25 January, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (25)

(Hey! The date actually matches the number of times I've done Teaser Tuesday.)

Okay, enough with the trivia. Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB HERE at Should Be Reading.

Here are the rules for participating:

  • 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!

My teaser is from The Painted Boy by Charles de Lint.

(I absolutely LOVE this cover. It's black, gold, and red, and the dragon is excellent.)

She nodded. "Okay. Play it that way. But let me know if you change your mind."
   Why did everyone think he was so much more than what he was?
-p. 69

If you have a teaser today, feel free to share it in the comments!


-----The Golden Eagle

34 comments:

Shy said...

You're definitely right about the book cover. Surely wonder how it looks liike in person. Must be even more beautiful!

April said...

Great teaser! The cover is very cool! Here is mine:
http://www.cafeofdreamsbookreviews.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesdays-125.html

Darlyn said...

I love the book cover!So artistic! and so does the teaser ;p

N. R. Williams said...

The cover is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Jennifer said...

Interesting teaser, is he more than he believes? I do like the cover. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesdays-small-wars.html

Orchid said...

Excellent teaser!
Love the cover for this book, plus iot sounds like a great read (I'll have to see if my library has it).
Thanks for sharing. ^_^

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I agree with you about the cover - love it! Great teaser. :-)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

awww great teaser!! i've only just started to see this book around.

Carol Kilgore said...

I don't have a teaser. But the two sentences you shared show a pretty universal emotion. I love the cover, too.

Margo Benson said...

Ooh, good teaser! I'm another fan of that cover art, it's beautiful.

M Pax said...

Fab cover. The teaser, too. Makes me want to read the book. :)

Brian said...

Hey, I agree too, it is a wonderful cover!!!

Madeleine said...

Sounds like he was as much as everyone supposed but he was yet to realise it for himself? Interesting :O)

Kelsey said...

Nice teaser!

Becca and Zippy said...

Sounds like a good read :D

Old Kitty said...

Oooh nice teaser, fab cover!!

Take care
x

Clarissa Draper said...

Here's my entry:

The examination of Mrs. Thipps provided more entertainment than enlightenment, affording as it did an excellent example of the game called "cross questions and crooked answers." After fifteen minutes' suffering, both in voice and temper, the Coroner abandoned the struggle, leaving the lady with the last word.

It's from the book WHOSE'S BODY? by Dorothy L. Sayers.

Jen Daiker said...

I love this feature!!!! The cover is breathtaking!!! I'm a huge fan!!!

Lori said...

I hope you enjoy your book. Check out what my Tuesday Teaser is.

Jules said...

Okay, what did everyone think he was anyway? Cool dragon :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

smellincoffee said...

Sounds like they're making inexplicable demands of him?

Jemi Fraser said...

Very cool - both lines and cover :)

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Teaser Tuesday!!! My teaser this week is for Mistwood by Leah Cypess which is currently discount on Amazon for only $6.50 for a new hardcover copy!!! I posted a link to the price! Finally, a great fantasy book that really feels like the older fantasy novels written by favorites like Tamora Pierce and Sharon Shinn!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

BLHmistress said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, two love the cover and the teaser makes me wonder if everyone thinks he is superman.

My Teaser Tuesday

Tracey Neithercott said...

I like that teaser...especially the second sentence. And the cover? Very cool.

The Words Crafter said...

I have to agree with your comment about the cover. Awesome! And your teaser, as usual, is maddening! I want to go to the library with you the next time you visit. You manage to pick some great sounding books!

Medeia Sharif said...

I like the cover. I haven't had a chance to read De Lint yet.

Julie Musil said...

What a fun teaser! And yes, the cover is beautiful.

Mardel said...

Sounds good. I've never read DeLint before. I should.

Rachael Harrie said...

Ooh, happy 25th Teaser Tuesday :)

Rach

Charles Gramlich said...

that is a cool cover. ONe of these days I'll take part in this. I always seem too rushed

The Golden Eagle said...

Shy: It is! :)

April: Thank you!

Darlyn: I agree--and I love dragons!

Nancy: You're very welcome!

Jennifer: You'll have to read the book. ;)

Orchid: Thank you!

That's where I found the copy I read--at my library.

You're welcome!

Shannon: Me, too!

Thanks!

Carrie: Thank you. :)

It's a really good book!

Carol: I agree, that is a common emotion.

Margo: Thank you!

The Golden Eagle said...

M Pax: That's the idea! :D

Brian: It seems a lot of people really like this cover!

Madeleine: Just about. :)

Kelsey: Thank you!

Becca and Zippy: It is a good read. :)

Old Kitty: Thanks!

Clarissa: Entertainment, huh? Makes me wonder what he wanted to get out of her!

Great teaser--thanks for sharing!

Jen: I love Teaser Tuesday as well. :)

Lori: Thank you!

Jules: Someone who could take down the bandas in the city--the gangs.

Smellincoffee: Nope, he just doesn't feel ready for it.

Jemi: Glad you like it!

Emma: Happy Teaser Tuesday to you, too! I hope you had a good one. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

BLHmistress: You're welcome! It was fun reading your teaser!

Tracey: I'm glad you like it!

The Words Crafter: I love being merciless with my teasers. :D

Years of practice book-hunting pays off!

Medeia: It's my first book by him, actually. I'll be looking for other books of his now!

Julie: There's a boy on the back, too--I didn't notice it until I had flipped it over to read a review!

Mardel: Why not start with this book? :)

Rachael: Thank you!

Charles: It does take time to cut and paste instructions, links, and then find a good teaser. But I find it's worth the effort to spread the word about a book--especially if it's a good one!