Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Heartless by Gail Carriger

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!)
I recently got Heartless by Gail Carriger in my mailbox. I couldn't wait to read it to find out what Alexia Tarabotti (now Lady Maccon) is up to in her steampunk/Victorian world. 

Here is the product description from Amazon:
Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant.

Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet?
Here is my teaser:
While Floote, Alexia, and Biffy performed their complicated game of knotted parts on the chaise, a claviger arrived with apparel for Lord Maccon. The earl threw it on in an arbitrary way, showing all the attention to detail a ferret might employ if called upon to decorate a hat.
Ms. Carriger has some of the most outrageous and apt images I have ever read.


  1. I love that cover! I'm thinking I need to take a foray into steampunk. So romantic and full of adventure.

    Here's MY TT POST

  2. I really need to read these!! Thanks!

  3. Zombie porcupines?? Definitely sounds different, lol.
    Mine: Summer in the South

  4. I still have Soulless in my tbr to be read.


  5. That sounds fun and interesting! Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. I love that imagery of the ferret. Now pray tell ... you are loving this right :)

  7. I am looking forward to the comic adaptation of her books! I love steampunk :)

  8. Oh I so can't wait to read this one! Hoping to get to it this week!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Love the teaser, Carriger definitely has a distinctive way with words!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    My Teaser!

    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

  10. I have the first book in this series on my shelf, can't wait to get to it! I love the covers :)

    My teaser is from Heresy this week. I'm also having a giveaway for the sequel, Prophecy!

  11. Love the teaser. Very distinctive.

    This is my first time participating. Here's my TT.

  12. Great teaser. Love this series.

  13. Fabulous teaser! I just started reading this on my Kindle.


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