Teaser Tuesday (12): Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1) by Fiona Paul

July 31, 2012 Fiona Paul, Penguin, Philomel, Secrets of the Eternal Rose, Teaser Tuesday, Venom 21

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Expected Publication Date: October 30th 2012

From Goodreads:

Cassandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s lucky elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, her own lady’s maid, and a wealthy fiancé, she has everything a girl could desire. Yet ever since her parents’ death, Cassandra has felt trapped, alone in a city of water, where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of escape.

When Cass stumbles upon a murdered woman—practically in her own backyard—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of courtesans, killers, and secret societies. Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, a mysterious artist with a mischievous grin… and a spectacular skill for trouble. Can Cassandra find the murderer, before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancé, or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?

Beauty, love, romance, and mystery weave together in a stunning novel that’s as seductive and surprising as the city of Venice itself.

The Teaser:

    “Give it back!” Cass reached for the journal, but Falco easily dodged her. He opened the leather-bound book to a random page and cleared his throat. Clutching a hand to his chest, he pretended to read aloud in a high-pitched voice. “Oh, how I love the way his fingers explore my soft flesh. The way his eyes see into my very soul.”
    This time, Cass managed to snatch the book out of his hands. “That is not what it says.”
    “I guess that means you won’t be keeping me warm tonight?”       pg 31

*(Please note that this has been taken from an ARC and may differ from the final copy)

This is the exact point in the book I am at right now, which you can see isn’t very far, but I LOVE Cass and Falco already! *dives back into reading*

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

21 Responses to “Teaser Tuesday (12): Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1) by Fiona Paul”

  1. Jessirae

    LOL!! I love that teaser you chose! It makes me even more excited to read this one. I need to move it up on my TBR pile for sure 🙂 I love Falco already <3
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

    Jessirae @ Words, Pages, and Books

  2. Sel

    Ahhh! I can’t wait for this book I totally gushed over it in one of my WoWs 😀

    Falco sounds so hawt! Can’t wait to hear if it’s as good as it seems 😉

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