Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 38: Mum's the Word

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.
* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere in the book.
* 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 and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!


Read in early May. This is the first in Kate Collins' Flower Shop mystery series, and a fast and an enjoyable read!


Steering the Vette over to the side of the road just before the bridge, I was digging in my purse for my phone when he hit me again, pushing my car forward at an angle, so that the front end was hanging off the narrow, sloping shoulder and I was staring down into muddy water. Fear prickled along my spine.

(pg 238)






About the book:
Genre: Cozy Mystery

I don't mean to meddle, honest! But can I help it if my nose for injustice is as keen as my green thumb? Now I, Abby Knight, law school dropout, am the proud new owner of Bloomers, my hometown flower shop. I'm devoted to making my business grow, but I'm no shrinking violet if someone needs my help to right a wrong -- even if that person is already dead....

So maybe Abby's life isn't the bed of roses she was hoping it would be. She adores her job, but a new low-cost competitor is killing her profits - and a black SUV just rammed her vintage Corvette in a hit and run. Determined to track down the driver, she accepts the help of hunky ex-cop Marco Salvare. But their budding relationship is threatened when the trail turns deadly. Now Abby is caught in a tangle of menacing phone calls, police corruption, and murderous road rage. If she's not careful, the next flower arrangement might be for her own funeral.



24 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

So, a bit of romance and a bunch of suspense? I could get into that.

Jan von Harz said...

Somehow if I been hit already, I am not sure I would have stopped to give him another chance.

Heather said...

Alice: Yes, there is a little bit of a romance (and a very HOT looking one at that, LOL) mixed in with the mystery.

Jan: What makes you so sure she had a choice in stopping? *WEG*

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Uh-oh, someone's in trouble. Cute cover too!!

Good teaser. Here is mine for this week :)

♥Isalys

The Westie Loving Therapist said...

This looks like a great series to enjoy during free moments during the intense eight week summer school session.

Here's my teaser about a cowgirl and her daughter on the run...
http://westietherapy.blogspot.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesday-cowgirl-at-heart.html

Jennifer said...

Wonderful teaser and sounds like a great book. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesday-art-of-devotion.html

Heather said...

Isalys: Just a little bit of trouble, hehe. Thanks for visiting!

WLT: Definitely a great series for summer. The books are fun and fast reads. I plan on knocking off a few more in the series (there are 9 total at present) over the next few months.

Heather said...

Jennifer: Thank you, it was a fun read!

E.J. Stevens said...

Great suspenseful Teaser! My Teaser for Captivate is here.

Happy reading. :)

xx,
E.J.
From the Shadows

audreyscountrycrafts said...

Great teaser!! And you said the magic word - "series" LOL.
Will have to check this one out - can't turn down a mystery/thriller series!!
Thanks for visiting my TT.

Alice Audrey said...

That's the way I like it.

jlshall said...

Who knew the flower business could be so deadly? Excellent teaser!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds really captivating!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Heather said...

EJ: Thank you, and thanks for visiting!

Audrey: I've only read the first in the series so far, but it has been highly recommended in the GR Cozy MYsteries group. I look forward to reading more of it this summer!

Andrea said...

Uh oh, that's not good. Nice teaser.

Heather said...

Alice: I thought as much. ;)

Joy: Yes, it can certainly be a thorny business. *G*

Laurel-Rain: It certainly captivated my attention, and had me immediately searching out subsequent books at the UBS.

Heather said...

Andrea: No, definitely not good. Thanks for visiting!

Missy B. said...

She is in a bit of a predicament!

Bookventures said...

Just by judging from the cover, i would have never thought that this book was so intense. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for passing by.

kaye said...

oh my, that sounds crazy . . .
thanks for stopping by today.

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

oh, I love cozy mysteries. I really enjoyed your teaser. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Beverly said...

Great teaser! Stop by and check out my teaser at The Wormhole.

Heather said...

Missy: Just a bit! ;)

BookVentures: Please note that I not only said I read this last month, but also indicated whether I liked it. Thanks for visiting.

Kaye: Crazy, yet similar situations happens all too often. Thanks for visiting! :)

Jennifer: Thank you, I'm glad you liked! *bg*

Beverly: Thanks, and thank you for stopping by!

Book Bird Dog said...

I enjoy garden and flower shop mysteries. I think I've read Collins before. This one sounds like a pleasant read.