Friday, January 29, 2016

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #17

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:  

Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, Book 3) by Faith Hunter. 
I rolled over, taking most of the covers with me as I stretched.  I felt like a big satisfied cat – well fed, well-loved and nearly purring with contentment. 
My Thoughts:  I can just picture this in my mind and it makes me wonder what has made a “vampire” hunter so happy. 

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 Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter ): 
   Anger scoring the sides of my mind, I dialed Rick’s number, I was shunted to directly to voice mail and hung up without leaving a message.  He knew my number.  He’d call if he wanted to. Madder than I’d been in a long time, I left the house, hopped on Bitsa, tearing out the of the Quarter and to the firing range where I blew off a head of steam, shooting my way through three boxes of shells and shredding four man-shaped targets before I quit, one target for each man I was mad at: Bruiser, Leo, Gee and Rick.

My Thoughts: Well, if I was one of those men….I’d avoid her for at least half a day and let her get her temper under control.  Or I would make sure to show up groveling and bearing gifts!

What do you think? Don’t forget to leave your 56 below and to link up at Freda’s Voice 

About Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, Book 3) by Faith Hunter

Things are heating up in the Big Easy.

Weres have announced their existence to the world, and revived the bitter tensions that run between them and their old enemies: vampires.

As a trusted employee of Leo Pellissier, Blood Master of the City, Jane finds herself caught in the cross fire. When Jane is attacked by a pack of marauding werewolves, she is thankful for the help of a mysterious stranger named Girrard. He explains that he used to be Leo's 'Mercy Blade,' a sacred position charged with killing vampires who have gone insane. What Jane doesn't know is why this powerful assassin left New Orleans--or, more troubling, why he's now returned. It's definitely not to make Jane's life easier... 

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Have a great Friday! 


  1. I have questions like you do but I thought she was satisfied for other reasons. tee-hee.

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  2. I love how wonderfully descriptive the beginning is and like you I can definitely picture the scene though I do wonder what's going on! I hope you enjoy this one!

  3. Can't wait to get to this one! I am spotlighting Blood Cross by Faith Hunter this week. Look for my review tomorrow. Happy reading!

  4. I am always iffy about vampire books but this one sounds interesting. Happy Friday!

  5. Have to wonder why she's so pissed. I can relate to that beginning though. Happy weekend!

  6. wow, quite different between the opening and page 56!

  7. Sounds like a good way to start the day! Good beggining!

    Thanks for joining in on BBOF!

  8. Boy, her mood sure took a turn for the worse! Sounds interesting.

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  9. I tend to do better watching vampire movies, than reading the books. I hope you;re enjoying it. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  10. The excerpts sound good, but the vampire aspect turns me off. Hope you enjoy it, though. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  11. Hi Maria,

    This cetainly sounds like someone who specialises in mood swings and extremes of temper. Not someone to be crossed, Rick really needs to watch his step when he returns that phone call!

    Not a book for me I'm afraid, however I do hope that you enjoy it and thanks for sharing your excerpts :)


  12. Oew great choice, it sounds very exciting ! I still want to begin with this series.. would you recommend it ?

    1. Yes, if you like paranormal books - you will enjoy this series