Friday, October 30, 2015

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #6

Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by 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:  

Midnight’s Kiss (Elder Races, Book 8) by Thea Harrison

Something happened to Julian as he stood in the San Francisco alleyway, looking down at his progeny and longtime friend.

Xavier lay curled on his side on the ambulance stretcher, the lines of his poison-wracked body rigid.  Blood was everywhere- the stretcher, the concrete underneath.  It had poured like a river out of him and had run in a thin red line

My Thoughts:  Anyone who follows this series knows that Julian, the Nightkind King, is not exactly a calm and easy going person.  Beginning like this, I’m pretty sure Julian will totally lose it and the body count will definitely be higher in this book.

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’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 Midnight's Kiss): 

     Her biker pulled to a smooth stop several feet away from the hole. He had to raise his voice to be heard over the growl of all the motorcycles. “You sure this is it?”

“Yes,” she snapped. Dismounting, she tore off the helmet and ran over to the tunnel entrance.

Inside, part of her screamed, no, no, no. Desperately, she searched the ground as several of the bikers joined her.  

About Midnight's Kiss (Elder Races, Book 8) by Thea Harrison 

In the latest Novel of the Elder Races, two souls who have long buried their passions are about to be consumed…

Ever since their scorching affair ended years ago, Julian, the Nightkind King, and Melisande, daughter of the Light Fae Queen, have tried to put the past behind them—and distance between them. But when a war breaks out between Julian and Justine, a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind council, they find themselves thrown together under treacherous circumstances…

Kidnapped as leverage against Julian, Melly is convinced that her former lover won’t be rushing to her rescue. But when Julian gives himself up to save her, they both end up Justine’s captives. Armed only with their wits and their anger, Melly and Julian must work together to escape. But will they be able to ignore their complicated history, or will the fiery passion that once burned them blaze again?

Frenetic and audacious, Three Days in April is a speculative thriller that raises an important question: once humanity goes down the rabbit hole, can it ever find its way back?

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Have a great Friday! 


  1. Sounds like a fun read. I enjoy a good slightly smutty paranormal book from time to time. But the book covers always make me laugh. There's always a half naked dude in some slightly unnatural pose on the cover. :) It's great.

    My Friday:Marie @ Pages to Explore

  2. Not heard of this series, but I am curious so I might have to go check out the first book. :)

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  3. I wouldn't want to make him angry. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  4. Never heard of this series, but it sounds very intense! :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings) and my Halloween giveaway.

  5. I haven't heard of this series but it definitely sounds like the body count is about to rise!

  6. I have the first book in this series and I definitely want to get to it soon! Sounds great!

  7. Another new series and author...sounds intense! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “COP TOWN”

  8. This seems like an interesting book, thanks for sharing!

  9. I haven't started this series yet but am pretty sure I have the first couple on my TBR mountain. I'm spotlighting Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews this week. Happy reading!

  10. Sounds like a pretty exciting read! Happy weekend!

  11. This series has been recommended to me by several friends. I better check it out. I want to get to know Julian.

    Here's my 56 -

  12. Hi Maria,

    It goes without saying that the slightly raunchy cover art is going to grab plenty of attention - including my own :)

    The two extracts you featured would, on their own, have me instantly intrigued, needing to know more and eager to read on.

    However, throw in the synopsis for this and indeed the seven previous books in the series, and I realised immediately that this just isn't for me!

    I don't know if this is a series you have been following, as it doesn't sound as though they would work well as stand alones, however I hope that you enjoy and thanks for sharing :)