Teaser Tuesday 5812:24
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Here are the rules:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) or a few more “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
I continued with the next parts of The Kraken King by Meljean Brook - a steampunk serial of 8 parts. My teaser today is from Part III - The Kraken King and the Fox's Den and unlike like week's, this one is from Zenobia's perspective. I'm currently on part V and I'm still enjoying it very much.
She'd move closer; maybe he'd thought she would flirt.
Zenobia would have if she wan't terrible at it. Making her characters spout charming lines was easy, but similar words in her mouth always sounded false. So she had to make real conversation instead.
The Kraken King, Part III: The Kraken King and the Fox's Den
After a harrowing escape, Zenobia, Ariq, and their company take refuge in a gold rush town—but their temporary port is just a respite before traveling to the dangerous smugglers’ dens. Ariq is determined to uncover the men responsible for the threat to Krakentown, even if it means confronting the notorious den lords.
But when he discovers evidence in Zenobia’s letters connecting her to the Horde rebellion, he realizes that the threat is far greater than he had suspected. His loyalties torn, Ariq must distance himself from the fascinating woman he desperately wants to hold closer.
Stunned and hurt by Ariq’s inexplicable coldness, Zenobia prepares to leave the dens and continue her journey to the Red City. But in the smugglers’ dens, danger lurks around every corner, and all of her protection is gone…