Teaser Tuesday: The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 

  • 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 Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

    The Chocolate ThiefThe Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand

  • Synopsis:

     

    Paris

    Breathtakingly beautiful, the City of Light seduces the senses, its cobbled streets thrumming with possibility. For American Cade Corey, it’s a dream come true, if only she can get one infuriating French chocolatier to sign on the dotted line. . .

    Chocolate

    Melting, yielding yet firm, exotic, its secrets are intimately known to Sylvain Marquis. But turn them over to a brash American waving a fistful of dollars? Jamais. Not unless there’s something much more delectable on the table. . .

    Stolen Pleasure

    Whether confections taken from a locked shop or kisses in the dark, is there anything sweeter?

    Praise for Laura Florand and her novels

    “Charming and laugh-out-loud funny.”–New York Times bestselling author Deborah Smith

    “Readers will be happy to live vicariously in Laura’s French fairytale.”–Booklist

    “Frothy, French confection of a novel.”–Publishers Weekly

    “Both sensual and sweet. . .a story that melts in your mouth!” –USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway

    Teaser from 1% in Kindle Edition

    Sylvain Marquis knew what women desired: chocolate. And so he had learned as he grew into adulthood how to master a woman’s desire.

Outside, November had turned the Paris streets cold and grey.  But in his laboratoire, he brought his chocolate to the temperature he wanted it, smooth and luxurious.  He spread it out across his marble counter.  With a deft flick of his hand, he stroked it up and spread it out again, glowing and dark.

In the shop, an elegant blonde whose every movement spoke of wealth and privilage was buying a box of his chocolates, unable to resist bitting into one before she left the shop.  He could see her through the glass window that allowed visitors a glimpse of the way artisan chocolate was made.  He saw her perfect teeth sink into the thumbnail-sized chocolate and knew exactly the way the shell yielded with a delicate resistance, the way the ganache inside melted on her tongue, the pleasure that ran through her body.

Well, that teaser really makes me want to keep reading.  I hope that you will share your teaser with me today in the comments.

Teaser Tuesday: Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 

  • 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 Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

    Delusion in Death (In Death Series #35)Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb

    Synopsis:
     

    It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks . . .until something went terribly wrong. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, eighty people lay dead.

    Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things—monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When forensics gives its report, the mass delusions make more sense: It appears the bar patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that could drive anyone to temporary insanity—if not kill them outright.

    But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such horror—or why. And if Eve can’t figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime, anywhere. Because it’s airborne. . . .

    Teaser from page 35

    ” She went straight to her office, ignoring everything else – and did what she rarely did.  She shut the door.  Inside the small space with its single skinny window, she dropped down at her desk.  And she ignored her flashing message light on her desk ‘link.  

    For the next fifteen minutes, if she could manage it, she wanted to concentrate on putting everything she knew, had seen, had confirmed, every detail every conversation, every speculation into words.”

     

    I was crazy excited when this showed up in my mailbox yesterday.  Luckily, I was right at the end of my last read and was able to get right to it.  Already, deep in a crazy story.  I can’t wait to see how this one plays out.  

    What are you reading this week?  I hope you will stop by and share your teaser!

Teaser Tuesday: Girl Gone by Gillian Flynn

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 

  • 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 Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

    Gone GirlGone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn

    Synopsis:
     
    Marriage can be a real killer. 
       One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. TheChicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. 
       On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? 
       As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
       With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

    Teaser from 12% in Kindle Edition

    Poor me.  Let me set the scene: Campbell and Insley and I are all down in Soho, having dinner at Tableau.  Lots of goat-cheese tarts, lamb meatballs, and rocket greens, I’m not sure what all the fuss is about.  But we are working backward: dinner first, then drinks in one of the little nooks Campbell has reserved, a mini-closet where you can lounge expensively in a place that’s not too different from, say, your living room.  But fine, it’s fun to do the silly, trendy things sometimes.  We are all overdressed in our little flashy frocks, our slasher heels, and we all eat small plates of food bites that are as decorative and unsubstantial as we are.


    This book is getting really interesting.  I really don’t have a great beat on what is happening yet.  What teaser to do you have for me?