Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of 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
• Be careful not the include spoilers!
• Share the title & author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
I have modified them slightly for my Teasers. It will not be two sentences from a random page but two, usually more, sentences from the pages I have read so far that have struck me as most interesting, original or that I just happen to like a lot.
Over the past week I have been reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood series (I have finished the first four book and I am taking a break right now) but I am loving it so far. However, I have decided not the use any of these book for my Teaser Tuesday post.
Instead, my teaser will be from a book a finished two weeks ago and I haven't featured it on the blog, although I have posted my review. The book is Sempre (Forever Series #1) by J. M. Darhower. It is YA/NA romantic suspense in Mafia setting. It mixes a tender love story with series issues of violence and slave exploitation. I greatly enjoyed it despite some minor quibbles I had here and there in the story. The second and final book in the series, Sempre: Redemption, comes out on 16 December.
Here is the teaser:
"Colpo di fulmine. The thunderbolt, as the Italians call it. When love strikes someone like lightning. so powerful and intense it can't be denied. It's beautiful and messy, cracking a chest open and spilling their soul out for the world to see. It turns a person inside out, and there's no going back from it. Once the thunderbolt hits you, your life is irrevocably changed."
A sexy novel about two seventeen-year-olds—one a victim of human trafficking; the other the son of the man who enslaved her—who fall in love and question everything they ever believed…
Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco grew up under vastly different circumstances. Haven, a second-generation slave, was isolated in the middle of the desert, her days full of hard work and terrifying abuse. Carmine, born into a wealthy Mafia family, lived a life of privilege and excess.
Now, a twist of fate causes their worlds to collide. Entangled in a web of secrets and lies, they learn that while different on the surface, they have more in common than anyone would think.
In a world full of chaos, where money and power rule, Haven and Carmine yearn to break free, but a string of events that began before either of them were born threatens to destroy them instead. Murder and betrayal are a way of life, and nothing comes without a price—especially not freedom. But how much will they have to sacrifice? Can they escape their pasts? And, most of all, what does it mean to be free?