Sweet Vernal Zephyr

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(aka Creating & Whit)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read & open to a random page
• Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• Share the title & author

I love Miz B's blog and her Teaser Tuesday's... I just have to take part!

My Tease:
"He drove carefully, politely, through the rain-flooded streets. Water peeled away under the groundcar's tires on long plumes, but the only people outside during cloudover were one or two employed stud males with street licenses hurrying back to their households or dormitories..."
~ pg.22 Carnival by Elizabeth Bear

From the blurb, this seems to be a sci-fi suspense/ multi-sexual romance. I haven't gotten very far into this thick paperback yet. Seems I keep getting distracted by novella ebooks!

Elizabeth tries to sum it up like this:
Carnival is a novel of intrigue, spies, ancient alien technology, and what happens when a trio of borderline personalities decide to save the universe.

Carnival is about what happens when a couple of diplomats who also happen to be ex-lovers are sent to subvert the government of a rogue colony world, except unbeknownst to everybody, everybody is double-crossing everybody else.

Ultimately she suggests that the cover copy explains it best:
In Old Earth’s clandestine world of ambassador-spies, Michelangelo Kusanagi-Jones and Vincent Katherinessen were once a starring team. But ever since a disastrous mission, they have been living separate lives in a universe dominated by a ruthless Coalition—one that is about to reunite them.

The pair are dispatched to New Amazonia as diplomatic agents Allegedly, they are to return priceless art. Covertly, they seek to tap its energy supply. But in reality, one has his mind set on treason. And among the extraordinary women of New Amazonia, in a season of festival, betrayal, and disguise, he will find a new ally—and a force beyond any that humans have known….

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Good one!!!

Here's mine: http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2009/10/teaser-tuesday_26.html

Sounds like a crazy world! thanks for visiting my blog!

Sounds like an interesting read. Mine is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/10/coppola-pediatric-surgeon-in-iraq.html

Wow - great tease, love the fact you give a bit more to hook you even further.

PS LOVE your blog...style/template kicks ass baby!

That one sounds terrific! Good teaser!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

This does sound intriguing! Mine is here:


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