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Teaser Tuesday – Jane Slayre by Charlotte Bronte and Sherri Browning Erwin

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
4. 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!)
5. 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 teasers:

I was standing over John Reed with a stake in my hand. Oh, the power it inspired!

– page 27, Jane Slayre by Charlotte Bronte and Sherri Browning Erwin

Reader, I could no longer stay behind the library door. For my own safety, keeping hidden would have been the wisest choice, but something larger than concern for myself seemed to thrum, nay to pound, in my veins. I heard, or imagined, Helen encouraging me, telling me to stand beside Miss Temple in her rebellion.

– page 95, Jane Slayre by Charlotte Bronte and Sherri Browning Erwin

Anyone who knows me knows I love mash-up novels, especially when it involves a classic merged with something supernatural! Jane Slayre is my latest foray into the classic/horror mash-up genre and I’m about half way through. It has so far remained largely faithful to the spirit of the original while still adding the supernatural element, almost seamlessly, into proceedings.

If you love Jane Eyre (as I do) and also love vampires, you could do a lot worse than getting hold of this novel. It will certainly bring a smile to your face at the very least, and will make you laugh as well as cry at all the right moments…

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Teaser Tuesday – Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
4. 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!)
5. 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 teasers:

Contrary to his infallibly “honest” image, Abe wasn’t above lying so long as it served a noble purpose. This was a chance he’d ached for those four long years. The chance to test his skills. His tools. The chance to feel the exhilaration of watching a vampire fade away at his feet. Seeing the fear in its eyes.

– page 63, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

It had been another simple errand, another name on Henry’s list. But this place was different. Extraordinary. Abe was on his knees, certain he’d stumbled into some kind of vampire hive.

– page 163, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

“Gentlemen,” I said at last, “I wish to speak to you this evening about vampires.”

– page 269, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

I’ve just finished reading this remarkable alternative biography of Abraham Lincoln, which is a fascinating mix of fact and fiction – or is it perhaps the true story after all? I’m pleased to say I enjoyed every moment of it and can highly recommend it to all fans of alternative histories and mash-ups, as well as those who enjoy vampires in a more down-to-earth kind of setting, or even just those who enjoy a bit of a giggle. It’s very cleverly done and written in such a way that you could almost believe every word of it is true…