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!
Going Bovine by Libba Bray: Book Cover Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Synopsis:
Can Cameron find what he’s looking for?

All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure—if he’s willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.

Teaser Page 33

Mom teaches English comp, single-celled organism level, at the community college.  She could be teaching a challenging English lit class somewhere good, but she never finished her dissertation or whatever it is that you need to become a bone fide PhD.  Mom has trouble finishing stuff.  The house is crowded with half-scribbed-in crossword puzzles, books with bookmarks in the middle, bags of knitting, scarves she got halfway through and then abandoned.

What is your Teaser Tuesday this week?  Please be sure to share.

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!

We have two teasers for Week’s Teaser Tuesday:

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

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.

Lisa’s Teaser Page 195:

“She’s not peeling off the cash in the best stores,” Bree commented,”but if you ask me she’s not paying for class.  Her taste leans towards tacky.”

“Shoes,” Eve muttered.  “Had to be.  Women always go for the shoes, especially if trying to walk in them makes you feet cry like a baby.”

Dragonlance: Dark Heart (Meetings Sextet #3) by Tina Daniell: Book CoverSynopsis:

Obsession

At long last, the story of the beautiful dark-hearted Kitiara Uth Matar. This compelling novel tells the story of the birth of her twin brothers, the warrior Caramon and the frail mage Raistlin, and Kit’s admirable role in their upbringing.

But her youthful mercenary deeds and increasing fascination with evil throw her into the company of a roguish stranger and band of adventurers whose fates are intermingled with her own. Haunted by the memory of her Solamnic father, she hunts him ceaselessly.

Tina Daniell’s first novel brings to life this remarkable warrior-woman, whose credo of “the sword is truth” becomes her triumph and downfall.

David’s Teaser Page 119

Kitiara had a dreamless night.  When her eyes fluttered open,she stretched and yawned.  Then, with a start, Kit realized the sun was bright in her eyes and she jumped up, clutching the blanket to herself, embarrassed.

Those are our Teaser Tuesday selections.  What about you?  Please share in the comments

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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