Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays #30: Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

My teaser:
"Your mission is to save Shakespeare from this foolishness. Convince him the life of a Jesuit brother is not one he wants."
"And how would I do that?"
"You're going to seduce him," Stephen said with a perfectly straight face.

-page 19, Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle

~ Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
A romantic time travel story that's ideal for fans of novels by Meg Cabot and Donna Jo Napoli--and, of course, Shakespeare.

Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school's staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide.

Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she'd like to meet Shakespeare, Miranda thinks he's a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England—the world Stephen's really from. He wants Miranda to use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lost its greatest playwright.

Miranda isn't convinced she's the girl for the job. Why would Shakespeare care about her? And just who is this infuriating time traveler, Stephen Langford? Reluctantly, she agrees to help, knowing that it's her only chance of getting back to the present and her "real" life. What Miranda doesn't bargain for is finding true love . . . with no acting required.

 Anyone can participate in Teaser Tuesdays. 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!


  1. Wow ~ sounds fabulous! great pick :)

    Here's mine @ Realms of an Open Mind

    Happy Reading :)

  2. Omg this book was AMAZING! I love it soooo much. It's different from what I usually read, so that's probably why. I hope you're enjoying it as much as I did! :)

    ~Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

    1. So far I'm not really enjoying it but I'm hoping it'll get better. If not, I might give up on it I think :(

  3. This sounds great - glad your enjoying it!

  4. Save Shakespeare? Seduce him? OMG. And is that a time travlling that I see from the summary. I need to read this!

    My TT for the week

  5. I love the premise for this book. It sounds like it must be lots of fun to read.
    My teaser is from LIES THAT BIND by Delinda McCann.

  6. Yes of course seduce him lol wow no pressure or anything


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