Feb 14, 2017

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker

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.

Oh am I going to break some rules today! LOL! I started reading this section and I couldn't pick out the best teaser out of it because you really need to know the whole story in order to get the laugh of what I wanted to use! Lol! So here you go:

"Most people claim if they could travel back in time, they'd take out people like Hitler or John Wilkes Booth.

And sure, I'd join those crusades any day. But my personal list for time-travel assassination included, in no particular order:

Hungarian aristocrat Countess Elizabeth Bathory (1560-1614). Obsessed with staying young, this 'first female vampire,' exsanguinated hundreds of peasant girls, then drank and bathed in their blood, all to keep her own skin dewy fresh.

Marie Delphine LaLaurie (1775-1849). Notorious for throwing lavish dinner parties in her French Quarter home, the New Orleans Creole socialite secretly carried out macabre medical experiments on the dozens of helpless slaves chained in her attic.

And finally there was the dude--for surely it was a man--who originally invented the corset. I thought hell must have a very special room for that guy." p 90*  

*This quote comes from the eARC, therefore it and its location are not final.

TITLE: Sparks of Light
AUTHOR: Janet B. Taylor
PUBLISHER: HMH Books for Young Readers
GENRE: Sci-Fi/Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2017

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 Slow Burn Romances

*in no particular order
**may be including some hate-to-love romances too because in a way, that's a slow burn one too! LOL! And I guess I'm basically defining slow burn romance as the opposite of INSTA love.

10. INTO THE DIM by Janet B. Taylor--it's been wayyy too long since I've read this one! We're talking late 2015 peeps! Lol! I remember there being a possible love triangle going on and that the first contender we focused on had a real nice slow burn! It took them awhile to fall in love!
9. STALKING JACK THE RIPPER by Kerri Maniscalco--I probably enjoy the hate to romance trope the most! Our heroes Cresswell and Wadsworth take a good long while to even like each other. Or at least it does for Audrey (Wadsworth)!
8. POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder--Yelena and Valek also take awhile to fall in love. Perhaps a sort of friendship occurs early on, she is after all "a prisoner" turned poison tester!

7. HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost--I loooved how slow burning this romance was! Cat and Bones aren't exactly besties. Vampire hunter vs vampire! Though romance and feelings do start to occur in this first installment of the series!
6. SOME GIRLS BITE by Chloe Neill--now Ethan and Merit didn't exactly get along in this one. But I felt like we were setting the foundation for possibilities! And my what grand possibilities those were! This series was incredible and I adore every moment of it!
5. FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON by Jeaniene Frost--I wish this spinoff series would've continued, but we will eventually get Ian's book and I look forward to that day! Denise and Spade didn't quite hit it off right away, but you know how it goes! As time moved on and Spade had to protect Denise from dangers, feelings start to occur!

4. WICKED by Jennifer L. Armentrout--Ivy and Ren! I sooo need to read the second installment of this series still, but I absolutely love how Jennifer does slow burn romances! She is the queen!
3. OBSESSION by Jennifer L. Armentrout--another slow burn romance by Jennifer!! Loooved this one especially because it was in the Lux world and was geared towards adults. Though she's one of my favorite YA authors because her YAs are so mature!
2. OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout--and of course Jennifer does slow burn romance for YA! I guess this can almost be called hate to romance as Katy did hate Daemon! But the Daemon being Daemon, wins her over by being the good guy we always knew him to be! Oblivion anyone? Though, yeah, he can still be an ass. But a lovable ass at that! LOL!

1. REBEL SPRING by Morgan Rhodes--I choose the second installment because I feel like this is when we see Cleo and Magnus interacting. Not always positive at that either! They are definitely the hate to love kind, but then it sort of twists itself into slow burn romance too at some point! DYING for Immortal Reign for that matter!! Seriously...I NEED THIS BOOK NOW!!!!


  1. Your teaser made me laugh, I was with you up until the corset and then yeah I lost it.

    Love the list, especially all of the JLA books on it.

    My TT

  2. Both memes quite interesting this week, thanks!
    Here's my TT: http://earthianhivemind.net/2017/02/14/teaser-tuesday-14-february/

  3. Love those TTT picks and the teaser! I seriously need to read Stalking Jack the Ripper, it looks so good :)

    Here's my TTT

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  4. Great teaser. I recognize both of the notorious women. And I so get taking out that dude! LOL

    My TT from Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters

  5. What a great quote! I'm not sure if the Barthory thing is actually true or has been exaggerated - I've seen a documentary that suggested it was all a set up just because she was a woman and they didn't want her to rule. Still, interesting all the same! I'd rather kill Hitler, though.

    My teaser for the week.

  6. Good teaser. Loved the twist of adding the corset in. Here's My Teaser

  7. Yessss to Into the Dim & Stalking Jack the Ripper--two of my favorites! :D And that teaser quote is amazing XD

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  8. The teaser would lead to some interesting discussion. Love Cat and Bones!

  9. Nice teaser. This week my teaser comes from I See You by Clare Mackintosh. Happy reading!

  10. Whelp. I still have Into the Dim's ARC to be read... but it's good to know ahead of time there's a slow romance (not so much with the potential love triangle, but I'll deal). I really hated Daemon and Katy though... I love slow burn romances but those two never rang well with me for some reason (I think it was because Katy appeared to be more of a damsel in distress too often for my taste).

    Also that quote is hilarious, XD.

    ~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

  11. Oh, I did the same topic. Stalking Jack the Ripper is a great choice. I almost included that one. Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  12. Now I *really* can't wait to read Stalking Jack the Ripper!

  13. YES! I'm SO happy to see Stalking Jack the Ripper. Those two are just so awesome together. Love the banter and they're just adorable.

  14. Yes! Cat and Bones are great. I do love Spade as well.

  15. I definitely want to try Into the Dim and Stalking Jack the Ripper. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  16. Love Cat and Bones. Love Katy and Daemon. Good trope cause I am not a fan of insta love.

  17. I also love the relationship of Kate Daniels and Curran.

  18. Oh Yes Cat and Bones!! Denise and Spade and you got Obsession and Obsidian! Perfect list, I must say!
    My TTT

  19. I did the same topic but with completely different couples!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/top-ten-tuesday-96/

  20. Ohhh yes! I adore First Drop of Crimson!!! Great list.


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