Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

It's 11:56 pm right now. I just scrape in for Teaser Tuesday :) it's a weekly meme hosted by MizB of  Should Be Reading:

1) Grab your current read.
2) Open to a random page
3) Share at least two 'teaser' sentences from that page -- no spoilers, please!
4) share the title and author so others can add it to their TBR if they like the teasers.

So here goes, from the open page on my Sony Reader:

'Vinny, eh?'

She leaned even closer. Her lips were but a kiss away from mine. A man should offer some means of thanks for such an offer. But I like to keep my lips away from the suspicious sorts.

'Short for Venezia,' she whispered.

'Isn't that in--'

'My mother had a thing for Italy. Here's the deal, Michael. I'll show you the halo. You pay me ten thousand for the information.'

--From page 8 of HALO HUNTER by Michele Hauf.

And, because I'm an author and therefore supposed to pimp my own books :) here's one of mine:

My thrall bangles tingled, and heat prickled up my arms, sickly sweet. Inside my belly, my drug-sleepy rapture coiled contentedly, lazy like a deadly snake in the sun. Thrall always knows its own, no matter how I squirm and evade.

Kane stared at me, green sparks of amusement dancing in his hair. My heart sank, but at the same time, an unfamiliar, unwelcome warmth shivered through my blood. For once, I was pleased to see him.

--From page 16 of SHADOWFAE, by me :)

Thanks for playing, folks!


  1. ooooh I LOVE your teasers and your book sounds like something I'd devour. I just bought Poison Kissed (it was actually one of the books I bought when I spectacularly broke my book buying ban)and now I can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing. Here's my teaser

  2. Here is my teaser from Witchgrass: A Pipe Dream by Dave Wilkinson (Page 1):

    Most gardeners hate witchgrass. Of all weeds it is one of the most persistent and adaptable. Any small piece of rhizome left in the soil can become an aggressive plant ready to take over the plot. Witchgrass is hard to pull. Roots are deep, and break off easily. Any part left in the ground will grow again. Farmers say the species isn't even good as hay, not as good as timothy or alfalfa. Some call it quickgrass.

    Early New England colonists blamed evil people for this garden invader. In the seventeenth century villagers would speak this way:

    "The surly woman living alone on her dead husband's estate. She goes into the woods and consorts with the Devil. Signs his book. Fornicates with him. Eats mushrooms. She and the Devil send witchgrass to harass the virtuous and the Godly. Let us hang this witch and seize her rich farm."

  3. Thanks for visiting, everyone! And some lovely teasers! I really like this meme. It's like flipping through books in a bookstore, except not...

  4. Thrilling teasers!

    My post is also up as well as my first giveaway. Please do come visit.

  5. Loving both teasers! :)
    Here's mine:

    "What do I have to do?" he asked. "To stay with you." He wanted to kiss me. I could see it in his eyes. The longing that brown eyes sometimes get.
    ... I let his lips brush over mine so gently that it barely registered even to me that we had touched. My fangs came down ever so slowly and I whispered, "I'm going to have to kill you."

    Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel, pg 125

  6. ooooh....these teaser make me feel all warm inside. NICE! LOL...and it is always good to plug your own book once in awhile. I for one am glad to see that you have a sense of humor. I hope that you are enjoying Halo Hunter...and your book as well. Does an author sit and enjoy the books they write or do they read it as a critic? Hmm. I will have to explore that. Check out My Teaser for Tuesday.

  7. More good teasers :) this is fun!

    I'm liking HALO HUNTER, and the full-length one of hers called ANGEL SLAYER. They're a little different.

    And yeah, sometimes it's hard to read without one's writer hat on... that inner critic can be very irritating!