Friday, January 4, 2019

January 4th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

Welcome to the first Book Beginnings and Friday 56 of 2019.

And, fittingly, I am featuring a first in a new series to start things off in 2019.  This week's teasers will be from A Literal Mess by J. C. Kenney.


This is a fun debut.  I just finished it up, and I need to get my review written, but I really enjoyed it.

Anyway, here's how the book begins.
It's a universal truth that a phone call at 2:00 A.M. brings only one kind of news - bad with a capital B.

And, jumping ahead to 56% into the book, we find:

As the hands tightened around my throat, crushing my windpipe, spots formed in front of my eyes.

I'm part of a blog tour for the book, and my review will be up on Thursday next week.  I hope you'll come back and see my full thoughts.

Until then, have a great weekend.


  1. Cozies have such cute covers. Glad you enjoyed it.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. So true, that beginning. The 56 is so intriguing! Sounds like a great cozy! Happy weekend!

  3. That does sound good. It's nice to begin a new year with a new series. This week I am spotlighting The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye. Happy reading!

  4. Oh what a fun cover! This does sound like a good read! And it's a new to me cozy.

  5. Thanks so much for giving A Literal Mess a read, Mark. I hope you liked it!


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