Teaser: Lips Touch Three Times

“A cursed girl with lips still moist from her first kiss might feel suddenly wild, like a little monsoon. She might forget her curse just long enough to get careless and let it come true. She might kill everyone she loves.”
– Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor (Illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo)
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Synopsis

Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no mere kiss, but an action with profound consequences for the kissers’ souls:

Goblin Fruit
In Victorian times, goblin men had only to offer young girls sumptuous fruits to tempt them to sell their souls. But what does it take to tempt today’s savvy girls?

Spicy Little Curses
A demon and the ambassador to Hell tussle over the soul of a beautiful English girl in India. Matters become complicated when she falls in love and decides to test her curse.

Hatchling
Six days before Esme’s fourteenth birthday, her left eye turns from brown to blue. She little suspects what the change heralds, but her small safe life begins to unravel at once. What does the beautiful, fanged man want with her, and how is her fate connected to a mysterious race of demons?

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be ReadingIt’s simple: turn to a random page of a book you’re currently reading and post two(ish) ‘teaser’ sentences.

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Teaser: The Heartless Stone

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be ReadingIt’s simple: turn to a random page of a book you’re currently reading and post two(ish) ‘teaser’ sentences.


“How do you find a piece of star in a place like the Central African Republic? The customary way is to have a dream about it.
The Heartless Stone by Tom Zoellner

Not many non-fiction books encourage me to keep reading as if it was an engrossing fiction.  The history of diamonds is so intriguing in itself that, once the research had been done, it didn’t even really need great writing behind it. But this is written well.

Tom Zoellner has done an excellent job entwining his own experiences (both the story behind his quest for the truth on diamonds and the actual quest) with his research.  If you’ve never before read a non-fiction, I would wholeheartedly recommend this.  It doesn’t need a fictional story, because the truth is more captivating than any story an author could invent.

If you’re not sure, hold out for my review to be published when I’ve finished reading.

What are your teasers this week?