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!
“There’s something you need to know, little goddess,” he whispered, turning his face so his breath tickled my ear. It felt really good. He smiled, and my heart froze. It wasn’t a nice smile. “I am much stronger than you. You cannot use your little tricks on me.”
61%, Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis
I gulped back tears. “How could you do this? How could she?”
“Do you want me to undo it?” he asked harshly. “Snap my fingers and put this scumbag back in your path?” He walked across the room with an angry stride. “Let him hurt you? Try to drag you away from me? I could do it, if you wanted. Just say the word.”
72%, Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis
“Small Pumpkin Spice Latte
Lots of fun and a bit sassy. Up to date with all the latest trends and has a bit of an exotic flair. Wants to have a good time and not be tied down for long. Cute and playful. Likes a good thing but not too much of a good thing. Not the commitment type. She’s the kind of friend who is a lot of fun to hang out with and doesn’t make you feel like you owe her anything…”
~pg. 40, The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
“On Wednesday afternoon, I’m lying on the couch in my living room watching Dr. Phil. He’s yelling at some chubby woman in an ill-fitting light green suit, telling her in his heavy Texan accent, “When you choose the behavior, you choose the consequences.” He might as well be talking to me. I chose the behavior…and now I have to live with the consequences…
“Honey,” Mom interrupts my thoughts and pushes my legs over so that she can sit on the couch. “You can’t live on the couch watching silly talk shows the rest of your life.”
“It’s not silly, it’s educational, and yes I can,” I say without taking my eyes off the television screen.”
~pg. 171, The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
“Okay, no Alyssa, but there’s a weird guy with twitchy eyebrows and wiry limbs staring at me. And he’s holding a sign. I squint. It’s a limp piece of torn cardboard and scribbled on it, in thick black marker, is my name. I tentatively step forward.
“Are you looking for me?” I ask him. He looks up, his watery brown eyes flashing suspiciously.
“Um, yeah. That’s me.”
He sighs, and I can’t tell whether it’s a relieved sigh, or an ‘I hate my life’ sigh.“
~Ch. 2, Starkissed by Brynna Gabrielson
What are you reading this week?