Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme sponsored by MizB at Should Be Reading, where we share randomly selected two sentence "teasers" from the book we're currently reading. I'm still slowly getting through Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn (nothing against the book, I've just rarely had more than 30 minutes straight to read lately and at 509 pages it's pretty thick). This teaser comes from page 130:
"He blushed deeply, a rich rose colour against the pale porcelain of his cheeks, and hurried off, giving me with a good deal more to think about than Griggs' thin reply. I hoped Desmond was not falling in love with me."
I also started Murder on the Bride's Side by Tracy Kiely, a follow-up to Murder at Longbourn, which I really enjoyed. It's kind of a cozy mystery with a likeable heroine, unique secondary characters and a bit of Austenesque flavor. The teaser is from page 12:
"A large mahogany table stood center, topped by an enormous blue-and-white vase, yellow roses spilling out. Knowing Elsie, the vase could be from either Pier 1 or the Ming Dynasty."