Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

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 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!

Normally the hardest part of participating in Teaser Tuesday is deciding which passage to share. Tonight I am struggling to decide which book to look in for a teaser! I have three books on the go, two are very close to finished, and the other I am about half way through. Historical romance, historical fiction or historical mystery. The only guarantee so far is that the quote will be from a book with a historical theme!

Decisions, decisions. A quick flick through all three of them, and decision made. My teaser this week comes from one of the books that I am very nearly finished. It comes from page 105 of Leonardo's Swans by Karen Essex:

Isabella loves the way the Magistro works the dark upon the light; loves the muted colors, and the way that he managed to paint fragile netting upon her hair, tied ever so delicately under her chine. How does one paint translucence?


  1. Great teaser Marg! What a coincidence, my teaser has a painting theme to it also :)


  2. A beautiful, descriptive piece of writing! Great tease! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!


  3. I love a good historical fiction


  4. Nice dispatch and this mail helped me alot in my college assignement. Thanks you for your information.

  5. Sounds like a good historical. Enjoy

  6. Seems like there have been a few books lately with swans in the title. Interesting teaser. My TT is here

  7. Great teaser, lovely imagery. Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

  8. I've never heard of this book but I'm guessing it's the straight historical fiction rather than the mystery or the romance. I could be wrong!

    I am usually only reading one book at once but I dipped into some others this week so I've got three teasers this week, all historical fiction, one medieval, two Tudor.


  9. An absolutely beautiful teaser. I am adding this book to my TBR list. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays-schooled-in-lies.html

  10. Oh, that sounds absolutely lovely!

    Mine is here:


  11. I've got this one on my wish list. Beautiful teaser!

  12. nice teaser -- have you read Stealing Athena by Essex? great, as well

    And, thanks for stopping by On the Bookcase.

  13. :p I couldn't resist. From Inside Robin’s Too Tight Tights:

    “As he relaxed after his private encouter with the queen, Robin hoped he would be able to perform for her equally well with his bow and arrow at Finbury Field as he just had with his mouth, tongue, hands, fingers, arse, cock and balls.”

  14. Good question! I'm posting from a historical romance, too: Logan's Gem

  15. Hi Marg,

    You made my Tuesday morning with your Tuesday Teaser! I think that passage of the book (that entire scene) is my favorite too, certainly one that I had the most fun writing.

    So glad you are enjoying the book.

    My best,
    Karen Essex

  16. Beautiful teaser! Thanks for visiting,

  17. That sounded really beautiful. I like the idea of painting transulence

  18. Beautiful! I am reading Iron King so I just had to use it for my teaser. Here is my blog where you can find it: http://emmamichaels.blogspot.com/

  19. One paints translucence very carefully with many thin layers of similar tones. It takes a steady hand and more patience than I have. My teaser is here.

  20. My Teaser Tuesday from M.K Hume "King Arthur :Warrior of the West."

    "This ordered way of life will last only as long as i continue to win";Artor stated cynicaly."Those same warriors who now swear eternal devotion to my sword will kill me when my back is turned if,like Ceaser ,my luck doesn't hold".

  21. That's really a beautiful prose! :)

  22. That sounds like a lovely read. Thanks for sharing!

    My teaser is here.

  23. Great teaser. This sounds like a really good book!



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