Apr 17, 2018

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.

"And with that one kiss, she was smitten. Ruined, really. Because for the rest of her life, he would be the ruler all other men were measured by. And if she lived to be a thousand years old, she was always going to wonder what if?" Kindle loc. 32%

TITLE: The Dragon Finds Forever
AUTHOR: Kristen Painter
PUBLISHER: Sugar Skull Books
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week's topic is: FREEBIE: Most Scream-worthy Cliffhangers!

*in no particular order
**wherein you will need the next book in the series asap and for most of these I HAD TO WAIT!!!!

10. REIGN OF SHADOWS by Sophie Jordan--this was one of the few where I was lucky to have the next book at the ready! Bc OMG that was dreadful!
9. DREAMFEVER by Karen Marie Moning--oh the screams! The terrible screams! Mine and Mac's!!
8. SOLDIER by Julie Kagawa--another rare, rare instance where I had the next book at the ready...thankfully!! Julie holds nothing back with gut wrenching cliffhangers!

7. THE TROUBLE WITH TWELFTH GRAVE by Darynda Jones--omg omg omg omg!!! I NEED 13th GRAVE NOW!!! But aahhh!!! Did you see it was pushed BACK to 2019?! Amazon and Goodreads have conflicting dates, a January and February one so I am left in a state of horror at not knowing how long I will have to wait!
6. SHADOW KISS by Richelle Mead--one of the worst cliffhangers EVER!! Dreadful! What's worse...the graphic novel series ENDS WITH THIS!!!
5. TWISTED by Gena Showalter--you're probably tired of hearing about this one from me by now! Lol! I apparently hold "grudges" with cancelled series that are likely to never ever ever have a conclusion! Even Gena's description of how book 4 would've gone down still left out CRITICAL information!

4. OPAL by Jennifer L. Armentrout--OMG!!!! I had binge read these first three together and this ending killed me!
3. WICKED: SPELLBOUND by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie--aka Wicked (compilation Volume 2). I first read this series when the books were individual and this ending killed me! And I went on to learn that the series was cancelled!!! I had to wait 6 years for the finale to come about as the series was eventually revived due to better sales!
2. DEAD OF WINTER by Kresley Cole--OMG THIS ENDING!!! And then to have the series in a state of hiatus for awhile as there was a change in publishers...this yet again, killed me!

1. CRYSTAL STORM by Morgan Rhodes--although, to be fair, books 1-4 had pretty screamworthy cliffhangers too. But I think this one, this one was the most scream worthy!! I've only just gotten my voice back earlier this year when I got the final book in my hands! Lol!! But even then, it still took several chapters and pages until my heart would beat at a normal rate...even by looking at the cover! ;)



  1. OMG. I definitely posted the wrong week's topic, for TTT. Luckily it kinda works because this week was a freebie. 😂😂😂😂 I remember the cliffhanger for Opal being painful!

    Great post, Jessica! Have a wonderful day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. Your topic cracked me up! Yep, scream-worthy is a good way to describe the feeling when a book ends and you are just so invested you can't imagine it doesn't continue, like right the next instant. I just finished A Penny Lost by Aspen Basset and had the same reaction.

  3. Great choice for top ten. I have read a few but don’t remember the cliffhangers. I know I binged in the lux series and read them all in a row.

  4. What a fun post! I loved Reign of Shadows :D Thanks for sharing!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  5. I hate cliffhangers!! I haven't read most of these, but Crystal Storm is the main reason I waited to continue the series!

  6. One of these days I will continue Rhodes' series!

  7. For your teaser:

    I don’t know where I am. I don’t know where I am going. - Katy Tur, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (p. 169). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

    And for your TTT - I love a good cliffhanger but ONLY if I have the next book ready to go. When I read Tad Williams' Otherland series, those books just STOPPED and I had to wait about 18 months between novels. UGH.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

  8. Often cliffhangers drive me crazy. I don't mind it when the book wraps up but then there is a small plot point which carries over but big ones I could live without!

  9. Nice quote! And cliffhangers- ergh I love em/ hate em!

  10. Dreamfever!! I still remember that time....I love/hate cliffhangers.

    Here is My Top 10 Tuesday

  11. I hate cliff hangers, which is probably why I have been hesitant to start any new series, but I agree, the Talon books all ended with some devastating situation.

  12. Many of these are later books in series I haven't not caught up with yet, so thanks for the warning that some cliffhangers are coming!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  13. Oooh, cliffhangers! Hate them and then in the next breath I love them! Great idea for a TTT!

  14. Nice freebie topic for this week's TTT post!! Well done!

  15. Dreamfever, Opal and Crystal storm by far! Especially in Dreamfever.

  16. I see several books I totally agree where scream worthy cliffhangers and some that are on my TBR

  17. Oh yes that ending to Opal KILLED ME! It was such a good cliffhanger but gah that wait was hard.


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