Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: "Splendor"

It's Tuesday again, which means it's time for me to post a few snippets from my current book! As many of you probably already know, 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 (or short paragraphs) 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 Book for the Week:

Title: Splendor Author: Brenda Joyce Publication Date: December 1997 Genre: Historical Romance Summary (B&N): She played a dangerous game. Carolyn Browne was a poor bookseller's daughter and an enlightened thinker, delighting London with her scathingly witty columns, written under the name Charles Copperville. Penetrating the town's gilded salons in male disguise, Carolyn soon throws her barbs at the wrong man-- the enigmatic Russian prince, Nicholas Sverayov.

He was a dangerous target. His notoriety, extravagances, and indulgent disregard for social convention fuel Carolyn's outrage. Nicholas has moved through the balls and soirees of high society effortlessly, a natural target of gossip, envy, and desire. But Nicholas is furious to find himself lampooned by Copperville, and quickly discovers Carolyn's dearly held secret. Now, as the two spar, a new game begins-- a game of deception and pride, of longing and chance.

And they played for the ultimate prize... As Nicholas sweeps Carolyn from the teeming streets and gala balls of Regency London to the splendor and majesty of St. Petersburg, against all odds the unlikely lovers embark upon a whirlwind of passion and peril until there is no turning back-- for the stakes have changed, demanding no less of them than the unwavering courage to claim the love of a lifetime.

My Teaser, Page 204 :

"Do not play any more games," she said, inhaling. His mouth brushed hers. His eyes were fire.

His smile was brief. "Does this seem like a game?" His lips feathered hers again.

Against them, her heart expanding impossibly, she said, "No." Love was not a game. Oh, God. She was doomed.

"I did not think so," he murmured, and he kissed her again, open mouthed, at once firm and possessive, sensual and tender.


*Wipes Brow*. Wow. Talk about a steamy scene! :D

Well, I'm not sure when I'll have tomorrow's post up (WoW), but it will probably be later in the day. My one college class, 'Myths and Legends' starts tomorrow at 10, but my other courses don't start until next week, so I'll still have most of the day to work on the post-- and my review for Secret Society, which I finished Sunday (and really enjoyed!).


Until Next Time, The Book Queen

1 comment :

Teddyree said...

phew is it hot in here LOL. Great teaser. Happy Reading :-)
Here's my Teaser