Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Teaser Tuesday & Tuesday Intros First Chapter ~ 1/15

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! 

Uniquely Unwelcome
Published September 20th 2012 (first published June 1st 2012)
ASIN B009E96084

My Teaser 1:
“May I see your amulet?”My what? I have no idea what the woman is talking about. I really should have read Wicca for Dummies or something last night.

My Teaser 2
“You must be Racquel.” The vamp says with a sinful smile. I’ll admit he’s cute. He looks to be in his twenties although he’s probably much older than that. He is of average height, has beautiful blond hair, solid black eyes that for some reason are alluring instead of creepy, sculpted cheek bones, and the body of a god. Yes, ladies he is hot.

Being unique isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
After searching all over the world for someone as unique as she is, Racquel finds herself back in her home town where she’s treated like a monster ready to kill. Racquel is one of the most unique beings ever created. Four of the most powerful beings in the Shadow World are intertwined within her, making up her unique DNA. But no matter how unique her bloodline is, she’s considered an outcast by the entire Shadow World.
Once arriving home, Racquel finds that greater evils exist and that the person she cares for most in this world, her half-sister Addie, has been kidnapped along with other Shadow World beings. Racquel finds herself facing horrible odds with those who would rather see her dead than alive.
As her journey continues, Racquel learns more about herself, what she is capable of, and that not every being looks at her as an abomination. Coy, a human captive that Racquel saves from the Vampires, starts showing kindness toward her. Racquel tries putting distance between her and the human boy but as they spend more time together it becomes harder and harder for Racquel to fight the affection she wants and needs.
But will Coy’s friendship and her new found discoveries be enough to help Racquel unravel the strangest mystery that has ever plagued the Shadow World?

Published January 2013 by Anchor Group Publishing

Teaser 1

Thomas  grinned.  "Payback,  I  suppose."  I  was  confused.  "For  the  suitcase  thing  this  morning?"  "No.  For  introducing  him  to  Charlie.  He's  been  trying  to  find  me  a  girl  and  return  the  favor   for  years.  Ugh.  Not  that  I'm  saying  this  makes  you  my  girl  or  something.  Not  that  I'd  mind!  But,   I'm  not  in  a  rush  to  make  you  go  steady  or  anything.  I  just  mean—"  "Go  steady?"  I  echoed,  glad  for  an  excuse  to  cut  off  his  frantic  backpedaling.  "You  know,   nobody  says  that  anymore."  He  groaned.  "Please  pretend  I  didn't."  

Teaser 2

“I  don’t  know  if  anyone  has  ever  tried  this  before.  If  it  doesn’t   heal  before  sunset  ...  and  even  if  it  does,  there’s  a  chance  ...”  He  sighed.  “There’s  a  chance  it’ll   just  reopen  as  soon  as  he  turns  back.”  “He’ll—”  I  caught  myself  before  I  asked.  Shannon  had  already  heard,  and  seen,  far  too   much.  Thankfully,  Rak  knew  what  I  was  asking.  Even  though  Shannon  couldn’t  hear  him,  he   whispered,  “You  can’t  turn  shifters.  Not  permanently.  Once  the  sun  sets,  he’ll  turn  back  into  a   werewolf.” 

After learning how to use magic and fighting vampires, anyone would be bored going back to normal college life. As if that wasn’t enough, Jen didn’t realize how hard it would be to tiptoe around her non-magic family and friends. She can’t even talk to her familiar, Rak, without making sure no one else is around! Worst of all, Jen misses the friends she made over the summer. Aside from Rak, they’re the only other magics she knows and she hasn’t seen them in almost five months!
Jen is all too happy to accept an invitation to go skiing with the gang. She gears up for two weeks of snow, magic, and fun. Just when everything seems to be going great, an uninvited guest turns up. Soon the skiers aren’t the only things going downhill. Jen thought that vampires were just about the most dangerous thing the magical world could throw at her. Unfortunately, she’s about to learn that people with no magic at all can be just as deadly . 

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.

Winterblaze (Darkest London #3) (ARC)
Expected publication: February 26th 2013 by Forever
1455520799 (ISBN13: 9781455520794)
The way to her parlor was along a winding stair, but down, not up. Down in the pit of the earth where sunlight and fresh air never reached. Yes, a proper English parlor with electric lights and air forced by means of an elaborate fan system—such strange modern devices that even the most jaded persons took a moment to stop and wonder.
Poppy had recently shown her sister Daisy the way in, a fact that she was beginning to regret as she settled back in her desk chair and surveyed the two women sitting in front of her. One of the women was Daisy, looking luminous as ever and trussed up in an extravagant frock which was no doubt highly fashionable, and equally uncomfortable. Having ferreted out Poppy’s secrets with surprising speed, Daisy had earned the right to be here.
The other woman was the problem. Miss Mary Chase. Oh, she sat demure and quiet as Daisy prattled on in that way of hers, but the girl’s glittering eyes took in every nook and cranny of Poppy’s office. Learning and secreting away bits of information as only a GIM could do.
GIMs, or Ghosts in the Machines, were the best spies in the underworld. Blessed by a demon to have an immortal body with the ability to leave it in spirit form, they could drift into any room, listen in on any conversation. And now this GIM knew the way to Poppy’s office. Bloody hell. Poppy had requested to speak with Daisy. She had not expected her sister to bring along a guest.
“Well?” Daisy prompted, breaking into Poppy’s thoughts.
Poppy took a short breath and pulled herself together. Something that was getting harder and harder to do. Inside she was frozen and fairly certain that, one day, her outer skin would simply freeze over as well.
“You want me to bring this girl to Mother,” Poppy repeated, her lips feeling numb. Mother was the head of The Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, or SOS, an organization whose sole focus was to keep the world from learning the truth: that the monsters in their fairytales were real. Mother, who no one, no one, ever met. Really, the nerve of Daisy sometimes. Poppy tapped her fingers to relieve the urge to wrap them about her sister’s lovely neck.

Talent’s mouth opened as if he would retort but then he froze, his nostrils flaring and his gaze growing flat. “I smell blood.”
Carried on the wind came the scent of copper. And shit and piss. Win knew the smell too well. Not just blood. “That is death.”


Once blissfully in love . . .
Poppy Lane is keeping secrets. Her powerful gift has earned her membership in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, but she must keep both her ability and her alliance with the Society from her husband, Winston. Yet when Winston is brutally attacked by a werewolf, Poppy's secrets are revealed, leaving Winston's trust in her as broken as his body. Now Poppy will do anything to win back his affections . . . 
Their relationship is now put to the ultimate test.
Winston Lane soon regains his physical strength but his face and heart still bear the scars of the vicious attack. Drawn into the darkest depths of London, Winston must fight an evil demon that wants to take away the last hope of reconciliation with his wife. As a former police inspector, Winston has intelligence and logic on his side. But it will take the strength of Poppy's love for him to defeat the forces that threaten to tear them apart.


  1. Ohhhhh these are great teasers!!! I'm definitely intrigued :D Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great teasers! They sound like my kind of books. Sorry, I'm a little late getting back, I had a wicked cold and just now resurfaced to the real world!