Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Teaser Tuesday: This Side of the Grave
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and here's how it works:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share a snippet from somewhere on that page but be careful not to include spoilers
Today I have a very special teaser for you from This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. I'm including a longer-than-normal excerpt because today is my birthday and this series just makes me happy. And what better way to celebrate your birthday than with a little Jeaniene Frost humor? I hope this passage brings a smile to your faces!
Without thought, my gaze flew to the areas in question before skipping away once I realized what I was doing. Then my cheeks actually tingled with mortification as Vlad let out a long, hearty laugh. Mencheres, more courteous, pretended to suddenly find something fascinating in the door frame, but I saw his lips twitch.
"My dear Reaper," Vlad said, still laughing. "Did you just check out our–"
"No!" I interrupted at once, almost lunging toward the staircase. "I'm tired and still dazed from the Remnants and...f*ck it, I'm taking a shower. I mean, not a cold shower, because I don't need that"–oh Jesus, I was only making this worse–"because I am cold already, and I need to get hot. I mean, warmer. Oh, just shut up!"
This as Vlad continued to laugh the whole time I went up the stairs.
THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE (from Goodreads)
Danger waits on both sides of the grave.
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they've triumphed over the latest battle, Cat's new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance . . .
With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous "ally"—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war . . . to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.