Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
“With the chill tonight, it was no surprise to see someone completely concealed by a black cloak, hood drawn far over the face. But something about the figure standing between the open library doors made some ancient, primal part of her send a warning pulse so strong that she didn’t take another step.”
– Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas, p. 43
Ten Five Tuesday
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Top Five Authors I’d LOVE to Collaborated.” This topic gave me pause, but once I began thinking about it I was quickly able to come up with a list of authors whose writing style I think would make them a perfect match for a collaboration with another one of my favorite authors. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. So without further ado, here is my “Top Five Authors I’d LOVE to Collaborated.”
1.) J.R. Ward / Jennifer L. Armentrout
Both JRW and JLA write supernatural stories with paranormal romance. They both can write steamy love scenes. I would love to see what would happen if these two got together to write a paranormal NA romance. Something tells me that things would get hot indeed!
2.) Marie Lu / Suzanne Collins
Lu and Collins are both known for writing popular dystopian fantasy novels with strong female characters. Having these two collaborate on the next big dystopian hit seems like a no-brainer. One that would undoubtedly make it to the big screen.
3.) Bernard Cornwell / George R. R. Martin
Anyone who has ever read my blog know how much of a GRRM fan I am, so writing a collaboration list without him seems like a sacrilege. Having said that, I think he would be a perfect match with author Bernard Cornwell. Both write epic historical type stories with large casts, political intrigue, and loads of action.
4.) Pamela DuMond / Diana Gabaldon
I recently discovered Pamela DuMond’s Mortal Beloved series, and when I was reading it I immediately thought of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. Both series feature a woman who travels through time and finds love. Both series feature historical moments, and weave them into the story seamlessly. Having these two women collaborate on a historical romance novel would be something I’d pay to see.
5.) Philippa Gregory / Sherry D. Ficklin
Speaking of historical fiction, what better team that Philippa Gregory and Sherry D. Ficklin. Gregory has covered a lot of English history, and Ficklin’s Stolen Empire series has definitely done a fantastic job of depicting Catherine the Great. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they collaborated on a story set in a country or time period neither has yet to cover? Imagine the possibilities!