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!
It’s one thing to find out you’re a vampire princess. It’s a whole other thing to actually rule. Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard enough time feeling regal with her husband, Lucius, at her side. But when evidence in the murder of a powerful elder points to Lucius, sending him into solitary confinement, Jessica is suddenly on her own.
Determined to clear her husband’s name, Jessica launches into a full-scale investigation, but hallucinations and nightmares of betrayal keep getting in her way. Jessica knows that with no blood to drink, Lucius’s time is running out. Can she figure out who the real killer is—and whom she can trust—before it’s too late?
“’Anastasia,’ he said softly but firmly. ‘I know that it is difficult for you to face this place today. And I don’t pretend to be wiser than you. But I know something of suffering, and I learned a long time ago — both by experiencing violence and by anticipating it — that fear is the worst kind of grave, because it buries one alive. I beg you, as your husband, don’t place yourself in a tomb prematurely, for as all here would attest if they could, the time for that comes soon enough.'”
~ p. 105, Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
What are you reading this week?