Tuesday Teaser/Opening ~ Darkness Bound

This week's book is Darkness Bound by Larry Brooks. I discovered Larry Brooks through his writing blog. He's very opinionated, and I decided to read one of his books to see if he knew what he was talking about. He does. I've learned not to try to second guess him, just going along for the ride on his twisted path to an ending that always surprises me.

The Blurb:
In Darkness . . . Two strangers meet. A woman without inhibitions . . . a man without limits . . . for a private game between two consenting adults.

In Darkness . . . They indulge in every secret fantasy, cross every boundary of sexual deviation. But one of them has a secret yet to be shared, a desire yet to be explored . . .

In Darkness . . . Fear will become the ultimate pleasure. Revenge, the ultimate reward—and reality, the deadliest fantasy of all. Now the real games are about to begin.


The First Paragraph:
She sat very still in her husband's favorite chair, sipping an exquisite Pinot Noir as she watched him die. That there could be pleasure in the taking of a life was something she hadn't considered. For all her meticulous planning and diabolical patience, the notion of experiencing some dark shiver of satisfaction had never entered her mind. But here on the threshold of commitment, fully invested and completely immersed in the moment, she understood it instinctively. Whether it was death or power or simply the venom of revenge made no difference really. Perhaps it was just the intoxicating whiff of impending freedom. For her these things had become a sum in excess of their parts, melting and melding, changing everything.

The Teaser:
  "I can't tell which you hate more, men or women."
  "Women are evil, men are stupid . . . it's the food chain of relationships."

Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current readOpen to a random pageShare 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! To see what others are sharing on the Teaser Tuesdays, check the comments at:: http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/ 


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13 comments:

  1. I love this book. I would read it, most definitely. I can't believe she's sitting there watching him die??? Is this a fantasy in action, or is this the real thing??

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    1. Oh, this is the real thing. Brooks doesn't shy away from edgy characters.

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  2. I'm not sure if I'd like this book or not! I'd definitely have a hard time relating to this character, but the opening paragraph fascinates me. What led her to this point? I'd keep reading to find out.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog post today.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG.

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    1. There are so many twists and turns in this that nothing is certain until the end.

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  3. That's a funny teaser.

    And that guy in the A Dark & Stormy Knight cover looks sunburned.

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    1. Yeah, I like the teaser. It's equal opportunity. No one comes off looking good.

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  4. This is the first I've heard of him.

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    1. Brooks is a sleeper. His first 4 books are superb.

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  5. "Women are evil, men are stupid . . . it's the food chain of relationships." I cant stop grinning at this one. Nice teasers!

    Here's mine:
    TeaserTuesday@EverythingNyze

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    1. It reminds me of what a comic (Carlin, I think?) said about men and women: Women are angry and men are stupid. The women are angry *because* men are stupid.

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  6. That's quite a teaser! I would keep reading. I don't think I could help myself.

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    1. I'd love to convert people into Larry Brooks fans. It's fun sharing something so enjoyable.

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