Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Here are the rules if you want to play along:
- 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 the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week’s teaser comes from Harvest Hunting by Yasmine Galenorn, book #8 in the Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon series.
My nose quivered. Something smelled wonderful. I followed the scent through the crowded hall until I found myself standing next to the buffet table.
My sister Menolly and I had just stood beside our sister Camille as she married her third husband. Three – count ’em – three husbands. Simultaneously.
For anyone who has been following my blog, specifically my WWW posts, you will know why I am so happy to be sharing this particular teaser from this particular book. More details tomorrow.
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:.
Ten Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the Second Half of 2022
I’ll admit, I don’t follow new releases all that much, especially not anymore. I used to be much more engaged when I was requesting ARCs and participating in blog tours, but sadly, I haven’t been able to do much of that lately. So off to GoodReads we go, looking for some new releases coming up this year. I’m only sharing seven, since as I said, this isn’t my usual forte, plus found a bunch of really interesting books that are outside my usual genres and such.
Also, how crazy is it that we are now in the second half of 2022. That doesn’t seem possible!
Blurbs are from GoodReads along with the release dates.
- What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher (July 12th) – More spooky fun from the vaults! This new horror story from T. Kingfisher (The Twisted Ones) is a fever-dream retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 classic, The Fall of the House of Usher. On tap: a crumbling mansion, a sinister lake, a perplexing disease, and a mycological nightmare of divergent fungal evolution. Mushrooms are scary. They just are.
- The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (July 12th) – A unique kind of memoir, The Man Who Could Move Clouds is a journey into family history and (real) magic from award-winning author Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Fruit of the Drunken Tree). Born into a lineage of Colombian fortune-tellers and healers, Contreras’ life takes an odd left turn when a head injury prompts a bout of amnesia. In the foggy aftermath, Contreras investigates her family’s magical heritage.
- The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (July 19th) – H.G. Wells’ 1896 classic, The Island of Doctor Moreau, gets a wicked reimagining in this latest scary story from author Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Mexican Gothic). In 19th-century Mexico, Carlota Moreau lives on a remote estate with her mad scientist father and his menagerie of human/animal hybrids. When a dashing young man enters the frame, all hell breaks loose. Call it historical romance horror.
- Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen (July 26th) – The usual palace intrigue goes insanely high-stakes when a morally ambiguous court prophet awakens a sinister curse that could wipe out an entire kingdom. Author Gina Chen’s fantasy debut, the first of a proposed duology, explores the intriguing idea of what happens when the kingdom’s official mystic prognosticator has trouble telling the truth.
- The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford (August 2nd) – Winner of this summer’s unofficial Best Story Idea Premise, Jamie Ford’s foray into historical fiction/magic realism introduces poet Dorothy Moy, who’s worried that her crippling depression will be passed to her daughter. Through an experimental treatment, Dorothy connects with past generations of women in her Chinese family, including a World War II nurse, a little girl in San Francisco, and the first Chinese woman to set foot in America.
- Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid (August 30th) – From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six, Carrie Soto Is Back chronicles the return of an elite tennis champion who comes back to the game six years after her retirement. At age 37, Carrie Soto is determined to cement her legacy as the greatest tennis player ever. In her way: a fierce younger rival, Carrie’s own aging body, and a troubled relationship with her father/coach.
- The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (August 30th) – In this third installment of The Inheritance Games series, mystery specialist Jennifer Lynn Barnes returns readers to the labyrinthine Hawthorne House, where every room poses a new puzzle, riddle, or conundrum. Teenager Avery Grambs stands to inherit millions if she can figure it all out, but a new stranger has arrived at the manse and all the rules have changed. No fair.
Be sure to check out the rest of GoodRead’s Readers’ Most Anticipated Books of the Summer. Lots of things to look forward to!
Please leave your teasers and top tens in comments!