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‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ by Grace Elliot

The oil showed the marchioness stripped of her satins and silks with her natural beauty shining like an exotic flower. In just a gossamer shift with a rope of pearls wound around a swan-like neck, she reclined in a woodland clearing, happy as a nymph.

Sophia scowled. “But that’s precisely the point. Producing a son was my duty, and I won’t be made into a dowdy matron because of it. I need to feel alive and have my heart race for joy. Heaven knows, the Marquess already talks of producing another brat for the nursery.”

Pages 7/8 of the Prologue

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Check out those all important “First Lines” here

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

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read.

2. Open to a random page.

3. Share two “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.

4. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences, that give away too much about the book.

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.

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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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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  • Hello ‘The Bookish Snob’

    I was amazed to have actually won something, I must say.

    Not too keen on the idea of having to read it on the PC, luckily it is not a very lengthy book.

    I am really enjoying it so far, as a bit of escapism, before I start on something more substantial.

  • Hi Kathy,

    As I won the book and Grace is a new author, I wanted to read it as soon as possible, so that I can leave her some feedback.

    It has been good as a Xmas read, when time to sit and do any serious reading has been short.

  • Hi Laurel-Rain,

    That’s the trouble with all these different downloads and ebook readers, it definitely messes with the page numbering for a meme like Teaser Tuesday.

    Give me a printed copy any day.

    Despite that, or rather, in spite of that, the book is still a good read.

  • Hi Aimee,

    Yes, the cover is lovely isn’t it?

    I have to say, that many of the modern covers are so much better than older publications.

    Many of my TBR pile are older books and by comparison, the covers can look noticeably dark and dowdy, compared to newer books.

  • Hi Yvonne,

    Thanks for stopping by The Enchanted Book and commenting on my teaser. I’ve seen the book your teaser is from around before. It looks interesting.

    Here is a link to a synopsis of Unveiled (it sounds a bit overwrought just like all romance blurbs do, but it’s actually quite a good read so far): http://www.courtneymilan.com/unveiled.php

    Have a great one!


  • Hi Wakela,

    My heroine sounds as feisty as yours, but, like yours, I don’t think they are going to hold out on their men forever.

    I would be happy with a few more ‘wins’ like that!

  • Hi Selena,

    I agree, many of the romance synopses can sound very sweet and sugary, can’t they.

    They are often much better when you start to read though and some can have quite detailed plots.

    ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ is shaping up quite nicely at the moment.

  • Congratulations on your win. I’ve only read one e-book on the computer and found it less enjoyable than a printed book, but I suppose it just takes time to get used to it.

    Like you I will be glad to get back to normal next week. The family are coming over to us for New Year, so that will be hectic! We still have loads of snow but the roads are all clear!

  • Hi Margaret,

    I suppose that e-books are the way forward, so I shall just have to get used to it, or get left behind.

    Mind you, my TBR pile is so great at the moment, that I can’t see e-books becoming a problem for me, for some time to come!!!

    Have a great New Year celebration with your family and a Very Happy 2011

  • Here is my teaser from Nature’s Secret Messages: Hidden in Plain Sight by Elaine Wilkes (Page 3):

    “We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Stop. Look. Listen. My kindergarten teacher taught me that. I remember carefully lining up the tips of my patent-leather shoes exactly at the edge of the curb and stopping–then carefully looking to my right and left, quiet and aware, listening for any clues. Feeling that it was safe to proceed, I’d grasp my classmate’s hand, jump off the curb, and happily venture into unknown territories on the other side of the street.

    Now I barely glance from side to side as I hurry on my way.

    What happened? Where did that wide-open feeling of awareness go? In the rush of adulthood, it seems to vanish, but what would happen if we simply stopped, looked and listened…even as busy adults?

    As a learning addict, I’ve hunted for insights through countless books, seminars, experts, masters and more. Eventually, I realized that my kindergarten teacher had it right from the beginning, long before I started my quest. Who knew that she was so profound?

Written by Yvonne