Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teaser Tuesday # 35 Shadow's Claim


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

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Today's Tease comes from
Shadow's Claim
Kresley Cole

*** WARNING ***

The Blurb:

#1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist, a new paranormal series following the royal bloodline of Dacia, a vampire kingdom hidden within the Lore of the Immortals After Dark.
Shadow’s Claim features Prince Trehan, a ruthless master assassin who will do anything to possess Bettina, his beautiful sorceress mate, even compete for her hand in a blood-sport tournament— to the death.

Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people—striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself—until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore’s most fearsome villains.

Desperate to earn her guardians’ approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she’s lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure.

Even if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettina’s heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millennium’s worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride away—or stoke Bettina’s own desires to a fever pitch. . . .

The Teaser(s):


She laid her hands on his chest, lids growing heavy at the feel of his mighty body. But this was just a tease; she needed to trace his skin, to explore him.

And later in the book:

He'd already traced to her, cupping her face, "I'll die if I don't kiss you right now."

Bettina gasped when his mouth met hers, her hands shooting to his chest to push him away. But his lips were so deliciously firm, and his immediate groan made her shiver.

With excitement?

How could she be excited when she still felt raw inside? Why was that empty feeling fading as he deepened his kiss?

Enjoy this, her mind whispered. Tonight's your last chance. Yes, to enjoy those smoldering looks, those strong arms around her, holding her secure against him. That connection...

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If you liked my tease, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or if you don't have a blog, then please leave your ‘teasers’ in the comment section below!


  1. It sounds as if this story is quite sensual.

    Here's My Teaser

  2. OOoh nice teases!! Hope you're enjoying this one!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Kresley Cole is an amazing author.... I don't know how she can manage all those hawt scenes!!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  4. I love Kresley Cole. One of my best friends told me about her and I've been hooked ever since. Thank you so much for the awesome tease and for commenting. I am a Team Will fan but Jem is pretty awesome too. 8)

    Happy Tuesday from Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

  5. Sounds so very delicious! and i love your cursor! lol

    Here is my Teaser

    Kelley Lee of Reading to Stay Alive

  6. I have heard great things about this author and that is an awesome tease!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  7. Oh my. I likes! Btw, I liked how you warned about the adult content. It made me giggle.

    Thanks for visiting Vonnie's Reading Corner

  8. I still have to read a Kresley Cole book but they are definitely on my tbr. Thanks for stopping by our blog :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  9. I've only read Poison Princess by Cole, and I loved it!! Those teasers make me want to read her other books :D

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the Book Crazed Girl

  10. Holy smokes why was it her last chance?