Monday, July 9, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: God Save the Queen by Kate Locke

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'm reading a couple of books right now, so I grabbed one at random and pulled the teaser from where I'm at. This week's teaser is from a rather unique steampunk book, God Save the Queen by Kate Locke.

"She wasn't expecting me, so she went down a little faster than her friends.

"Somebody really ought to tell them that bubonic-derived steroids might make you faster and stronger, but that wasn't much help up against someone even faster and stronger and better trained."
*God Save the Queen by Kate Locke, 5% on Kindle

Book Description:
God Save the Queen CoverQueen Victoria rules with an immortal fist.

The undead matriarch of a Britain where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. A world where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath), Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day, and leeches are considered a delicacy. And a world where technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012 and Pax Britannia still reigns.

Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it is her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But when her sister goes missing, Xandra will set out on a path that undermines everything she believed in and uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire. And she is the key-the prize in a very dangerous struggle.


Teresa Mary Rose said...

ooo those are great teasers! love them both! My TT

Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

Unknown said...

She sounds kick butt and awesome!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like Kate Locke has created a crazy world. I'm fascinated.
My Teaser is from ...And The Whippoorwill Sang.

Kristyn said...

Okay, the teasers are awesome and so is the cover. That looks like a really fun read. Thanks for sharing it!!

Unknown said...

Great cover! Sounds like a completely deranged world :)

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Happy Reading :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting... been seeing this book around a bit.

Unknown said...

OK this.. this Tuesday is going to make me broke. LOVE THE BLOG, first visit, and now MUST buy BOOK!

Mine is from Lakebrige - SUMMER by Natasha Troop

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Sounds awesome. Now I really want to read this one. Great blurb

Kari Po-Ku ▲ said...

Interesting teaser! Gotta check this out. :D


Anonymous said...

sounds like an interesting read.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great teasers! Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

fredamans said...

Sounds good and love the cover!