Teaser Tuesday #183 ~ Mercury Retrograde

Posted: December 13, 2016 in Fantasy, reviews, Teaser Tuesdays, urban fantasy
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Ambrosia  @ The Purple Booker is the new host of Teaser Tuesday.

Head on over and bookmark her website as she will be hosting the meme from now on.

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


My Teaser for this week is from

 Mercury Retrograde

Dark Alchemy #2

by Laura Bickle


My Teaser from 78% of the eBook.

Gabe held the coyote while she succeeded in sticking duct tape to his fur. When she was finished, it looked like she had a coyote dressed in a pink poodle suit. He glowered at her, clearly resenting the loss of the last bit of street cred he owned.

She grabbed him one last time and wrapped a piece of welding blanket around him like a cape.

“There. Now you look like a Jedi.”

This seemed to be acceptable. Sig snorted.

I’ve read several of Laura’s books and always love her characters. Sig is a favorite of mine.

This is from a scene where they are about to go up against the basilisk and she’s trying to protect Sig from it’s venom.


My Review

Lots of stuff happening in this second book. Too much to tell without spoiling it for you. I’ll do my best.

We’re back with Petra and her loyal coyote companion, Sig, and they are quickly drawn into the mystery of a giant serpent slithering through the park, killing in horrific ways. The hunt is on.

And Gabe and the other Hanged Men are also hunting the Basilisk. They need its blood to save the alchemy tree that gives them life. It’s dying and the serpents blood might be their last chance to save it, and themselves.

Something kept me from falling immediately in love with this one. Not sure what, but by the end, the author got five stars out of me. I adore Petra, Sig, and Gabe. And she always gives me the most spectacular villains to vote off the island.

I’m in luck and have the third book sitting right beside me. Off to more mad adventures and danger with some favorite characters.

5 Stars



Something venomous has come to Temperance …

It’s been two months since Petra Dee and her coyote sidekick Sig faced off against Temperance’s resident alchemist, but things are far from quiet. When an Internet video of a massive snake in the backcountry of Yellowstone goes viral, a chase for the mythical basilisk is on. Monster hunters swarm into the area, and never one to pass up the promise of discovery, Petra joins in the search.

Among the newcomers is a snake cult on wheels―the biker gang Sisters of Serpens. Unlike some, the Sisters don’t want to kill the basilisk―they want to worship it. But things get complicated when the basilisk develops a taste for human flesh that rivals the Sisters’ own murderous skills.

Meanwhile, the alchemical tree of life is dying, and the undead Hanged Men of Temperance who depend on it know the basilisk may be their last chance for survival.

With time running out for everyone around her, Petra will be forced to decide who survives and who she must leave behind in this action-packed sequel to Dark Alchemy.


I’ve read the first book, Dark Alchemy. Click on the cover for my review.

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And I’ll be reviewing the third book, Nine Of Stars on December 21st.

I’ve also read the first book in her Hallowed Ones Series.

And enjoyed the first two books in her Anya Kalinczyk Series.

How about you? Got a tease? Tell me!

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  1. The title didn’t grab me, but the cover did. I know you like Laura and I am going to have to check my Kindle and see if I have any of her books.
    sherry @ My TT

    • fuonlyknew says:

      You’d love her books, Sherry! Especially her Anya series and this one. Her character’s in both series remind me of Scary Sherry! LOL

  2. Hmm, I’m curious now. Thanks for sharing, and I especially enjoyed the teaser. Here’s mine: “THE SLEEPWALKER”

  3. The Purple Princess Gypsy says:

    Very interesting teaser.. I am kinda feeling bad for the coyote.

  4. I really can’t figure out why I haven’t started this series yet. The covers are done really well too. You’ve inspired me to give this one a go (gotta dig book 1 out on the Kindle).

  5. Kathy Martin says:

    I have read something by this author; her name is familiar. I haven’t read these but they sound like fun. Love the teaser! One of my TTs is from Forgotten City by Carrie Smith – a soon to be published thriller. Happy reading!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      She has her Hallowed series and her Anya series also. I love all of them. Says something about her writing and characters!

  6. That sounds so funny. :-) I really want to read this series. I think I have the first book, Dark Alchemy. I am going to go home and check. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Enjoy the next book in the series.

  8. Candid Cover says:

    This book sounds like a lot of fun! I can’t imagine trying to put anything on a coyote! I am so glad that you enjoyed this one. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It’s so much fun. Sig is a character all his own in this series. And he let’s his feelings be known. LOL

  9. Nice teaser! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my TT earlier :) Have a lovely day.

  10. Silvia says:

    That sounds funny! Really glad you enjoyed this instalment so much, perhaps I should check the first book in the series and see if I fall for these characters as well :)

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Laura has three series that I’ve read and I enjoyed all of them. She has such charismatic characters.

  11. This is a different kind of series, it’s weird and strange and I just can’t keep from reading it…lol. I have the third one to read so I hope you liked it! :)

  12. Cyn @ Bookmunchies says:

    Hahaa, I love that teaser! Really sounds like a fun read. And I seriously love the sounds of Sig!! Petra sounds awesome, too. Will have to take a look into this series! Thanks for sharing!