Monday, July 29, 2013

Author's Favorite Quotes Steam/Clockworks and Science Fiction Fantasy, Philippa Ballantine

I wanted to include authors of books I've loved.  And what better way of including them then having quotes from the books?  A great way to introduce you to the books and share a bit from them.

Now this comes from a new category I started this year.  They really aren't fantasy of what fantasy some thing, and not really in any genre specific.  They fall into, Steam/Clockworks and Science Fiction Fantasy.  This is a field I'm growing to love more and more with each read.

One of the books that will be on my Top 5 list, The Janus Affair by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris.  They have shared a few clips of their favorite quotes...Oh Alice, she is one special woman.  That is for sure.  I do enjoy her as a secondary character.  And Eliza, who doesn't love that woman's spunk?  I do!

“Alice,” Wellington shouted as he spun around. “Be—“

He could see the shadows stir and then abruptly stop when the maid stepped into sight; the shattered window frames painting dark, angry streaks across her body. She was still, but pistons continued to pop and hiss angrily while cogs and gears spun so fast they screamed a high-pitched whine that made Wellington grind his teeth. He wanted to believe what he was witness to was a trick of shadow, but he—and no doubt, the intruders opposite of Alice—knew it was no illusion. It all flashed by in a moment: a moment for Alice’s left thigh to burst open, a moment of hesitation on the intruders’ part, the briefest moment for Alice’s right leg to step back; and in the same moment for Alice to pull from her open prosthetic the forearm-sized firearm. Alice’s first shot thundered through the apartments, lifting one of the assailants off the ground while sending the other two scattering into the darkness. Another shot exploded from the shotgun’s second barrel, but Wellington doubted if it hit anyone.

“Careful as mice,” Alice shouted back as she fell back into cover.


“Right then,” Campbell began, his tone so civil it was offensive. “May I have your name for the record, Miss...?”

“Eliza Braun,” Eliza sneered. “Here, I’ll spell it for you—B-U-G-G-E-R-O-F-F.”

Bruce nodded. “That is a beautiful name, Miss.” He looked up from his notepad. “Very exotic.”

Find Philippa Ballantine:
Site:  The Worlds of Philippa Ballantine
Twitter:  @PhilippaJane

Find Tee Morris:
Twitter:  @TeeMonster


  1. great quote, it's a wonderful idea!

  2. I love that series.

    I may have to use that name one of these days. ROFL

    1. Oooh yes. I'm with you on loving this series Melissa (B&T). So can't wait for the next. :D Thank you!

  3. an automatic in a prosthetic now that is kick-ass

    1. LOL! Yes, And it was rather neat to read. ;D I really enjoyed her and what she brought with her. ;P


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