Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (35)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at 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!

My teasers this week:

"Megha and her deceitful parents would be taught a lesson very soon. Chandramma would find a rich young lady for her son-someone with a respectable dowry-someone who would show her mother-in-law the respect due to her."

The Dowry Bride by Shobhan Bantwal
p.150

Description from Goodreads:

One sultry night, a young bride overhears an extraordinary conversation. The voices speak of a plot to murder a wife who has failed to produce a child and whose family has failed to produce the promised dowry... Megha is sick with horror when she realizes she is the intended victim. Her husband-the very man who tied the sacred necklace of marriage around her neck-and his mother are plotting to kill her! In the moment of panic, she runs for her life. Frantically racing through Palgaum's deserted streets, her way lit only by the lights strung up for the Diwali festival, her single goal is to escape death by fire. But fleeing from her would-be killers seems impossible-unless she can find someone to help her...To approach her best friend would bring scandal to an innocent woman's doorstep, and turning to her own strict, conservative family is out of the question. Instead, with nothing but the sari she wears and a memory of kindness, Megha finds her way to Kiran, the one man who has shown her friendship and respect. Hiding her in his apartment, Kiran becomes her protector. But the forbidden attraction that grows between them can only bring more danger. Caught between tradition and the truths buried in her heart, a dowry bride will discover the real cost of the only things worth having in life...

15 comments:

  1. This sound like a very exciting and unique story. Makes me really want to read it.

    I like the new layout. very bright and airy and cheery.

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  2. I thought I'd visit folks I follow on this Teaser Tuesday meme :)
    Really should read some Indian authors!

    Would you be interested in doing a guest post on my blog on Indian authors?

    My teaser is from a Jane Yellowrock mythology fantasy story by Faith Hunter at e-Volving Books

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  3. Great teaser this week. You can find mine at The Bookish Snob

    Hey how did you do your reading trackers?

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  4. Great teaser! This sounds like a very intriguing read! My teaser is at Coffee Table Press

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  5. Ooh, this sounds like a really good book. Nice teaser!

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  6. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday-respect-me-rules.html

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  7. I hope you enjoy your book. Check out what my Tuesday Teaser is.

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  8. Happy Teaser Tuesday!!! My teaser this week is for Mistwood by Leah Cypess which is currently discount on Amazon for only $6.50 for a new hardcover copy!!! I posted a link to the price! Finally, a great fantasy book that really feels like the older fantasy novels written by favorites like Tamora Pierce and Sharon Shinn!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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  9. Sounds like someone is a bit bitter, love the cover sounds great too, gonna add it to my list.

    My Teaser Tuesday

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  10. Great teaser! Thanks for sharing. Mine's here

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  11. This one sound really interesting. I'll be interested to see what you think about it.

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