He saw her instantly; she sat alone at a table near the fire, the flames flushing her face. She wore a silver blouse and black skirt, and her dark riot of hair was for the moment pulled severely back. His memory had not exaggerated – she was heart-stoppingly beautiful.Is it just me, or does it seem like all the women in novels these days are always "heart-stoppingly beautiful"? Wouldn't you think at least one of these writers could come up with a character who was just slightly overweight or had a crooked nose or big ears, or at least a bad haircut once in a while?
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Sounds like an interesting thriller! Nice tease. I agree about the characters by the way :) Here's my tease.ReplyDelete
Nice teaser and I liked the way I could picture that moment in my head. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Come read my teaser from Noah by Jacquelyn Frank
I can only imagine an imperfect heroine. I don't know if those exists! Great teaser.ReplyDelete
A supernatural thriller sounds really interesting. Great teaser.ReplyDelete
Good teaser but even better question regarding how heroines look.ReplyDelete
I love your comment! I kind of like seeing something like "although she was not a classic beauty, with a nose just a touch off-center and a cleft just a tad too deep, she had the kind of looks that drew you in despite her flaws" (or something like that, as I'm not a writer!)ReplyDelete
Great teaser! Here's mine: http://jewelknits.blogspot.com/2010/10/teaser-tuesdays-october-12-2010.html
Julie @ Knitting and Sundries
Oh, yes, we do need those characters that are NOT perfect...I think we find them in Anne Tyler novels.ReplyDelete
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Sounds like my kind of book! As for character description...women in the Beatrix Potter series I've been reading (including the main character) have been described as "plain," "severe looking" and even "horsey." Thanks for visiting!ReplyDelete
I think British authors tend to have regular women featuring in their books (this is a broad, broad generalization, i know).ReplyDelete
My teaser is very rich, mellow and delicious :)
- Dee from e-Volving Books
Oooh i love the cover!ReplyDelete
I like your comment on the teaser. I am still waiting for a female character who isn't devastatingly beautiful. Why can't she be curvy with a large nose? Or short with big ears?ReplyDelete
Either way -- nice teaser!
Terrific cover! This sounds like a creepy, goose-bump producing read, just wonderful!ReplyDelete
Your teaser put me in mind of many thrillers, the women often are unbelievably beautiful. It's interesting because I don't think serial killers only go for heart-stoppingly beautiful women! lol
I hope this book doesn't keep you up at night! Enjoy!
Oh, my teaser: http://homeofaimala.blogspot.com/2010/10/teaser-tuesday-101210.html
Hey what is this?? Have to look it up since your teaser has piqued my curiosity majorly now.ReplyDelete
Happy reading and let me know how it turns out.
Great teaser! And good point... The only book I can think of with an un-classically beautiful heroine would be Lisbeth from the Millennium Trilogy. There should be more than one example, though - shouldn't there?ReplyDelete
Forgot to mention that I like your new picture!ReplyDelete
"Black riot of hair"...nice imagery there. She sounds stunning.ReplyDelete
Love the cover. Heart-stoppingly beautiful - I was like wow and then laughed at your comment. I actually do notice when authors don't make their charachters 'perfect' so I guess your right, lolReplyDelete
My TT is from a horror.
Actually, Jennifer Cruise frequently comes up with heroines who are what I consider regular - slightly over weight, with hair that won't do anything good or simply unconcerned with appearances. I thought this was a remarkably good description, since most of those that go on about beauty leave me with no real mental image.ReplyDelete
I loved your teaser and you are so right about how all the characters in novels lately have been "heart-stoppingly beautiful." It would be nice to see more characters who are ordinary or have flaws. I think they would be easier to relate to as readers. (That is one of the things I have always liked about Meg in L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time and more recently, Ellie in Karen Healey's Guardian of the Dead neither one of those characters were perfect and I think I liked them better for their flaws.) I love flawed characters and would love to see more. Thank you for the teaser and for making an excellent point!ReplyDelete
I'm reading a thriller right now and all the main females are described as utterly gorgeous, and even minor females are described–as opposed to the barely described gentlemen. I hate it. Give me ugly, give me plain, give me something realistic!ReplyDelete
Great teaser! I have to agree, there aren't enough "imperfect" female characters these days.ReplyDelete
That's so true about beautiful women in books. It's rare when you run into a character who is "average".ReplyDelete
nice teaser and so true about the "perfect" women in books.ReplyDelete
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Or a different eye color besides brown or blue! Thanks for visiting my teaser.ReplyDelete
Great teaser and I agree also...it is refreshing when dealing with characters that are not perfect.ReplyDelete
Great teaser. Sounds like a fascinating book.ReplyDelete
I wanted to say not all the women in recent books are gorgeous, but i had trouble thinking of one who wasn't.