Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays, June 18, 2013


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!
I haven't been here for a few months but plan to be back most weeks from now on.
My teaser is from Her Sky Cowboy by Beth Ciotta.  This is the first book in The Glorious Victorious Darcys.  Book two, His Clockwork Canary, came out this month.
"Stay," Tucker commanded. Next thing she knew he'd rounded the bed once again.  He took her hands, squeezed, "Look at me, darling."
"The endearment was inappropriate, although, at this moment, oddly comforting."  page 49.
Her Sky Cowboy is Steampunk with some time travel mixed in and is set in the Victorian Age.  Here is what Goodreads says:
"Amelia Darcy has no interest in marrying well. Her heart belongs to the sky and the dirigibles of brass and steel that swoop over Victorian England. But when her father, an eccentric inventor, dies, the Darcy siblings are left with scrap metal—and not a penny to their names. Their only hope to save the family reputation and fortune is to embark on a quest to discover an invention of historical importance in honor of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.

Armed with only her father's stories of a forgotten da Vinci workshop, a mechanically enhanced falcon, and an Italian cook, Amelia takes flight for Florence, Italy. But her quest is altered when her kitecycle crashes into the airship of ex-Air Marshal—and scandalous dime novel hero—Tucker Gentry.

Tuck agrees to escort Amelia to her destination, but the two are challenged by political unrest, a devious sky pirate, and their own sizzling attraction. Soon the pair is dragged into an international conspiracy that could change the course of history…again."



3 comments:

  1. This one sounds like fun. I am becoming a big fan of steampunk. I'll have to add this one to my wishlist. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

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  2. This sounds like a delightful adventure! Good teaser.
    My Teaser is from THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS.

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  3. Oooo, sounds like a great blend of steampunk here. Thank you!!!

    I too have a teaser up, if you'd like to stop by:
    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/06/teaser-tuesday-167.html

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