Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays: Coup de Grâce

This week my teaser lines come from Marguerite Yourcenar's short novel Coup de Grâce, first published in 1939.  In this snippet, the book's narrator and central character Erik von Lhomond is remembering his relationship with the sister of his best friend.
Between Sophie and me an intimacy swiftly sprang up like that between victim and executioner. The cruelty was not of my making; only the circumstances were to blame.... (p.33)


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your Teaser Tuesday post in your comment here.


  1. This is intriguing. Here's mine

    Happy Tuesday,

  2. Oh, this is very mysterious! Thanks for sharing :)

    Here's my Tuesday Teaser.

    Happy reading :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  3. Oh that really is intriguing.

    I'm playing today (w/ a giveaway) here.

  4. What an interesting teaser. This week my teasers are from Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill and Grave Dance by Kalayna Price. Happy reading!

  5. Oh, love the sound of that one...and that is an amazing cover. Here's MY TUESDAY POST

  6. Have never heard of this one, sounds intriguing! My teaser: The Hound of the Baskervilles

  7. Sounds very interesting, good teaser.


  8. Oh my..."between victim and executioner" sounds a bit frightening for intimacy.

    THANKS for a great teaser.

    I don't have a teaser, but stop by my blog if you like for a giveaway of Jubilee's Journey. The book is wonderful.

    Silver's Reviews
    Giveaway of Jubilee’s Journey

  9. Very intriguing and slightly scary!

  10. Really nice teaser. Here's my teaser: http://www.tfwalsh.com/writing/teaser-tuesday-marionette/


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