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

Since we have the talented Olivia Cunning on Laugh Love Write today, I figured I would give you a little tease from her brand spanking new book; Rock Hard, which you can win for free in our current give away. 

“Sed’s hands balled into fists and he advanced on Brian, who took another swing at him.
Jessica turned to glare at Myrna. ‘Are you an idiot? They’ll kill each other.’
‘They’re guys. This will get it out of their systems.’”

Page 136- Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning
Some details from Sourcebooks Inc. :

Sinner’s lead singer, Sed, had his heart shredded when Jessica left him to pursue her dreams, so when she dances her way back into his life, he’s not sure he’s ready for her brand of pain, or pleasure, again.  When she convinces Sed to engage in a benefits with benefits relationship, things seem to be going his way, until one of his fans catches their explicit public display of affection on film and posts it all over the internet.  Will Jessica ever trust Sed again?  And has Sed become the man of Jessica’s dreams or is he just posing to get what he wants?

I just finished this book and it was certainly a rockin’ romance. Hard core fun; lust, love and everything in between, a book that will make you laugh-out-loud and cry at the same time. One excellent read! Look for a review coming soon.
Be sure to check out the current give aways too. Cowboy Fever by Joanne Kennedy, The Return of Black Douglas by Elaine Coffman and Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning.
So, do you have a teaser this Tuesday?

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!

So, my choice today is from a historical romance:

“I was too tired for choice, I wanted nothing but to be relieved of the responsibility of thinking. I was, I suppose, content, though I do not know because I have never understood what contentment is, except an absence—of joy, or sorrow, or ambition, or imagination.”

Page 19- Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower
Some details from Sourcebooks Inc. :

A Notorious Duke
An Infamous Duchess
An Innocent Girl

Violante isn’t supposed to be here, in one of the grandest courts of Renaissance Italy. She isn’t supposed to be a lady-in-waiting to the beautiful Lucrezia Borgia. But the same secretive  politics that pushed Lucrezia’s father to the Vatican have landed Violante deep in a lavish landscape of passion and ambition.

Violante discovers a Lucrezia unknown to those who see only a scheming harlot, and all the whispers about her brother, Cesare Borgia, never revealed the soul of the man who dances close with Violante.

But those who enter the House of Borgia are never quite the same when they leave—if they leave at all. Violante’s place in history will test her heart and leave her the guardian of dangerous secrets she must carry to the grave.

OK, so that is the book I am reading now. I just finished another historical romance though, and I loved it so much that I simply have to give you another teaser, one with a tad more than two sentences.

“I wonder if you might ask them to play a jig or a reel. Something more cheerful.”
In a low voice the admiral confessed, “Michael Dalgliesh found the lads for me, old friends from school apparently. They play only at funerals.”
“Oh.” Elisabeth leaned back in her seat and tried not to laugh. Or cry”

Pg 252 – Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

Some details from Water Brook Multnomah:

 

SHE LOST EVERYTHING SHE LOVED.
HE HAD EVERYTHING SHE NEEDED.
BUT COULD SHE FIND THE COURAGE TO TRUST HIM?
Stepping from a battered coach on a rainy April eve, newly widowed Elisabeth Kerr must begin again, without husband or title, property or fortune. She is unafraid of work and gifted with a needle, but how will she stitch together the tattered remnants of her life? And who will mend her heart, torn asunder by betrayal and deception?
   Elisabeth has not come to Selkirk alone. Her mother-in-law, Marjory Kerr, is a woman undone, having buried her husband, her sons, and any promise of grandchildren. Dependent upon a distant cousin with meager resources, Marjory dreads the future almost as much as she regrets the past. Yet joy still comes knocking, and hope is often found in unexpected places.
  Then a worthy hero steps forward, rekindling a spark of hope. Will he risk his reputation to defend two women labeled as traitors to the Crown? Or will a wealthy beauty, untainted by scandal, capture his affections?
   The heartrending journey of the Kerr women comes to a glorious finish in Mine Is the Night, a sparkling gem of redemption and restoration set in eighteenth-century Scotland.

I struggled with that last teaser because I wanted to write so much more of that conversation between Elisabeth Kerr and Lord Buchanon, but I could not. Alas! This book is one I so highly recommend that I have yet to write my review for fear that it will sound like lies as there is nothing bad I can say about it. I have nothing at all with which to condemn the novel, only such high praise as to make people believe I am saying it for the benefit of the author.
Regardless, I will have a review of both books up within the next couple of days so look forward to it.

Be sure to check out the two current give aways too. The Mistress’ House by Leigh Michaels and It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare.

So, do you have a teaser this Tuesday?

 

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!

So, my choice today is from a historical romance:

Madeline sighed. “Then you must go to the ball. If you don’t quell the gossip before it starts, you’ll have to marry somebody—and since Freddy’s the one you ran off with…”

I didn’t run off with him.” Anne pointed out. “He ran off with me. It’s an entirely different thing.”

Page 84 – The Mistress’ House by Leigh Michaels

Some details from Sourcebooks Inc. :

Three beautifully intertwined love stories…

The rules are made to be broken…

When the handsome, rakish Earl of Hawthorne buys the charming house across the back garden from his town home, he never expects the lovely lady he installs there to ensnare him completely…

Again…

After Lady Anne Keighley marries the earl, it seems a shame to leave the house empty, so she offers it to her childhood friend Felicity Mercer, who discovers that the earl’s gorgeous cousin is precisely the man she’s been waiting for…

and again…

Finally, feisty Georgiana Baxter moves into the house to escape an arranged marriage, and encounters the earl’s friend Lord Julian Silsby late one night in the back garden. The handsome soldier is more than willing to give her the lessons she asks for…

There is plenty of gossip, scandal, and torrid speculations surrounding the “mistress’ house”, but behind closed doors, passions blaze…

Thanks to the amazing publicists at Sourcebooks Publishing House. I received this book in the mail for reviewing. Lots of scandal and high stakes are involved, and naturally a lot of passion. I can’t tell you to much about it, because I haven’t read too much of it, yet. Look out for the review.

So, do you have a teaser this Tuesday?

 

 

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!

So, my choice today is from a paranormal romance:

He took a bite of the smoked cow and rolled his eyes.

This is incredible. So much better than arugula and beet salad, light on the dressing. I can feel my chest hair growing already.”

Page 69- Kiss at Your own Risk by Stephanie Rowe

Some details from Sourcebooks Inc. :

He needed a killer woman…

Blaine Underhill is one lucky man after having recently escaped a century and a half of imprisonment at the hands of an evil witch. Now he’s determined to save his still-enslaved friend, but in order to do so, he’ll need the help of one of the world’s most lethal women.

She was drop dead gorgeous, literally…

Trinity Harpswell is sick and tired of being a Black Widow. Having managed to go three years without accidentally killing anyone she loves, she’s one short week away from freeing herself from this killer curse forever.

When Blaine tracks her down and convinces her to help him, little does Trinity know that the next seven days are going to be murder!

Thanks to the amazing Danielle at Sourcebooks Inc. I was able to review this book some time ago and I loved it. The dialogue kept me laughing non stop and the romance was smoking. I know it came out in January, and it is technically one I have already read…but I am reviewing a non-fiction book at the moment and wanted a fun teaser to share. You can read my review of it here for more info.

If you haven’t read this book yet, get up out of your chair and head to your nearest bookstore. Seriously. Go, right now and buy this book. I highly recommend it—if you like flaming hot love scenes, laugh out loud dialogue, hunky alpha-males, and a little paranormal to spice things up—that is.

So, do you have a teaser this Tuesday?

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!

So, my choice today is from Darcy and Fitzwilliam:

I was, after all, your example in polite society, your role model, as it were, especially with the ladies.”

Darcy stared at him in disbelief, the fighting anger just as strong at that moment as it had been when they were ten and eight years old.

Role-model?? You farted on my head.”

You peed in my face!”

 

Page 205- Darcy and Fitzwilliam; a tale of a gentleman and an officer by Karen V. Wasylowski

Some details from Sourcebooks Inc. :

 

A gentleman in love cannot survive without his best friend…

Fitzwilliam Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam couldn’t be more different, and that goes for the way each one woos and pursues the woman of his dreams. Darcy is quiet and reserved, careful and dutiful, and his qualms and hesitations are going to torpedo his courtship of Elizabeth. His affable and vivacious cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam is a military hero whose devil-may-care personality hides the torments within, until he finds himself in a passionate, whirlwind affair with a beautiful widow who won’t hear of his honorable intentions.

 

Cousins, best friends, and sparring partners, Darcy and Fitzwilliam have always been there for each other. So it’s no surprise when the only one who can help Darcy fix his botched marriage proposals is Fitzwilliam, and the only one who can pull Fitzwilliam out of an increasingly dangerous entanglement is Darcy…

I am reviewing this book for Sourcebooks Inc. and thought I would share a little teaser with you. I am slightly over halfway through and I can assure you that it is best not to have any preconceived notions about Austen sequels. I certainly had some theories about this book, and I am hard-pressed not to spoil it by revealing my findings, but I will tell you this…

Come a little closer and swear yourself to secrecy as I quietly whisper something of the utmost importance…

This book is fan-fricking-tastic. I love it already. The humor, the details, the surprises…Ah! Fabulous. I will have a review posted some time this week, unless I am deterred from my plans, and will link to it for your reading pleasure.

So, do you have a teaser this Tuesday?

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

So, my choice today is from I Dream of Genies by Judi Fennell


“’Might be tough with that huge rock on your shoulder.’ 
Rock? What Rock? Obo sped through the door, unwilling to give her the chance to close in on him again. He didn’t have a rock on his shoulder. Besides the saying was chip on the shoulder —
Hell. The gypsy really did know him.”

Page 241 – I Dream of Genies by Judi Fennell

OK, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE… The I Dream of genie TV show. DO you remember it? You have to know what I am talking about. I have the theme song in my head just thinking about it. “Do, do, do-do do-do-do, do, do.” Yeh all those do-dos probably didn’t help. Anyway I loved it, so getting to review this new romance novel by Judi Fennell just seemed interesting to me. I have read all kinds of paranormal romance, but none about genies, so there is a first time for everything. I will let you know how I like it.

Don’t forget to enter the current Laugh Love Write give away. And check out the links to over 100 more blogs having book related give aways to kick off the new year.

And what’s your Teaser?

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

So, my choice today is from Act Like We’re In Love by Christi Barth

“No big—most of America’s seen Luke without a shirt. He
strips down to little more than a jockstrap in just about every
movie. It’s a big part of the reason I’m such a huge fan.” Ingrid
grinned around another peanut shell.”

Page 148 – Act Like We’re In Love by Christi Barth

Some details from Amazon.com:

Linnea Larson is appalled when a Hollywood hunk is hired to star opposite her at her family’s theatre. Known for playing a superhero onscreen, and a super stud offscreen, doesn’t convinces her he has what it takes to share her stage. Due to a pact with her best friend, she never dates actors. Despite his fame, fortune and an endless string of women, Luke is dissatisfied with his picture perfect life. He escapes to his theatrical roots to find wary cast mates, a best friend convinced the show will ruin Luke’s career, and an adorable costar who refuses to date him.

Far from Hollywood’s spotlights, can he find happiness in the footlights of a tiny Theatre? Despite Luke dragging her into his paparazzi nightmare, Linnea can’t deny his irresistible charm. Their fling has a guaranteed expiration date. Why risk the inevitable heartbreak? Their job is to act like they’re in love, but will they decide it’s worth the leap to fall in love for real?

I am reviewing this book for the lovely author and thought I would share a little teaser for you. I have barely begun, but the book seems fascinating so far. Funny too. I will post a link when my review is up.
Don’t forget to enter the current Laugh Love Write give aways for Wolf Fever by Terry Spear or Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

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!

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

So, my choice today is from The Wolven by Deborah LeBlanc

“Her body suddenly ached with a need that transcended the physical, a need that encompassed her entire being. She feared even twitching lest he misread it and back away.”

Page 90 – The Wolven by Deborah LeBlanc

OK, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE… The Keepers series and am so excited to finish off the trilogy with The Wolven. I have put it off to make sure I get some other things finished because I know I will be utterly engrossed in this novel…and finally the time has come. The Wolven was sent to me by the amazing Harlequin folks and I am super excited about it. (((HI Harlequin Nocturne. Thanks for the book))) and I will have a review up on it some time soon, so check back to see what it is all about.

Don’t forget to enter the current Laugh Love Write give away.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

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!

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

So, my choice today is from The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley.

And I haven’t even finished that, and here the voices were again, beginning to get restless. I could have closed them out, but at the window glass the wind rose to a wail and forced its way around the frame to swirl itc cold around me and it breathed, ‘Ye have no choice.’ And it was right.”

Page 365 – The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

This teaser is a teaser to me too. I haven’t got to that page yet, but I am excited to do so.The Winter Sea is an ARC sent to me from Sourcebooks Inc. (((HI Sourcebooks. Thanks for the book)))and I will have a review up on it some time soon, so check back to see what it is all about.

Don’t forget to enter the current Laugh Love Write give away either.

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

So my Teaser today comes from The Heir by Grace Burrowes that will be released tomorrow. I absolutely loved it and have reviewed it for your pleaseure…here. I will be interviewing the author on December 2nd and giving away copies of The Heir so be ready because historical-romance fans will absolutely love this debut author.

“Shouts at the bedroom door had Westhaven struggling up from sleep as Anna shook him hard by his shoulder. “Gayle,” she hissed. “Gayle Tristan Montmorency Windham!” She had her fist cocked back to smack him when he caught her hand and kissed her knuckles.”

-Pg 331 – The Heir by Grace Burrowes

 

 

 

 

 

 

And since I just can’t resist…I have another teaser. This one is from a book that I didn’t think I would like but that I am actually finding quite humorous. I will have a review up soon…but until then, dig into the mind of a man who is trying everything to win back his girl, and I do mean everything. Think Bridget Jones Diary for men. LOL (and forgive me for doing a tad more than two sentences)

Wendy folds her arms. “Let me tell you how romance works. Both of you. All a woman actually wants is to feel special. It really is as simple as that. And special-offer petrol-station flowers certainly don’t make us feel special. When we stop feeling that way, well…” Wendy reaches up and pushes a button on the side of her head-band, causing the lights to go out in the two red flashing hearts. I get it.”

- Pg 181 – The Ex-Boyrfriend’s Handbook by Matt Dunn

I hope you liked the teasers. Be sure to check out the Christmas give away of the book that inspipred the made for TV movie “12 Men of Christmas.”