Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should be Reading:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

Change of pace for this week's Teaser Tuesday. It feels like ages since I read a historical romance, so it feels quite refreshing to come back to a genre I love after a while away. This week's teaser comes from page 312 of To Seduce a Bride by Nicole Jordan. This is the third book in The Courtship Wars series.

"When Heath shut the door behind her, Lily lifted her veil and turned to face him, one eyebrow raised. "Do you mean to keep me on tenterhooks forever, or will you tell me why you have brought me here?"

Quick straw poll!

How many of my readers can do the raising one eyebrow thing? I can, but my son can't. Of course, I can curl my tongue and also touch my nose with my tongue (although not when it is curled) - now I have let you into the my party trick secrets!


  1. I can raise my left eyebrow on its own, but not my right. Can roll my tongue, but can't touch it (curled or not) to my nose. My ankles are kind of turned inward, so I have a party trick to show off physically, but it's difficult to describe ;-)

    Have a lovely day! :-)

  2. I can't make my eyebrow go up but sometimes it does it on its own. I can't curl my tongue either -- but my husband can as can all three of my kids!

  3. Teaser share:
    "We finally boarded the train, conscious of our bizarre appearance and aware that people were staring at us. We settled down in the compartment, ordered coffee and lit our cigarettes, experiencing for the first time in hours, a sense of freedom." -Stolen Lives: Twenty years in a Desert Jail, by Malika Oufkir

    I checked the mirror. No severe single brow, but I can dish up a good "stink eye" in a pinch.

  4. *points to the reader above me* I just recommended that book to my mother yesterday! It's soo good but horrifying.

    my teaser:

    "A new tipi had been erected just outside the circle of the Little Wolf family lodges. To this I was taken and at the entrance was made to sit on a soft trade blanket spread on the ground there."

    -One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus.

  5. I used to be able to life a single eyebrow, and did it frequently as a teenager, but I got a scar on my forehead and lost the ability.

  6. "No one knew the cause, much less the cure--only that the disease struck the young and strong with particular vengeance, often leaving the old and weak untouched. Soon the mourning bell was tolling again and hearts were breaking."
    --Loving Will Shakespeare by Carolyn Meyer

  7. I have a few of her books but I haven't read any of them yet.

    I can raise one eyebrow but I can only wink with one eye lol. When I try with the other I end up closing both eyes! I can't curl my tongue :(

  8. I can't do any party tricks. Can't raise an eyebrow, no tingue curling and definitely no winking. That's right, can't wink. When I was single and saw a guy I liked,I would have to give him a "look" or a seductive smile. Not always easy, btw :)