Teaser Tuesday–After Obsession and Ruined

I can’t believe that it’s September! Where the heck did the summer go? Time flies when you’re having fun, I guess!

I just started reading these, so I’ll share the first few sentences of each.

This teaser is from After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel. I love Carrie Jones, so I am frothing to get going on this book!

You are mine.

You all will be mine.

These are the words I hear every single freaking morning since my friend Courtney’s dad died. They slither around inside my brain all day until I think I’m going crazy and today is no exception.

I can hardly wait to find out more about that!

Up next is is Ruined by Paula Morris. This book has been sitting on my TBR for a while, so I grabbed it because I have been wanting to read it for a long, long time!

Torrential rain was pouring the afternoon Rebecca Brown arrived in New Orleans. When the plane descended through gray clouds, she could only glimpse the dense swamps to the west of the city. Stubby cypress trees poked out of watery groves, half submerged by the rain-whipped waters, flecked with snowy herons.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

Vacation Reads Reading Challenge!

The summer reading season is here! Don’t forget to sign up for the Vacation Reads Reading Challenge, which I am co-hosting with Ruby from Ruby’s Reads. You can win some awesome prizes, for something that you are going to do anyway! Click here and here for more information.

Teaser Tuesday–No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper

I love the cover for No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper. I love the premise, too! I’m just not far enough along in the book to know if I love reading it or not yet. Here’s a teaser, though, because I love to share:

Joan was silent for several minutes.  In the dim light, she looked insubstantial, ghostlike.  “We were losing,” she said.  “We fought for four generations.  We did a good job.  We put some marks on the sons of bitches.  But there were fewer of us every year and more of them.”

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

Teaser Tuesday–Island’s End by Padma Venkatraman

Look! I think I have settled down from my summer flightiness! I am trying to read one book at a time this week! I don’t think that will last long, but I do want to finish up this book before I head out to vacation next week.

I have high hopes for Island’s End by Padma Venkatraman because I enjoy reading about cultures and places different from my own. 

 

"The spirits have chosen you to be their messenger because your own spirit has the power to travel deep into the Otherworld. Perhaps you will become the next oko-jumu.  Would you like to be the tribe’s spiritual guide one day? Do you wish to become my apprentice?”

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

 

Vacation Reads Reading Challenge!

The summer reading season is here!  Don’t forget to sign up for the Vacation Reads Reading Challenge, which I am co-hosting with Ruby from Ruby’s Reads.  You can win some awesome prizes, for something that you are going to do anyway!  Click here and here for more information.

Teaser Tuesday-Animal Magnetism, Knight’s Curse, and The Magicians

I’m still afflicted by this strange case of ADD, which isn’t allowing me to concentrate on any one book for long.  I think it’s because I have so many books that look awesome, and I want to get to them all – at the same time!  I finished a slew of titles on Saturday, and then dove right back into a bunch more, so here are teasers from them.

Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis is a book I picked up at the “I Lost My Mind At Borders” trip.  I love the puppy’s expression, and knew that cute little face wouldn’t steer me wrong.  This is a fun read, and I love all of the animals.

 

The lamb-Lulu, he presumed-stepped forward and tried to shove her face into his crotch, but duly warned by Dell, Brady backed up.

“Don’t be afraid. She’s sweet.”

At Lilah’s words, Lulu appeared to smile, pulling back her lips to show her teeth, which didn’t look sweet to Brady. 

 

I really didn’t mean to start reading Knight’s Curse by Karen Duvall right at this moment, but after zipping through the first chapter, I found myself going back to the book again and again.  It’s an urban fantasy with a tough as nails protagonist who is in a very unfortunate set of circumstances.

He looked thoughtful for a few seconds before saying, “Kill him.”

Surprise raised my voice an octave. “Kill Shui?”

The gargoyle growled, topping it off with a hiss. 

 

The Magicians by Lev Grossman is being bill as a Harry Potter for adults, so of course I had to check that out.  I honestly don’t see many similarities so far, but I am still in the middle of the set up for the story.

It felt like his lungs had been crumpled up and then incinerated. He coughed for five solid minutes without stopping. Eliot laughed so hard he had to sit down. Quentin’s face was slick with tears.  He forced himself to take another drag and threw up into a hedge.

Here is a link to a fan video for the books – If you have time, click and give it a watch.  Then click over to Space Unicorn for more lol’s.

What are you reading this week?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

 

Vacation Reads Reading Challenge!

The summer reading season is here!  Don’t forget to sign up for the Vacation Reads Reading Challenge, which I am co-hosting with Ruby from Ruby’s Reads.  You can win some awesome prizes, for something that you are going to do anyway!  Click here and here for more information.

Teaser Tuesday–A Trio of Teasers

My ADD is kicking in again, and I am finding myself jumping between three books.  I am enjoying all of them, which makes my inability to focus on one at a time even more painful.

First up is Kekkaishi Vol 26 by Yellow Tanabe.  I love this series – it’s probably my favorite.  I love all of the characters, especially Yoshimori and his older brother Masamori.  Things are getting so intense, too!  I am worried that something terrible is going to happen soon!

 

“I don’t like you.  Get out of here.”

“On my way.  But first, a question… Have you ever sensed the limits of your abilities?”

“Never.”

 

Between by Jessica Warman started off a little slowly, but I am finally warming up to protagonist Liz.  When she was alive, she wasn’t a very nice person.  Will she change now that she’s dead?

 

“No, you couldn’t.”  His tone is firm.  “I’m a nice person.  I never did anything to hurt anyone.  But you…you and your friends.” He takes a moment to look up and down the hallway, which is starting to empty as homeroom approaches. “Admit it, Liz.  Isn’t there a part of you that’s embarrassed to be sitting here with me, even though nobody can see us?”

 

Dream Lover by Adrienne Staff is a Loveswept Classic Romance.  When I was younger, I love, love, loved this line of category romances.  I am excited that some of them are being made available again, and I’m glad that I can read some of the ones that I missed the first time around.  Now I hope that some of the old Candlelight Ecstasy Romances will follow in their footsteps.

 

The flames danced in the darkness. Red and gold, leaping and writhing, they could have been the souls of ancient warriors painted for battle, burning fierce and pure at their hearts.  Cody could almost hear the drums.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

 

Vacation Reads Reading Challenge!

The summer reading season is here!  Don’t forget to sign up for the Vacation Reads Reading Challenge, which I am co-hosting with Ruby from Ruby’s Reads.  You can win some awesome prizes, for something that you are going to do anyway!  Click here and here for more information.

Teaser Tuesday–The Centaur’s Daughter and Only Yours

Wow! It looks like the weather will be pleasant this week, and not scorching hot! Yay!  My internal temperature gage only has a comfort level of few degrees above or below 75, so I am living in the wrong state.  It is brutally cold in the winter, and sticky and humid during the summer.  It seems that we only have two seasons here in Michigan – HOT and COLD.  That’s it!

Anyhoo, I’ve been reading books in many different genres the last few weeks, and here are two current reads that I wanted to share.

First up is The Centaur’s Daughter by Ellen Jensen Abbott.  I enjoyed Watersmeet, so I was interested to see what kind of adventures are in store for Abisina.  Events kick off with bang!

In a few steps, Abisina was next to him.  Blood ran down Ulian’s chest. Dropping her bow, Abisina reached for the spear, but before she could grab hold, she heard the snarl of another wolf.

Only Yours by Susan Mallory caught my eye because it’s about a dog trainer, and I’m a sucker for books with animals.  Hero Simon is a hard guy to like at first. I hope he lightens up a bit, because he has the emotional depth of a rock at the start of the book!

It was chemistry, he told himself as he entered the main highway and headed back to Fool’s Gold.  One of those quirks of DNA that was intriguing but ultimately meaningless.  So, he’d briefly wanted Montana.  Later he would see her and everything would be fine.  He had his work.  Nothing else was important.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

 

Vacation Reads Reading Challenge!

The summer reading season is here!  Don’t forget to sign up for the Vacation Reads Reading Challenge, which I am co-hosting with Ruby from Ruby’s Reads.  You can win some awesome prizes, for something that you are going to do anyway!  Click here and here for more information.

Teaser Tuesday-Now is the Time for Running and The Boy at the End of the World

 

It looks like it’s going to be another scorching week! I am so glad that I have some great reads to help keep me cool.  I am having such a hard time with the humidity this year, and I feel like all of my energy has just been sucked right out of my body.  Ugh!  I hope you stay cool wherever you are!

I just finished Now is the Time for Running by Michael Williams, and I couldn’t put the book down. 

 

I don’t understand but give him more money to pay for the inflation anyway. I don’t think Mr. Singh would cheat me, but how can something cost three times more in a month’s time?

 

The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van Eekhout starts with a bang, and it hasn’t slowed down since the first page!

Without any other humans alive, what meaning did his own life have?

He was humanity’s dying breath.

But at least he was still breathing.

He decided he would keep breathing as long as he could.

He sat beside a rock and began sharpening his spear.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

 

Vacation Reads Reading Challenge!

The summer reading season is here!  Don’t forget to sign up for the Vacation Reads Reading Challenge, which I am co-hosting with Ruby from Ruby’s Reads.  You can win some awesome prizes, for something that you are going to do anyway!  Click here and here for more information.

Teaser Tuesday–The Bull Rider’s Secret and The Trouble With Being A Horse

I’m in another one of those weird reading moods where I jump around in a few books because nothing can keep 100% of my attention.  I think it’s because of the oppressive heat wave we are experiencing. The hot, humid weather drains all of my energy, and I am very tired by the time I can sit down and read in the evening, which isn’t helping my concentration one bit.  Is it hot where you are?   Setting any high temp records?  Keep cool!

Once again, I am drawn to another cowboy book.  I just can’t stay away from them.  I think it’s because the men are hot and they like horses.  There is nothing groundbreaking about The Bull Rider’s Secret by Marin Thomas, but I am enjoying the read so far.

“There you go, boy,” She shut the gate and waited. The gelding didn’t budge. “Move, Tiger.” Frustrated the horse refused to put weight on his healing hoof, she fetched Clementine from her stall and put the mare in the corral with Tiger.

The Trouble With Being a Horse by Emily Edwards is a solid Middle Grade read about a girl who turns into a horse.  Yup, that’s one premise I don’t think I’ve read before.  I have to say that I’m not a big fan of the adults in this story so far, especially Olivia’s overly stern father.

"So you’re riding Trouble, are you? You do realize that he’s not going to just plod around like Busy, right?” Vicky had obviously heard that Olivia would be riding with her.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

 

Vacation Reads Reading Challenge!

The summer reading season is here!  Don’t forget to sign up for the Vacation Reads Reading Challenge, which I am co-hosting with Ruby from Ruby’s Reads.  You can win some awesome prizes, for something that you are going to do anyway!  Click here and here for more information.