Teaser Tuesday – 20th November, 2018 #Brainfluffbookblog #TeaserTuesday


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.
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:

Star Nomad – Book 1 of the Fallen Empire series by Lindsey Buroker

1% A dark shape scurried through the shadows ahead, disappearing under the belly of a rusted spaceship. Alisa Marchenko halted, tightening her grip on her old Etcher 50. Rustling sounds came from beneath the ship, along with a low growl. Alisa hoped it was just another of the big rodents she’d seen earlier. Those weren’t exactly friendly, but at least they didn’t endanger anything higher up than her calves – so long as she remained standing.

BLURB: The Alliance has toppled the tyrannical empire. It should be a time for celebration, but not for fighter pilot Captain Alisa Marchenko. After barely surviving a crash in the final battle for freedom, she’s stranded on a dustball of a planet, billions of miles from her young daughter. She has no money or resources, and there are no transports heading to Perun, her former home and the last imperial stronghold.

But she has a plan.

Steal a dilapidated and malfunctioning freighter from a junkyard full of lawless savages. Slightly suicidal, but she believes she can do it. Her plan, however, does not account for the elite cyborg soldier squatting in the freighter, intending to use it for his own purposes. As an imperial soldier, he has no love for Alliance pilots. In fact, he’s quite fond of killing them.

Alisa has more problems than she can count, but she can’t let cyborgs, savages, or ancient malfunctioning ships stand in her way. If she does, she’ll never see her daughter again.

I’ve heard a lot about this author, but never got around to reading her, so I’ve taken the opportunity to download this offering, along with other space opera adventures in honour of Sci Fi Month. The blurb hooked me and I’m looking forward to tucking into this one.

17 responses »

  1. Great Teaser. If I read every book you made me think, hmmm I should like that one, I’d have I’d be reading all of my waking hours. My Tuesday Teaser will be posted soon at powerfulwomenreaders.wordpress.com

    • I look forward to catching up with your TT – I’m always behind because Tuesday is my teaching day when I don’t get home from college until 9.30/9.45 pm. I finished the book – it’s great fun:). But I take your point about needing to read your own stuff!

      • Wednesday was always my teaching day, and I’d leave Alvin around 10:15 and return at 5:30 and was expected to fix supper then. My friends couldn’t understand why I couldn’t make Prayer Meeting at church Wednesday nights at 6:00. They had never taught a three hour class! I understand there is a way to do your blogs ahead for a whole month and they come out automatically, but knowing me, I’d see them when they came out and want to change something! LOL

  2. I enjoy scifi and don’t read very much of it. I’ll be interested to see how you like this one.

    And finally I got subscribed to you. There are so many ways to do it these days, by email, with WordPress by bloglovin etc. I had to figure out the way I wanted to receive it. (I hate bloglovin) Anne – Books of My Heart

    • That’s kind of you, Anne:). I’ve now finished Star Nomad and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s my kind of sci fi adventure – lots of action featuring likeable characters.

  3. Oooooh, AWESOME opening, Sarah!! This sounds absolutely GREAT!! And I LOVE that cover!! Yes, I know, space battles are pretty standard on SF covers, but this design is simply STUNNING!!

    I had not heard of this author or her works before, but now I’m adding this book to my Goodreads shelves. I just LOVE SF books with strong female protagonists! And I also LOVE space opera!!

    Thanks for featuring this book!! Hope you have a nice weekend!! CHEERS!!! ❤ 🙂

    • It is a great design, isn’t it? Yes – I’m reading a tranche of fabulous sci fi space opera books at present – I’m finding Sci Fi Month a brilliant excuse to discover LOTS of great writers:)).

      I hope your weekend is a great one, too!

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