Tuesday Teaser/Teaser Tuesday #42

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Here are the rules: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page, and 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 Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Whatever anger or self-righteousness I'd come in with had vanished. "She shouldn't be allowed to hit me, or steal my dad's money, no matter what," I said weakly. 

What Comes After by Steve Watkins

And now, for my Tuesday Teaser...For those of you who don't know, I do my Tuesday Teasers differently (and yes, I add this disclaimer every time). Each week, I feature two sentences (or more) of something I've written, leave it up all day, then remove it around 11 PM. You're welcome to comment on it, love it, hate it, or simply read it at your leisure...if you'd like, of course. This week's teaser is from my current WIP, RACE.

My legs are sporting bright droplets of scarlet blood, oozing from the cracks in my injured flesh. I smudge the blood with my stinging hands, only to realize I’ve made my legs look worse. I wipe my reddened hands on the remnants of my dress and let my shoulders slump, collapsing my head into my folded arms.


Today is the first stop for The Long Weekend Blog Tour hosted by yours truly! The all-too-awesome Jamie from The Perpetual Turner has a fabulous review/interview/international giveaway for all of you, so be sure to drop by and check it out!


  1. I can't say that teaser has me jumping to read it. Perhaps, it is more of a you have to be in the right mood to read. Right now I need me some happy :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Mad Scientist

  2. i like your teaser! very nice, melissa!! Sounds like she's definitely running from someone!

  3. Love your teaser, Melissa! It sounds mysterious and exciting. Best of luck with your WIP!

  4. Your teaser has me intrigued about what came before. How did she get her injuries, and what will she do now? The best with the WIP race.

  5. Wow, that sounds great. Painful and visual. Excellent teaser.

  6. I'm intrigued.

    My teaser this week is from ‘Mad Love’ by Suzanne Selfors

  7. Please tell me this book is available in the US? The teaser is great!! It makes me want to read it.

  8. How're you liking What Comes After? I got this book a few weeks ago on a book tour & unfortunately could not finish it :( just too sad for me. Sometimes I can handle compelling stories like that, but other times I'm just not in the mood for it.

  9. I think I like your teaser better...:D

    I cant wait to read this book your working on!!!
    I want to know why that girl is bleeding...

  10. Yay for the return of your Teaser Tuesday!!

  11. I always love reading your Tuesday Teasers. Can't wait to be able to read the entire story :D

  12. First teaser: Wonder why he/she lost his/her nerve??

    Your WIP teaser is SO good! I want to know why she has blood all over her!

  13. You have no idea how happy I am that your Tuesday Teaser is back for RACE. I used to look forward to reading your teasers and I was bummed when they disappeared for a bit.

    You definitely brought them back with a bang though. Love your teaser and how vividly you bring the situation to light. Just adding the 'scarlet' to the blood makes it standout that much more.

  14. Your WIP teaser is great. I want to read more!

    Stop by my page when you get a chance. I did a WIP teaser also!


  15. YES! You put some of your WIP teasers back up. I don't remember reading that part, I need more chapters. MORE CHAPTERS MELISSA! You rock:)

  16. Oh great teasers! I wonder why on What Comes After she is deflated on being upset. Hmmm, makes me wonder what happened there. :) Thanks!

  17. Wow! Powerful!
    Great teaser!
    Here is my TT :)

  18. Ooo...both of the teasers are awesome! I have to admit that I've never heard of What Comes After before, but I'm intrigued!

  19. I'm so happy your WIP teasers are back! Woo!

  20. Yay for WIP teasers! They have been missed :)


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