Feb 24, 2015

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

"'I like to think I'm more than the sum of my training.'

'You are,' Luc said. 'There's at least some hot beef or deep dish in there.'

'I'm also more than Chicago foodstuffs.'

Ethan grinned at Luc. 'Pumas? Diet Coke? Smart-assery?'

Luc snapped his fingers, pointed at Ethan. 'Yes. And, like, three percent medieval literature.'" p. 135


TITLE: Dark Debt
AUTHOR: Chloe Neill
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2015

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: Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books 

*in no particular order

1. CHARLEY DAVIDSON--omg I love Charley! She's so fun and funny! She's spunky! She can be serious if the occasion really requires it, but I love her approach to life. Plus...Reyes!
2. MERIT--is another awesome heroine! I loved how at the beginning of the series she was more...immature, just a tad. Or at least in the sense that she was able to joke more often! Now she's grown into her role as Sentinel and can be serious as the situation calls for! She's a character who really grows on you, but still remains true to her heart! Plus...Ethan!
3. CAT--loved her! Even loved how she did make mistakes, she's humaized. And she was even human for a few books! She's wicked awesome and such a strong heroine! Plus...BONES!!! <--extra exclamation="" for="" him="" points="" span="">

4. MAC--another heroine who grew into her heroine role! Love Mac, she was awesome! Which reminds me I need to read Burned so bad! Plus...Barrons!
5. ELENA--one of my first fave heroines, so she's what I think of as classic! Loved her! Another strong woman who took on her role with some difficulty but it soon becomes done with ease! Plus...Clay! (sensing a pattern here?! :)  )
6. M.J. HOLLIDAY--M.J. is another great heroine! This is a cozy mystery series, so she's not all kickass, but she's still pretty wicked! Seeing ghosts and solving murders, that's pretty badass in its own way!

7. VERONICA MARS--this counts because we now have a VERONICA MARS BOOK SERIES! YAY!! I've read the first book and have the second to read but I loved them! I came late to the VM game, but omg, Veronica is an awesome heroine! I love her snark and she's hilarious and hella smart! She's incredible!
8. ALEXIA--I loved Alexia! Set in the past, you wouldn't think a heroine could be so freaking awesome or hilarious, but Alexia is pretty badass in her own way too! She's downright funny at times and her parasol is badass too!
9. JOANNE BALDWIN--one of my other first adult series! I loved Joanne! She was incredible! She has abilities to control wind and the entire series was just so epic! Joanna was the heroine who just never quit! Loved her strength in that light!

10. HERMIONE GRANGER--hells ya! Was going to go with all adult heroines, but as always, something from Harry Potter always stands out to me! And Hermione is definitely one of them! She was wicked smart and quite the heroine in this one, even if she wasn't the "star" character like Harry, she was still very pivotal. I mean, wasn't it said that if it wasn't for her, Ron and Harry would still be SOL in the Sorcerer's Stone? Girl power! ;)


  1. Yes! Joanne Baldwin from the Weather Warden series!! Total badass! I really want to read the Darynda Jones books. I keep meaning to and people keep telling me how good they are. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

  2. Oh my Hermione will always be on my list too. Love Alexia and need to get back to reading the Merit series.

    The teaser was great although I am sure there is more to the food reference than I realize.

    My Teaser

  3. Some awesome looking books and I love the teaser. Good for some chuckles. Sounds like a book I would love to read. Thanks for sharing.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  4. Loved the Teaser - made me laugh!

    Here's my Teaser for this week: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/teaser-tuesdays-february-24-2015.html

  5. Yay for Hermione! She gave me a book I could say I have read on your list :)

    My TTT

    Amber @ Paradise of Pages

  6. Love the teaser! Here is my TT Interesting.http://www.readinggrrl.com/2015/02/teaser-tuesday_24.html

  7. Elena is also one of my favorites heroines, love that series but I prefer her books.
    Here is My Top 10 Tuesday

  8. Yeah Veronica Mars. I included her as well. And Hermione. Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  9. Alexia is the only one im familiar with really but if you licked them then I trust them those ladies implicitly.
    ❤️Britt @ Please Feed The Bookworm

  10. I had to put Hermione on my list too! She's the best. I especially mentioned her from book three because of punching Draco ;)

  11. Yes to Merit! I've been rereading the Chicagoland Vampires series in preparation for Dark Debt and I need more! Thanks for sharing the teaser :)

  12. Alexia is indeed totally awesome. I knew she had to be on my list and I absolutely adore her. (I want a parasol like hers...)

    My TTT

  13. oh i just adore alexia. great list.

  14. Smart-assery. Sounds like they have some of that too!LOL This sounds like a fun one.

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/24/teaser-tuesdays-103-vostok-by-steve-alten/

  15. Veronica Mars! I haven't read the books, but I used to watch the tv show. Great list!
    - Emma Likes Books

  16. Love the tease! I am with you on Cat, Mac and Hermione 100%. Love those ladies! I'm not familiar with the other ones yet, though I have a lot of those reads on my to-read list.

  17. As always, I haven't even heard of most of your choices! ;) You know I'm on board with Hermione though!!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  18. I love MJ Holliday! You're reminding me I need to catch up with those books. I haven't read any of Victoria Laurie's books over the past couple years... I NEED to catch up ASAP! Great list, Jessica!

    My TTT

  19. Great picks this week, a lot of strong women on your list. Some of them are ones I haven't heard of before, but Hermione made my list too! :)

  20. Nice to see Elena on there. She's cool. I need to reread those books soon, I think.

  21. Great teasers! Great list as well. Gotta love that Hermione, though all your heroines sound pretty kicka**. :D

  22. Merit, Mac and Veronica Mars for REAL! Love those picks!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT

  23. Love your teaser made me laugh here is my TT


  24. I just started listening to the Chicagoland Vampires series and I like Merit so far! She's a lot of fun! And that Ethan... mmm. Yummy! Haha. I came really close to putting Cat on my list, but I think I had already gotten my 10, lol. Yay for Mac! I love her! I can't wait to meet Elena- Tonya has been bugging me to read those books since I love the show so much!

  25. Hehehe!! I loved all the banter and witty remarks in the Chicagoland Vampire series, this book in particular! Loved the "party scene" Look at Mallory's boobs again!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  26. This is still a series waiting on my TBR pile. Love the witty banter you shared.

  27. Hermione! She's been on many list, that just shows how amazing she is! Good List!

    Here's mine if you would like to see it! wonderstruck-kcks.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-favorite-heroines-from-books.htmlacc
    Happy reading!

  28. I love your teaser, Jessica! I'm way behind in the Chicagoland series, because of what happened and un-happened way back when...
    Your heroines are great, too! Those I know, I love, too!

    Have a great rest of the week :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews


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