You hear whispers and rumors about it — about how it made someone else feel. You’ve researched it and saw the glow of others who dared to go there. Could this be it? Could this be the one? Is this the one you’ve been waiting for? It’s there before you; confidently waiting on you to make your move. All you have to do is say ‘yes.’
You’ve decided to take the plunge; to go between the sheets with the one thing that has promised so much. You can only hope it’s true because you’re giving up your time for this. With a click, you begin your journey for literary ecstasy. Your pulse raises and a grin tugs at the corner of your lips as you become enraptured.
Would you like to be thrilled? Would you like to be seduced? Would you like to be delighted? Would you like to be…teased?
We want you to get just as excited about books as we do! We have found that with each author notification of a new book, excerpt, cover reveal, and advanced review, our anticipation of a new novel increases. That’s where we come in. We want to give you all of that stuff and more.
Just think of us teasing a few of your five senses:
* Sound with music from books,
* Sight with “photos” of characters and of story locations
* Taste with recipes inspired by and directly from novel
Now that you know about us, there’s really only one question you need to answer…
Would you like to be teased?
Meet the Teases 😉
My love of reading started early age. The first book I ever finished on my own was Morris the Moose Goes to School by Bernice Wiseman. I still has fond memories of it and acting it out for some of my relatives. Some of my favorite books include One Hundred Years of Solitude, Les Misérables, Gabriel’s Inferno, Gabriel’s Rapture, The Siren and The Bedford Handbook.
For me, the test for a great books is whether or not it can capture my complete attention within the first five paragraphs. If I don’t have it by then, I’m probably not going to be really into it. I love books where the characters take a journey, either emotionally or in their physical world. I need to see growth in characters and the book needs to move me in some way.
(This almost feels like a dating website profile.) Happy reading!
Reading the written word has always had a special meaning to me. With the right book, I can even feel like that little girl on another journey with her limitless imagination anytime I want. Growing up without much to call my own, I found the simplest treasures in the smallest things. My treasures became my hot air balloon nightlight and whatever book I had gotten my hands on from the library. I know I must have devoured a multitude of books but the one story that brings it full circle for me every time is Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. This simple childhood story was so vivid and real to me that even now, if I close my eyes, I can still see what I saw over 25 years ago and that is exactly why I want to share my passion for reading with everyone.
As I’ve grown I have also found my own way of selecting books. Yes, I fell into the category of those people who selected books based on their covers but I learned very quickly that a pretty picture does not mean the story is worthy of my time. Now, if you were to find me in the isles of a bookstore or library, I’m the woman who is picking up random books, flipping directly to the middle(ish) part, and just starts reading. I believe if your characters are developed and your writing is smooth and fluid, you should be able to draw me in with just a page or two and have me wanting to know more. This strange method has garnered several odd looks over the years but has never steered me wrong. I have managed to indulge in some great stories with some really boring or hideous covers.
I usually read Romance, Chic Lit, Erotica (that’s written well with a heck of a plot), some Historical Fiction and Romantic Suspense, and I have even indulged in a Mystery or Thriller at a time or two. I am always open to exploring exciting stories, new or old, so please don’t assume I won’t read what you have written. I don’t judge books by their covers; please don’t judge me by my library.
As for my life outside of the novel world, I am married to my soul mate and am honored to stand beside him as he devotes his life to serving his country among the Silent Service members of the United States Navy. Together we have two beautiful children who have also been infected with my love of reading and it just makes my heart smile to see their nose in a book. I am also an Educated and Certified Pastry Culinarian so when I am not consuming pages, I am in the kitchen baking and feeding the masses. Thank you for allowing me to introduce myself and I hope that together we can go on many adventures together!
Whether I’m watching a scene from a motion picture movie or reading the words on paper, I love escaping into a great love story! Reading wasn’t something I always loved to do; I always found it a little harder for me to find books that sparked my interest or ones that I could relate to. Thank God for young adult (YA) books! Sylvain Reynard’s Gabriel Series opened my eyes to a new love for reading; and since then, I’ve read tons of books, sometimes even one a day! My favorite part of reading has to be the feeling I get when I know the story is special. If my heart begins to ache and skip a beat, I know it’s going to be at the top of my list for great reads! Without a doubt, it’s a favorite when I can’t stop thinking about the characters and have to re-read chapters over and over! Yes, I have reading OCD!
In 2011, I graduated from UCF with a Radio/TV major and minors in Theatre, Film & Marketing. Because of my love of movies, I often find myself imagining what the characters would look like if the books I read could be turned into films. (I do this A LOT~ haha). The majority of my favorite films come from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. I’m obsessed with Natalie Wood, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn…and the list could continue forever, just like my love for books. 🙂