Book Beginnings, Friday 56, Meme

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings ~ Holding Hope by Paloma Beck #FREEBook, #Friday56, #BookBeginnings

Wanna Play The Friday 56? Just Do the Following

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to the Linky on Freda’s Voice. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

“…“You aren’t surprised?”
“I’m not. What confuses me though is that I feel a connection to you already.”
Lucas stroked her hair back from her face. “Forgive me. Before I could stop myself, you see, you were in pain, and I needed to… I couldn’t see you hurt and not do something… And then he tried to… I’m so, so sorry, Ella.”…

~ page 22*, Holding Hope by Paloma Beck

* = Page 22 is 56% of the book.

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you’re reading.

“Lucas held the most precious thing in his arms, something he thought he’d never have in his many years. Once, just once before, had he allowed himself to hope but it hadn’t been meant to be. Martha had died before he could claim her but he’d been certain at the time that she was his mate. Could it be he was wrong?…”

~ Holding Hope, Chapter One, Paloma Beck

Holding Hope (The Seven Sin Sisters #4.5)

by Paloma Beck

Publication Date: April 2013


About Holding Hope:

A Seven Sin Sisters short story.

The Sinster sisters are entwined in a legacy originating back from the time of the Italian Wars in the 1500s. One by one, they’ll find their mates from the immortal Valendite Breeds and secure their place in history.

Lucas, brother of Madden, believed he was fated to live out a solitary existence. He devoted himself to the sole mission of protecting his family and his breed when the woman he thought to be his mate died right in front of his eyes. With only one fated mate, Lucas understood his life would be lived alone.

Until he held hope in his arms… Ella was a captive of his sworn enemy when he found her and immediately felt the connection. Lucas rescued her, nursed her back to health and cared for her. Now can he convince her to embrace her identity as one of the women of the Magdalena Circle? This might prove to me his most difficult mission yet.

 

 

Book Beginnings, Friday 56, Meme

The Fab Friday 56 and Book Beginnings from Harlie’s Books ~ Predator’s Kiss by Rosanna Leo

Wanna Play The Friday 56? Just Do the Following

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to the Linky on Freda’s Voice. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 


“…Ryland paused, as if testing the air to see if he could ask what was on his mind. “Are you saying that, through your whole relationship, you didn’t have a single orgasm with your boyfriend?”
She didn’t need time to calculate the answer. She’d already spent months mulling over the sad implications. “Not one.”
“Lia,” Ryland murmured, his voice deep and sorrowful. “That’s the most tragic thing I’ve ever heard in my life.”…

~ page 56, Predator’s Kiss by Rosanna Leo

 

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you’re reading.

“The enormous grizzly bear stalked toward the teenagers, its footfall eerily quiet for such a large beast. The animal skulked through the forest, camouflaged by trees and undergrowth.
They didn’t notice as the great animal lumbered in their direction…”

~ Predator’s Kiss, Chapter One, Rosanna Leo

Predator’s Kiss (Gemini Island Shifters #1)

by Rosanna Leo

Publication Date:  May 20, 2013


About Predator’s Kiss:

Bear shifter Ryland Snow just wants peace. The peace and quiet afforded him at his woodsy retreat, the Ursa Fishing Lodge. As owner of the lodge, Ryland enjoys the tranquil life he’s created among his fellow shifters. He lives to maintain a safe haven for them, away from meddlesome human eyes.

When his rock star brother arrives, bringing trouble in the form of a possible hitman, Ryland is incensed. He’s been cleaning up Soren’s messes as long as he can remember, and is tired of his brother’s lecherous exploits.

Things go from bad to worse when Lia Goodblood stumbles upon Ryland and his lodge. Yes, the reclusive erotica author is easy on the eyes, but the human woman is more trouble than she’s worth. To say nothing of her bizarre fear of furry creatures.

Ryland determines to rid himself of her presence. But when he learns she’s on the run from a crazed fan, Ryland’s protective bear instincts flare. And the bear won’t be denied.

 

Book Beginnings, Friday 56, Meme

The Fab Friday 56 and Book Beginnings from Harlie’s Books!

Wanna Play The Friday 56?  Just Do the Following

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to the Linky on Freida’s Voice. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 

From Street of Dreams by Marianne Stephens:

“Good Lord.   Look at this place.  Is this hideous or what?”

 

Nick’s assessment matched Eileen’s impression.  Every color imaginable swirled in wide patterns on the building.  For a Monday night, Eileen was amazed at how many people milled about the outside of “The twilight Zone A Go-Go”.

 

They found a parking space two blocks away and walked to the club, entering a long line of eager patrons.  Eileen surveyed those standing nearby with a sense of dread dampening her spirits.

 

“Nick,” she whispered, “is it me or are they all much younger?”

 

He frowned, quirking a smirk to one side of his face.  “Nope.  It’s not you.  We’re definitely gonna be classified as chaperones here.”

 

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you’re reading.

From Street of Dreams by Marianne Stephens:

Prologue:

Join the hundreds of people who’ve enjoyed vacationing through Street of Dreams.  For a mere ten million, enter one of our many decade-related buildings and travel back in time.  Experience for yourself the end of World War II.  View the Pacific Ocean from the once-famous California coastline.  There are so many trips into the past available for your enjoyment.

Your trips are confidential-no questions asked once you sign our waiver form.  No endeavor to change history will be tolerated.  Any attempt to do so will result in your mandatory return to the present within a two-hour window.

All travelers are welcomed.  Cash preferred.

 

Street of Dreams

by Marianne Stephens

Publication Date:October 11, 2007

About Street of Dreams:

This is a suggestive romance (love scenes are not graphic).

Mission Impossible describes what Detectives Nick Olson and Eileen Murphy face while chasing escaped fugitives. The easy part? Battling for control of their mission while time traveling from 2039 to 1965 before history’s timeline can be changed. The hardest part? Resisting hidden desires for each other while posing as newlyweds and sharing a heart-shaped bed.

Eileen is an expert on the era. Attracted to Nick, she fights an overwhelming need to satisfy her passion involving him, but past heartaches make her unwilling to trust any man. Nick can’t deny his attraction to her, but, unlucky in love, he swears off meaningful relationships and fears Eileen’s ability to bypass the barriers he’s set up to protect his heart.

A night of passion leaves unanswered questions and heartache while murder, dead ends and danger confront them at every turn. Finalizing their case will take instinct, combined skills and strength. Is it too late for them to use the same abilities and find love?