Monday, May 09, 2011

Teaser Tuesday 84: A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man

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!

I read this one over the weekend and wow! What a great read it was. Absolutely loved it. A Courtesan's Guide alternates between contemporary Boston and London of the early 1800s. This book is for anyone who enjoys a steamy, titillating romance. It will be available in stores May 24, 2011.

I lifted my gaze to the sky, though the stars were hidden behind sooty London clouds. "If I am to be bought and sold," I whispered to the sky, "then I should profit from the transaction. I should be the merchant and the banker, as well as the livestock."
(pg 55)

His torso tightened and his hands fisted at his side. "You should not tease the caged beast, sweet Ophelia."
"I’m trying to free the damned beast, Sir."
(pg 93)


A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man
By Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; First edition (May 24, 2011)

Warning: Explicit scenes (you've been warned! *G*)

Regency London’s most celebrated courtesan, The Blackbird, was a woman before her time—uninhibited, financially independent, and free to live by her own rules. Schooled in the sensual arts by the one man she loved the most, she recorded every wicked detail in her diaries...

When Boston museum curator Piper Chase-Pierpont unearths The Blackbird’s steamy memoirs, she’s aroused and challenged by what she finds. Could the courtesan’s diaries be used as a modern girl’s guide to finding love and empowerment? One curious curator—and one very lucky man—are about to find out...

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(Disclaimer: An advanced reading copy of this book was won through the GoodReads First Reads program.)


Alice Audrey said...

Very appropriate thinking for a courtesan.

Heather said...

Indeed! ;-)

Shelley Munro said...

Great teasers, Heather. I think she has the right idea :)

Here’s My Teaser

Heather said...

Thanks, Shelley! This is one I think you would really like.

Jules said...

Great teaser!

Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

Nice teaser!! Loves it!!

Paranormal Wasteland's Teaser:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one really captured my interest! I like the idea of a story sweeping between the two time periods.

It sounds magnificent.


Jana said...

Hmmm...steamy AND titillating. Definitely gonna hafta look this one up! :-)

Heather said...

Jules and EB: Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

Laurel-Rain: Thanks, this was a really good book. The switching between past and present was skilfully done, though it did get a bit maddening near the end--only because I was so engrossed in Ophelia's story (past) that I hated the breaks to catch us up on Piper's story.

Jana: Well. LOL... guess I know what kind of words get your attention. *WEG*

Sidne said...

now see, i got to go get this book, like the way girly great teaser.

Confuzzled Shannon said...

Sexy teaser !

kayerj said...

sounds intriguing--the title itself is a teaser. Thanks for stopping by.

Jenny Q said...

Oh, this sounds like it's just my style! Love the teasers. One more for Mt. TBR! Thanks for stopping by today :)

Karen and Gerard said...

Great review--we're not much for steamy though. Thanks for stopping by earlier!

Anonymous said...

Very nice teasers^^ And the cover of the book is kinda beautiful =)
thx for stopping by my blog.