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Teaser Tuesdays …. 8th May 2012

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WHAT IS ‘TEASER TUESDAY’?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of ‘Should Be Reading’.

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

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1. Grab your current read.

2. Open to a random page.

3. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.

4. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.

5. Remember to share the title and author too.

6. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for MizB, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.

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My teaser lines this week are from my recently finished read and so that I can use them in conjuction with another meme I have joined, I have taken them from the 56% page of this kindle download.

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‘LIFE ON THE EDGE’ by JENNIFER COMEAUX

So as not to show any ‘spoilers’, I have not included a synopsis for this book, however, if you want to find out more about it, just click on the book image.

If you don’t really want to read any ‘spoilers’ yourself, then you can ‘tease’ yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story …here.

‘His inviting smile almost made me forget my questions. Almost, but not quite. “I wanted to ask you something first. You were so adamant about us not using Carmen.” I ran my hand over his soft T-shirt. “Did you have a bad skate to it?”‘

‘My curiosity spiked with each of his vague answers. I tried to make my tone both gentle and insistent. “You never talk about your partnership with Elena. I’d like us to be able to talk about everything.”

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This YA contemporary romance novel, was gifted as a request for me to read and leave my comments about by its author, Jennifer Comeaux, and as such was free of charge.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments will be my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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16 comments
    • Hi Sandra,

      I have only recently started reading from the YA genre and I have to say, that sometimes it is very difficult to spot what makes a book YA, as opposed to adult reading.

      This genre was just never around when I was growing up, you either read children’s, or adult books and I don’t think that I ever really suffered, as I knew in my own mind when it was time for me to switch from one to the other.

      ‘Life On The Edge’ is I feel, a book that is equally suitable for both genres.

      Thanks for stopping by, it is always good to receive your comments.

    • Hi Shelley,

      There is a twist to the romance story that is unexpected, even though we get to know early on that there is more to Sergei than meets the eye …. enough said, or I shall be into ‘spoilers’

      Thanks for the visit and for taking the time to leave comment.

    • Hi Karen,

      ‘Life On The Edge’ is quite a sophisticated YA book and would work equally as well under the adult contemporary romantic fiction genre.

      There is a great storyline, a strong theme of family and friendship and of course the budding romance between Emily and Sergei.

      If you enjoy YA fiction, this would be a great one for you to try.

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      You are most welcome.

      There has been a great and varied selection of teasers today and I can already feel my TBR mountain beginning to groan!

      Thanks for the visit.

    • Hi Yvonne,

      This book is definitely suitable for either the YA or adult marketplace, although if you don’t enjoy romantic fiction, it may not be one for you. The backstory is quite strong though, with some great descriptive writing, which adds much to the content.

      Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated.

    • Hi Lisa,

      If you enjoy contemporary romance, then I would definitely recommend ‘Life On The Edge’.

      The romance is sweet and clean, nothing explicit or erotic and there is a great backstory, which has been well researched and is very interesting.

      Thanks for visiting today and for your interest in my post, your comments are much appreciated.

  • I haven’t read a YA novel in a while. I think I read more of it now than when I was a teenager.

    I don’t particularly recall any books being categorised as YA when I was that age, but certainly the books I read (the Point Horror/Nightmare series) back then are NOW being called YA.

    However, as a teen I don’t think I cared what category a book come under… It it looked interested I’d read it!

    • Hi Nikki,

      I only started reading YA, after a review request by an author, some months ago.

      It isn’t a genre that I would want to read all the time, although with the edges between YA and adult fiction becoming more blurred by the day, I really don’t mind the odd author request.

      I also knew myself, when it was time to move on into adult fiction, which I seem to remember doing at quite an early age. At that time, I used to have to use one of my parents library cards, as you weren’t strictly allowed into the adult library until you were a certain age and as such still carried a card for the children’s library.

      I haven’t changed much over the years … if it has a cover with pages inbetween …. then I will read it. The Point Horror books weren’t around when I was growing up, but I do take a peek at them when they come into the charity shop and I certainly wouldn’t be above reading one or two of them.

      ‘Life On The Edge’ is certainly a good example of YA fiction, which is equally suitable for the adult reading market.

      Hope that all is well with you, thanks so much for the comment.

    • Hi Naida,

      That would be telling and would certainly give away far too many spoilers!

      The whole story, including the backstory, is well put together by someone who is sticking to the golden rule ‘write what you know about’ and it has certainly paid off on this occasion.

      It helps if you enjoy ice skating, but that isn’t necessary, as the experience is explained in plain English and in a way that doesn’t bog you down with too much detail, yet gives you enough information to understand what is going on.

      The romance, whilst not without its complications, is easy to follow and works well within the storyline.

      Thanks for the comments, as always.

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