Excerpt from Don’t Forget Steven

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

Don’t Forget Steven is getting close to publication, so I through I would grab a teaser from there this week. It is a young adult book, a fairly short read. I should be getting a trailer together pretty soon too…

Here’s a good one:

Steven was panting, his eyes wild. His shirt was torn, baring his shoulder and chest. His arms were bleeding from long, deep gashes. Leo swore.

“The hell happened to you? Looks like you tangled with a cougar!” he exclaimed.

P.D. Workman, Don’t Forget Steven


steven kindleThings never have been easy for Steven. He accepts that, and just makes the best of things. He might not have parents or a happy home. Or enough to eat most days. But at least he has a couple of loyal friends who stand by him and help out when they can. At least he has school, someplace he can go to escape the abuse.

Just when he thought things couldn’t get much worse, they did.

Steven is accused of murder. But that isn’t the worst part. The really bad part is not even knowing if he did it. 


  1. Wow, powerful image. Wonder what happened to him. And from the blurb hate that he can’t remember everything. Wondering what’s wrong with him and more. Thanks for sharing it! And thanks for coming by Through Raspberry Colored Glasses.

  2. This looks really interesting. I’d be interested in reading and reviewing this when it comes out! I’ve followed you on twitter. 🙂

    Thanks, by the way, for dropping by my teaser!

  3. Werewolf?

  4. Oh wow! I’m definitely wondering what’s going on with him. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sounds interesting! And the blurb makes it sound like a great book!

    Thanks for having stopped by my blog!

  6. Great teaser, very engaging. Thanks for stopping by my site 🙂

  7. Sounds like good conflict and a good mystery. Good luck with it.

  8. Interesting teaser! sounds like a lot of suspense in this one.

    thanks for visiting my Teaser today!

  9. Oh, this will be a suspenseful one…I like the sound of it. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  10. The blurb makes me want to read more … the cover brings out my mother instincts!

  11. This sounds like a really good story. I just finished reading a book where a teenager accidentally killed another teen and managed to cover up the murder, so that’s on my mind. Best of luck with the release of your book. I’ll be watching for it.
    Here’s the link to my Tuesday post: Retirement Can Be Murder.

  12. The part about his not knowing whether or not he did it is what grabbed my attention.
    Thanks for coming by mine at http://wp.me/pZnGI-cB for A Free Man of Color.

  13. I’d like to read this. His future sounds so bleak but maybe his friends can help him. I’d guess whatever happened to him is what he can’t remember.
    Here is my tease – http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/09/teaser-tuesdays-80-unbroken-ties-by-m-latimer-ridley/

  14. Oh, I kinda hope that it was a cougar, because that’s something that you can survive from! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reaeding!

  15. An interesting teaser – I hope it all goes well. Here is my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/tuesday-teaser-september-9/

  16. Great teaser! Wondering what happened to him. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great week!

  17. Great pick for a teaser! I’m curious as to how he got so damaged as well. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by My Teaser!

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