Monday, November 19, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Stealing Mercy

Stealing Mercy

For those of you who are new to this meme: every Tuesday a group of readers posts a two-sentence teaser from a book they're reading. Here's mine from STEALING MERCY.

TEASER: She did not have a romantic interest in Miles, although she wondered why not. Tall, handsome and kind, yes, but he had the sense of humor of a toad. 
(at 11% on my Kindle)

GENRE: Historical Romance
AMAZON LINK: Stealing Mercy

I've just barely started reading this book so it's too soon to say much about it! I like the idea for the story, especially since I live in the Pacific Northwest where it takes place. 

A girl disguised as a boy.
A villain with a brothel to fill.
A hero wondering why he’s in love with a lad in breeches.
Serving murder, mayhem and pies, Stealing Mercy is a romantic adventure set in 1889—on the eve of the Great Seattle Fire, when more than a city is set on fire.

After a night of terror, Mercy Faye flees New York. Disguised as a boy, she sets sail for a new life in Seattle, but her nightmare, Mr. Steele, follows close behind. Armed with only her chocolates, laced tarts and wits, Mercy sets out to destroy Mr. Steele and his Lucky Island brothel.

Trent Michaels is searching for his missing cousin. He can't afford complications - or romance - yet, at every turn he finds Mercy Faye. The night before the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, flames spark between Mercy and Trent leaving the life they know and the city they love in ashes.

Their story reaches forward through time to Bette Michaels, a genealogist, struggling with grief after the sudden death of her husband. Although generations apart, as Bette unravels Mercy's story, she learns that a life can be rebuilt - even after everything is lost.

Through Mercy, Bette discovers that sometimes the only way to find happiness is to steal it.

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 on your blog 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.
  • Leave a comment on the Should Be Reading blog post (here), including a link to your post.


  1. Oh my, the sense of humor of a toad. Ironically, this describes my ex who happens to be named Miles as well :/

    My teaser

  2. Love the teaser, sounds like a great book. Have been liking historical romances a lot lately. Thanks for stopping by my TT @ Turner's Antics.

  3. Sounds intriguing. Will be anxious to see if you like this one

  4. Ah, I've seen some of that "toad" humor in my

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

    1. That description caught my eye, which is why I used that excerpt for my teaser.

  5. Great teaser, sounds interesting.

  6. Cute teaser. Curious about a toad's sense of humor.

    My Teaser:

  7. Ha, I think toads are fairly humourous LOL! Thanks for sharing on Read@UTS!

    1. It's not easy being green. Oh, wait, Kermit is a frog instead of a toad, isn't he?

  8. Sandy & Sandra, I know you are an award-free zone but know that I am thinking of you anyway. Perhaps the posting on my website will drive others to yours! Go to Catnip has bestowed the Shine On and Reality Blog Award to you. Just leave a comment so I know you stopped by!

    1. Thank you, Sharla! We appreciate the recognition you've given us and are honored to be a recipient of this award.
      (I stopped by your blog and left a comment.)

  9. A sense of humor is the most important least to me.

  10. Tall, Handsome and kind? Those are all definitely on my list. But if there's no sense of humor, things will definitely fall flat. Interesting teaser. Sounds like a good read :)

    1. I'm just getting to know this character, but he isn't very appealing.

  11. Funny teaser! Hope you're enjoying this. Tha ks for sharing!

  12. How unfortunate for Miles haha.
    This books sounds really interesting! Girl disguised as a boy and a hero confused by it! that's waay too cute! I love those stories haha. Will have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.
    And thanks for visiting Bookmunchies too (:

  13. Hi Sandra,

    It wouldn't matter how handsome this man was, if his sense of humour was that bad, I would certainly be headed in the opposite direction, unless of course there proves to be a legitimate reason for his bad humour, which could be fixed??

    I wouldn't generally read books which are quite this short, however I was intrigued enough to check out Kristy's website and the three books she has written to date, do seem like easy, fun, fill-in reads, so I have book-marked her name.

    Thanks for sharing,


    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your thoughtful comment. I agree -- a sense of humor is essential.

  14. a sense of humor is definitely a must - and if you can laugh at the same jokes, it helps even more.
    enjoyed this teaser.. will look forward for the review. thanks for visiting my blog

  15. Sounds like a fun read, the teasers are great!

  16. Hm, he sounds like a good why isn't she attracted to him? Great teaser!


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