Friday, January 26, 2018

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #100

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:  

Embers (Anya Kalinczyk, Book 1) by Laura Bickle

Truth burned.

It always burned, even in the dark, cold hours of the morning when nearly everything slept. 
My Thoughts:  I am in a horrible reading slump. I can't seem to settle on reading anything and I'm not sleeping well either.  When this happens I usually cure it by re-reading something I've enjoyed reading in the past so I picked up this series because the author just released a novella in this world a couple of months ago after years so I'm starting over so that I can dive into the novella asap.

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 Embers (Anya Kalinczyk, Book 1) by Laura Bickle (about 56% on my Kindle):   

High school enrollment records showed Ferrer had skipped another couple of grades, graduating high school at age sixteen.  He was easy to pick out: the shortest kid in his graduation photo wan gaze focused on somewhere distant.  

My Thoughts:  I haven’t gotten this far into the book, and I can’t remember if ferrer is a good guy or

So, what do you think so far?  Do the teasers tempt you?  Don’t forget to leave your link below and at Freda’s Voice.

About Embers (Anya Kalinczyk, Book 1) by Laura Bickle  

Truth burns.

Unemployment, despair, anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city.

Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya—who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern—suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil’s Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya—with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team—can stop it.

Anya’s accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss. But this time she’s risking everything: her city, her soul, and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is. Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she’s ever faced

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

Have a great Friday! 


  1. I like the excerpts, particularly the beginning. It's memorable.

  2. Hi Maria!

    Gorgeous cover, and I do love those excerpts. Thanks for sharing this one!

    Here is mine this week:

    Happy reading! Have a great weekend. ;)

  3. I like the cover and it sounds interesting. I hate those reading slumps where you can't settle on a book. They drive me crazy! Hope this is the series that ends it.

  4. This sounds good. I also choose old favorites when I want to get out of a reading slump. This week I have Final Siege by Scarlett Cole. Happy reading!

  5. Sounds interesting enough. Happy weekend!

  6. Sounds interesting, I like the supernatural theme! Have a great weekend and I hope you get out of your reading slump!

  7. I really like the sound of this. I hope it helps pull you out of your reading slump. And I hope you are able to sleep better soon.