Tuesday, March 20, 2018

First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday: Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posted the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. In 2018, Vicki from I'd Rather Be at the Beach is taking over this meme.

Here's mine:
"Do you see what I see?"

What normal person doesn't look up at that? Not that I'm entirely normal, but at least Griffin's question snaps me from unpleasant thoughts of giant metallic birds, Cyclopes, fire, and blood.
Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine:
My ire grows, swelling along with my magic. He chose the wrong Magoi to cross. I am descended from gods. I have ichor in my veins. Olympian power. He's a threat to me, to my family, to all the people I love. I'm about to lose control all over him, and frankly, I don't give a damn.
This week I am spotlighting Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet. This is the third in the Kingmaker Chronicles. Here is the description from Amazon:

Without Griffin—and apparently a few meddling Gods—to push me along, I’d still be telling fortunes at the circus, lying about my past, ignoring my future, and living as far away from my tyrant mother as humanly possible.

True understanding thuds into place. Hope isn’t just an abstract concept; it’s me. Flesh and blood me. Griffin knew it all along. Probably everyone did. I’m an idea in human form.

I have the power of the Gods at my fingertips.
The only thing ever stopping me has been me.


  1. I like the subtle humor included in the excerpts. Sounds like a fun read.

  2. It's not my usual genre but she sound like a strong, confident woman and I like that!

  3. Oh, yes, I like the intensity in the second excerpt. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. Not a genre I read, but "giant metallic birds, Cyclopes, fire, and blood" sure sounds interesting.

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  5. Ooh nice! I still need to read the second one! Though I can't wait!!

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  6. Doesn't really sound like my kind of book, but I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by Girl Who Reads.

  7. I'm with Catherine - I like raw subtle humor. Enjoy Kathy.

  8. Sounds good. I like that cover.

  9. I don't often read books that feature magic, but this sounds like a good one. I like the strong female character.
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  10. I love the cover. Hope you enjoy it.


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