Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Aurelia by Anne Osterlund

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 (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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week comes from a book that has been on my TBR mountain since Jan. 15, 2010. I bought Aurelia by Anne Osterlund after reading her Academy 7 and set it aside when I realized it was not science fiction. Today I was in the mood for an historical fantasy. Here is the description:
An impressive debut, equal parts commercial appeal and literary prowess.

Princess Aurelia is next in line to rule the kingdom of Tyralt, but she would rather be one of the common folk, free to learn and roam and . . . not marry the next tyrannical prince that comes courting. Naturally, the king wants Aurelia to marry for political power. Aurelia wants to marry for love. And someone in the kingdom wants her . . . dead. Assigned to investigate and protect Aurelia is Robert, the son of the king?s former royal spy and one of Aurelia?s oldest friends. As Aurelia and Robert slowly uncover clues as to who is threatening her, their friendship turns to romance. With everything possible on the line?her life, her kingdom, her heart? Aurelia is forced to take matters into her own hands, no matter the cost.
Unbridled children, grown feral with their parents' neglect, pounded after one another, ducking dangerously under horse and humans alike, the popping up just long enough to spot their fellow predators and prey. Draped over everything hung the humid smell of hay, manure, and horseflesh.


  1. This sounds like a great read! I've never heard of this author, but I'm definitely going to have to give this book a second look. Thanks for sharing & stopping by my teaser from Through the Ever Night! Happy Tuesday!

  2. This sounds intriguing And her writing Is beautiful. And will check this author out.

  3. Another interesting tease! Definitely paints a vivid picture!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Kind of a gross teaser when I visualized, but still looks great to read. Love that cover too.

  5. Fantasy and romance, a good combination!

  6. LOL! I picked up Aurelia after reading Academy 7 as well, (haven't read it yet either).

  7. Wow, what a description! And I like the cover for this book. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog earlier!

    Wendy @ Wendy's Musings

  8. Very descriptive! Might have to give it a go :)

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    Tiffany @ Book Cover Justice

  9. Intriguing and very descriptive! The cover is lovely! Thanks for the visit!

  10. This one is a great one as well. I have to agree that it is very descriptive. I like the description for the book as well. Thank you so much for stopping by my TT. Old Follower :D

  11. The cover is awesome! The quote somewhat reminds me of my childhood, ha! :) Thanks for stopping by Alli's World at mrscaptkirk51.blogspot.com

  12. Great teaser! I usually don't read historical fantasy but it does sound like an interesting book.
    Thanks for visiting my teaser.

  13. Nice tease!! Sounds like a pretty good book!!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  14. This sounds awesome! I've never heard of it before but I love historicals, so thanks for pointing it out to me! The cover is really pretty, too :)
    Thanks for stopping by my TT!


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