Monday, July 14, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays/First Chapter Tuesdays - July 15th

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...


This Monday in March, an ordinary day for most people, was the happiest day of Coleman Greene's life.

Everyone she liked best had gathered to celebrate with her. Long before she bought ArtSmart, her first magazine, she'd dreamed of owning a family of publications - perhaps ten, or even more. Today, with the acquisition of First Home, she - Coleman Greene, thirty-three years old, with financial help from her brother - was a step closer to making that dream come true. In the five years she'd owned ArtSmart, she'd changed it from a dowdy flop into the most successful art magazine in New York. She'd do even better with First Home. And then onto the next one.

What do you think? Would you continue reading?


  1. Eh...not sure on that one. I'd need to know more about it. I've been reading some slightly older cozies lately -- My teaser: A Parfait Murder

  2. I like it! I usually like ambitious girl stories. Hope the rest is as good as the beginning.

  3. Hmmm...that's a different kind of beginning. I guess I'll have to read a bit more to see if it's my kind of book.

    My TT

  4. Because it involves the publishing world, I'd likely keep going.

  5. I;d read more, but I think I'd try this one.

  6. Yes, I would continue reading.
    My thoughts: We should all go after our dreams.

    My TT is here:

  7. Sounds interesting. Hope she isn't "biting off more than she can chew", to quote my mother. I will wait to see what you think before I continue.

  8. I like the intro and the cover, so I'd keep reading.

    My Tuesday post:

  9. No too sure about this one. It hasn't really caught my interest. I hope you enjoy it though!
    Today I’m featuring Losing Touch by Sandra Hunter.

  10. Was curious about the "Fatal" in the title and looked it up. I'm always game to try a new mystery series. My TTs are usually mysteries, but this week it is non-fiction: Letters from Africa 1914 – 1931 by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) at

  11. This sounds like it would be an interesting read, Yvonne! I hope you are enjoying it. I'd keep reading. :-)

  12. She has what I would love to have as my future! Although I don't know a lot about magazine editing and publishing I'd love to work in the industry although it takes a lot of determination! I hope you enjoy the rest of this one :) Thank for sharing!My Intro
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  13. Well, it talks about a woman controlling magazine publications which is always an interestng topic. I would keep reading..Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love the sound of this one...I adore magazines, and my home is full of them, so you can tell! I'll be watching for your review.

    Here's mine: “BIG LITTLE LIES”

  15. sounds like she's off to a successful career. I think the book sounds good, I hope you enjoy it and have a great day. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

  16. Ooh, I definitely would keep reading

  17. Sounds like she is getting everything she wants, but I am sure the price to be paid is coming... I just wonder what it is. Great teaser!

  18. I'd keep reading, but I'm curious ... what genre is it? The title makes me think it's a murder mystery, but the opening makes me think it's women's fiction.
    My Teaser Tuesday excerpt is from HEARTS IN RUIN.

    1. It's definitely a murder mystery.

  19. I would probably keep going. I like that she's a woman who owns multiple businesses and is successful. Great choice!

    Here's my TT!

  20. I'm not sure it is really my type of read. I hope you are enjoying it. Here is my TT


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