12 July, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (45)

Teaser Tuesday is here again! Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, this is a weekly book-oriented meme, and is easy to participate in:

  • 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week, my teaser is from Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury. I'm not actually in the middle of reading this one, but it's the next book in my TBR pile.

I picked this up because a.) I found there's something intriguing about the cover and b.) Mummies and 1815 and London and "mystery, an international intrigue, and possibly a curse in the bargain" according to the blurb. I didn't even know it at the time, but Jennifer Bradbury also wrote Shift, which I liked.

And it wasn't simply Father or Parliament members who could seem to talk of little else. Bonaparte's infamy and the latest drama on the Continent found its way to the ladies at cards after dinners when the men had retired to the billiards and cigars, where they also offered undoubtedly sage advice on what to do about the tiny Frenchman.
-p. 57


Have a teaser, or thoughts on the book(s) you're reading? Feel free to leave them in the comments!

-----The Golden Eagle


Jennifer said...

A very intriguing teaser.
My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesdays-my-book-teaser-is-from-in-her-wake.html

Vicki said...

I'd have loved to lived in those times. I love modern conveniences, but you can't miss what hasn't been invented yet!

You can find my answer here

Laila Knight said...

It seems that you read about a variety of topics. Good for you. There are a lot of books I'd like to read if only they'd keep my interest. I like the cover too. :)

Tere Kirkland said...

Great minds...

I did a little Teaser Tuesday on my blog today, too.

I love that cover for Wrapped, and I'm so psyched that period fantasy/paranormal is finally catching on.

Also, MUMMIES? What's not to love?

Anonymous said...

Ooh, love the teaser and the cover! :)

Sally said...

Great teaser. I read this one a while back and I really like it. So cute!

ali said...

Ooh, great excerpt! AND I hadn't heard of that book before, so YAY! And I'm with Laila ~ you have the widest variety of reading that I've ever seen. I never know what to expect when I come here on Teaser Tuesday!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Interesting teaser! I love the whole idea of doing this, I may have to start teaser tuesdays as well! Here's mine:
"I'll permit such torture from you, Brood," Crone squawked, "only because I respect your temper. Tell me, who around here can match Rake's mages?" From Steven Erickson's Gardens of the Moon. :)

Nisa said...

Ooh! Nice teaser and I love the cover!

beth said...

Interesting choice. Happy reading

Emily Rose said...

Love the cover!

Angelina C. Hansen said...

I enjoyed reading this novel last last month. If you didn't catch it already, I interviewed Jennifer here:


Maria said...

ooh, sounds good! I've been seeing this around for quite a while and I love the cover!


Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

The cover and teaser are so cool! I'm officially intrigued!

Misha said...

Great teaser!
I have seen some great reviews for Wrapped. I love the cover too!

Lynda R Young said...

Ha, this one sounds great.

Sarah said...

That's a beautiful cover.

Charles Gramlich said...

From Lonesome Dove.

"It's a hard trip," Call observed
"why tell that to Jake," Augustus asked. "he's a traveled man and ain't put off by hardship."

Old Kitty said...

Brilliant teaser!!! I love the bit about the little Frenchman!

Thanks for sharing, take care

Pearson Report said...

I'm reading I, Sniper, by Stephen Hunter.
The hook comes early and is good...

"All who saw her that day felt her charisma, her history, her beauty, her royal presence, including the tourists, the other stars, the wives and mistresses, and her executioner.
He spared her and America the disturbing phenomenon of a head shot."

I've been turning pages ever since...

Nothing like a book that grabs you and holds you tight! Like a great lover! So...after my quick detour to the blogging world I'm off to make another cup of java and back to I, Sniper (I've got a day off and I hope to finish it)

Cheers, Jenny
PS - I've missed dropping by - I've been on a fantastical tour of this Galaxy and have just recently resurfaced, again, on Earth...lovely little planet...I think I'll stay a while!

Krispy said...

Cool, this is a title that caught my eye too, and I love the cover. Thanks for the teaser! :)

S.B.Niccum said...

Sounds like a very good book!
S.B. Niccum
Author Website

Deniz Bevan said...

Mummies and 1815 London? I'm interested already!

Madeleine said...

Gosh that sounds intriguing. I've not heard of that author/book before :O)

The Golden Eagle said...

Jennifer: It's a good book. :)

Vicki: I'm not sure I'd really want to live in the early 1800s . . . while it's true there's some glamour in it, people's lives have improved since then.

Laila: Thanks!

There are some books I think the same of. I'd like to read them, and like them, but there's just something missing. :P

Tere: There are only great minds here in the blogosphere. ;)

Hurray! I do love visiting people's teasers.

It's not actually paranormal; it mentions a curse in the synopsis, but it's mostly just the time period and nothing, er, magical.

LOL. I thought the same thing. :D

Madeline: Glad you enjoyed them!

Sally: It is a cute story, isn't it? I had a few issues with it when I finished, but it is a fun read. :)

Ali: Thank you!

I love finding new books during Teaser Tuesday. :)

There aren't enough books in just one or two genres--LOL.

Bethany: Thanks!

I've never heard of that book. But I'm intrigued by the teaser; from the mage mention it sounds like Fantasy, and I love Fantasy. :D

Nisa: Thanks!

I like it, too. :)

Beth: Thank you!

Emily: It's a good cover--and it fits the book well.

Angelina: No, I hadn't read that interview! Thanks for sharing the link; I'll head over shortly to read it. :D

Maria: I'd never seen or heard of this book until I saw it in the library; which was actually kind of nice, since I little idea of what I was getting into. ;)

Samantha: It's a good story--and worth the read, especially if you like books set in the Regency time period.

Misha: Thanks! :)

I've never actually seen a review of this book. :P

Lynda: It is good. :)

Sarah: I agree, it is attractive!

Charles: I have to wonder what Jake's been through, then. And where the two characters are traveling.

Thanks for sharing a teaser!

Old Kitty: Thank you!

LOL. I couldn't resist adding that part . . . :P

You're welcome!

Jenny: Wow. That's an impressive start to a story!

I hope you got to finish your book. :) I love days where I can just sit back and read!

I hope you do stay a while--it's nice to have you here on this planet. ;)

Krispy: You're very welcome!

S. B.: It is a good story. :) It's not the most serious of novels, but it's fun to read.

Deniz: A winning combination, no? :D

Madeleine: I wonder if it's out in the UK--I hope it is! Jennifer Bradbury writes well. :)

Anonymous said...

:D What a creative idea! It looks like I have another book to add to my list. At the moment I'm reading "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card

"But it soon becme clear to Ender, as he sat and watched the battle from the corridor, that they did not know how to handle the stars. It was clear, after only four minutes, that Salamander Army could not defeat the enemy by attacking."