Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays/First Chapter Tuesdays - October 28th

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...

Funny where your mind goes when you're staring into the face of mortal danger. The night I stepped through Gertie Tyroo's dark back door, uninvited and all alone, my mind conjured up an old movie, starring me as the classic damsel in distress - fragile, frazzled, and befuddled, desperate for a white knight to gallop in on horseback and rescue me.

Crystal Cropper, I thought, revolted by the helpless self-image, you are pathetic! You don't need a white knight. You're your own white knight. Now get on with it. And get on with it I did. Without further hesitation, I drew a deep breath and called out, "Gertie! It's me Crystal. You okay?" That's when the living room light went out, somebody screamed, and all hell broke loose.

What do you think? Would you continue reading?


  1. I like that intro and I'm guessing this will be a fun read as well --enjoy

  2. I like that opening! This sounds like a great cozy - enjoy.

  3. I just recently grabbed this one. Loved the teaser. It's going to haunt me until I read this book. LOL
    Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/28/teaser-tuesdays-87-moore-zombies-and-the-alien-next-door/

  4. Great teaser! I'm wondering what happens next. It sounds like a good book. I hope you're enjoying it! Here's my TT. Happy reading!

  5. Ooh, sounds so scary...and now I am imagining all kinds of things! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “SAVING GRACE”

  6. This looks like a fun read! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Here is my TT!
    Kenzi @Shattered Hearts Reviews

  7. I love it! Especially the line where she says, "You don't need a white knight. You're your own white knight." A woman after my own heart. :-)

  8. Crystal Cropper -- great character name! "You're your own white knight" definitely appeals to me. Sounds like a strong character.
    My Tuesday post features THE BEARWALKER’S DAUGHTER.

  9. Love the title! I can tell you which I'd rather find.
    Mine this week is a series mystery: Burn by Nevada Barr at http://wp.me/pZnGI-f4

  10. Wow. The author really knows how to make things happen quickly. Appealing.

  11. I love the intro and would like to keep reading - here is my TT for this week http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/teaser-tuesday-october-28/

  12. Definitely want to find out what happens next! This sounds great!

  13. This sounds like it is right up my alley.

  14. I love these cozy mysteries. Thanks for sharing this one.

  15. Wonderful beginning that grabs my attention. I need to read more cozies.

  16. I love a good cozy. This looks great.

    My teaser is an excerpt from a YA book about the Underground Railway.


  17. Wow! that's quite the beginning! I'm on board. Have a happy Halloween! kelley—the road goes ever ever on


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