Friday, August 11, 2017

Book Beginning's & Friday 56 - #90

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:  

Hallowed Ground (Julie Collins, Book 2) by Lori Armstrong

Late Afternoon
Atonement Day                                                                                          
My Thoughts:  Things don't usually go right on days people call "Atonement Day" - you know what they say about Karma and all

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 Hallowed Ground by Lori Armstrong – about 56% on Kindle):  

Kim had sprawled in the recliner, feet up, my Days of '76 mug in hand. "Does Kevin know?"   
"What? About the accident?"    
"No, that you're sleeping with Tony Martinez."

I choked when I exhaled. 
My Thoughts:  From what I remember there are several such scenes like this when Julie is confronted about her life choices.  Can't wait to re-read this. 

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


Hallowed Groun (Julie Collins, Book 2) by Lori Armstrong

A kid in trouble is my weakness. That’s why Tony Martinez, president of the Hombres motorcycle club, hires me to track down a five-year-old Native American girl who’s become a pawn in her parents’ custody dispute.

Simple, right? Find kid, collect fat fee, and celebrate my superior PI skills with the dangerously sexy MC overlord. Except…Martinez neglected to mention a few crucial details. Like the girl’s father is the foreman on the controversial new Indian casino under construction, and the girl’s mother works at a rival Deadwood gaming hall run by an East Coast crime family.

After bullets start whizzing at me, I’m in Martinez’s face, demanding answers. Turns out plenty of people are determined to stop the casino from opening, including competitors, local ranchers, and a Lakota holy group.

As the violence escalates and the bodies pile up, everything around me begins to tumble like a house of cards. My search for a missing girl puts me on the wrong side of tribal politics and at odds with everyone—Kevin, Martinez, and even my father.

In a fight for my life after I attract the killer’s attention, I realize no place is safe…not even hallowed ground. 

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

Have a good weekend! 


  1. I'm not a big mystery fan, but I hope you'll enjoy your reread.

  2. Uh oh. I expect trouble now. I'm curious about what happens.

    My Friday 56 from The Great Zoo Of China

  3. Yeah, Atonement Day sounds like something to avoid to me! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine!

  4. Sounds good. I'll have to add this one to my wishlist. This week I have Come Sundown by Nora Roberts. Happy reading!

  5. Sounds tempting! I like the excerpts and the premise. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE IDENTICALS”

  6. I thought her reaction to the revelation, choking on the exhalation, sounds just about right.
    Please visit my Friday Quotes Page.

  7. Atonement day? Sunday, right?! LOL
    I almost choked when I read the 56... lol... unexpected! Happy weekend!

  8. Atoning for what I wonder... :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ Always Me