Monday, September 16, 2013

Smoke, Wings and Stone - Teaser Tuesday

Smoke, Wings and Stone
Witches? Check.
Dragons? Check.
Vampires? Check.
Gargoyles? Oh, yes!

Since young adult fantasy is not my usual genre, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from SMOKE, WINGS AND STONE, but I was pleasantly surprised. This book was so much fun to read! The charming Gargouille prince and all the other fantastic characters, as well as the two Fleming sisters, kept me completely entranced and entertained. I'll never look at gargoyles the same way again.

My Teaser (from 1% on my Kindle):
Still safe. Still running.
The next turn was sharp, and I took it too fast, tripping just a bit, but it was enough. I could see them now, angry, reaching. 

Amazon Link: Smoke, Wings and Stone
Number of Pages: 252
Genre: Teen and Young Adult / Fantasy
Marijon Braden's Website: HERE

Amazon Synopsis:
      Carrie and Sara Fleming are as different as two sisters can be. Both in high school, Carrie is an outgoing soccer jock, trying to navigate the minefield of Varsity sports –and dating. Sara is a talented musician, who wants to spend her senior year focusing on graduating and getting into a great music school. Both of their lives change forever when Sara inadvertently finds herself engaged to marry Lucien Gargouille, prince of an ancient race of gargoyles.
      Sara has no interest in marrying anyone, but a vow spoken in the moonlight has bound her to Luc – forever. To make matters worse, there is a war brewing. For centuries, the gargoyles have protected mankind from all the dark forces in the world. But someone is making trouble, and trying to break the fragile treaty that has kept evil at bay, and Sara has become a target.
      Carrie sees the danger around her sister, but can only watch and wait, hoping that Luc and his Family can keep Sara safe. After all, this is what they were born to do – protect the world from vampires, and all the other creatures, who would try to break out of their darkness. But when the enemy makes a daring move, it falls on Carrie to not only save her sister, but to keep the two worlds from crashing together.
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
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.

60 comments:

  1. This genre is so Huge right now, that I probably should try reading at least one! So you may have teased me into trying one. :)

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    1. I've enjoyed the author's works under a different name, so I knew I'd like her YA story.

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  2. I have resisted YA books, but have dabbled a bit in those that look like they have something beyond the usual silliness...I have been surprised a few times. Pleasantly. This one may be one of those that surprise me. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  3. Oooh the book starts off interestingly.
    here's our TT

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  4. I missed having a lot of YA books when I was a YA:)

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    1. Same here! Seems like the genre has really grown in recent years. That's a good thing.

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    2. Hi Harvee and Sandy,

      I agree that the YA genre may not be such a bad idea, although I seem to remember just fine, switching from children's books to adult fiction, without needing that stepping stone in between.

      I do wonder however, if we really need all the new sub-genres, which seem to keep appearing ... cozy mystery, mystery caper, noir, tartan noir .... the list seems endless

      This sounds like a great premise for a story.

      Yvonne

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    3. I'm just glad that younger people are reading! If it takes a bunch of sub-genres to accomplish that, I'm all for it.

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  5. Ohhh, that sounds good! I think I'll check it out! Thanks for the teaser, and stopping my TT @ Addicted Readers

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  6. This sounds interesting, I love YA (it's my favourite genre) so I will definitely keep this one in mind. Thanks for sharing honey!

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    1. It was fun to read a different genre. This is a delightful story.

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  7. Sounds like a good read. I'll have to add it to my long list of TBR! ~Deanna

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  8. That cover is awesome and it sounds so good. Gargoyles!!!! I'll definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

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    1. According to her website, the author had lots of fun creating gargoyle characters. It shows in her writing.

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  9. I don't read much YA either. I have enjoyed those I have read. Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Same here. I'm sure I'll be reading more YA in the future.

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  10. Seems like there's been a lot of good Young Adult lately. Great teaser.

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  11. Glad I found you and your teaser. Here is mine: http://reviewbooksandmore.com/2013/09/17/tuesday-teasers-meme-91713/ or http://andreareadsandreviews.blogspot.com/2013/09/tuesday-teasers-meme-91713.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Andrea! I enjoyed your Teaser too.

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  12. This book sounds great and right up my alley. I'd grab it in a nanosecond if I wasn't so 'overbooked" I'll keep it in mind if I ever catch up on my backed up books for reviews.

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    1. "Overbooked" is a good word for it! I'm in the same situation. Too many books and not enough time.
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  13. Sounds fascinating and with gargoyles–that's something I haven't heard of before. I just might have to check this one out.

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    1. Yes, the gargoyles are definitely a different twist and an unusual "creature" in fantasy.

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  14. Great teaser. Very compelling. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2013/09/17/teaser-tuesday-sept-17/

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  15. I read some YA and some fantasy, though witches and vampires are not really my thing. This book seems interesting and I am glad you have enjoyed it :)

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    1. The main fantasy characters are gargoyles, although the others make appearances. SMOKE, WINGS AND STONE is a fun story.

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  16. Great teaser! Makes me want to find out what happens. Thanks for stopping by The Quiet Girl Talks!

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  17. Hmm, interesting. Gargoyles as protectors? Thats kinda neat. sounds like a good one!

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    1. Now you know why they're perched on top of buildings!

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  18. Nice teaser! Sounds like a really interesting book! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  19. nice teaser, sounds like someone is about to get caught. thanks for stopping by.

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  20. Sounds like a really exciting moment in the story!

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  21. You're probably right...there is a very good chance that I would enjoy this story! Thanks for sharing & stopping by!

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  22. Witches, dragons, gargoyles and vampires. God. Sounds like a book to read! Fab teaser!

    Sonia Lal

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  23. Ohh, it's got everything in this novel! Please let me know how you like it - I'd love to add it to my TBR!

    http://canireadeverything.blogspot.com/2013/09/teaser-tuesday-september-17-2013.html

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    1. I've finished reading it, and I enjoyed it.

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  24. Oh! What is going on to be on the run like that? Great teaser! Thank you! And thank you for visiting my blog today. :)

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  25. Awesome teaser! It's definitely piqued my interesting. Also, gargoyles, that's pretty cool.
    Thanks for sharing & stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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  26. Great teaser! This sounds really good and I love the cover! I just added this to my TBR. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More

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  27. Oooh... What is she running from??

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

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  28. You teaser got my attention! Wonder who is trying to catch her!
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. This reply came from Marijon Braden, author of SMOKE, WINGS AND STONE -- but it posted in the wrong place for some reason! So I've pasted it here:

    Hi Everyone - just got in from a long day out, so I'm late in thanking Sandy for teasing you all with Smoke, Wings and Stone. It was so much fun to write! There's a giveaway going on right now for the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon if you want to try to win a free copy! http://smokewingsandstone.wordpress.com Thanks again Sandy!

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  30. Very suspenseful teaser! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Ooh! I like that teaser! I don't think I've ever read a book about gargoyles, but this one sounds good... And who on earth is she running from?? :)

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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  32. I hope she outruns them! Thanks for stopping by.

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  33. very nice tease. I hadn't heard of this book until now. Looks good. Thanks for visiting my TT.

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  34. I haven't actually heard about this one, but it does look good, I've never read anything about Gargoyles before.

    Thanks for stopping by mine!

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  35. Gripping. Sounds like a nice read. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Sandy.

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  36. I tend not to read much YA either.

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  37. Here is my TT: http://andreareadsandreviews.blogspot.com/2013/09/teaser-tuesdays-92413.html or http://reviewbooksandmore.com/2013/09/24/tuesday-teaser-92413/

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  38. Pretty exciting, but also pretty much what I expect of YA Fantasy. My dd's been dragging me into ti.

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  39. Not much of a fantasy reader, in general, but I can see how the YA readers would like this.
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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  40. Sounds good and interesting. Will add it to my TBR list. Thanks for coming by my Teaser.

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