Excerpt from Against the Tide #teasertuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

I am caught up in a couple of books right now, but the one I have chosen for my teaser this week is Against the Tide, by Elizabeth Camden. It is a gripping adventure set around the early American opium trade:

It became too difficult for her to keep her eyes open, and then someone pressed the mug to her lips, forcing tepid liquid down her throat. She tried to spit it out, but Lars’s immense, work-roughened palm covered her mouth and prevented it. Then she remembered no more.

Elizabeth Camden, Against the Tide

against the tide

After a childhood rampant with uncertainty, Lydia Pallas has carved out a perfect life for herself. She spends her days within sight of the bustling Boston Harbor, where her skill with languages has landed her an enviable position as a translator for the U.S. Navy.

Lydia’s talents bring her to the attention of Alexander Banebridge, a mysterious man in need of a translator. Driven by a campaign to end the opium trade, Bane is coolly analytical and relentless in his quest. He cannot afford to fall for Lydia and must fight the bittersweet love growing between them.

When Bane’s enemies gain the upper hand, he is forced to turn to Lydia for help. Determined to prove her worth, Lydia soon discovers that carrying out Bane’s mission will test her wits and her courage to the very limits.



  1. I read this one a couple of years ago, and there is a review on my blog if you are interested. This was much better than I expected. I’d gotten it as a free download for Nook, so I wasn’t expecting such a good story! Enjoy!

  2. It sounds good to me, I love books with a historical bent and don’t think I’ve read one about the opium trade before. Thanks for visiting my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/teaser-tuesday-november-4/

  3. I’m hoping he is giving her something medicinal and not forcing an Opiate on her.
    Here’s my TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/11/04/teaser-tuesdays-88-real-elves-an-emily-castle-mystery/

  4. This sounds like an excellent story. Your Teaser made me wonder what they’re giving her in that cup. It can’t be good!
    My Tuesday post features a Navajo mystery by Tony Hillerman: THE BLESSING WAY.

  5. This looks an interesting read.

  6. This looks like an interesting historical read, and she definitely seems to be in trouble at the moment!

  7. The poor young woman! I don’t read a lot of historical novels, but this one sounds interesting.
    Good luck with NaNoWriMo!
    My TT this week is from Two Graves by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child at http://wp.me/pZnGI-fo

  8. Now that is a tease! Thanks for sharing!Trish – My Tease

  9. That captured my interest!

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