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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Monster Hunter Vendetta

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 a few “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 recently went to a writing conference where I got to meet/see again some of my favorite authors, hear their words of advice, and then hang out with them. Brandon Sanderson, Larry Correia, Brandon Mull, LL Modesitt Jr., Track Hickman, Bree Despain, J. Scott Savage. To say it was awesome would be too much of an understatement. Larry Correia spoke on writing action. He's an avid…uh…well, let's say "weapons enthusiast." As a former owner of a gun shop, he knows his way around an armory and makes good use of that knowledge in his books. I don't know much about guns any more but I was still enthralled by his take on urban fantasy and thoroughly enjoyed his Monster Hunter International. Even with putting the second in the series immediately on my wishlist, plenty of time passed before I finally had the book in hand.

Owen Pitt used to be just an average accountant. Then his boss turned into a werewolf and attacked him. That's when Monster Hunter International recruited him to help collect government bounties on the things that go bump in the night. The first portion of his new career nearly got him killed several times, but he survived while making an enemy of a powerful being. It's just his luck that this bad guy has plenty of toadies looking to curry favor by taking out Owen. Just another day at the office.

Here's the teaser
"If you were to die, she'd get by fine. She's a Shackleford. On the other hand, if you lost her, you'd fall apart, and for some reason, she's taken a shine to you. So that alone will keep her around. She's stubborn like that."
- pg 96, Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia

What are you reading?


Amanda said...

I emailed u;)

Mag @ Geek Chic said...

Ooh, I like this teaser! And it sounds like a cool book. Nice pick!

My Teasers :D

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