Friday, June 10, 2016

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #36

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:  

Fortified Dreams (Dreams & Reality, Book 11) by Hadena James

It was hard to be a criminal mastermind.  There were so many things to take into account, not to mention all the planning.  If he had been lazy, none of this would be coming together. 

My Thoughts:  It always amazes me that criminals do so much introspection – it’s like they are constantly patting themselves on the back – and they usually get caught too…lol

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 Fortified Dreams by Hadena James)

 “She’s why you can’t kill anyone, isn’t she?” Bella looked at me.
“Not really.  She is just in charge of reminding me not to do it.” I told her.  “We have not been formally introduced.  Aislinn Cain.” I stuck my hand out to the inmate that had chopped up her sister’s fiancĂ©.

My Thoughts:  In this part of the story, Aislinn has just me Isabella Stewart, one of her partner’s sister, who happens to be an inmate at The Fortress prison.  As usual, Aislinn would just like to shoot and ask questions later…lol.

What do you think?  Keep reading? Don’t forget to link up at Freda’s Voice.

About Fortified Dreams (Dreams & Reality, Book 11) by Hadena James

There is a conspiracy afoot, one involving some of the most dangerous people on the planet. A network of organized serial killers exists; Aislinn Cain and the SCTU have found evidence of it. Yet, they have very few leads.

Until the serial killers go on the offensive and Aislinn Cain wakes up to find herself living her worst fears. They have stormed the Federal Offices where Nyleena Clachan works and staged an uprising within the serial killer prison, The Fortress.

To bring an end to this madness and find out who is behind it all, sacrifices will have to be made. The costs will be high as Aislinn and the team go up against some of the baddest serial killers that exist. 

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Have a great Friday! 


  1. Wowm this looks like a really good book to read. Going on my list. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday.

  2. This looks interesting! It's always bizarre listening to interviews of really horrible criminals. There's always so much rationalizing and patting themselves on the back. I'll have to look for this one. That's quite a 56!

  3. Sounds so intriguing!! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

  4. This looks intense and violent. Enjoy!

  5. Oh, my, a plentiful crew of bad guys....sounds intense! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  6. Hi Maria,

    Most killers seem to be able to rationalise their actions, as if they were an everyday occurence and perfectly normal ... I guess to them, they are!

    This book probably isn't one for me, simply because I rarely read fantasy stories. However I did enjoy both your excerpts and I love the cover art of the book. I'll bet that Hadena could write a really good 'straight' murder / mystery, if she put her mind to it.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend :)


  7. I'm definitely adding it right now! Right up my alley. Hope you enjoy it and can't wait for the final review!

  8. Wow! Eleven books in this series and I haven't heard of it before. It sounds like one to go on my wishlist. Thanks for visiting my blogs. Happy reading!

  9. I like the sound of this, but maybe I should start at the beginning... :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

  10. Wow. An introspective criminal. Kind of sick, huh? Thanks for dropping by my blog.