Teaser Tuesday 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 away too much. You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!
Still loving the anthologies. I've had this one on my wish list for some time. I'm beginning to think that Border's going out of business is the best thing that's ever happened to my bookshelf. This one, called Dark and Stormy Knights, is a collection of short stories where the hero/heroine doesn't fit the stereotype. So no Fabio look-a-likes riding in on a snow white steed to save the day. Instead, you've got the shady vampire who agreed to help only because it means vengeance, a mean old dragonslayer training a replacement before her forced retirement, the "gentleman mobster" from the Dresden Files taking a stand, and a man who was born to kill people with the ability to call forth demon-like creatures, regardless of their gender or age. So far, some really interesting stories...and a couple that I had a hard time getting into.
Here's the Teaser:
"He said he couldn't fault me for keeping her to myself, describing her as a darlin' little thing with dark hair. That's all the detail I got, and I couldn't ask for more or I'd have to tell him she was a ghost, and that was none of his business."
- pg 201, "The Dark Lady" by P.N. Elrod, Dark and Stormy Knights, edited by P.N. Elrod
What book are you reading?