If it’s Tuesday, then this is a teaser.
Introducing Teaser Tuesdays here at Ye Olde Sweet Rocket. Here’s how it works:
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/nearest book
• 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!
So if you have a blog, play along by posting your teaser/link to your blog in the comments. If you don’t have a blog, share anyway in the comments!
Here’s my teaser, from Candace Schuler’s Lovers & Strangers:
Jack snorted inelegantly. Safe, she said. When he was sitting there thinking about how much fun it would be if they were eating their dim sum back in his apartment. In his bed. Naked.
I know, I know, that’s more than two sentences, but in my defense, four of those sentences barely count, because they are little.
Intrigued? Here’s the synopsis for Lovers & Strangers, courtesy Amazon:
In the summer of 1970, four young men—Ethan Roberts, Zeke Blackstone, and brothers Eric and Jack Shannon—shared apartment 1G at the Wilshire Arms. One night during a wild party, Eric Shannon committed suicide.
Or so everyone thinks.
Although Jack Shannon was only 18 years old at the time, he has always felt responsible for his brother’s suicide. Unable to deal with his guilt, Jack spends the next 25 years as a rootless vagabond, reporting on war and disaster in all the hot spots of the world.
Now, world-weary and heart-sore, Jack makes a last-ditch effort to lay the ghost of his long-dead brother to rest by returning to the Wilshire Arms.
There, Jack meets Faith McCray. Newly arrived in L.A. from a small town in Georgia, Faith is everything Jack wants—and everything he thinks he doesn’t deserve.
But Faith isn’t quite as innocent and guileless as she seems. With ghosts of her own and a past she’d rather forget, nothing will dissuade her from tempting Jack to take what she offers.
Hmm. How about that?
Lovers & Strangers is a new e-book reissue of an 1996 Harlequin contemporary. I found out about it from Connie Brockway’s Facebook page (I feel so snooty saying that). So far, so good.
So what are you reading, babys?