Monday, August 05, 2013

Teaser Tuesday 184: Sleeping With the Entity

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 book or recent 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!

This week I am reading Sleeping With the Entity by Cat Devon. It's a vampire romance, something slightly different for this author, who has written under another name for the past couple decades. I really wanted to like this book, seeing as how I know the author and have loved her romances for years, but far it's just so-so. For one, there have been a couple info dumps—the kind I would expect of a new author, not a veteran in the field. I'm only a quarter of the way into it, and hoping it gets better. Here are a couple short teasers for you.

"All the good men are taken," Daniella Delaney said. "The rest are vampires."
(Opening paragraph)


"You communicate your disapproval just fine," she agreed. "It's the nice part that you definitely need help with. You seem to be lacking in that area."
(Chapter 4)


She has a sweet tooth and a dream.

Meet Daniella Delaney. She’s all ready to open her shop, Heavenly Cupcakes, in one of Chicago’s sleepier districts. But she’s having a hard time convincing the local business association—namely Nick St. George—that she’s a good addition to the neighborhood. Daniella hopes that her famous red velvet cupcakes will be enough to melt any man’s heart. But Nick is no ordinary man. He’s got fangs.

He has a constant craving...

As leader of the Vamptown clan, Nick has no intention of letting Daniella breathe new life into his old haunts. But something about her leaves Nick hungry…for more. He can’t control her mind like other humans, a trait that makes Daniella irresistible. Could it be that, for the first time in centuries, Nick has met his match? Love is always a force to be reckoned with. But can this vampire have his cake and eat it too?


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm not a fan of vampire books...but I did love Dark Shadows back in the day.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Mmmm. Red velvet cupcakes. This sounds like a delicious book.
Here's my Teaser: Tougher Than the Rest

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: I'm not one of those crazed fans who will read any and every vampire book, but there are a few series I like, and -- as I said -- I know this author, so was interested in seeing her spin on it. It's definitely a departure from her usual contemporary romances.

Heather said...

sandy: Yeah, that cupcake angle has me craving some with every chapter. I might have to do some baking. Maybe I'll add some zucchini to make them a little healthier. Nah... ;-)

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

GREAT teases! Love the first one!

Thanks for visiting my teaser!

Yvonne said...

Interesting teaser!

Heather said...

Thanks, Jessica -- I thought you might like this one. *g*

Heather said...

Thanks, Yvonne!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Oh! Nice teaser! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Thanks, Andrea -- and thanks for stopping by!

kelley jensen said...

oh that's a good reason to start dating a vampire.

Heather said...

Kelley: As good as any other reason, I guess, LOL. Thanks for visiting! ☺