Monday, February 3, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays/First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday - February 4th

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where we share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?

If you'd like to play along on Teaser Tuesdays, just click the button above.

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!

This week I'm reading...

Faster than a speeding KitchenAid mixer, I scraped the freshly squeezed lime juice and lime zest into the bowl and beat the batter to a creamy pale green. Inside the oven, the first set of cupcakes rose gracefully, releasing their sweet-and-sour citris fragrance into the tiny galley of our houseboat.

Then my cell phone bleated: Jim Snow, aka Dad.

My father isn't big on phone conversations. My father isn't big on conversations, period. Clients, he has to butter up because he needs something from them. But I could count on the fingers of one hand the times we'd chatted since my near arrest for murder last fall.

Would you continue reading?


  1. Oh I do love that teaser, I want to know why she nearly got arrested for murder last year!

  2. Great teaser. I love cozy mysteries so I need to check this one out. Click here to go to Mixed Book Bag

  3. I like this opening and would keep reading. My Tuesday post:

  4. that was quite an opening, I'd keep reading. And I know quite a few men that hate the phone as well. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  5. Hmm, wonder what that non-chatty father is going to say on the phone!

    This one does sound good...enjoy! Here's MY TUESDAY POST

  6. I love the cozies you highlight!

    Here is my teaser


    Here is my intro post!

  7. I especially like the first part. Makes me think green and tangy.

  8. I love cozies, so this is a book I'd enjoy. But it would probably make me hungry the whole time I was reading it.
    My Teaser is from CAPE MAYBE.

  9. Wow! great opening - definitely grabbed my interest. I would keep reading.

  10. Currently reading Death in Four Courses, so I can't wait to read this one! It is actually next on my list ••gasp•• I accidentally read these out of order;)

  11. Another series I have not tried... My teaser: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost.

  12. Now I wish I had a cupcake. And I'm wondering what all this murder business is about.

  13. Well, I love my fast nifty Kitchen Aid mixer, and the intro...LOL so I'd keep reading. enjoy

  14. I was hooked at cupcake! The last sentence is a great tease as well.


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