Tuesday Teaser is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Here are the rules: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page, and BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"Butler approached Scarlett as a big cat might: with a deliberate, lazy confidence. Swarthy, tall, and unusually muscular for a Southern gentleman, his frock coat was black broadcloth, his shirt was ruffled at the cuffs, and his foulard was the delicate blue of a robin's egg. Though he swept his panama from his head, his gesture seemed less chivalrous than it might have."
~Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig
And now, for my Tuesday Teaser...inspired by i swim for oceans. If you are writer, take a line from your current WIP or published piece. This is a line from my novel.
"Her palms were on fire as she rolled onto her back, heart racing, head pounding—the kitchen a blur before her. She blinked hard, and swallowed. The sickening taste of blood was thick at the back of her throat. She shivered.
"Dear Lord, what have I done?" she whispered.
Shattered china was scattered across the tired linoleum floor. A small puddle of cold tea from her morning cup lay a few feet away; the rest was on her white blouse. Yet, what froze the breath in her lungs was the pool of blood crawling near her blue jeans; trickling from the handsome face of her husband."