Friday, August 4, 2017

Book Beginning & Friday 56 - #89

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:  

Blood Ties (Julie Collins, Book 1) by Lori Armstrong

Given the trainwreck my life has become, I've earned my cynical attitude. 
My Thoughts:  I don't know that a person's life has to be a "trainwreck" in order to become cynical - one has only to turn on the news've read this series in the past and felt in need of a re-read. 

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 Blood Ties by Lori Armstrong – about 56% on Kindle):  

His wavy hair brushed his shoulders, making me wonder how it would feel to have those dark locks drifting over my body. Would the heat from his body increase the potency of his cologne? 

My Thoughts:  I have to say that I like the description of whoever she is describing! 

So what do you think?  Do the teasers tempt you? Don’t forget to link up below and at Freda’s Voice.  

Blood Ties (Julie Collins, Book 1) by Lori Armstrong

Given the trainwreck my life has become, I’ve earned my cynical attitude. I’m trapped in a dead-end job at the Bear Butte County Sheriff’s Office—a position I took out of desperation after the brutal murder of my Lakota half-brother. Three years have passed, his case is cold, and my coping mechanisms—tequila, cigarettes and dubious men—no longer serve as excuses for my grief; they define who I am.

Welcome to my world—Julie Collins, harbinger of doom and a sucker for lost causes.

So when the body of a sixteen-year-old white girl surfaces and the death details are alarmingly similar to my brother’s murder, Kevin Wells—my best pal and local PI—admits he’d been hired to find the missing kid before she turned up dead.
I’m roped into helping Kevin tie up loose ends regarding the girl’s disappearance…and that’s when things begin to unravel. Lies are revealed. Bullets start flying. Yet nothing—not even death threats—will stop me from digging for the truth and finding the justice for this girl that my brother was denied.

But the killer is willing to kill again to make sure these secrets stay buried. And this time, I’m in the crosshairs.

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

Have a great Friday! 


  1. Hahaha I completely agree, I've also become very cynical thanks to the news! This definitely sounds like an interesting read and I already like the snark and attitude in the protagonist's voice! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have an amazing weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @  A Universe in Words

  2. Oh yes! That sounds good! Love the cover and title as well. You say it's a re-read? So it has to be good.

    Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend. Here's my Friday Meets:

  3. I've had my eye on this series. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  4. I really love the beginning and the 56 is pretty hot! Sounds like an interesting read!

  5. Yep. The boob tube will make you cynical. LOL I have this one and need to dig it out of the stacks. I like the snark. LOL

    My Friday 56 from The Forever Man

  6. Sounds tempting! I like characters that are a sucker for lost causes. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “CLOSE YOUR EYES, HOLD HANDS”

  7. I can relate to that beginning... lol... happy weekend!