29 November, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (62)

Teaser Tuesday has come around again. This weekly meme is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • 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!

This week, my teaser is from Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto. I'd actually been following her blog for a while when I noticed that she had a book coming out; a little while later I saw it in Barnes & Noble; and shortly after that I found my library had it. Huzzah!

"Oh, I'm sorry. Um, maybe we should have started with the eggs instead."
   "It's okay. Chickens saved the day."
   "Pardon me?"
   "French chicks, to be exact," Paolo said. "Luckily for tiny premature me, as my grandfather often liked to remind me, the French chicks and their ingenious incubators at the Paris zoo inspired a doctor in the late 1800s to develop a similar incubating apparatus for humans. And so here I am today, fully indoctrinated with my nonno's fervent belief that you can get through life's tightest jams if you are fortunate enough to have a chicken on hand."
-p. 22


Got a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading?

-----The Golden Eagle


Charles Gramlich said...

book all the way across room. too tired to get up. sleep, sleep, sleep. :)

Laila Knight said...

I can always count on your blog when I want the scoop on a good book. Thanks for sharing. :)

sinn said...

LoL! That teaser was just awesome! Thanks for sharing ^_~

Here's mine: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/teaser-tuesday_29.html

sinn @ sinnful books

David P. King said...

That cover is awesome! and so is the teaser. Thanks for sharing! :)

Nancy Thompson said...

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Pg. 125

I reached down and felt the bandages wrapped around my thigh. And then I started to cry. Not loud crying or anything like that, but shoulder-twitching, lip-curling crying -- the kind I once heard Oprah call the Ugly Cry.

Cherie Reich said...

A very interesting look on chickens. :)

Christine Rains said...

Interesting teaser!

Pearson Report said...

Ms. Eagle,

This is an outstanding book.

I had the pleasure of reading it a couple of months ago and enjoyed it immensely. (written while waiting for my omelette to cook)



Sonia Lal said...

LOL That is a funny teaser, too. I like the flowers on cover, too, fantastic pic.

Marsha Sigman said...

I love the cover of that book! One of my other blog friends was reading it too and I'd forgotten about it.

I just finished My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent. Line from page 1:

'My boyfriend's ex-girlfriend was a thing of nightmares. Literally.'

Book was awesome.

Lynda R Young said...

lol, fabulous teaser.
It's funny how when we see a book in a shop it ends up in our own library. Mysterious... ;)

Old Kitty said...

Best use of chickens ever! LOL!

What a fab teaser and I do like the book cover too! Yay! Take care

Belle said...

Cute quote from your book. Here's mine.

"Fame is a worthless commodity. It will occasionally earn you some special treatment, if that is what you're interested in getting. It will also earn you a far more noticeable amount of hostile curiosity." From, "Experience" by Martin Amis.

Kittie Howard said...

Great teaser! And cover! Getting back into the routine and what a smile your post brought. Thanks!

Inger said...

Hello, I haven't visited you for a long time, much due to being without a computer for a long time. It's nice to be back and catching up. This looks like a fun project.

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E.D. said...

Nice :-) Thanks for sharing.

Here is mine:

"The longer you wait and put off the nice things you should do on a regular basis, the harder it is to do them, until finally you have to force yourself to be nice, to be thoughtful, and it isn't easy, because you're embarrassed about not having done those easy, nice things in a natural kind of way."

The Memory of Running - McLarty

Medeia Sharif said...

Thanks so much for this post. I added this to my wish list. And I love the cover.

....Petty Witter said...

Wonderful teaser, I'm totally intrigued by all that chicken talk. I love the cover as well.

Stuart Nager said...

ok...I should try to read things like this when I am more awake. When I read the following: "my nonno's fervent belief that you can get through life's tightest jams if you are fortunate enough to have a chicken on hand."

I thought it said JEANS, not jams. I blew coffee out of my nose laughing. Yes, getting through some tight jeans has been worth it!! ;)

Beth said...

Well...that's interesting

Emily Rose said...

I love the cover!

Brenda Drake said...

That's a beautiful cover and the teaser is an eyebrow raiser. <3

Talli Roland said...

Oh, that sounds fantastic - and what a gorgeous cover. Thanks!

Tyrean Martinson said...

"To simplify matters, we focused on fingertips and the soles of feet, the two areas that caused our patients the most problems." p. 193 The Gift of Pain . . . not my usual kind of read, but non-fiction works really well while NaNo writing.

Before Ever After has an awesome cover, and some interesting theories about chickens . . . made me smile.

Southpaw said...

What a charming little teaser.

J. A. Bennett said...

That was funny! And I totally love the cover :)

Jen Daiker said...

There are so many fabulous reads and this is just another I can't wait to devour! Can't us writers/readers have a good chunk of time to curl up on the couch and DEVOUR THESE READS!!! I demand it!

Elizabeth said...

Stopping back for a look around.

I love that cliff. :)



~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Great cover! Looks and sounds like my king of book :)))

Madeleine said...

That sounds like an unusual read. I can hardly type this as my cat keeps bumping my chin as he purrs contentedly.

Lydia Kang said...

I love that book cover. Nice teaser, too!

Shirley Wells said...

What a great teaser. I love the book cover too. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

That sounds like an interesting book. Great cover too! I'm reading Chosen by Denise Grover Swank (and am loving it!). Here's my teaser:

"Things have changed." His face implied wisdom older than his years. Every time Emma saw the fear and torment in his eyes after a vision, a piece of her heart withered in despair. Jake saw things no child should see.

The Golden Eagle said...

Charles: I know what you mean--once I'm at the computer, I don't like moving. For anything.

Laila: You're very welcome! :)

Sinn: Glad you enjoyed the teaser!

Thanks for coming by my blog. :)

David: I like it, too! Though it always confuses me when I see the edge of the blue book on the cover; sometimes I want to pick that up instead. LOL.


Nancy: I feel bad for the character; it sounds like they're going through a lot.

Great teaser!

Cherie: I thought so, too. :)

Christine: Thanks!

Jenny: I'll never look at an omelette the same way again. ;)

Sonia: Glad you enjoyed the teaser!

Marsha: It's a good book!

I wonder what the boyfriend's like to date a thing of nightmares. :P Intriguing teaser!

Lynda: I'm glad you liked it. :)

Indeed . . . very mysterious!

Old Kitty: Chickens play a unique role in this book; it's one of the many interesting (and cool) points about the story. :)

Belle: Thanks!

Interesting teaser--and that certainly seems to be true, based on the way some famous people are treated.

Kittie: Thank you!

I'm happy it made you smile. :)

Inger: Welcome back! It's good to "see" you again. :)

Thanks for coming by The Eagle's Aerial Perspective!

Sam: Thank you so much for following! :)

E.D.: You're welcome!

Ah, now that's a true teaser.

Medeia: You're welcome. :) I hope you enjoy the book!

Tracy: Thanks--all the chickens throughout the story intrigued me, too, when I started.

The Golden Eagle said...

Stuart: LOL. Who knows, maybe chickens really DO help. ;D

Beth: It ties in with a lot of other points in the story--it's kind of an inside joke the story lets you in on while you're reading.

Emily: I like it, too! :)

Brenda: Agreed!

Probably one of the more eyebrow-raising ones I've posted. :P

Talli: You're welcome! Glad you liked the teaser. :)

Tyrean: Interesting teaser!

And I agree; when you're working on a novel, Non-Fiction can be very helpful.

Southpaw: Glad you enjoyed it!

J. A.: It's a great cover. :)

Jen: Me, too! There has to be more reading time in the world . . .

Elizabeth: Thank you for coming by! :)

Glad you like my blog background--they're the Cliffs of Moher.

Nicole: It's Fantasy/Romance; I don't usually read Romance, but this was a really good story. :)

Madeleine: It is!

Our cat does that, too. :P

Lydia: Thanks! :)

Shirley: I'm happy to post about a good read!

Heather: I wonder how old Jake is--that's a sad teaser. I hope things look up for the characters!