Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Teaser Tuesday # 53 - Spark by Brigid Kemmerer

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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My Tease for this week comes from:

(Elementals #2)
Brigid Kemmerer

First - The Blurb:


He could feel flames coming through the floor, looking for him. Sparks and ash rained down. He wasn't going to make it. He was going to fail. Again. Then a hand closed over his wrist and pulled, hard.

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally. Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. So when an arsonist wreaks havoc on his town all the signs point to Gabriel.

Layne is strangely drawn to him. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can’t let Layne know that the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.


Second - The Tease:

"Just me and the horses. Plenty of privacy." She flushed, realizing how that sounded. "I mean..."

His hands found her waist, hard through the thin material of her jacket. "I know exactly what you mean."

She sucked in a breath, but then he was kissing her.

When his lips touched hers, it was like lighting a match: a quick flare of heat, a burst of light, and then a slow burn. Her body melted into his, letting him support her again. His hands slid under the edge of her jacket, and even though there was a turtleneck there, she froze anyway.

His hands stopped.... but his kisses didn't. They slowed, his mouth drawing at hers carefully, his tongue brushing hers until he'd coaxed small noises from her throat and the heat in her body was everywhere, not just near his hands or his mouth. This time, when his hands slid under her jacket, she let him.

Third - My Thoughts:

Spark moves on from where Storm left off, only this time, Gabriel is the focus. For those of you who haven't read this series, I should point out that there are four brothers in total. Chris, the youngest who we met in Storm. Gabriel and Nick, the twins. And Michael, the oldest brother who is in charge of the other three.

In Spark, we get to learn a whole lot more about Gabriel. Like Chris, he is an Elemental and can control fire. Although he appears rough around the edges, he quickly captures your heart. He is most definitely my favorite of the four.

Enter Layne. She is a girl with a secret. Constantly bullied by a fellow student who one day takes things a little too far, Gabriel suddenly notices her. Drawn to each other, the two of them begin to form an unlikely friendship which soon blossoms into more.

I have to say, I liked this book slightly better than the first. It's well written and it is easy to become emotionally involved. There are parts to the story where your heart just goes out to these two characters.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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  1. Great tease! It is great to see that the second book has been more enjoyable for you.... will probably build up to a great series!!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. Love the tease! I really need to read this series...it's been on my list for a while now!

    Here's my Teaser!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  3. OOh nice tease! This series does look pretty cool!

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  4. This one sounds interesting. I like the idea of elementals.

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  5. I loved Storm, but I still need to read Spark! Hopefully soon! Love the tease!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  6. I liked this one better than the first as well. Not so much the third one though- Hunter did not deserve a book IMO.

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  7. Verrrry nice teaser ;) I still haven't read this series but a lot of bloggers I trust gave it rave reviews! Glad you're enjoying it so far :)

  8. I loved this book and Gabriel is fabulous! Great pick.