Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (41)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at 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 what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and the author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

I generally do things a little bit differently. I read and review quite a few books each week and I like to pose a teaser from each book, whose review will post this week.

Valeria's Cross by Susan Wales and Kathi Macias, page 22. As they continued down the limestone hallways, they passed room after room filled with papyrus. Prisca stopped at the door of one of the rooms and asked, "What is written upon all these papyruses?"

Deadly Night by Heather Graham. "That's it?" Aidan asked him. "No investigation? You're just going to dismiss it out of hand?"

Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis, page 84. As she pressed her initialed stamp into the hot wax, she could almost hear her old partner Collier Holloway chiding her for pouring money down a rat hole. But Collier cared for one one in the world save himself. He'd told her so on more occasions than she could count.

The Miracle of Mercy Land by River Jordan, page 221. Neither Doc nor I had slept all night, but the book electrified our senses so that sleep, at least immediately, was not necessary. What was necessary was to understand exactly what was in our possession and why we had it.

A Bloody Field in Shrewsbury by Edith Pargeter, page 76. He sat on a couch of deerskin, under the awning of his tent, a long sinewy man in the prime of his powers, forty-eight years old, black of eye and black of hair, but for the first frostings of grey at temple and lip.

Emily's Chance by Sharon Gillenwater, page 130. He drew Will sprawled on his backside on the bank, digging in his heels and clinging to a rope that he'd thrown over the bull's head. "He had to make a great big loop to go over those horns, didn't he?"

Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs. Still birthday cake was something altogether different: one sweet slice fed the spirit as much as the stomach. And Gus relished the perfect triumph.

Petra: City of Stone by T.L. Higley, page 244. "What is it, Tabatha?" He had not noticed her missing from the group, but remembered now that she had been in the palace this morning, waiting to help Marta carry Cassia's boy in the basket of washing. Had she only now heard about Marta's death?

Secret's of a Scandalous Bride by Sophie Nash, page 312. He had never paid any attention to the words uttered during the scant number of weddings he'd been forced to endure. In the hushed atmosphere of the chamber, he absorbed every nuance of every phrase.


Jenny Q said...

I've got Valeria's Cross waiting for me, too. Great teasers from a nice selection of books! Here's my teaser from Revolution.

Unknown said...

Valeria's Cross and Deadly Night are on my TBR pile! Thanks for the great teasers!

Belinda said...

I love it! You picked some great teaser this week so thanks for sharing !

The Bookish Snob - Shades of Desire by LM Pruitt

Lori said...

You are the teaser queen...wow. A little bit of everything...I hope that you enjoy your books. Check out my MY Teaser For Tuesday. Happy Reading.

fredamans said...

A couple of those look good.