We each exercise our charm and wile to convince our customers to pay us or vote for us, for we’re in competition with others who can provide the same services. And we’ll both do just about anything, as long as the price is right. Frankly, I think it’s a damned slur against the tarts to consign them to the social rubbish heap just for earning a living while praising the politicos as selfless public servants. At least bints aren’t hypocritical: you’ll never hear one of them blathering on sanctimoniously that they do what they do for the benefit of the British public.

(pg. 3, India Black by Carol K. Carr)

So far, I have to say that I like India Black. She’s independent, intelligent, charming and resourceful. And the fact that she owns a brothel makes her stand out from the ordinary heroine.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Play along. The rules are easy and I only cheated a little. Grab your current read, open to a random page, and give us two teaser sentences. Remember, no spoilers.

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I received my copy from the author for review and the above is my honest opinion.


  1. Here is my teaser from Lipstick in Afghanistan by Roberta Gately (Page 1):

    “Do you hear it?” The voice was almost a whisper.

    Elsa held her breath, and then she heard it too, a faint rustling of footsteps over twigs and leaves. Out of the corner of her eye, she glimpsed several shadowy figures darting through the trees, and when she turned, she saw a glint of sunlight reflecting off the barrel of an assault rifle.

    There was no denying it—the Taliban had found them.

    Oh, Jesus! she thought. We’ll never escape.

    Elsa knew the Taliban’s ruthless hatred; the death and destruction they wrought was undeniable.

    Seized by a sickening wave of fear, she wanted to cry or throw up, but there was no time. She tried to catch Parween’s eye, but her friend was looking back, intent on finding the source of the sound.

    “Run!” someone shouted, and suddenly, the chase was on.

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