Friday, September 30, 2016

September 30th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Welcome to the final Book Beginning and Friday 56 of September.  Or the 3rd quarter of the year.  Hard to believe the year has gone by so quickly, isn't it?

To help get you in the Halloween mood (it's just a month away), this week, I'm featuring Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere, the second in her costume shop series.  And yes, it has a Halloween theme, as you can tell from the cover.

I should finish this up today.  It's wonderful!  The book officially comes out on Tuesday, October 4th, and I will have a review and giveaway up next Friday, October 7th.

And here's how the book opens:

The last time I had been this close to an angry lab rat had been in high school.

I am really growing to appreciate Diane's way with first lines.  Isn't that one fabulous?

Jumping ahead to page 56, I found this gem:

"Ms. Tamblyn, I want to be very clear about one thing.  A man is dead, and your actions appear suspicious.  If you are hiding something, I will find out."

You know, that's never something you want the police to say to you, even if you aren't hiding something.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend.  I'm hoping for some time to go for a run and work on things for the blog.  That's after I go to Hallmark, of course.  This is debut weekend.  Got to check out the new ornaments and buy some of them!


  1. This sounds like a great cozy. I think I'll have to check it out soon.

  2. I love a good cozy! I also like your blog header...interesting!

    Here's mine: “LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE”

  3. I love seeing Halloween books making the rounds! My favorite time of year! Happy weekend!

  4. This sounds great. I love the cover and the first line. I am spotlighting All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris - the latest in the Aurora Teagarden series. Happy reading!

  5. This looks and sounds so fun. I'm featuring it on my blog soon!

    My Friday 56 from Five Dog Voodoo