Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Teaser Tuesday 13: The Present


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
* Open to a random page
* Share at least 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 teaser!

There was a time I read historical romance almost exclusively. Though Johanna Lindsey has long been a favorite, I have fallen a bit behind in her books (something I intend to remedy in 2010 with the Year of the Historical book challenge) and had forgotten how much I loved her writing, especially the Malory family. There were several good passages in this book. My most favorite being much longer than a paragraph, I have had mercy and gone with the following thoughts on Anna by Christopher Malory, Marquis of Haverston.


She was desire. She was passion. She danced like an angel. She danced like a wanton. God, he wanted her. He had never wanted anything as much as he wanted her. She made him feel again. It had been so long since his emotions had been this alive. He had to have her. No matter the cost, he had to have her...






From the back cover: The mysterious present was hard to miss, placed prominently up on a pedastal table next to the fireplace. Wrapped in gold cloth, banded with a red velvet ribbon and bow, it was oddly shaped, nearly like the size of a thick book, yet a round protrusion on top suggested it was nothing that simple. There was no indication of who the present was from, nor who it was for.




16 comments:

fredamans said...

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2009/12/teaser-tuesday_15.html

Kaye said...

That gift sounds mysterious and the teaser sounds really good. I can't even remember the last Lindsey book I read. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

gautami tripathy said...

I like Lindsay novels.

Teaser Tuesdays: Cold Skin by Steven Herrick

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Tantalizing descriptor!

Mine is here:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2009/12/teaser-tuesdays_15.html

Nise' said...

I don't read much historical romance any more, but will always read Johanna Lindsey!

Alayne said...

Intense! Here's my teaser.

hmsgofita said...

I always love a good romance! here's mine: http://gofita.blogspot.com/2009/12/teaser-tuesdays-soulless.html

sumanam said...

Nice romantic teaser..
Here is mine:
http://sumanam.wordpress.com/

stacybuckeye said...

I love historical romances! Your teaser has me blushing ;)

Heather said...

Kaye ~ It was indeed mysterious how it came to be where it was. Definitely a good book!

Gautami ~ Ah, another Lindsay fan! Thanks for visiting!

Laurel ~ Thank you! *g*

Nise' ~ A lot fo people who don't normally consider themselves romance readers seem to like Lindsay--and with good reason. *g*

Heather said...

Alayne ~ Indeed, lol!

Heather ~ As do I! Thanks for visiting!

Sumanam ~ Thank you, and thanks for visiting.

Stacy ~ You...blushing? I don't believe it! *g*

Alice Audrey said...

Oooo, I haven't read this one! Now I know what to ask for Christmas.

Heather said...

Alice ~ Hehe...happy to add to your wish list. I found another Christmas book of hers in my TBR, Home For the Holidays. Looks to be a stand-alone. I think I'll read that one after I finish The Gift by Nora. *VBG*

inthehammockblog said...

Great teaser! Sounds like a great romance!

Heather said...

Inthehammock ~ Thanks, it was indeed a great romance!

Jennifer said...

Oh my, definitely a romance. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/12/blue-and-gray-christmas-teaser-tuesdays.html