Monday, January 9, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Dearly Departed by Lia Habel

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted byMizB of Should Be Reading and it asks us to...
  • 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Title: Dearly, Departed
Series: Gone With the Respiration #1
Author: Lia Habel
Publisher: Del Ray, Imprint of Random House Publishing Group

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.

In 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.

My Teaser: Within my body another battle raged. I ignored it - the sharpness of my senses, the prickling of my skin. I kept my hands to myself.

***I rented this one from the library because I wasn't sure if I would like it or not, looks like I'm gonna have to buy it after all. 


  1. The combination of future and past ... and zombies! What a unique premise. Thanks for posting a teaser from it.
    Here's mine: Teaser

  2. This sounds great! I have this book but haven't read it yet. Now will be moving to the top of my pile! New follower :)

    My TT is here:

  3. Oh, I've been meaning to read this! The combination of steampunk & zombies sounds too good to resist. Nice teaser!

    If you'd like, you can check out my teaser here.

  4. Great teaser, but I think it's a little too sci-fi for my tastes. =) But thanks for sharing, it sounds interesting!

  5. I want to read this soon! I love this cover too... I've seen the orangey cover with the zombie in the background, not so keen on that one.. great teaser!

    here's mine

  6. OOh nice!! Can't remember this part exactly, so the tease is on me too! Loved this book though! Hope you enjoy the rest!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Love the cover, nice teaser!

  8. Great line!!! I've always steered away from zombie books. Never could wrap my head around a zombie as a romantic hero. After reading this I can see how it might be possible. Adding this to my TBR pile. Thanks, Kristin!

  9. I am DYING to read this one! Great teaser. Here's mine:
    Have a great week!

  10. ooooooo intriguing teaser .. I have this book but haven't read it yet . I'm a new follower .. here is my teaser and feel free to join my blog :)

  11. I have had this for a few months but haven't read it yet. I just lent it to my neighbor though and told her to tell me her thoughts on it after. I think I will bump it up in my reading list :) That was a great teaser!

    My Teaser

  12. Sounds like a great read, esp if you now have to go buy it, lol. Like the tease too.


    Here's my Teaser Tuesdays ~ House Millar series


  13. Ooooo I just got this one and I really want to read it. Thanks for the teaser.

    My Tuesday Teaser


  14. I love this book. One of my favorites. It'd be, even if it was only because the message is so original in today's YA. And that's one great teaser choice!

    Ron @ Stories of my life

  15. Sounds like a great book. Awesome teaser!




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