Tuesday Teaser/Teaser Tuesday #5

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!

"His hands still dripping with blood, he goes to offer the heart, still steaming, under the eyes of the men of peace assembled in this august tribunal of humanity. What a horrible scene! Tyrants, cast your eyes on this terrible and revolting spectacle. Shudder and see how you and yours will be treated. This body, so delicate and so refined, bathed in perfumes, is horribly dragged in the mud and over the cobblestones."

~From Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

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.

With the hills of Hollywood looming against the Pacific sky, Isabella and Oliver Sweetly held one another. The rain departed, and the sun broke free of the dark clouds. Birds sang in the eucalyptus trees. A neighborhood dog happily greeted the new day with a song of his own. And with the last chill of the storm, a breeze swept over the lovers; the moment faded away. Isabella smiled up at her husband, but her smile quickly faded. Oliver was staring with uncertain eyes out at the valley below. “God has spared us,” he said, his voice high and shaky. “But I must keep watch for the flood waters, dear lady. They will come very soon.”

A tear ran down her cheek.

~From my WIP, Hollywoodland



  1. You must find peace and beauty in today... *sigh* Nice teaser, though a bit ... well... sad.

  2. WOW ... your novels sounds like it's going to be good!
    Thank you for stopping my blog and I like your blog too! It's very pretty.

  3. I am always intrigued when I see something about a "flood"--so many possibilities.

    Tossing It Out

  4. I want to read this now! Great teaser. New follower, btw!

  5. Both teasers are a little scary as well as sad. The Madame Tussaud teaser is scary because of what has just happened; the Hollywoodland teaser scares me about what will happen next!

  6. Oh,awesome teasers...especially your own WIP. Is that going to be the book cover? I love it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Excellent teaser!!!! I have this one to read as well and can't wait to get to it - especially now!

    Here is mine:


  8. I like the teaser from your novel. Good luck!

  9. Thanks for all the comments. The picture with my teaser is not the book cover. :) But it is pretty. And there was no flood. Just a character suffering from dementia. It's pretty interesting...and not sad, actually. ;)

    Michelle Moran is a fantastic writer. I think Lady Tussaud will be a wonderful read.

  10. SO INTENSE. Wow. Great teaser. And thanks for stopping by!

  11. I love how you ended the teaser from your WIP. The first paragraph started out so hopeful, it seemed, but the last couple of sentences really left me wondering.