Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.

I’m taking part in the Fantasy Book Club’s A–Z Challenge this year, and I’m on the letter “I.” (Not that I’m exactly reading in alphabetical order, mind you.) “I” authors are pretty scarce, and those in the fantasy genre even harder to find. This one qualifies as speculative fiction, and I’m taking a shot with it!

I haven’t got terribly far, but so far I have found the story to be fun, if not particularly deep, and the characters solid enough to gain my interest. The technical chitchat about the “timeline self-intersecting loop” (a.k.a. “time machine”) is making my eyes glaze.  It’s making up for the Deepness Factor. The author is a physicist. I imagine most readers are not. I feel that slack must be cut!

My Teaser

Transgression: City Of God by RS IngermansonTransgression: City of God Book 1 by R.S. Ingermanson
Genre: Time Travel / Suspense
Publisher: DitDat, Inc.; 2 edition (May 9, 2014)
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Available on Goodreads and Amazon

She swallowed hard. This was as good a time as any to just come out with it. The truth. “There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you, Ari.”

~location 614 on my Kindle (12%)


What if you were studying for your Ph.D. in archaeology and decided to take a break from your crummy life by working on an archaeological dig in Israel?

What if you met a great guy in Jerusalem who happened to be a world-famous theoretical physicist working on a crazy idea to build a wormhole that might make time-travel possible … someday?

What if he had a nutball colleague who turned the theory into reality — and then decided to use YOU as a guinea pig to make sure it was safe?

What if the nutball had a gun and went on a crazy, impossible mission to hunt down and kill the apostle Paul?

It’s A.D. 57 when Rivka Meyers walks out of the wormhole into a world she’s only studied in books. Ancient Jerusalem is awesome! Rivka can’t believe her friend Ari Kazan’s theory actually worked. But when she runs into Ari’s whacko colleague, Damien West, in the Temple, Rivka starts to smell a rat.

When Ari discovers that Damien and Rivka have gone through a wormhole that’s on the edge of collapse, he has to make a horrible choice: Follow them and risk never coming back — or lose the woman of his dreams forever.

Want to Play Along?

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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