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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday: Aerisia: Land Beyond the Sunset

Aerisia begins in the real world and gets interesting with the appearance of a stump. No, really!

From the corner of the main character’s eye, this stump might be a bear, a wolf, a stray dog, a monk in flowing robes

Love the departure from the norm with that last item, and the setup for magic.

My Teaser

Aerisia: Land Beyond the Sunset, by Sarah AshwoodAerisia: Land Beyond the Sunset by Sarah Ashwood
Genre: Fantasy / Coming of Age
Publisher: Griffineus Publications (April 16, 2014)
Find the Author on Twitter and Facebook
Available on Goodreads and Amazon

“He was Simathe, he was the High-Chief, and he would serve his homeland by serving his Artan.

And if she hated him for it, then she did.

So be it.”

~location 758 on my Kindle (20%)

Description

The mystery of other worlds is not one Hannah Winters ever thought she’d solve. However, the day she spots a brown-robed stranger with a magical staff in a neighbor’s field is the day she also discovers Aerisia, a magical land beyond Earth’s sunset.

Here in Aerisia, Hannah is believed to be the Artan, a legendary heroine prophesied to deliver Aerisia from the Dark Powers. Plenty of people, including the Simathe, a race of immortal warriors, and the Moonkind, people of the Moon, are willing to help her discover her true identity, but Hannah’s just an ordinary girl from Earth. She doesn’t have any latent magical abilities and she’s not the Artan. However, her allies aren’t seeing it that way. Neither are her enemies. In fact, Hannah’s life is in jeopardy nearly from the moment she arrives in Aerisia. And becoming the Artan may be the only way to survive…

Want to Play Along?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of 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!

What are you currently reading?
Have you read 
Aerisia? What did you think?
Talk to me!

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Teaser Tuesday: Tuck

So. Tuck, by Stephen R. Lawhead. Book three of the so-far amazing King Raven trilogy. It took far longer to finish book 2 than I planned—and then I remembered that I have to read a book a week to get through everything in my TBR stack. And, well, insomnia. At least it’s good for something!

I think I enjoyed book 1 better, but only barely. I love the history, the setting, the very real situations, choices, and setbacks the characters face.

There was a spot in Scarlet that had me surreptitiously teary…

It’s funny, but when I’m all by myself I have no trouble bawling my eyes out over something that happens to a fictitious character.

But I wasn’t alone! And I feel silly being sappy in front of other people!

Anyway… Book 3! I can’t wait to read about Tuck’s antics; he’s such a fun, sweet character. And, of course, I must find out what happens to Rhi Bran and his merry band!

My Teaser

Teaser Tuesday: Tuck, by Stephen R. LawheadTuck by Stephen R. Lawhead
Genre: Fantasy / Historical Fiction
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 14, 2009)
Find the Author on Twitter and Facebook
Available on Goodreads and Amazon

“He picked up the dead man’s sword and stuck it in his belt. ‘You can stay if you like, Abbot, but they are probably watching from the forest.’

Casting a hasty glance over his shoulder, the abbot hurried to rejoin his bodyguard and scuttled back to the abbey in undignified retreat.”

~Page 76

Description

King Raven has brought hope to the oppressed people of Wales–and fear to their Norman overlords. Deceived by the self-serving King William and hunted by the treacherous Abbot Hugo and Sheriff de Glanville, Rhi Bran is forced again to take matters into his own hands as King Raven.

Along the way Friar Tuck has been the stalwart supporter of the man behind the legend–bringing Rhi Bran much-needed guidance, wit, and faithful companionship.

Aided by Tuck and his small but determined band of forest-dwelling outlaws, Rhi Bran ignites a rebellion that spreads through the Welsh valleys, forcing the wily monarch to marshal his army and march against little Elfael.

Want to Play Along?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of 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!

What are you currently reading? Share below—and be sure to join my TBR Challenge!

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Teaser Tuesday: Scarlet

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.

Scarlet, by Stephen R. Lawhead…

You may recall that I talked about re-reading Hood (Book 1 of the King Raven Trilogy) not too long ago. Once again, I loved it. Lawhead sets the tale in Wales and in an earlier time period than our current translations—and gives a fantastic explanation of why he did so. He is one of the few writers who can wax lyrical without losing my interest. He writes beautifully: the people are fabulously characterized, the settings are beautiful.

Rhapsodizing over one of the lovely paragraphs populating the book, I considered tossing away my own keyboard.

But then I didn’t. I’m still trudging along with my own story. I may have to reread the entire series several times. Education, yanno…

It was with a sense of keen anticipation that I began the next book in the series: Scarlet, which is, of course, told from the viewpoint of the famous Will Scarlet (one of my favorite characters in most interpretations of the story). This one is told from the first person viewpoint, and I’m so looking forward to how he handles that!

Scarlet, by Stephen R. LawheadMy Teaser 

Scarlet: by Stephen R. Lawhead
Genre: Fantasy / Historical Fiction
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 8, 2008)
Find the Author on Twitter and Facebook
Available on Goodreads and Amazon

“My leg is on fire again today. It pains me ferocious, and I am in no mind to suffer Odo’s irritating ways. I watch as he bends his nose to the scrap of parchment and scratches away for a moment. ‘So now,’ I say, ‘while we’re about it his name is not Robin, as you would have it. His name is Rhi Bran—that is, King Bran, to you.’”

~Page 65

Description

After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary. After fulfilling his quest–and proving himself a skilled and loyal companion–Will joins the heroic archer and his men.

Now, however, Will is in prison for a crime he did not commit. His sentence is death by hanging—unless he delivers King Raven and his band of cohorts.

That, of course, he will never do.

Wales is slowly falling under the control of the invading Normans, and King William the Red has given his ruthless barons control of the land. In desperation, the people turn to King Raven and his men for justice and survival in the face of the ever-growing onslaught.

From deep in the forest they form a daring plan for deliverance, knowing that failure means death for them all.

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Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
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  • 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!

Tell me—what are you currently reading? 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Teaser Tuesday: Hood

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.

I read Hood: Book 1 of the Raven King, by Stephen R. Lawhead a while back, loved it, and soon had books 2 and 3 added to my shelves—but I never read them!

Hubby did. Ever since then, he’s been pestering me to read them. And I wanted to! I just had other commitments to read first. And now I don’t. Yay!

It’s been so long since I read the first one that I’ve decided to read it again so that I can enjoy the full, wonderful flavor of the entire series.

My Teaser

Hood: The King Raven Trilogy – Book 1 by Stephen R. Lawhead
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 3, 2007)
Find the Author on Twitter and Facebook
Available on Goodreads and Amazon

Hood, by Stephen R. Lawed“Am I to kneel and kiss the rosy rump of that usurping knave? And me a king in my own country? Let me be roasted alive before I stoop to pucker!”

~Page 195

Description

Robin Hood: The Legend Begins Anew

For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting.

Hunted like an animal by Norman invaders, Bran ap Brychan, heir to the throne of Elfael, has abandoned his father’s kingdom and fled to the greenwood. There, in a primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him–for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets, and Bran must find a way to make it his own if he is to survive.

Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Stephen R. Lawhead conjures up an ancient past and holds a mirror to contemporary realities. Prepare yourself for an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood.

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Teaser Tuesday: Transgression (City of God Book 1)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.

I’m taking part in the Fantasy Book Club’s A–Z Challenge this year, and I’m on the letter “I.” (Not that I’m exactly reading in alphabetical order, mind you.) “I” authors are pretty scarce, and those in the fantasy genre even harder to find. This one qualifies as speculative fiction, and I’m taking a shot with it!

I haven’t got terribly far, but so far I have found the story to be fun, if not particularly deep, and the characters solid enough to gain my interest. The technical chitchat about the “timeline self-intersecting loop” (a.k.a. “time machine”) is making my eyes glaze.  It’s making up for the Deepness Factor. The author is a physicist. I imagine most readers are not. I feel that slack must be cut!

My Teaser

Transgression: City Of God by RS IngermansonTransgression: City of God Book 1 by R.S. Ingermanson
Genre: Time Travel / Suspense
Publisher: DitDat, Inc.; 2 edition (May 9, 2014)
Find the Author on Twitter,  and Facebook
Available on Goodreads and Amazon

She swallowed hard. This was as good a time as any to just come out with it. The truth. “There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you, Ari.”

~location 614 on my Kindle (12%)

Description

What if you were studying for your Ph.D. in archaeology and decided to take a break from your crummy life by working on an archaeological dig in Israel?

What if you met a great guy in Jerusalem who happened to be a world-famous theoretical physicist working on a crazy idea to build a wormhole that might make time-travel possible … someday?

What if he had a nutball colleague who turned the theory into reality — and then decided to use YOU as a guinea pig to make sure it was safe?

What if the nutball had a gun and went on a crazy, impossible mission to hunt down and kill the apostle Paul?

It’s A.D. 57 when Rivka Meyers walks out of the wormhole into a world she’s only studied in books. Ancient Jerusalem is awesome! Rivka can’t believe her friend Ari Kazan’s theory actually worked. But when she runs into Ari’s whacko colleague, Damien West, in the Temple, Rivka starts to smell a rat.

When Ari discovers that Damien and Rivka have gone through a wormhole that’s on the edge of collapse, he has to make a horrible choice: Follow them and risk never coming back — or lose the woman of his dreams forever.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

What are you currently reading?  Share in the comments below! (And be sure to join me for my TBR Challenge!)

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Teaser Tuesday: Tower of Bones

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.

Being sick is good for one thing: I spent a nice chunk of time reading! This one, though, is… not really pulling me in. Repetition is annoying in any book, but it’s especially aggravating when a paragraph repeats what was written in the one. I’m finding the dialogue too often juvenile, and if I have to read another detailed description about clothing I may cry. There’s also a certain looseness with commas that can make things confusing. Commas are so troublesome!

My Teaser

TowerOfBones_ConnieJJaspersonTower of Bones by Connie J. Jasperson
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Bard Books (April 23, 2015)
Find the Author on Twitter and Facebook
Available on Goodreads and Amazon

“Friedr answered the door, wearing a red shirt with red and yellow flowers neatly embroidered around the cuffs and collar and the same sort of dark-blue loose linen trousers that both Edwin and Christoph wore.”

~location 1452 on my Kindle (19%)

Description

Edwin Farmer and his companions journey deep into the shadowed lands claimed by the dreaded Bull God, determined to rescue a kidnapped healer at any cost.

Battling creatures born of magic, fierce minotaur warriors, and the mad priest of the Bull God, Edwin must transform himself into a hero.

The Gods are at war and Neveyah is the battleground. Magic and destiny wait in the Tower of Bones.

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Teaser Tuesday: Children of Earth and Sky (2)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.

So, Confession Time. I haven’t read much of Guy Gavriel Kay’s work. I recall reading The Summer Tree about a million years ago. Okay, not a million; it was originally published in 1984. I recall liking it.

And… I read nothing after that. Oops?

I always loved the covers of his books when I saw them, but somehow the books never made it into my library book bag. Time passed. Rabbit holes happened.

A free copy of The Darkest Road recently made its way to my Kindle. Cool cover. (It’s an owl. I like owls!) I haven’t read it yet—but, as you probably gathered from my last Teaser Tuesday post, NetGalley had Children of Earth and Sky, and it was only available for a limited time, so… Continue reading Teaser Tuesday: Children of Earth and Sky (2)

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday: Children of Earth and Sky

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.

I’m so excited to be able to read this book through NetGalley.com!

My Teaser

Teaser Tuesday: Children of Earth and SkyChildren of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
Genre: Fantasy / Historical Fiction
Publisher: NAL (May 10, 2016)
Find the Author on Twitter and Facebook
Available on Goodreads and Amazon

“It was why she had a chance to do what she was out here to do tonight. She wasn’t, Danica knew, an especially conventional young woman.”
~location 297 on my Kindle (4%)

Description

From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. That same spring, from the wealthy city-state of Seressa, famous for its canals and lagoon, come two very different people: a young artist traveling to the dangerous east to paint the grand khalif at his request—and possibly to do more—and a fiercely intelligent, angry woman, posing as a doctor’s wife, but sent by Seressa as a spy.

The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the accomplished younger son of a merchant family, ambivalent about the life he’s been born to live. And farther east a boy trains to become a soldier in the elite infantry of the khalif—to win glory in the war everyone knows is coming.

As these lives entwine, their fates—and those of many others—will hang in the balance, when the khalif sends out his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world…

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What are you reading?

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Teaser Tuesday: Dragon Fate

Dragon Fate by J.D. HallowellTeaser Tuesday: Dragon Fate
Genre: Teen & YA Fantasy
Series: War of the Blades
Publisher:
 Smithcraft Press
Find the Author on Twitter, Goodreads, and Facebook

“I know the difference between a bird and a dragon. I was raised in a kingdom that is unfortunate enough to have three of those damned beasts in residence.”

~location 1839 on my Kindle (27%)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
To 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!

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”