Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesday & Tuesday Intros First Chapter ~ Toxic Part Two ~ Angelfire

Teaser Tuesday Is a Weekly bookish Meme, Hosted by MitzB of Should Be Reading. 

Anyone can play along.  Just do the following:

 Grab your current read Open to a random page Share 2 (Two) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

   Be Careful, No Spoilers Please (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruing the book for others)    Share title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their tbr list if they like your teaser!Please leave me a comment with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog) Thanks! 

Toxic Part Two (Celestra, # 7.5)
Teaser #1 Not one to waste a good vat of boiling vomit I turn my head and do my best impression of a girl possessed, projecting my insides all over Chloe Bishop’s hair and chest.
She jumps out of her chair, on fire with screams, and runs retching from the room.

Teaser #2 He touches his thumb to my cheek and his wonderful vibrations tune through me like the strumming of a harp. “I love you, Skyla. In time you will feel the same.” 
I catch my breath and hold it, not sure how to respond. A part of me knows this is real. A part of me already has a very special place in my heart for Marshall. And although I’m terribly afraid to admit it, the thought of making love to him has been playing out in the recesses of my darkest fantasies for some time now.
“Really?” His brows arch in amusement.

Tuesday Intros, First Chapter, First Paragraph

First Chapter First Paragraph - Tuesday Intros Hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea

Every Tuesday I will participate in the Tuesday Intro First Chapter-First Paragraph Intros.
These are books we decided to read based on the first paragraph or so. Then find another “Teaser” in the book somewhere to catch our interest. Leave me a comment with link to your post, and if your a new follower be sure to let me know. I want to be sure to follow back.

Angelfire (Dark Angel 1)

Chapter 1 

The devil walks into a bar.

Purgatory is a bar reminiscent of old lower Manhattan, long and skinny like an alleyway, exposed brick, faded booths and low hanging lights amidst the soft racket of a dirty jazz. Purgatory is located in that slip of space and time between earth, heaven and hell. Nowhere and everywhere.
From earth you can get to it from number 13 of any street if you know how to look. Mortals have long forgotten the reason that thirteen is unlucky yet street numbers all over the world still read 9, 11, 15.
Inside, Balthazar is leaning against one of the gritty walls, partly hidden by the soft haze of smoke that seems to just hang at eye level, partly hidden by the glamour-magic that he has wrapped himself in. Anyone looking at him would see the pale green skin and scarlet eyes of a lesser demon.
As Samyara steps in through the door from earth, Balthazar’s body remains slouched and uninterested but his eyes become alert. He watches as Samyara weaves his way to the far end of the bar and slips onto a stool next to a lone seraph wearing a crimson cloak, playing with the rim of a glass of untouched golden liquid. Balthazar’s skin prickles. Usually Samyara won’t go near the Seraphim.
To anyone else watching it may not have appeared unusual, an angel and a demon sitting side by side, at least not in Purgatory. But Balthazar had come here with suspicions.

Alyx sits very still as he inserts the needle into her arm and the tube fills up with her blood. When he pulls the needle away the tiny hole closes up immediately. He turns to his bench and unscrews the needle from the tube.
Alyx begins to stand.
“I ain’t done with you yet.”
She sits back down.
“What are you going to do with it?” she asks.
Mayrekk doesn’t reply. Alyx can hear him clinking around. He keeps the tube in one hand. With his other he picks up an empty glass vial from another basket. A bloodink vial. It looks delicate like an eggshell against his bearish palm.
Alyx feels the room heat and ripples of power run across her skin causing her hairs to rise on end. Powerful magic. Mayrekk is using his magic. He is distilling her blood right here.

Summary of Angelfire:
An army of angels walk among us. They have kept us safe and ignorant, so far.

Earthbound for centuries and ruled by the Elders, they have established hidden cities, a society and The Code: obey your Elders, kill all demons, eliminate Rogue-angels, protect the mortals, remain hidden. Their warriors are the ungifted earthborn angels armed with blades and the ‘borrowed magics’ of distilled angel-blood tattoos.

Alyxandria is a young warrior with a fondness for customized knives and illegal night-races. If only she could overcome the taint of her parents who abandoned her to become Rogues.

When Alyx saves Israel, a gifted mortal with a past, she is forbidden to see him again. But she can’t help herself, drawn to him through their Guardian-bond, an ancient and long-forgotten bond; if he dies, she dies.

An encounter with a handsome Rogue leaves Alyx questioning all she has been taught to believe. Alyx begins to dig into the Elders’ secrets. Two thousand years of secrets that begin with the death of the Archangel Raphael. She is not prepared when she uncovers an Elder’s dark plan.

Somewhere on earth is a key to unlock hell. Somewhere on earth are pieces of an amulet that controls Lucifer and his army. Somehow Israel is the link and now both sides are after him. Who can Alyx trust when Good and Evil is no longer clear?

The war for earth begins.
Check out the Book Trailer too:


  1. You've got some pretty awesome teasers there!
    Paranormal works for me if it's adult and about shifters. Others... not so much! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my TT!