Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Department of Magic by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.

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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I was browsing NetGalley and chose The Department of Magic by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr. because of this description:
Magic is nothing like it seems in children’s books. It’s dark and bloody and sexual – and requires its own semi-mythical branch of the US Federal Government to safeguard citizens against everpresent supernatural threats.

Join Jasmine Farah and Rocco di Angelo – a pair of wet-behind-the-ears recruits of The Department of Magic – on a nightmare gallop through a world of ghosts, spooks, vampires, and demons, and the minions of South American and Voodoo gods hell-bent on destroying all humanity in the year 2012.

Only Rock and Jazz, in the company of a ragtag team of urhobos – homeless guardians of the District of Columbia – can prevent it by resurrecting “Goddess America” in a mystical ceremony on the Fourth of July.
It’s all just a normal day on the job at The Department of Magic – where new employees entering its offices are never seen again, while mysteriously continuing to draw full salaries and benefits, sometimes for decades or even a century after.

With a magical cast of characters and a wry insider’s view of the US Federal Government, here at last is a Harry Potter for grownups.
Harry Potter for grownups?

"You said you believed in magic, right?" Farah said. She sounded like she was on the verge of hysterics.
"I was kidding. I just said I was keeping an open mind." He yawned.
Well, good, you'll need on open mind. I can't get this damn thing off." 


  1. My question is "What thing?" Sounds fun. Thanks for stopping by my teaser.

    - Michelle

  2. Great Tease!! Thanks for stopping by SunnyReads!!

  3. OOoh very nice tease! Haven't heard of this one!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Awesome teaser. I'm curious to know if it's Harry Potter for adults. I would totally love it!

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