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:
Mantivore Prey – Book 2 of The Arcadian Chronicles
Ch 2: For once it wasn’t raining, but a chilly wind sliced through my nightgown as if it wasn’t there. Freezing cold and rigid with fear, I tried shifting sideways along the sill towards the open window. But it was too far and I was too afraid.
A square of light blazed around me, blinding my dark-adapted sight.
“Vrox?” Relief poured through me that he’d sprinted to my rescue, or alerted the guards, after all.
“Kyrillia? Where are you?”
A stab of disappointment that it wasn’t Vrox pierced my thankful joy at being discovered. Because that means… “Seth! I’m outside the window. On the sill. And-and I can’t get back.”
BLURB: Newly installed as the ruler of the colony planet Arcadia, Kyrillia is acutely aware she’s walking a tightrope. If the truth comes out about who’s really in charge, neither she nor Seth will survive. And the consequences for Vrox will be even worse.
Living in a palace and being waited on hand and foot sounds like a dream come true, but to Kyrillia it’s a nightmare. Patronised and side-lined by the Gloriosans; neglected by Seth; constantly cold and ailing, she finds Vrox’s terrifying fits of rage increasingly difficult to contend with. Day by day, her dreams of improving the lives of the poverty-stricken folks she grew up with are fading away.
And then devastating news from home changes everything…
This is the second book in my Arcadian Chronicles series, charting the adventures of Kyrillia and the ancient telepathic alien, Vrox, who is MindLinked to her. Mantivore Prey is available for pre-order on Amazon, and due to be released on 30th November. There are also arc copies available at Booksprout, if anyone would like a review copy.
Thank you for sharing such a tension filled highlight of your book! My fear of heights is kicking in and I’m terrified for Kyrillia😬
Thank you, Tammy:). Yes – poor old Kyrillia has rather a torrid time of it in this book…
I had a similar reaction to Tammy’s to the teaser. Good choice. Thanks for sharing it. My Teaser
You can stick a telepath in my sci fi book, anytime. I love the thought that someday it might be an actual skill one can study/learn/be born with. The whole novel sounds interesting.
As soon as I finish my 200 books I’m judging/reading, I might try it.
Thank you, Rae! Good luck with the judging:).
Mantivore Prey is the second book in the series and yes, I’m also intrigued with the idea that it’s a form of communication that people could have. I have one friend who is very highly empathic – and that can be a blessing, as she’s very good at making friends, but it can also be a curse, too…
Sounds good. I need to check out this series.
Thank you, Yvonne:).
Your book teaser for today gives the phrase “standing on edge” a whole new range of meaning… 😀
Thank you, Maddalena – yes… poor Kyrillia is on the edge in more than one sense…
What a great snipped to share – I’m absolutely intrigued about why she’s out on the window sill.
Poor Kyrillia is prone to sleepwalking, though the jury is out as to whether Vrox caused her to climb out onto the window sill…
Oh yay, the 30th is almost here! I tip my coffee cup to you, Friend on your next release xxxxx
Thank you, Jean:)). I really care about this series – it’s quite different and I do hope readers will find the story an enjoyable one…