Jul 29, 2014

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Here are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc

All righty then, let's break some rules!! 

The first one is pretty awesome for being on page 3 and the second is merely a booklover's appreciation for bookloving in a book! ;)

"Her eyes were still gone. Gouged out. Dried blood smeared down one cheek.

I'm not hallucinating. This time, I'm not hallucinating.

I bent to touch her neck. The skin was cold.

There's a dead woman in my car. A dead woman dressed to look like me." p 3

"His office was gorgeous, a Victorian library with gleaming wood and floor-to-ceiling bookcases." p 125

TITLE: Visions
AUTHOR: Kelley Armstrong

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: August 19, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is: Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

*in no particular order

Not particularly sure how many books of each author I own since there's a lot! Plus novellas which are either on the kindle somewhere or they were apart of a larger anthology that I bought in real book format, which those are kept on my closet shelf and since those started the stacks, they are in the back, on the very bottom! Not going there! ;)

1. Kelley Armstrong--with her Otherwolrd series ending at 13, plus 2 YA trilogies and the start of another YA and adult series, I have quite a few of Kelley's books floating around! Plus a few anthologies she's apart of too!
2. Maria V. Snyder--one of my fave authors! I love her fantasy series! I've got a few doubles of her books too. Some ARCs, some foreign editions, plus doubles in her YA series that ended with just 2 books, and yup, a few anthologies too!
3. Jennifer L. Armentrout--this woman is just A-MAZING! I have all her YA books, plus Obsession, doubles in the Lux books...or really more than just doubles too! And her novellas as well! I have pretty much everything paranormal she's written, plus Don't Look Back, which wasn't!

4. Kim Harrison--one of my very first adult authors! I have all the Hollows series with the final one already preordered, I have pretty much all the anthologies she was in, plus her YA trilogy, plus 2 Hollows special books and the graphic novels. I have pretty much everything Kim Harrison!
5. Julie Kagawa--I have all her books too, with graphic novels to come! I'm trying to figure out what I should buy...Kindle Fire or Paperwhite to read the graphic novels. I read the preview of one on my phone, but I can't see myself reading all them on my phone. But I LOOOOVE Julie's books and am still slowly dying after the ending of The Iron Traitor and the third book isn't coming out until next year...!!!
6. Victoria Laurie--I love both her Psychic Eye and Ghost Hunter Mystery series! I have all the books in both! Don't read MG, so haven't read that series of hers, but looking forward to her YA series next year!!

7. Richelle Mead--I loooove her books! Vampire Academy, Bloodlines, Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan?! Plus the graphic novels! Which have you all bought volumes 1-3 of the Vampire Academy Graphic Novels? You need to!
8. Melissa Marr--I do enjoy Melissa's books too! I have all the Wicked Lovely books, her foray into the adult books, Carnival of Souls and Made for You! Love her stuff!
9. Jeaniene Frost--yeah, can't forget her! Her books are awesome! Naturally I have them all, Night Huntress, Night Huntress World, Night Prince, and the first installment in Broken Destiny! Plus a few of the novellas too!

10. L.J. Smith--granted most of her books are in compilation format, ie: 3 novels in 1 book. But I have a lot! I have all 3 Nightworlds, plus one original paperback in the series, the original bindup of the Forbidden Game trilogy, the original Vampire Diaries editions, plus the first newer trilogy, Dark Visions compilation, and the first "fan-fic" of how she wanted Vampire Diaries to go after the first new trilogy! So yeah, lots of her books too! Need to read a lot of them still too! The Nightworld and Dark Visions compilations are what initially started the TBR mountain at Borders closing sales and TJMaxx finds!


  1. Ooh, that tease sounds all kinds of scary.

    My Tease @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. Great teaser and love the book cover too! Adding this one to my TBR!

  3. Loved the teaser. I just finished OMENS and I can't wait to get to this one -- it's here, calling to me.

  4. Hehe breaking the rules is so fun sometimes!:)

    If I participated in this meme I'd post something like this: "Ugh, I hate you sometimes."
    He sat up in one fluid motion. "Not too long ago, you were really, really loving me." ~ Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout!!

  5. Oh no. That's a scary scene. I wonder what happens next and great authors.
    Here's mine Teaser Tuesday


  6. Great teaser! This one sounds like a good and creepy thriller. Thank you for stopping by. :)
    Old follower

  7. Great list! Maria V Snyder also makes my list. Absolutely love all her work, great fantasy novels. Just need the Inside Out books now to finish my collection off :)

    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    My TTT

  8. That's a creepy Teaser. I think I'd enjoy that story.
    My Tuesday post features THE MOST UNSUITABLE WIFE.

  9. We don't have any authors in common! Haha! I love all the diversity I'm seeing in the lists today. Thanks for sharing!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  10. Off to a creepy beginning, but sounds like something I'd like. My teaser

  11. Creepy teaser! Sounds intense. I still need to read me some Julie Kagawa and Jennifer Armentrout. Great list! :D Thanks for stopping by mine!

  12. I think I recognize a theme here on your list: female authors who write paranormal romances. Tee-hee. Here is my list: MyTTT-Anne@HeadFullofBooks

  13. Victoria Laurie and JLA are on my list, too! I didn't realise Victoria Laurie was releasing a new YA series, will definitely have to check that out. Thanks for the heads up!

  14. I love the first teaser. How often does one come across a dead person dressed to look like them, in a book I mean?
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog.
    Kero @ Kero's Book Blog

  15. +JMJ+

    With different editions and foreign language versions, that sounds like quite a collection! I had been thinking of collecting the local translation of Twilight and then reading the German translation for my language studies, and now I'm closer to doing both. LOL!

  16. Creepy good. I love the cover.

  17. I love your teasers, Jessica! You made me very, very curious :) I also love most of the same authors as you... only a few I haven't read yet.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  18. I've heard of Kelley Armstrong's latest, and it definitely seems to have an interesting start! Nice teaser pick! My Teaser.

  19. Maria V. Snyder!! I love her Poison Study series, I devoured the books! I've been meaning to read the Glass series but haven't gotten a chance yet. Have you read it?

  20. Shoot, I just realized that I forgot all about White Hot Kiss in my JLA collection. Great list!

  21. An intriguing cover, sounds scary.

  22. Great list, Jessica!! We have a few similar picks. :)

  23. I'm surprised to see that we have no authors in common on our list today :(
    This is a great list though. Lovely Ladies!

    Michelle @ -Book Hangovers Blabs Books

  24. Sounds great!

    Mine this week is a drama about a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder (and there may be a bit of romance in there too…)


  25. I have yet to read anything by Kelley Armstrong, but the teaser was definitely enticing!!

    I really need to get on the J. Armentrout bandwagon. I have her White Hot Kiss book and I have been looking into the Lux series. I have heard so many good things about it, I think it is time to give it a chance!!

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    Amber @ Paradise of Pages

  26. Nice choice of teasers. I enjoyed Visions and can't wait for the next book. I have lots of most of the authors you list. But I also have 161 books by Jayne Ann Krentz/Stephanie James/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle. I have a whole bunch by Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb too. Thanks for visiting my blogs. Happy reading!

  27. I haven't read many of these and I need to! I intend to read more Maria V. Snyder and Julie Kagawa in the future, and I cannot wait. Great list! :D

  28. Ooh, awesome teasers!! I ashamed to admit that I haven't read anything by Kelley Armstrong!! I've heard her books are so amazing though!! I hope your enjoy them!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT @ Addicted Readers!

  29. I didn't realize that LJ had released fan fic for how she actually wanted the series to go. I'd love to read that - what's it called and where can I get my hands on it?

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  30. I see some familiar authors and some new authors I want to try - great post!

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider Silk

  31. Nice picks! None of these made my list but I am becoming a big Armentrout fan, it's just that I have been borrowing all of her books. I have been meaning to read Julie Kagawa's books for so long now, have heard so many amazing things.

  32. Dang. That tease certainly makes me want to pick up the book. Nice one :)

    Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings

  33. Oh wow... that can't be good, having a dead woman in your car like that!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


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