Teaser Tuesday #160 ~ Chasing Fireflies ~ Power Of The Matchmaker

Posted: June 7, 2016 in New Release, Novella, Romance, Teaser Tuesdays
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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB at Books And A Beat.

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!


My Teaser for this week is from

Chasing Fireflies

A Power Of The Matchmaker Novel

by Taylor Dean



Genre: Romance

Expected Publication : July 1, 2016

My teaser from page 100 in the paperback.

“Tell me about you, Savannah. In complete sentences this time, please.”

I can’t suppress a smile, glad he sees humor in our frightening-to-me experience. “Let’s see…”


Read on if you want to know more.


My sisters think I’m crazy.

But, I’ve never forgotten the mysterious woman from my childhood who told me Paul is the name of my one true love.

She told me to search far and wide for him.

I haven’t stopped looking ever since.

When I stumble across an article about a successful American entrepreneur named Paul who lives and works in China, I’m intrigued. When the opportunity to teach English in China presents itself on the same day, I know it’s not a coincidence.

It’s destiny.

My sisters say I’m chasing a dream.

Just like the fireflies we tried to catch on the warm summer evenings of our youth, the dream seems beyond my grasp. Will my quest for the elusive Paul always be just short of fulfillment?

My sisters tell me it’s a fool’s errand.

Until I remind them of the day we saw the Red Bird.

The memory silences them.

The Red Bird Incident remains inarguable—and proves my search for Paul is not a silly fantasy.

I will find Paul . . . I will.



Chasing Fireflies is actually Taylor’s contribution to a series of 12 stories by different authors, a new book releasing each month in 2016.

You can read this without having read the other books, but you do need to read the short novella Power Of The Matchmaker first to really grasp this and the other 11 stories.

It’s available free on Amazon. Click HERE to get your copy!




A prequel novella to the POWER OF THE MATCHMAKER Series
Mystical . . . Beautiful . . . Romantic . . .
12 novels by 12 bestselling authors
Released once a month in 2016
Read the matchmaker’s story to find out where it all starts . . .

Mae Li has been in love with Chen Zhu for years, and he with her. But when the matchmaker arrives at the Zhu family home, she recommends another village girl for Chen.

Heartbroken, Mae Li watches as Chen does his duty by marrying another. Mae flees her village with the clothes on her back and her only possession—a pearl embedded comb, given to her as a goodbye gift from Chen Zhu.

Upon Mae’s arrival in Shanghai, she quickly learns that she’ll starve within days unless she sells her prized comb or joins a courtesan house. She goes to the Huangpu River and promises the River God that she’ll always be selfless if he will save her from becoming a prostitute . . . Her wish is granted when Ms. Tan, the matchmaker of Shanghai, finds Mae. But Mae must completely change her future and her name if she is to become the next matchmaker.


How about you? Got a tease? Tell me!

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  1. I got a bit distracted with feeding the fishes on your sidebar, oops! But anyway, the book sounds quite interesting. And that cover is pretty! Great teaser.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      LOL I feed them all the time. It’s funny because I should be doing a post and I’ll be playing with them. I love Taylor’s books and this one is different from her. really excited about it.

  2. Sounds a bit different. :)

  3. admin says:

    Chasing Fireflies looks very interesting. Enjoy reading this week!

    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday post for this week.

  4. Kathy Martin says:

    Both of these sound good. I just don’t know if I’m up for beginning another series right now. I am in the middle of so many. My teaser this week comes from Death on the Sapphire by R. J. Koreto. Happy reading!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I hear you. I have a list of the series I’m reading and I’m always afraid to check on it. LOL Death On The Sapphire looks like a fun mystery. Lovely cover too.

  5. Candid Cover says:

    Wow!! That cover alone is just incredible. I love books that have unique story lines. Sort of a what if that turns into something real. Happy reading! :)

  6. Both of these books sound terrific. I haven’t read that many books set in China, and I’m especially curious about Power of the Matchmaker.
    My Tuesday post features LA VIE EN ROSE

    • fuonlyknew says:

      They sure do. I’d love to also get all twelve full length novels as they release. Need to check on that.

  7. sjhigbee says:

    This is a fab tease – a pity that I generally don’t do novellas… I think you’ve already read mine, this week. https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/teaser-tuesday-7th-june-2016/

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Chasing Fireflies is a full length novel. Power Of The Matchmaker is the novella and it’s short and helps you understand the world these authors are writing about.

  8. Vonnie says:

    Use complete sentences, please. Lol! That cover though, wow!

  9. taylordeanbooks says:

    Hi Laura! THANK YOU for featuring Chasing Fireflies on your Teaser Tuesday post. I love the teaser you chose too. I hope you enjoy the book! It’s a clever idea. After reading the novella, I just went with it and really enjoyed writing my contribution to the series. Thanks again!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’ve just started it and liking it already. Believe it or not, Sherry is also featuring it and we didn’t collaborate. LOL

  10. JuliWitte says:

    This sounds like an interesting read! I also love the title of Chasing Fireflies and I love fictional sisters, they’re great! I hope you enjoy it :) and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  11. Yvo says:

    It definitely sounds like an interesting read and I like the cover! I hope you are enjoying it.

  12. Eustacia Tan says:

    Interesting! And it’s pretty rare to see books set in China

  13. Great minds think alike!!!! LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know. I had to laugh when I spotted your teaser. Crazy that we both featured Taylor!

  14. Wendy Runyon says:

    I love that title, Chasing Fireflies. The teaser you shared fits with the synopsis well. I’d want to read more. I’ll look for Power Of The Matchmaker as well.

  15. Jenn says:

    Ooh very interesting. I hadn’t heard of this one before but I think I shall check it out

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I hope you do. Taylor is a gifted writer and always moves me with her characters.

  16. Now I am definitely curious! Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  17. Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace says:

    Hehe… Sounds like she is getting a grilling! I think I’d enjoy Chasing Fireflies!

  18. I just got the first one! Thanks for the heads up on needing to read that one first! (By the way — the Library Lover’s I teased should also be read in order!)

  19. Ohh great teaser I absolutely love Taylor Dean’s books there are all absolutely fantastic reads and this one looks and sounds absolutely amazing as well. Thank you for stopping by my #TT. Thank you for your awesome post!