Monday, June 5, 2023

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros - June 6th

It's Tuesday!  It's time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read.  So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.  This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR :)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. 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 is from my own Kindle library.  It looks good and it has cats!  I hope to read it soon. 

First Chapter

The corpse lay on her back in my dianthus bed, looking as if she'd felt sleepy and settled into the flowers for a nap.  I stopped, unable to take it in.  An odd sound reached my ears, a moan that was part surprise, part sorrow.  After a second, I realized I'd made the noise myself.


"Do you see this, Bruiser?"  I talk to my cats, though I'm not crazy enough to believe they talk back.  They do indicate their feelings though, and Bruiser winked as if to say, I've seen worse.  To be honest, so had I, but not in my own yard.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Lorilee Riley has eight cats, a Florida home, and a large lot to maintain. That ought to be enough to keep a senior citizen busy, but when she finds a corpse in her flower bed, Lorilee wants to know who put it there. Later, the question becomes why the police don't seem to be a hundred percent dedicated to finding out who killed Regina Dean.
Once she figures out the problem with the official investigation, Lorilee drags her new-found friend Jess into helping her carry out her own quest for justice. Jess would rather stay home and play with Lorilee's cats, but as everyone knows, friendship creates obligations. Two amateur sleuths, one reluctant, one slightly gimpy, sail into danger, with only a gang of cats for backup.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. This sounds really entertaining! I hope you enjoy it

  2. This one looks good. I love the cover. XO

  3. Oh this sounds good! I especially love the teaser. You have to talk to your cats! And they do make their thoughts clear.


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