Monday, December 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 65: On Santa's Naughty List

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 is taken from the novella "Holiday Inn" by Shelby Reed, one of three stories in an anthology published in 2008. Have only read this one so far. I hope you won't mind a few extra tantalizing lines. *WEG*

In this scene, Jesse and Anna are stranded together during a freak snow storm.

Her eyelids flew open and she stared down into his face, a shudder moving through her. "Did you?"

"In the end, no." He nuzzled her other knee. "Maybe some part of me was hoping you'd let me do this instead."

(pg 44)

About the book:
A 3-in-1 Christmas anthology

"Holiday Inn" by Shelby Reed
When a freak snowstorm strands Anna and gorgeous, leather-clad biker Jesse together on Christmas Eve, the strangers turn a little of Santa's magic into an unforgettable night of passion.

"Unwrapped" by Lacey Alexander
(Friend of mine and reason I bought the book!)
Emily clams up when irresistible Simon mentions anything naughtier than the missionary position, until a college-friend-turned-sex-therapist offers some tantalizingly unconventional erotic instruction...just in time for the holidays.

"When I Close My Eyes" by Melanie Blazer
Snowed into her vacation cabin, Kenna and Seth share an uncontrollable electric connection. But will the bizarre dreams that haunt them both make this sexy yuletide encounter their last...or is it only the beginning?


Aimee said...

Great teaser! I might have to pick this up! My TT is at Coffee Table Press

Belinda said...

*fans self* Ooh my kind of teaser from what sounds like my kind of books. You might like my teaser then too :)

You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob Merry Christmas!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, yes, definitely naughty! LOL

Thanks for sharing.

Here's mine:

(click on my name)

Alayne said...

Haha. Nice teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Definitely the opposite of "nice." :). New follower!

Happy Holidays,
Zakiya - My teasers this week

Kathy Martin said...

What a festive teaser! Sounds like a fun read.

Alice Audrey said...

You have definitely tantalized me with this one.

Heather said...

Aimee: Thank you, I really enjoyed the first story in the book, and the second isn't too bad so far, either.

Belinda: Yup, loved your teaser, hehe!

Laurel-Rain: Hehe...if only you knew what they were talking about. *WEG*

Heather said...

Alayne: Thank you! *G*

Zakiya: Oh, they are so very opposite of nice. Thanks for following! : )

Kathy: Just thought I'd warm up everyone's holidays a bit. *WG*

Alice: Hehe...I aim to please. Sometimes. *g*

Anonymous said...

Here is my teaser from Lipstick in Afghanistan by Roberta Gately (Page 1):

"Do you hear it?" The voice was almost a whisper.

Elsa held her breath, and then she heard it too, a faint rustling of footsteps over twigs and leaves. Out of the corner of her eye, she glimpsed several shadowy figures darting through the trees, and when she turned, she saw a glint of sunlight reflecting off the barrel of an assault rifle.

There was no denying it—the Taliban had found them.

Oh, Jesus! she thought. We'll never escape.

Elsa knew the Taliban's ruthless hatred; the death and destruction they wrought was undeniable.

Seized by a sickening wave of fear, she wanted to cry or throw up, but there was no time. She tried to catch Parween's eye, but her friend was looking back, intent on finding the source of the sound.

"Run!" someone shouted, and suddenly, the chase was on.

Heather said...

Tribute Books Mama: I thank you for visiting and participating, but you're only supposed to share a few lines to tease other readers, not an entire page. ;-)

kayerj said...

ooh la la. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on and have a merry Christmas!

jlshall said...

Now that really is a tease! Love it. Sounds like the perfect book for the season.

Heather said...

Kaye: Hehe...I take it you like? Merry Christmas to you as well!

Joy: Definitely a good book for the season, and to warm you up from the inside out, LOL.

BLHmistress said...

First of all love the cover and second that is definitely steamy.

Merry Christmas

My Teaser Tuesday

Heather said...

BLH: Isn't that a great cover? It goes perfectly with the stories inside!

Unknown said...

Really really great teaser. Definitely sounds like a book that will keep you warm through the winter!

Mine is up! Tuesday Teaser

Jenny Q said...

Oh boy! What a naughty little Christmas read! Great teaser! Thanks for visiting mine!

Heather said...

Thanks, Wakela and LadyQ!