Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

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!

I recently received the ARC of Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel as a part of the Amazon Vine program. I finally had time to begin this futuristic, steampunk, Victorian complete with zombies. So far I am finding it fascinating and am falling in love with Nora Dearly.

Here is the product description:
Love can never die.

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.
As I climbed into the carriage, I once more contemplated my fate, and how the stylus would figure into it. Shoving it violently into my nose would probably be the best way to go. If I did it hard enough, I might be able to stab myself in the brain. A proper student's suicide.


  1. Ha! Good one! Read this awhile back and loved it! Hope you do too!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Ewww! That's really going to hurt!

  3. I really enjoyed Dearly Departed. I look forward to seeing what you think.

    My Teaser

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  5. Interesting teaser. Definitely not a good way to go. Here's my TT: http://www.2readornot2read.com/2011/11/teaser-tuesday-nov-1-2011.html

  6. What an awesome teaser! This is on my TBR, can't wait to read it.

    My Teaser Tuesday is from Abandon by Meg Cabot. Happy Reading! Jen

  7. I've heard so much about this one lately. Guess I"m going to have to TBR it.


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