Miz B from Should Be Reading, hosts this weekly meme (Teaser Tuesdays). complete guidelines are at her site, but basically, you share two sentences from a random page of your current read. No spoilers - and as always, credit the author and the book.
Just in case you might have missed it, I have an excerpt of Suzanne McLeod's newest novel (her third) The Bitter Seed of Magic posted on a page on this blog. It's from Chapter 2, and it's a nice sized tease.
Tonight I have another little teaser from The Bitter Seed of Magic, this one is from chapter 3. I don't have the book in front of me...yet....But soon! So, from chapter 3 of The Bitter Seed of Magic...
"I released the dead girl's hand and plunged both of mine into the mass of magic binding her, flinching as the dirty-white ropes writhed around my lower arms, feeling like cold slippery eels. Gritting my teeth, I ignored the rest of the circle’s distracting magic and focused on the rope spell. I called it and the ropes pulled away from the body with a nauseating sound like flesh being ripped from bone, and a sweet, rank smell assaulted my nostrils. Shuddering, I gathered the bundle into my arms and tried not to think how they were starting to resemble a mass of rotten intestines; or how the more I pulled at the ropes, the more the girl’s body twisted and jerked like a fish struggling to escape a hook."
I know, Wow, right?
Now, the book I'm currently reading, while waiting for The Bitter Seed of Magic - :) -
...Yet odd whispers began now, falling silent whenever Donal neared a sarcophagus or a mausoleum. It was almost as if -
Don't be insane.
As if the dead had grown afraid of him.
Tomorrow - a winner will be announced for the Nocturne contest...and I will have another contest.... :)