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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Dark & Stormy Knights

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?

6 comments:

SusanB-knits said...

Great teaser! I love anthologies too. Especially the ones with my favorite authors. I'm off to purchase this book! thanks!!

Christine Rains said...

Awesome teaser! That's another anthology I want to read. Elrod and Butcher are great. I hate the Fabio lookalikes on covers too.

heavenisabookstore said...

Fun teaser! Not a big fan of anthologies, but I do enjoy vampire books.

TBM said...

Love IT!

Here's mine:

http://50yearproject.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/teaser-tuesday-aug-16/

Sunny said...

Sounds interesting - usually I don't care for short stories, but this anthology sounds fun.
Thanks for stopping by SunnyReads!

Sally said...

I looove these anthologies mostly for the Jim Butcher but the other stories are always great too.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/08/teaser-tuesday-32.html

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