Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TEASER TUESDAY - GLADIATOR STYLE! (AKA Gerard Butler!)


(DISCLAIMER:  Anytime I can use an image of Gerard Butler I will do so...that man is just toooooo yummy, seriously people!)

It's Teaser Tuesday time agaaaaaain!  This is my favourite weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading, and ANYONE can play along!  If you have a blog and a TT just give us a link in the comments, if you do not have a blog you can still participate, just give us your TT in the comments!
  • Grab your current read
  • flip to a random page
  • select two teaser sentences from anywhere on that page
  • do not include any SPOILERS!
  • But please DO include the book name and author so we can all add it to our TBR piles!
My teaser today is from the ARC "Mistress of Rome" by Kate Quinn (available for purchse April 6, 2010):


That would be to tempt God, who doesn't like to take second place in any human heart.  But Arius's sword-roughened hand slipped through my hair as if to feel my thoughts on his fingers, and then he caught me up so hard and close that I had no time for any thoughts at all.

SWOON!

Just a little aside to this TT today, this book is an ARC that was sent to me, and I have to admit when I saw the cover I kind of rolled my eyes... just a little.  Then when I started reading I felt frustrated at first because it is a historical fiction but the language is EXTREMELY modern and just did not have authenticity to it at all.  But I quickly let that go and just immersed myself in the novel.... AND I LOVE IT!!  I literally cannot put it down.  If you are like me and have read a lot of historical fiction, and if that is your preferred genre (as it is mine) just put aside any preconcieved idea of any historical type language and enjoy this book for all its glorious juiciness!

You can read more TT's here.

Have a WONDERFUL day!

15 Blabs:

Alice Audrey said...

If it ends up in my TBR pile, I'll keep your comments in mind.

Jess. said...

Interesting teaser. I love historical fiction, and often have the same feeling about the overly modern language.

Check out my teaser at Find the Time to Read
-Jess.
(Find the Time to Read)

Lina said...

Ooooh...nice teaser! Sounds juicy enough for me...might add this to my TBR.

If you like you can view my TT here

Missy B. said...

Great teaser! I agree with you about the cover, but I am so glad that you are enjoying it! I look forward to your review.

celi.a said...

Ha! And...YUM. Great teaser!

If you'd like, you can check out mine here.

Natalie W said...

Sounds like a wonderful read! Enjoy and have a great week :0)
Natalie

Alayne said...

Haha great pics! Nice teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

carolsnotebook said...

Great teaser! Modern language in historical fiction rarely bothers me.

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Wow! Awesome teaser!

fredamans said...

Great post!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser_08.html

Kaye said...

It's great that you love the book so much. I think the cover is gorgeous.

Have a good week and happy reading. My teaser is here

Lori said...

LOL, you went all out for this teaser. Enjoy your book. Here'smine.

Diane said...

The cover is gorgeous, and great to hear u liked the book as well.

mel u said...

Ever since the HBO Series Rome I have been into Roman history-this sounds like a very interesting book-I came to your blog via the blog hop and I will be back

Lindsey said...

Hugeeeee swooon!

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