Teaser Tuesdays (9)

Teaser-Tuesdays
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!

Teasers

She ran her hand over one of them. It was cool and porous, with its tiny holes filled in with moss, and she could feel the masons’ hands as strong – reaching out to her from another century to offer her the understanding that this very moment was one reason they’d built it to last.
“This must have taken them years,” she said in awe, withdrawing her hand and looking at it; she clenched it closed and then opened it again, lightly shaking the strange thingling feeling out of it.

~p. 189 Bella Maura (Beautiful Justice Series #1) by Dawn Dyson

Teaser Tuesdays With The Vampire Diaries

Teaser-Tuesdays

The Vampire Diaries Week is filled with all sorts of fun, entertaining and enjoyable events! Reviews of all the books in The Vampire Diaries series, guest blog posts from other Book Bloggers, informational posts about differences between the novels and the TV series, and a closer look at the relationships between Stefan/Elena and Damon/Elena, and much more!

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!

Teasers

“And so,” she said, gazing into his eyes. “I have had a present made for you.” She took his hand and pressed something into it. When he looked he saw that it was a ring in the same fashion as her own, but larger and heavier, and wrought in silver instead of gold.

“You do not need it yet to face the sun,” she said softly, smiling. “But very soon you will.”

Pride and rapture made him mute. He reached for her hand to kiss it, wanting to take her into his arms right then, even in front of Damon. But Katharine was turning away.

“And for you,” she said, and Stefan thought his ears must be betraying him, for surely the warmth, the fondness in Katherine’s voice could not be for his brother, “for you, also. You will need it very soon as well.”

~p. 169 The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle by L.J. Smith

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn about anyone else,” Damon said charmingly. Then he gave one of his ice-cold lightning smiles. “But are you suggesting that this is your choice? Remember, we agreed that when you were more rational, you would make one.”

Elena stared at him. Of course it wasn’t her choice, if he meant romantically. She was wearing the ring Stefan had given her; she and Stefan belonged together.

But then she remembered something else, just a flash: looking up at Damon’s face in the woods and feeling such – such excitement, such affinity with him. As if he understood the flame that burned inside her as nobody else ever could. As if together they could do anything they liked, conquer the world or destroy it; as if they were better than anyone else who had ever lived.

~ p. 56 The Vampire Diaries: The Fury and The Reunion by L.J. Smith

“He’s alive – for sure, Damon? You’re absolutely sure?”

“Positive.”

Without a thought of herself, without a thought of any kind, Elena did what she did best – gave in to impulse. She threw her arms around Damon’s neck and kissed him.

~p. 475 The Return: Nightfall by L.J. Smith

She couldn’t think properly. Damon was gazing at her with wonder and a look she was all too used to seeing – but she couldn’t remember where.

Elena had lost the power to analyse. She was simply basking in the warm glow of being cherished, being held and loved and cared for with an intensity that shook her to the bone.

And when Elena gave of herself, she gave completely. Almost without conscious effort, she arched her head back to expose her throat, and closed her eyes.

Damon gently positioned her head differently, supported it with one hand, and kissed her.

~p. 19 The Return: Shadow Souls by L.J. Smith

Teaser Tuesdays (8)

Teaser-Tuesdays
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!

Teasers

“Can’t we just stay here forever?” she asked. “I’ll never get enough of this. Of you.”
“I hope not.” Daniel smiled, but soon, too soon, his wings shifted, flattening out. Luce knew what was coming next. A slow descent.
She kissed Daniel one last time and loosened her arms from around his neck, preparing herself for flight – but then she lost her grip.
And fell.
~ p. 210 Torment by Lauren Kate