Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Jan. 5, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly event hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Here is how it works:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2 or 3) “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 others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

It has been a while since I participated in this meme (or any for that matter), so I'm happy to come back with a teaser from The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova. I'm currently reading the ARC, so my teaser may not reflect the final copy, though so far I hope it does. This book is beautifully written with many lush descriptions.

Here's my teaser:

I found myself staring at her, unexpectedly stirred. Her gaze was knowing, as she stood there behind the counter, her body lean and flexible under a tight zipped jacket, the smallest curve of hip showng between that and the top of her black skirt - that would be the maximum glimpse of abdominal skin permitted in this gallery full of nudes, I speculated.

I love it when the 2 sentences allowed include run-ons that give a much bigger tease! Hope you enjoyed it.

Mel at He Followed Me Home also posted a teaser for The Swan Thieves, click here to check it out.


Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I did enjoy it very much! Thank you for the run ons. :D

Mine is up too

Happy Tuesday

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

This book just arrived at my front door today! I'm hoping to get around to it soon...

Jackie said...

Thanks, Miranda. I'm heading over to check yours out now.

Ms. Monstrosity (lol) - I have no idea where the book is headed but getting there has been good, so far.

fredamans said...

Nice and hot!!


Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

This sounds good! I have my eye on this novel. :-)

Jackie said...

Freda - Hot without being over the top makes for a better teaser, no?

Laughing Stars - I'd keep both eyes on it, if I were you, lol.

jlshall said...

I did enjoy it. I think this is the second time I've seen this one mentioned today. Sounds like an intriguing book. Excellent teaser!
Here's mine.

Melissa (My World) said...

I haven't heard of this book yet till now. This is a great teaser. I am looking forward to your review on this.

Thanks for a great teaser!

If you would like to stop by I did the Where are you? meme this week...

StephanieD said...

I loved this book; "lush descriptions" is spot on.

Ann Marie said...

Nice teaser, I just may add this one to my now reading list. Have a great week :)

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