Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Edition of Book Beginning and Friday 56

Happy Halloween.

I wish I could say I have a truly frightening book that would fit right in with the holiday for this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56.  But I don't.

But I do have a book that hasn't been released yet.  It will be out on Tuesday, and you can watch for my review on that date.  The book is Suede to Rest by Diane Vallere.  I've actually already finished it, and I really enjoyed it.

This is the first in a new series, and the entire thing starts like this:

A breeze rippled through the trees to the left and the right of the storefront.  I stood across the street, taking in the blacked-out windows and the once-magnificent sign now covered in bird poop, decades of grime, and spray-painted curse words.
From page 56, we find:

"I need to use your phone."  I snatched Ken's cell from his hand before he had a chance to say no and dialed Carson's number from memory.  I'd cycled through most of the entry-level curse words by the time he answered and was contemplating a couple of new ones.

There you have it.  As I said, review will be up on Tuesday, the day the book is released.


  1. Sounds like an interesting read. Glad you enjoyed it.
    Here is my Friday 56!

  2. LOL Thanks for the morning chuckle. This sounds fun and will be going on my wish list. I love my cozies:)
    Happy Halloween!
    Here is my 56 -

    1. Cozies are so much fun, aren't they? Hope you enjoy when you get to read it.

  3. I read an earlier book by her and really enjoyed it so I'm excited about this new series. Love the intro and 56! I can definitely relate to the 56! I've had those days!

    1. I think we've had all those days.

      This is a theme I wouldn't normally read, but I'm anxious for the next in the series.

  4. You are the second person I have seen 56 this book today. :-) Both very different and cool!
    Happy Halloween and happy weekend!

    1. Not too surprised to see some duplicates since the book comes out on Tuesday. I can't be the only one who got an ARC and is reading it this week as a result.

  5. Great cover and great description. I can see that old sign with bird poop. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Halloween!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

    1. That description is pretty good, isn't it? It's why I didn't stick to just one line but did the entire paragraph.

  6. Interesting opening. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Here's mine: