Welcome to the Working for the Mandroid stop for Jenny Trout's blog tour for Such Sweet Sorrow hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. I am super excited to be hosting an excerpt from Jenny's very interesting take on the classic Romeo & Juliet, which comes out TODAY! Happy book birthday to Jenny and Such Sweet Sorrow. Celebrate by reading this short excerpt and enter to win copies of the book below as well as a couple movie versions of Romeo & Juliet.
Excerpt from Such Sweet Sorrow
"How the hell would you help me?" It was wrong to speak to a prince that way, Romeo knew well enough. The prince of Verona would have had him flogged for such impudence. But they had come so far, and for nothing. All the while Juliet was trapped in a dark and lonely death. They stood at the seat of a dead king, as the witch had told them, and still they'd received no answers. Now this spoiled, heartless cur was making a game of his quest?
A change came over Hamlet's features. A moment before, he'd been a spoiled, irreverent boy. Now, he looked a dangerous man, with dangerous thoughts and the wealth and status to back them up. Instantly, Romeo wished he had not spoken so rashly.
Though he expected that the prince's next words would be something like, "take him to the dungeon," instead, Hamlet gestured to a chair piled high with books. At once, Horatio swept them onto the floor, and Hamlet lifted his chin, saying, "I have been rude. Please, sit down, Romeo. I would like you to tell my friend Horatio the tale you told me last night.”
About the Book
Such Sweet Sorrow
Released February 4, 2014 (TODAY!)
Never was there a tale of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo…But true love never dies. Though they’re parted by the veil between the world of mortals and the land of the dead, Romeo believes he can restore Juliet to life, but he’ll have to travel to the underworld with a thoroughly infuriating guide.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, may not have inherited his father’s crown, but the murdered king left his son a much more important responsibility—a portal to the Afterjord, where the souls of the dead reside. When the determined Romeo asks for help traversing the treacherous Afterjord, Hamlet sees an opportunity for adventure, and the chance to avenge his father’s death.
In an underworld filled with leviathan monsters, ghoulish shades, fire giants and fierce Valkyrie warriors, Hamlet and Romeo must battle their way through jealousy, despair, and their darkest fears to rescue the fair damsel. Yet finding Juliet is only the beginning, and the Afterjord doesn’t surrender souls without a price…
About the Author:
Jenny Trout is an author, blogger, and funny person. Writing as Jennifer Armintrout, she made the USA Today bestseller list with Blood Ties Book One: The Turning. Her novel American Vampire was named one of the top ten horror novels of 2011 by Booklist Magazine Online. She is a proud Michigander, mother of two, and wife to the only person alive capable of spending extended periods of time with her without wanting to kill her.
1 Prize pack of the 2013 DVD of Romeo and Juliette and the 2010 DVD of Hamlet and 1 signed copy of Such Sweet Sorrow. US ONLY
3 paperbacks of Such Sweet Sorrow US Only.
3 eBooks of Such Sweet Sorrow International
Read reviews of Such Sweet Sorrow, interviews with Jenny and additional excerpts throughout the next two weeks as Jenny visits book blogs across the internet!
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