Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - The Scarlet Contessa by Jeanne Kalogrides

... a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


*Grab your current read
*Open to a random page
*Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page


The Scarlet Contessa by Jeanne Kalogrides


My teaser comes from p 252.


" He sat on the bench, bent halfway forward from the waist, his breathing labored, his arms wound round himself, as if he were struggling to keep something dangerous from bursting out. At the sound of my steps, he looked up immediately, his eyes wide with horror."





Told by her lady-in-waiting, this is the story of Caterina Sforza , the bravest warrior Renaissance Italy ever knew. She ruled her own lands, fought her own battles. and openly took lovers whenever she pleased!

24 comments:

  1. Ooh, very mysterious....

    Here's mine:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/teaser-tuesdays-sept-28/

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  2. Now I need to know why. Great teaser! My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesday-the-accordionists-son.html

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  3. Oh this was a really good teaser. I'm off to learn more and see what I need to do to get a copy :)

    Come by and see the Teaser I chose

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  4. What?? You can't stop there! What happened next?? Going to look this one up NOW!

    Mine is a romance from Shana Galen... So far very very very HOOOOOOT!

    http://aisleb.tumblr.com/post/1202669736/teaser-tuesday

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  5. Great teaser. I love the cover too.

    Here’s My Teaser

    I'm in NZ too :)

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  6. Sounds like a great book and the cover is beautiful!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - my book, Reading Lolita in Tehran is my book club pick for this month.

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  7. I have really enjoyed the books I have read by Jeanne Kalogridis!

    My teaser is here

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  8. great teaser. She sounds like a fascinating woman

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  9. Oooh...now I want to know what happens next. Great teaser! My TT from Linger is here.
    xx,
    E.J.
    From the Shadows

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  10. Terrific teaser and an awesome cover. Sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by mine.

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  11. Ooh very intense! Nice teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  12. This is intriguing... full of action and yet, I've no idea what is going on!

    New follower here!

    Check mine out at:
    My Teaser

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  13. Wonderful teaser ... it kind of sounds like me when I have menstrual cramps! (Too much information ... I know!)

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  14. Jenners - only you!!! Haha!

    Thanks for dropping by , everyone.

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  15. Sounds like my kind of book!! I'll keep an eye out for your final thoughts! Thanks for visiting my teaser!

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  16. wow this book sounds awesome! thanks for the great teaser!

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  17. Happy Teaser Tuesday everybody! Hope you will check out my teaser for Tempted (House of Night #6) by PC Cast and Kristin Cast! by the way anyone who features my novel The Thirteenth Chime on a Teaser Tuesday can add there blog link here and they will be featured on my Facebook and Twitter!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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  18. Ooooh this sounds interesting! I definitely have this on my list. I will be looking forward to your review :)

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  20. I hope you enjoy this book, I read "The Devil's Queen" by the same author when it came out and loved it. You can find my weekly teaser here: http://bookgirlsbooknookblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesday-1.html please check out my blog.

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  21. Thanks for stopping by Blog O'The Irish..I have always looked at Jeanne Kalogrides books but have yet to read one... looks good though..

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  22. My review of The Sugar Queen is up now. I though that you would like to see it.

    http://bookgirlsbooknookblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/sugar-queen-review.html

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