Formerly named Tuesday Tickle (it just didn't sound right to me, so I'm playing around with different names), Tuesday Prelude is a meme inspired by Should Be Reading's Teaser Tuesday. The only difference is that my "teasers" tend to go a bit deeper, revealing a little more about the story, author, setting, or specific characters.
My Prelude this week hails from Obsidian and Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout:
Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don't kill him first, that is.
Please welcome Katy Swartz. She's witty, independent, strong-willed, and continually lies to herself about her feelings for the infamous Daemon Black. Did I also mention that she's also a book blogger? She totally understands the reasons behind our overwhelming excitement about receiving books in the mail and the comfort of having them scattered around the house, always within arm's reach. I love that she's not afraid to tell off the boy with highly intimidating hotness ~ my kinda girl :).
Here are some thoughts from Katy:
Every cell in my body seemed to be aware of how close he was while we walked in a cocoon of darkness, the light bouncing in front of us with each step. And I hated each of my traitorous cells with a vengeance.
Like he'd turned off my bitch switch, all I could do was stare at him.
I hated Daemon Black - if that was even his real name - with a vengeance that equaled the solar power of a thousand suns.
My palms itched to have a close encounter of the bitch-slap kind with his face.
Oh, holy alien babies everywhere...
She's hilarious ~ but sometimes I do want to shake her out of her denial.... ;) I admire her love of books and blogging.. makes her feel like an old friend ... I can totally relate..
I'd rather read a book and stalk my blog comments. **(totally)**
People who didn't heart books didn't understand.
It literally hurt deep inside not being able to post my "Waiting on Wednesday"...
Mom hated that there were books everywhere. They weren't really everywhere. Just wherever I was, like the couch, recliner, kitchen counters, laundry room, and even the bathroom. It wouldn't be like that if she caved and installed a wall-to-ceiling bookcase. **(Duh...)**
Gotta love her... Now you need to meet Daemon Black ~ but that'll take an entire post and then some ~ so I'll save him for later ;).
Have a great week!
Happy Reading Everyone :)
~ Keely ~