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‘The Englishman And The Butterfly’ by Ryan Asmussen

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

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

 

  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.

‘THE ENGLISHMAN AND THE BUTTERFLY’ by RYAN ASMUSSEN

My teaser lines are taken from page 131 of 255 on my PDF file.

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

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

Fell reclines on an ancient oak table. And she is above him, hovering, a butterfly that has come through the open window with the frigid winter winds.

The tiny dragon, aroused, whips its head round to glower at her, scales quivering with icy fire. A shimmer runs up and down the portions of his body where the prominent muscles curl. She strokes him, soothes him down to quietude.

I have only just started this book, so have no idea what is going on in the scene with my teaser lines. However, from reading just this one page in order to select my teaser lines, I can probably say that you may not all be right in what you might think is happening here ….

As this was an author invitation to read and review, a PDF and Kindle download of  ‘The Englishman and the Butterfly’, was sent to me free of charge, by its author Ryan Asmussen.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog articles 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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10 comments
  • Intrigued by your teaser but even more so with your comment about we may not all be right in what we think is happening.

    Looking forward to your full review as I’ve heard lots of mixed things about this one.

    • Hi Tracy,

      Well, you haven’t said what you think is happening yet?!! This is a pretty sensual read so far and I am very taken with the storyline. Some very powerful prose and phraseology have kept me glued to the pages, although I haven’t really read much of the book over the last few days, as I have been struck down with the dreaded ‘Norovirus’, which is a real killer … four days in and I still can’t eat, who would have thought that one little bug could be so deadly!

      Thanks for stopping by with your comments, I appreciate them as always.

    • Hi Sandra,

      Watch this space for the review, it is obviously not quite what you are envisioning!!

      It is an excellent piece of writing, well thought through and phrased in some sensual language.

      I have no idea where the storyline is taking me yet.

      Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.

    • Hi Marika,

      Thanks for stopping by Fiction Books today. I love ‘meeting’ new people and your visits and comments will always be welcome.

      I was just lucky on my choice of page to use for my teaser line, as I haven’t actually read that far into the book yet. Read a couple of lines either side of those teasers and all would become quite clear, although as I am fast finding out, maybe this ‘butterfly’, is not all she seems to be!!

      Take Care and enjoy the rest of your week.

  • Interesting lines, especially the first ones. Happy reading Yvonne. I hope you are feeling better and fighting off that flu bug! Drink lots of fluids and get your rest 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      I must admit that I haven’t even opened a book in the last five days, I don’t seem to have the energy or concentration for anything. However the more I have read of the story, the more inappropriate the word ‘butterfly’ seems to be to describe her, unless something else changes before I get to my teaser page and I am not sure that poor ‘Fell’ knows what is happening to him!!

      A lovely sensual read, which I want to give my full attention to, in order to appreciate all the beautiful words the author uses.

      Thanks for your kind words, it will be good to see somewhere different in the house, rather than the inside of the bathroom!! LOL

    • Hi Melissa,

      Thanks for stopping by Fiction Books this week. I love ‘meeting’ new people and your visits and comments will always be valued and appreciated.

      This is a debut novel, by a new author, but I am hoping that it isn’t going to be his last, as so far it is completely captivating and teasing me. The excellent dialogue steers you into one way of thinking, only to be drawn off at a tangent a few moments later and left guessing all over again, what the outcome of story is going to be.

      I hope that your week is going well so far.

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