Teaser Tuesday – December 14

It’s Teaser Tuesday, hosted over at Should Be Reading.

I’ve officially jumped into science fiction!

“I may have given the impression that boot camp was made harder than necessary. This is not correct.
It was made as hard as possible and on purpose.
It was the firm opinion of every recruit that this was sheer meanness, calculated sadism, fiendish delight of witless morons in making other people suffer.”

 – Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein, page 45

“Panting, he swallowed hard, his heart still racing; his face drained as he gently touched his hand to his neck and brought away blood on the tips of his trembling fingers.
‘Oh, my God!’ he whispered. The cut wasn’t deep, he could tell that, no more than a scratch, and yet…
He backed up a few steps in shock, still holding the lit lighter, and knowing the steps were behind him, he collapsed upon one of them. His whole body was quivering.”

 – Vampire Blood by Kathryn Meyer Griffith, page 168

A recent trip to a local used bookstore added these to my collection. I got a ton of books. Like 30 (but I spent less than 40 bucks, so hey…). Anywho, that second book is from the Zebra Horror collection that I love so much. Happy I found these!

What are you reading?

18 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – December 14

  1. Mystica December 14, 2010 / 4:08 am

    not my genre but I am willing to listen to everything!

  2. Dee December 14, 2010 / 7:04 am

    Oh, my teaser will tell you that I’ve been reading science fiction lately too!
    I am a big fan of David Weber, but only read a few Heinlein. I’m going to have to do a long-overdue read of Starship Troopers.
    My teaser is from a favorite series which I am re-reading in parts:
You can visit this David Weber book and my latest update on ebook news at e-Volving Books

  3. jlshall (Joy's Blog) December 14, 2010 / 7:11 am

    Those are excellent teasers. Haven’t read any Heinlein in quite a while, but he was always one of my favorite sci-fi writers. If he’s your first experience with the genre, you’ve chosen well!

    Here’s my teaser.

  4. Mary Ann Langan December 14, 2010 / 12:13 pm

    Here is my teaser from Out of Touch by Brandon Tietz (Page vii):

    I used to be the kind of guy that would have no problem reading Playboy or Hustler on an airplane, but that me in “the before,” and nearly everything has changed since that time in my life a little over a year ago.

    This is not a coming of age story.

    If that’s what you’re wanting then I suggest you put this down and read something else: something with a happy ending. Like Penthouse.

    Or: the funny pages.

    This is me giving you your official warning.

    Because where this goes, you might not be ready for.

  5. Wendi B December 14, 2010 / 1:38 pm

    Two interesting teasers. Great finds on all those books! Here’s my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  6. Miss Page-Turner December 14, 2010 / 5:22 pm

    Hey the Vampire Blood teaser sounds so good! Who is talking? I need to know more about this story:)Very good teaser!
    Here is my Teaser!

    And don’t forget to check out my giveaway. You can choose 1 out of 6 2011 release novels to pre-order. It ends Jan 3rd and is open internationally. Just click…HERE!

  7. Michelle December 14, 2010 / 5:45 pm

    Great teasers! I always enjoy a good sci-fi book 🙂 and I have yet to dive into the Vampire Blood series…

    You can read my teaser at Pineapples & Pyjamas

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