Tuesday Teaser – Outlander

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Tuesday Teaser is a bookish meme hosted by MizB of ShouldBeReading – anyone can take part, all you need to do is:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share 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 teasers!

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OutlanderDiana Gabaldon

Oh yeah... and Jamie Fraser is rather delish!

Oh yeah… and Jamie Fraser is rather delish!

I have been reading this book for a long time, I’ve devoted far too much time lately to catching up on TV shows and by the time I get to bed it is time for sleep, not reading!  I am getting closer to the end though and am looking forward to the second book in the series (Dragonfly in Amber).  This series has been turned into a TV show (with the same title) and is what finally prompted me to read the book!

Blurb:

In 1946, after WWII, a young Englishwoman named Claire Beauchamp Randall goes to the Scottish Highlands with her husband, Frank. She’s an ex-combat nurse, he’s been in the army as well, they’ve been separated for the last six years, and this is a second honeymoon; they’re getting re-acquainted with each other, thinking of starting a family. But one day Claire goes out walking by herself, and comes across a circle of standing stones—such circles are in fact common all over northern Britain.  She walks through a cleft stone in the circle….and disappears. Back into 1743, where the first person she meets is a gentleman in an 18th-century army officer’s uniform. This gentleman, Jack Randall, looks just like her husband Frank—and proves to be Frank’s six-times-great-grandfather. Unfortunately, he also proves to be a sadistic bisexual pervert, and while trying to escape from him, Claire falls into the hands of a gang of Highland Scots, who are also trying to get away from Black Jack Randall—though for other reasons.

In order to avoid being handed over to Captain Randall, Claire is obliged to marry one of the young clansmen. So she finds herself trying to escape from Castle Leoch and her Scottish captors, trying to get back to her husband Frank, trying to avoid being recaptured by Captain Randall—and falling in love with Jamie Fraser, the young man she’s been forced to marry.

 

Teasers (pg. 489):

But the time was coming when I would be able to delay no longer, and I forced my mind back, carefully drawing him in my mind, tracing the long, smooth arcs of his brows with my thoughts as I had once traced them with my fingers

No matter that my fingers tingled suddenly with the memory of rougher, thicker brows and the deep blue of the eyes beneath them.

 

Teaser Tuesday – Collateral

My wifey came across this little bookish meme while perusing the blogscape this morning.  She showed me and we both agreed it sounded awesome… and that we should join in!

So here I am (and over on her blog, there she is!)!  Keeping in mind this posting challenge is for readers of all genres, not all of my teasers will be from erotica; in fact, hardly any of them will be… but on the off chance I turn to a page that contains something a little heated (as happened today) I shall post accordingly!

It’s pretty simple and anyone can join in, all you need to do is:
 Grab your current read
 Open to a random page
• Share 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 teasers!

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COLLATERAL – Ellen Hopkins

Collateral

Blurb:

Meet Ashley, a graduate student at San Diego State University. She was raised in northern California reading poetry and singing back-up in her best friend’s band. The last thing she ever expected was to end up a military wife. But one night, she meets a handsome Marine named Cole. He doesn’t match the stereotype of the aggressive military man she’d always presumed to be true; he’s passionate and romantic, and he even writes poetry. Their relationship evolves into a deeply felt, sexually charged love affair that goes on for five years and survives four deployments. Cole desperately wants Ashley to marry him, but when she meets another man, a college professor, with similar professional pursuits and values, she begins to see what life might be like outside the shadow of war.

Written in Ellen Hopkins’s stunning poetic verse style, Collateral captures the hearts of the soldiers on the battlefield and the minds of the friends, family, and lovers they leave behind. While those at home may be far from the relentless, sand-choked skies of the Middle East and the crosshairs of a sniper rifle, they too sacrifice their lives and happiness for their country at war. And all must eventually ask themselves if the collateral damage it causes is worth the fight.

And here are my two sentences! (from pg. 56)

His lips brushed my neck, and it was like stepping outside in a thunderstorm – a hint of lightning goose bups in places both seen and hidden.
And…
I turned into him, and he lifted me, sat me on the counter.