I must confess I had a hard time finding a book to use this week. Two of the books I considered had good openings but very boring 56's. And the book I'm currently reading? There are major spoilers on page 56, and I couldn't find a way around them. But I found a way around that, so I am going with my current read, which is Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay.
And yes, the book does open with a party after a zombie walk, hence the cupcakes on the cover.
And here's how the book begins:
"He looks really good in there," Angie DeLaura said. "Peaceful even."
"You can't say that about every," Melanie Cooper agreed.
"It's all about the casket," Tate Harper said. "You want to choose a lining that compliments your skin tone in the postmortem."
And now, in order to avoid the spoilers, I'm jumping ahead to page 54, not 56. (You won't turn me in to the non-existent Friday 56 police, right?)
The world tilted sideways and Mel felt woozy. She blinked and tried to suck in enough air to stay conscious. She couldn't faint. Angie needed her. Tate needed her.
And that's it for this week. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to try to get a chapter in before I go to sleep.