Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Teaser Tuesday # 49 - Before I Wake

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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This week's Tease comes from:

Before I Wake
( Soul Screamers #6)

Rachel Vincent

First - The Blurb:

I died on a Thursday—killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul. The good news? He didn't get it.

The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school…

Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent "recovering," she's back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend.

But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won't keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn't just gambling with her own life….

Second - The Tease:

His fingers brushed mine first and the sparks started there, then followed his touch as it skimmed slowly over my knuckles and up the back of my arm. I could hardly breathe. How could such little contact - innocent, yet scorchingly intimate - bring my entire world grinding to a halt, like the planet had suddenly stopped spinning?

His hand rested on my shoulder, warm for just an instant, then trailed up my neck to cup the back of my head. He brushed a strand of hair behind my ear, and my mouth fell open.

Tod's mouth met mine and he sucked my lower lip between his. I reached for him and when my hands brushed the hard ridges of his stomach, he moaned into my mouth. His hand tightened behind my head and that kiss deepened until I was glad I didn't need to breathe.

Third - My Thoughts:
This tease leads, without a doubt, to my absolute favorite scene in the book. Actually, in the whole series thus far.
I admit, it took a while for me to warm to Tod, but I finally have and I really like him with Kaylee. They are a good match. I still have a soft spot for Nash and I'm hoping he ends up happy. Guess I'll just have to keep reading to find out.

As for the rest of what's going on in this book. Chaotic and traumatic are two words which come to mind.
My rating on this one: 4.5 out of 5

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  1. It was the best scene, huh!! *Sigh* It's a fantastic series, wait til you finish WAMS!!! OMG!! You will have to email me!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. I haven't heard of this series. So this is the sixth book? I have some catching up to do.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. This is my favorite of the series! And I agree Tod and Kaylee are good for eachother in ways that her and Nash never were. You are better at forgiving though, I stayed mad at Nash for a very long time lol. So glad you are enjoying this series!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  4. Oh wow! Is about all I can think after reading that teaser! Great job!

    Here's My TT

    @Reading and Things

  5. I've heard great things about this series:) I'm definitely adding this book to my TBR :)Great teaser. :)

    My Teaser Tuesday :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  6. Loved this scene. Loved that you got on the Tod-ship as well.

    My Teaser

  7. Lots of peeps love this series. I'm glad you are one of them. I kinda lost interest and never finished it. One day, I'll get back to it.