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:


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?

Book Beginnings, Meme

Book Beginnings on Harlie’s Books with Elixxir #BookBeginnings


Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader.  Please join us every other Friday (though it is held weekly – We’ll be doing Friday 56 on the alternate weeks) to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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They wore masks, carried guns, and they weren’t leaving until they got what they came for.

~ prologue, Elixxer by Deena Remiel


Callie has secrets, too many to count. For twenty years she’s been living a lie as Callie Worthington, hiding from the monsters who brutally murdered her parents for possession of the Elixxir of Life. Unsuccessful before, their killers have found her and will stop at nothing to acquire the Elixxir. And see her dead.
Nathanael has a couple of secrets, too. A nasty one in particular blurs the line separating Good from Evil. As an immortal Brethren Warrior, though, he must retrieve the Elixxir before it falls into the wrong hands. Just how he’s going to get it out of Callie’s is the big question.
Tempers flare as Callie and Nathanael reach out to each other with their own hidden agendas. She needs his protection. He needs the Elixxir. Will their fiery passion lead to lasting love, or will their web of intrigue ultimately destroy them both? Secrets, lies, and love’s loyalties tested. What price for immortality? What price for love?
I am reading this for a review and have to admit that I selected it partly because I love stories where there is rescuing involved and I love Paranormal.  Besides, Jimmy Thomas was on the cover – how could it be bad? 😉  I’ll let you know how it goes!
What are you reading this week?