Friday, March 31, 2017

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #74

Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Every Friday we share the first sentence (or so) of the book we’re currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

My Book Beginning:  

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, Book 8) by Ilona Andrews

I rode through the night-drenched streets of Atlanta on a mammoth donkey.  The donkey's name was Cuddles.  She was ten feet tall, including the ears, and her black-and-white hide suggested she might have held up a Holstein cow in some dark alley and was now wearing her clothes. 
My Thoughts:  Kate has some very interesting "transportation" issues and I believe this is her 2nd donkey - her first one perished in an "unfortunate" I'll admit to being a little worried about "Cuddles".   

What do you think?  Don't forget to leave your book beginning below and to link-up at Rose City Reader.  


Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice on every Friday.

To Play along here are the Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your post below. 
*Don’t forget to add your post URL (not your blog url) at Freda’s Voice.  
*It's that simple.

My 56 (Also from Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, Book 8) by Illona Andrews – about 56% on Kindle):  

“You do remember him?" Julie whisptered.
“Of course, I remember him." 
 She snickered. 

My Thoughts:  I've already read past this part so I know exactly who Kate and Julie are talking about and this is really a funny scene in the story.  I'm liking this book quite a bit and think it's another strong addition to the series. 

So what do you think?  Do the teasers tempt you at all? Have you read this series? Don’t forget to leave your link below and link up at Freda’s Voice

About Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, Book 8) by Ilona Andrews

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…

Don't forget to post your meme's and link up at both host locations.  

Have a great Friday! 


  1. This one looks interesting. I don't think I've read anything by this author before, but I've heard a lot of good things about this series.

  2. I haven't ever heard of this one. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing. Dancing the Death Drill by Fred Khumalo is my Friday read.

  3. I really need to start this series, I've seen it around so much. You're on to book 8 so it must be good!
    Cora ❤

  4. This is a new series to me. It looks like one that I would really enjoy. Happy reading! :)

    My BB

  5. wow, lots of things happening in this book, sounds like. Mine is here:

  6. Poor Cuddles. Let's wish him a better fate than his predecessor!

  7. I've got some books by this author and keep meaning to read them. They all sound good. Hopefully, Cuddles doesn't know what happened with the last donkey. I'm trying to picture a ten foot tall one.

    My Friday 56 from The Shack

  8. I have heard great things about this series. Happy reading. Here is my post

  9. Great quote! I need to read the Magic series!

    Here’s my Friday 56!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  10. I can't get into alternate world books. But I hope you love/loved reading it. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine . . .

  11. That's such a surreal snippet! 😀

  12. Cuddles sounds so cute! :-) Happy Sunday!