" Puck's voice was soft and dangerous, a far cry from his normal flippancy. "I thought we'd put this behind us for now."

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29 comments:

  1. Ahhh a teaser from my love. Good one Mom! xD

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  2. Second thoughts about killoing eachother??? O-O

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  3. that was an amazing teaser.

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  4. That terrible poison ivy almost cost us our favorite evil author. I hope that you feel better.

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  5. Bummer about the poison ivy.

    Nice teaser though.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  6. Sorry about the ivy, but sooooo happy you posted the teaser! I'll be happy when these teasers are done and I have the book in my hands!

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  7. Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for the teaser :D.

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  8. oooh eviil teaser! but even more eviil poison ivy :o

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  9. I hope you get better soon. c: Poison ivy sucks.

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  10. I can't wait for the new book hurry get better and write fast.. Please

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  11. Sorry about the poison ivy. Any words from Puck are a lifeline!

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  12. didn't you already post that teaser? oh well. i'll give you a break, because yes, poison ivey sucks! xD

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  13. when is iron knight coming out????

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  14. p.s., this is Alyssa. Julie, ur killin' me here!

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  15. hi, for some reason, i cant get into my blog! but i wanted to say- sorry for the ivy! and thanks for the teaser!

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  16. I have never had poison ivy, so I can't say that I know how you are feeling... But I hope it gets better soon!

    Thanks for the teaser, it's killing me!

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  17. Wasn't sure if I got poison ivy once, but did it itch like crazy...? Good times...

    ...Puck sounds so scary

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  18. First of all love the series and I'm patiently waiting, well trying to wait for Iron Knight...As to the poison ivy if your interested in a natural remedy try jewel weed. I suggest looking it up, it does work really well. : ) Just a suggestion. Hope you feel better.

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  19. Michele (CdnTwiMom)October 4, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Awe... get well soon, Julie. Poison Ivy is NASTY!!

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  20. Thanks for the teaser! Oh, and it was Sloth from Goonies. Great movie! I hope you recover quickly from the poison ivy!!

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  21. Oh! Have you seen a doc?

    That is a great teaser by the way! It makes Puck sound really..ahem, hot..ahem..

    I'm doing a teaser for each book in your series from today's tuesday to Oct 25th. Go check it out!

    http://abookaliciousstory.blogspot.com/2011/10/teaser-tuesday-2-iron-fey-special.html

    CYP

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  22. I got poison ivy once. I never did yard work again! :)

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  23. Nasty poison ivy. Get well soon, Julie! Thanks for the teaser!

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  24. Awwwww! Get well soon! Thank you for the teaser! Poison ivy sucks! It is so annoying! Hope you feel better!

    Thank you! Ash4ever!

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  25. If I was discussing The Iron Fey with someone, and we were talking about the first time Meghan ever sees Ash, and they asked me--with Harry's inflections--"Did you know, then?", unlike Dumbledore, I would say, "Yes."

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  26. LOOOVVVVEEEEE. Ponies are hilarious. In my computer class we're in groups of four and we're supposed to be picking team names that are trees, so I'm trying to persuade everyone in my group to be "Team Ash." Sucks that the only other person on campus who will understand why that name makes me smile so much is my twin sister....I read the books out loud to her. She has NEVER read the books herself. She doesn't even know the page placement of the line in The Iron King, page 178, "I'll kill you." *obvious horror* Did you know you have a thing with eights? King, 178, "I'll kill you." Queen, 128, "Will you be my knight?" Queen, 148, "You. You became her knight, didn't you? You swore the oath. Foolish, foolish boy." (No, I didn't write this down and I don't have the books with me. This is just some insane thing i do when I LOVE a book: memorize+quote.) Also, chapter 22s: King--Ash's Final Stand, Daughter--Ironhorse's Choice, Queen--The Last Night. Do you *plan* these things?!?!

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  27. Ooh, poison ivy, huh? *shudders* Well, hope you get well soon, my favorite evil author.Oh, and by the way;
    KYAAAAAHH!!! I LOVE YOU PUCK!!! *droolz*

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  28. Evil poison ivy! I hope your feeling better =)

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  29. Hey there..such a great content.Keep it up and i will always follow you..Thank you.

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