Friday, February 5, 2016

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #18

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:  

Raven Cursed (Jane Yellowrock, Book 4) by Faith Hunter

I rode into Ashville, North Carolina, for all the wrong reasons, from the wrong direction, on a borrowed bike, with no weapons, ready to work for the vamps again. It was stupid all around, but it was the gig I signed up for, and I was all about satisfying the client, keeping him safe, eliminating the danger, and finishing the job.

My Thoughts:  It’s unusual for Jane to go interview for or work for a vampire without being fully armed to the teeth so I’m curious as to why she’s going in the way she is.  

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 Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter ): 

     Beast slammed into my mind again and glared. Growled. Kem blinked. A moment later, he slid into the shadows. I looked at Rick who was watching me, amusement, speculation, and something warmer hiding in the deeps of his eyes. He held out a hand, indicting the nearly sheer wall, wet with falling water.  “After You.”

My Thoughts:  I have to admit that I’m surprised that Kembi, aka Kem, is hanging around with Jane since they really didn’t become friends in the last book.  I’m also happy to see Jane and Rick still together and wonder how he’s getting along with “Beast”. 

So what do you think?  Keep reading?   

About Raven Cursed (Jane Yellowrock, Book 4) by Faith Hunter

The vampires of Asheville, North Carolina, want to establish their own clan, but since they owe loyalty to the Master Vampire of New Orleans they must work out the terms with him. To come up with an equitable solution, he sends an envoy with the best bodyguard blood money can buy: Jane Yellowrock.

But when a group of local campers are attacked by something fanged, Jane goes from escort to investigator. Unless she wants to face a very angry mast vampire, she will have to work overtime to find the killer. It's a good thing she's worth every penny.

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Have a great Friday! 


  1. Good choice !! I've been planning on starting this series.. Is it a bit like the Mercy Thompson series or ?

  2. I so need to start this series!!

    Friday Memes

  3. I am up to book three in this series but have been temporarily sidetracked by review books. I am spotlighting Hostile Witness by Leigh Adams this week. Happy reading!

  4. This looks good! This is a series I've been wanting to read. I've heard great things about it.

  5. This does look good. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi,
    Haven't read any of these books, but they do sound
    interesting. Have a great day!

  7. Intense excerpts! I am not a fan of vampires (lol), but I hope you are loving this one...thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. I don't know how I didn't know about this series! I'm from NC, so reading about vampires in Ashville would be so cool! I'll have to check this series out! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog!

  9. I really need to check out this series. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  10. Sounds like my kind of book! :-) Happy weekend!

  11. I've been meaning to start this series- it sounds so cool! Thanks for visiting my blog and earlier!

  12. My oh my, I've been seeing this cover around quite a bit ... must be popular!