Teaser Tuesday – 24th May 2016



Teaser Tuesday 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!

This is my choice of the day:
changeoflifeChange of Life – Book 2 of The Menopausal Superhero series by Samantha Bryant
8% While she waited for the water to come to temperature, she ran through a series of stretches, touching her toes and rolling her neck, then bringing out her scales and spikes in various combinations: just the talons, just the facial armor, the spikes at varying lengths, and, finally, fully armored. She admired her shape in the mirror, nodding her head sharply to make her spiky red hair bounce.

BLURB: With great power comes…great frustration.

Several months after the events of Going Through the Change, retired corporate vice president (and occasional lizard-woman) Patricia O’Neill is embroiled in a search for the mad scientist who brought the “change” upon them all. Meanwhile, Flygirl Jessica Roark and gender-bending strongman Linda/Leonel Alvarez have joined a mysterious covert agency known only as The Department. They’re training hard, in hopes of using their newfound powers for the greater good. Patricia thinks they’re being used. Cut off from the other menopausal heroes, she’s alone. And her search has hit a serious dead end. Then Patricia disappears, and all the clues point to a dead man. It’s up to her friends and The Department to find her and bring her home.

As a woman of a certain age, I saw the blurb for this book, looked at the cover and knew I had to give it a go. While I’m reasonably happy to read shedloads of books featuring fresh-faced young things full of uncertainty as they discover passion and try on adulthood for size, the prospect of reading a superhero book with a protagonist dealing with issues I’m more familiar with is a no-brainer. It’s early days yet and as this is Book 2, I’m still slightly floundering. But I really, really like Patricia…

16 responses »

    • So far, so good:). As it’s the second in the series, I was floundering just a bit at the start, but I’m now in the groove. Many thanks for swinging by.

    • Thank you Beth. This happens to be the second book in the series – it’s a very bad habit of mine, leaping mid-way into book series… I was flounding a bit initially, but I’m really getting into the swing of it, now.

    • I would recommend that you start with the first book in the series if you’d like to give it a go – I’m halfway through the story arc and I think it would be even better if I’d started the series with the first book.

    • Thank you for swinging by – so far I’m really enjoying it, though Patricia is my favourite character by a long country mile as she pings off the page.

    • Yes – it’s amazing just how much of a difference it makes when the protagonist knows exactly who she is and what she wants out of life. I also like her very short-fused approach:)

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