Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #61 ~ Mystery Rises by Marilyn Phillips

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 I'm doing things a little differently.
This week, to celebrate the official release of my second book in the Mystery Falls series, I'm giving you a couple of teasers from
Mystery Rises.

But First - The Blurb:

After spending months apart due to an enforced separation, Samantha and Shadow are finally reunited. However, it is a reunion which may be short lived. As more secrets of the past are revealed, Samantha not only discovers her true heritage, but also how heavily intertwined it is with Shadow’s. Suddenly finding themselves on opposing sides of a feud which started long before either one of them was born, they struggle to remain together in a world which seems determined to keep them apart.

Neither one of them wants to enter the conflict started by their forefathers, but unfortunately, there may not be a choice. With Samantha’s true identity now known in the world of the angels, she has become a pawn in a deadly game of revenge. Desperate to hold on to the one person who truly matters to him, Shadow must find a way to protect Samantha... or risk losing her forever.

Teaser One:

My eyes slid over his body admiringly. I had only seen him like this—half undressed—a few times before. Happy for him to stay as he was, I cheekily said, “Don’t bother on my account.”

His brows rose and a half smile appeared on his lips. “You like me this way?”

Only marginally embarrassed by my own forwardness, I allowed my eyes to slide down the length of his torso a second time. “No. I don’t like you like this. I love you like this.”

His smile grew mischievous.

There was barely any distance between us. Closing what little there was, he brought his lips to my ear and whispered, “And I would love to see you with even less than what I’m wearing.”

Teaser Two:

Beneath me, Shadow’s face contorted into an expression I didn't understand. Concerned, I asked, “What?”

His expression relaxed. Reaching up, he placed a hand on either side of my face. “Do you have any idea what you’re current proximity is doing to me, especially when you grind your hips into mine like that?”

Before I had climbed into bed, I had stripped out of Celeste’s clothes and into one of Shadow’s T-shirts. He had removed everything but his boxer briefs. With very little material between us now, it didn't take long for me to figure out what he meant. He wanted me, really wanted me, and the thought caused a warm sensation to ripple through the length of my body.

Filled with a sudden desire to be even closer, I leaned down and kissed him. Sucking gently on his lower lip, I coaxed his mouth to open and invite me in. As our tongues danced, his hands moved from my face, over my shoulders, and down to the lower curve of my back. Deepening the kiss, I pressed myself closer still. He groaned softly. Sliding his hands over my butt and down to my thighs, he reached for the hem of my shirt, his shirt, and slowly edged it upwards. I didn't stop him. I wanted this. I wanted him. As his fingers traced over my bare skin, a wave of electricity ran through me. Although I had felt it many times before, somehow, tonight, it was far more intense. Igniting every cell in its path, it caused my heart to race, my need for him to increase.

With his hands splayed out across my back, he rolled us over. Pinned beneath him, I was no longer in the controlling position. But I didn't care. If he wanted to lead, then I was more than willing to follow.

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If you would like to read and review Mystery Rises, you can drop me a line HERE

Please note, copies are provided in ebook form via Smashwords.com
All reviews should be posted within 4 weeks of obtaining a copy on Goodreads, Smashwords and Amazon.

Thank you in advance.

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below!


  1. Ooh nice! Both teasers are great! Will need to check out the first book in the series though since I like to read my books in order.

    My Teaser

  2. Awesome teasers girl! I'm glad your book is finally out there!

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

  3. Great teaser! I like your writing style. Congrats on getting your second book out.

    Thanks for visiting my TT.

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are


  4. Wowzer! Sexy teasers -- love! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my teaser! Happy Reading :)