• 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!
As much as I love the look of Steampunk, I haven't been around it enough to see it "in action." Still, love the concept of brass and contraptions infused with Victorian era dress and manners. So when I heard about a Steampunk novel, I was intrigued. But when the same book also features the supernatural? Well, I am all over that!
Here's a portion of the info from Goodreads: "First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette." Alexia Tarabotti was born without a soul, which, luckily for her, means that supernatural creatures cannot use their powers on her. This ability also pushes her into a precarious position once a shift occurs in the previously contained vampire hives.
Here's the Teaser:
"'And'--she paused dramatically, lowered her voice, and in sepulchral* tones--'he had a fang lisp.'Professor Lyall looked shocked and blinked largely at her through the asymmetrical lenses; among vampires, lisping was the height of vulgarity."
-pg 19, Soulless by Gail Carriger
What are you reading?
* Because I had to go and look it up, thought I'd tell you, also. "Sepulchral" means "hollow and deep." Now you know! And knowing is half the battle.**
** If you caught that reference, then you are as awesome as me! Which is to say that you are also a big dork.