Teaser Tuesdays #62 – December 5th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two…)
  • 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!

I’m starting a buddy read with Emily and one of my other friends. We’re reading the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. Some might remember me talking about reading the first two books with these lovely ladies, but it’s been awhile since we finished up the second one. Life and stuff, ya know? I haven’t quite started this one yet (sorry Emmy! ^^;) but I’m going to either tonight or tomorrow. I promise!

My teaser:

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Darkness was a beautiful thing. The kiss of a shadow. A caress as soft as moonlight. It had always been my refuge, my place of escape, whether I was sneaking onto a rooftop lit only by the stars or down a midnight alley to be with my brothers. Darkness was my ally. It made me forget the world I was in and invited me to dream another.

–Chapter 1, page 3
(ebook)

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Teaser Tuesdays #61 – October 24th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two…)
  • 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!

It’s been forever since I’ve done one of these posts. My 50-Day Bookish Challenge posts have mostly held my attention for the past few weeks. Some of you may remember that I had started reading the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name, back in…April. Damn, has it really been that long?!?! Anyway, I read a good chunk and then just kind of stopped. So now I’ve been in the mood to get back to it, however I’m starting over because…yeah, apparently it’s been awhile.

My teaser:

 


The coffee smell coming from the wax-coated cup was nauseatingly familiar, and I held it listlessly as I sat in the chair I’d pulled into the carpeted hallway. The oil-like sheen on the surface caught the fluorescent lights, showing the shake in my hand.

–Chapter 4, page 49
(ebook)

Teaser Tuesdays #60 – August 22nd

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • 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!

Today I finished the first book in the A Charm of Magpies series by K.J. Charles, The Magpie Lord. It was a fun, quick read and I really enjoyed the plot as well as the characters. So, of course, I’ll be reading the second book, A Case of Possession. Will probably even start it tonight.

My teaser:

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On a hot summer’s night, in a small, bare clerk’s room in Limehouse, a few streets from the stench of the river and three doors down from an opium den, Lucien Vaudrey, the Earl Crane, was checking lading bills. This was not his preferred way to spend an evening, but since his preferences hadn’t been consulted, and the worked needed to be done, he was doing it.

–Chapter 1
(ebook)

Teaser Tuesdays #59 – August 8th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • 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!

I recently started reading the Jack Daniels mystery series by J.A. Konrath and am currently on the third book, Rusty Nail. I’m really enjoying this series so far.

My teaser:

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I stood on the curb and called Officer Hajek at the Crime Lab, asking if he had time later to swing by Mulrooney’s office to see what could be done with the answering machine. He promised me he would.
“…did you like the video, Jack? You’re next…”
I shuddered.
This wasn’t the first time I’d been a target, but that didn’t mean I was used to it.
I walked back to my car, acutely aware of my surroundings.

–Chapter 25, pages 111-112
(ebook)

Teaser Tuesdays #58 – July 18th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • 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!

I am still plugging away at the second book in the Grisha trilogy, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I’ve been kind of everywhere with reading recently, and unfortunately it’s taking longer than I thought to get this one read. I think I’ve mentioned before, I actually get quite a bit of reading done at one of my jobs. However, the company is having some legal issues at the moment and has closed down for the time being. Sadly, that means less reading time. And less money…of course.

My teaser:

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Despite its name, I loved the war room. The cartographer in me couldn’t resist the old maps wrought in animal hide and embellished in whimsical detail: the gilded lighthouse at Os Kervo, the mountain temples of the Shu, the mermaids that swam at the edges of the seas.

–Chapter 15, page 261
(hardcover)

Teaser Tuesdays #57 – May 30th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • 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!

Tonight I’ll be starting the second book in the Grisha trilogy, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I really enjoyed the first book and am super looking forward to continuing the trilogy!

My teaser:

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The boy and the girl had once dreamed of ships, long ago, before they’d ever seen the True Sea. They were the vessels of stories, magic ships with masts hewn from sweet cedar and sails spun by maidens from thread of pure gold. Their crews were white mice who sang songs and scrubbed the decks with their pink tails.

–Before, page 1
(hardcover)

Teaser Tuesdays #56 – May 16th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • 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!

Once again, my posting has been a bit…lagging, recently. Now that classes are done for the summer I’ll do my best to post more regularly! I really need to get some book tags done. However, I have been reading quite a bit. Right now I’m almost finished with the second book in the Beautiful Monsters series by Jex Lane, Sire. I stumbled upon this series last week and after reading the first book, Captivefell in love. This has quickly become one of my favorite MxM series. It is intended for mature audiences, so yes there is sexy time in these books as well as a good deal of violence, but the action, the characters, the overall plot – it’s all fantastic!

My teaser:

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When Matthew opened the door to his underground room, club music assaulted his ears. Inside, Samantha danced to the beat and Devak moved right along with her.
They looked completely ridiculous, but neither of them seemed to give a shit. They were just enjoying the rhythm and moving their bodies along with the pounding unch, unch, unch.

– Chapter 24
(e-book)