Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Fantasy and Horror Make Good Bedfellows


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:



1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
4. 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!)
5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

On my Kindle this week: Woman of Honor: Kingdom of Arnhem, Book 1 by Nicole Zoltack. (Cover image from her website.

"Aislinn raised her chin and faced the knight. Although sitting, she knew Sir Variek was a tall man with broad shoulders. He had a white goatee and piercing gray eyes that roamed over Aislinn's form. 'You're the girl who wants to be a knight.' 'Aye,' Aislinn breathed the word." p. 27, or 16% of the way through.






In hard copy, I'm reading The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #21, edited by Stephen Jones.


"She had the sweet smell of faded roses that I associate with polite mortality in decay. I would have preferred talking to someone else at the Selwoods' lunch party - after all, buffets are designed to shuffle sheep and goats - but she held me with deep-set eyes that might almost have been blind, or perhaps they were focused upon something beyond me or the house." p. 274, taken from John Gaskin's Party Talk.

And for another small taste from the anthology:

"They rode west from the slaughter, through the painted desert, and did not stop until they were a hundred miles away.", p. 108, taken from Throttle, by Joe Hill and Stephen King.

What are you reading?

Happy Birthday, Miz B!

May you find your Muse.

7 comments:

  1. That first one sounds interesting to me about a woman knight. That's different!

    Here's our teasers:
    http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/12/tuesday-teasers-four-this-week.html

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. Great teasers! I'm also intrigued by a story with a woman knight.

    My teaser is from CassaStar today.

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  3. Fab choice of teasers! Love the sound of the first.

    Here's my TT:
    http://ttoria.blogspot.com

    TToria
    xo

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  4. Great teasers! I've read Nicole Zoltack's WOMAN OF HONOR and enjoyed it.

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  5. I just finished Hilary Wagner's The White Assassin - it is fabulous, but I don't have it nearby to get a teaser - sorry! :)

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  6. Sounds like this book is an adventure with a twist. Great teaser.
    Mine's posted here: http://iousex.blogspot.com/2011/12/teaser-tuesday-dec-20_19.html

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  7. Karen and Gerard, the first one is also by a fellow blogger!

    Christine, CassaStar, good choice!

    TToria, they are both good so far!

    Cherie, that is good to hear!

    Jemi, too bad, but great to hear a good review!

    Sandra, there's an even better twist that doesn't show up in the teaser!

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