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!
“Depend upon it, there is nothing so unnatural as the commonplace.”
~19%, “A Case of Identity” from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
“Not invisible but unnoticed, Watson. You did not know where to look, and so you missed all that was important. I can never bring you to realise the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace.”
~ 22%, “A Case of Identity” from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
She had never known darkness like this. Outside there was always Aether, or sunlight, or moonlight. In the Pod, within the protected walls of Reverie, lights always blazed. Always. This was new, this suffocating pool. She felt the pitch black fill her lungs with every breath. She was drinking the dark. Wading through it.
~3%, Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
He too her face in his hands and kissed her. Aria made a small sound of surprise, and then he felt her relax. Her arms came around his neck, and what had started as a brush of their lips became deeper. He gathered her close and forgot everything, everyone except her, until he heard Reef’s gruff voice behind him. “Sometimes I forget he’s nineteen.” “Oh yes. Easy to do.” The gentle reply could only be from Marron.” “Not now.” “No…certainly not now.”
~7%, Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
I look him in the eye and he’s frowning, waiting for me to state my business. I haven’t been scared of my father since I was ten. Intimidated? Yes. Demeaned? Yes. Afraid? No.
Is this what his clients feel like, sitting across the desk from him?
And that’s when it hits me. No, this isn’t what it feels like to be his client. He doesn’t frown at his clients. He may wear a veneer of concern. He may even be concerned. But the face I’m seeing – the eyes I’m looking into now – he’s alarmed. Apprehensive. Worried.
~45%, Here Without You by Tammara Webber
“I want him, Reid. I’ve never wanted anything so much. Is it wrong? That I want him?”
For the the space of a breath, I wonder why she’d think that wanting him could be wrong. And then it hits me. “You don’t trust your own intentions.”
She shakes her head, her eyes welling up.
I lean up and take her hand for the third or fourth time today. It’s still so cold that it feels bloodless. “Brooke, I’ve never seen you be less sure of yourself, and yet more on a mission.”
~79%, Here Without You by Tammara Webber
What are you reading this week?