Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday November 5th 2013

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 the page
~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! ( make sure that what you share doesn't give away 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 the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill

I'm not very far yet been slacking but I thought I would share this part where I am. 

“ What do you wear if you’re playing security for alpha shape-shifters?”
I stood in front of my open closet in a robe, but glanced back at Lindsey, who sat cross-legged on my bed, a bag of strawberry licorice sticks in her lap.
“Nothing at all?” she said with a grin.
“I’m wearing clothes.”
“Spoilsport. But if you’re going to play prude, might as well play sexy prude. Didn’t you say Gabriel mentioned leather?”
The snark aside, she had a point. After all, I did own a set of buttery black leather that had been a gift from Mallory and Catcher for my twenty-eighth birthday—snug pants, bandeau-type corset, and trim, motorcycle-style jacket. It was a fabulous outfit, but it was so urban-fantasy book cover.
“Vampires in leather are so cliché,” I said.
“I’m not disagreeing with you, but the shifters would appreciate it. They’re all over leather.”
“Yeah, I got that sense.” But that much leather—and that little torso coverage—wasn’t my ideal fighting ensemble, so I flipped through some tank tops, looking for something that might replace the bandeau bra. On the other hand, leather pants and a tank top seemed a little too Linda Hamilton.
“Maybe a compromise,” I murmured, pulling the leather jacket from its wooden hanger. I laid it on the bed along with my Cadogan suit pants and a simple black tank, then stepped back to take a look.
The jacket added a definite element of kick-assery to the slim-fit pants and tank. The outfit was still all business, but the kind of business that promised repercussions if the deal didn’t go through. With a bloodred katana at my waist, and a gold Cadogan medal around my neck, I might be able to pull it off.
“Well,” Lindsey said, “that’s a Merit I can get behind. Try it on.”
When I was dressed, I grabbed a black elastic from the top of my bureau and pulled my hair into a ponytail. Since I’d be with Ethan, I skipped clipping on my Cadogan pager, but I slid my cell phone into one pocket of my jacket and picked up my katana.
Outfit assembled, I spun around so Lindsey could get a look. She nodded and stood up. “Only one question—can you work that outfit? Can you own it?”
I glanced back at the mirror, took in the leather and sword, and smiled. “Why, yes. I believe I can.”

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