Teaser Tuesday

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 TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I have two teasers for Week’s Teaser Tuesday:

New York to Dallas (In Death Series #33) by J. D. Robb: Book Cover
New York to Dallas

Synopsis:

In the locker room Eve tied on the hard black uniform shoes. She hated them — always had — but regulation was regulation. She pushed off the bench, then reached for her uniform cap. Turning to the mirror, she fixed it squarely on her head.

She could see herself as she’d been a dozen years before, green as spring, with a shine on her shield and on those damned hard black shoes.

A cop, then and now, without any question, any hesitation, over what she was meant to be. Had to be. She’d thought she’d known, but she hadn’t known, really hadn’t begun to know what she would see and do, what she would learn and come to accept. What she would live through and live with.

A lot of corners turned, she thought, and one sharp, jagged corner had been turned the moment she’d stepped into apartment 303 on 258 Murray one sweltering day in late September, barely six weeks after she’d graduated from the Academy.

She remembered the fear, the coppery smear of it in her throat, and she remembered the horror like a red haze.

Teaser – Page 39

It was important to pay attention, take in the details, know where you were.  She appreciated Fergus for trusting her to do so, trusting her to handle the knock on doors on her own, even if it was just another routine.

Routines made up the whole, formed the structure for everything else.  Boredom was a factor, sure, in the routine of knocking, identifying, questioning, moving on, and doing it all again and again.  But whenever boredom tried to sneak in, she reminded herself she was a cop, she was doing the job.

 

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: Book Cover
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Synopsis:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shiver and Linger comes a brand new, heartstopping novel.

With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff–with more than just their lives at stake should they lose.

Teaser Page 56

Corr lifts his head, ears pricked, neck curved, as if he’s courting the Scorpio sea.  I whisper to him and tug his lead.  It’s me I want him paying attention to, not the song of this powerful water.  I watch his eye, his ears, the line of his body, to see whose voice will be more potent tonight, mine or the ocean’s.

 

 

 

So those are my Teaser Tuesday highlights for this week.  What about you?  Please leave me a link or comment.

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