Teaser Tuesday 22


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.

This week I am reading Karina Halle's Sins and Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1). It is a great story - some love, some suspense, some conning and a lot of emotional drama and suffering, all this written with a gripping style. 

Just last week Ms Halle released the second book in the series, Shooting Scars and a prequel, On Every Street, was already published in the spring. The final instalment in the series, Bold Tricks, is coming this fall. I strongly recommend this series for all fans of character-driven emotional stories.

"Do you think because you can't see my scars that they don't exist?That's the trouble with pain, Ellie. If you're lucky, you can wear it for all the world to see. Most people have their pain deep inside, in places no one ever goes. Not until it's too late."

Sins and Needles by Karina Halle

Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents' latest scam. Now she’s much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of Palm Valley, California means one more temptation than she bargained for – Camden McQueen. Once known as the high school weirdo, Camden is bigger and badder than the boy he used to be and a talented tattoo artist with his own thriving business. Ellie’s counting on Camden still being in love with her but what she’s not counting on is how easily unrequited love can turn into obsession over time. When Camden discovers Ellie’s plan to con him, he makes her a deal she doesn’t dare refuse, but her freedom comes with a price and it’s one that takes both Ellie and Camden down a dangerous road.

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  1. Great quote! Sounds like an interesting quote.
    Here's my teaser!

  2. I hadn't heard of this series but it sounds really intriguing! I'll have to check it out when I get the chance. :) Great teaser!

    Here's my Teaser!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  3. This one sounds really tempting....thanks for sharing.


  4. Loved that teaser. Adding this series to my reading list. Thanks for sharing!

    My Teaser

    1. You should definitely read this series. I am just finishing the prequel, On Every Street, and it is just as good as book 1 :)

  5. Great quote! I just read this book, it was really good:) Have fun reading!

    Here's my TT

    1. I am really enjoying this series so far and already can't wait for the final book :)


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