Teaser Tuesday-Indelible and The Family Plan

 

I love this! A girl who is as concerned about a nice knot as I am.  I prefer the Double Windsor for a more even look, however.  In Lani Woodland’s Indelible, protagonist Yara doesn’t have one little bit of sympathy because her guy Brent is required to look good. 

 

“You look nice in a tie.” I picked up the end of his blue tie and knotted it in a Half Windsor for him, making sure it hung straight.

 

I am also reading The Family Plan by Cathy McDavid on my iPhone while I am out and about running errands.

Sinbad, evidently tired of standing in one place, began pawing the ground. The movement caused his injury to gape and seep fresh blood.

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–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.