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"The Perilous Journey of the Much-Too-Spontaneous Girl" by Leigh Statham

Posted: 20 Sep 2016 12:00 AM PDT

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
The Perilous Journey of the Much-Too-Spontaneous Girl
(The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl Book 2)
by Leigh Statham




Leigh Statham is currently on tour with Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Description
Lady Marguerite Vadnay and her trusty automaton, Outil, have settled into life in New France rather well. Marguerite is top of the class at flight school and her future as an aerpilot is nearly secure. She has everything she wants - except a commission on the pirate hunting dirigible The Renegade. Using every card in her aristocratic arsenal, Marguerite wiggles her way onto the finest warship France has to offer. But as usual, Marguerite's plans endanger the lives of those she holds dear - only this time no one else is going to save them. As Marguerite and Outil set off on a rescue mission they may not return from, she finally realizes it's time to reorder her cogs.
This steampunk adventure is littered with facts from The Golden Age of Piracy and follows (not too closely) some of the lives and adventures of the brave men and women who sailed the seas as privateers, pirates and soldiers.

Excerpt
She braced herself for death, and a final jerk left her shaken, but alive. Unfortunately, she was dangling from her own rigging, tangled beneath the windsock. She opened her eyes, realized her precarious situation and groaned. She could still fall and be hurt, but her broken pride was worse than death at this point.
"Marguerite!" Jacques was the first on the scene. "Are you alright, my dear? Quick! Someone get a ladder. Call the medic! Move!" He was barking orders like the Air Captain he was born to be.
Marguerite cursed herself and pounded her fist on the altinometer. The little dial spun around and fell off its clasp, landing in the bottom of the circular compartment, completely useless.
"Yes, I'm fine," she called back. Then more quietly to herself, "Just feeling like a complete idiot."
"Lady Vadnay," her professor called up, "I'm sorry, but I'm afraid you failed your first flight test. Very glad you survived, however. Very glad!"
"Wonderful." She laid her head back against the seat. "Just wonderful."

Praise for the Book
"The setting was really cool, so if you enjoyed the first novel I would still recommend you try this one for yourself first." ~ Deanna
"It was difficult to put this book down! So many incredible steps and mis-steps by the heroine." ~ April
"Marguerite is the perfect character to keep you coming back for me and to keep you turning the pages. She's funny, a bit spoiled, presumptuous, and entirely unpredictable, and that provides the most entertaining adventure." ~ Hannah Orr

About the Author
Leigh Statham was raised in the wilds of rural Idaho, but found her heart in New York City. She worked as a waitress, maid, artist, math teacher, nurse, web designer, art director, thirty-foot inflatable pig and mule wrangler before she settled down in the semi-quiet role of wife, mother and writer. She resides in North Carolina with her husband, four children, five chickens and two suspected serial killer cats. If the air is cool and the sun is just coming up over the horizon, you can find her running the streets of her small town, plotting her next novel with the sort of intensity that will one day get her hit by a car.


Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a Scrabble tile book cover charm (US only) OR one of five ebook copies of books 1 and 2 in The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl series by Leigh Statham (international).

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