Book Beginnings, The Friday 56, Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts

This Week We’re Quoting… Garden of Lies

Over the last year, I discovered that I love participating in memes! But I participate in so many memes that the number of meme posts could be overwhelming each week. This year I decided to break my memes up group like memes together. Some of my favorite memes share quotes, so I’ve put together one post each week for all of my quote memes. Click on the logo for each meme to be taken to the host’s blog.

This week I am featuring quotes from Amanda Quick’s Garden of Lies.

Garden of Lies

Join Rose City Reader every Friday 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.

Slater Roxton was examining the strangely luminous paintings on the wall of the ornate burial chamber when the tomb trap was triggered.

Uh oh!

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to the Linky on Freda’s Voice.
*It’s that simple.

“Yes. Paladin doesn’t pay, you understand, except in free copies of the Quarterly. But I am not writing to make an income.  It is therapy.”

 

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts - (un)Conventional Bookviews

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up at (un)Conventional Bookviews for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

Mrs. Dunstan had brought in a tray with a light supper of hot vegetable soup, hard-boiled eggs, cheese and bread. Slater had spoken little during the meal. He had helped himself to some of the cheese and bread and devoted himself to prowling the small space while Ursula dined.
It was not until Mrs. Dunstan had removed the tray that Ursula realized that the expression in Slater’s eyes was the heat of controlled anger, not desire. He was in a dangerous mood.

**Cover links to Goodreads; title links to Amazon {affiliate}

Book Beginnings, Safe & Sexy, The Friday 56, Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts

This Week We’re Quoting… Stormchaser

Over the last year, I discovered that I love participating in memes! But I participate in so many memes that the number of meme posts could be overwhelming each week. This year I decided to break my memes up group like memes together. Some of my favorite memes share quotes, so I’ve put together one post each week for all of my quote memes. Click on the logo for each meme to be taken to the host’s blog.

This week I am featuring quotes from Cherry Adair’s Stormchaser.

Stormchaser (Cutter Cay #4)

Join Rose City Reader every Friday 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.

The day didn’t look like secondhand revenge. Instead of ominous dark clouds hanging low over a pewter sea, the hot Greek sun reflected glittering sapphires off the Mediterranean. The wake of the motor launch frothed blindingly white as it carried marine archaeologist Dr. Calista West to the megayacht Stormchaser, anchored in open waters south of Crete.

Secondhand revenge?? Tell me more!

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to the Linky on Freda’s Voice.
*It’s that simple.

Callie motioned for Saul to hand her the jug of ice-filled whatever-it-was as she tried to appear engaged. Conversation about the quake eddied around her.

 

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts - (un)Conventional Bookviews

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up at (un)Conventional Bookviews for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

“You will take tea with an old man?” Eliades addressed Callie first, then looked to Jonah. “I would very much enjoy the company.”
“We’d be honored,” Callie responded, also in Greek. She didn’t want to waste time sipping tea and chatting.What she’s seen so far had her too excited even to sit still. But she got up to pour three cups of almost black-colored tea, passing them out before returning to her chair with her own cup and mismatched saucer.
The tea was far too strong and bitter, but she politely sipped it anyway. Jonah set his cup and saucer on the table beside him and crossed one ankle over his knee, stretching his arms out on the wide curved arms of his chair, looking perfectly relaxed. “We appreciate you allowing us access to your library. There is material here, I’m sure, we couldn’t find anywhere else.”

 

It’s where you share a quote from a story you have read, and where there is a lot of hotness and sexiness, but where they still take the time to be safe! If you want to participate with your very own Safe & Sexy quotes, go right ahead, but  link back to (un)Conventional Bookviews.

His heart tripped quadruple time. “Long range” should’ve scared the erection away. Somehow the words did just the opposite. “Dios, you smell delicious, and you feel even better. I can’t get enough of you. Te necessito, querido.”
“You have me.”
He shifted her slightly so he could open a drawer in the cabinet behind her. Lifting his lips from hers, he handed her a foil package.
She blinked, then took it from him. “Where did this come from?”

** Cover links to Goodreads; title links to Amazon {affiliate}

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings~ The Mystery Woman

I’ve added some additional memes to my repertoire and am linking up with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick.

The Mystery Woman (Ladies of Lantern Street, #2)

The heel of one of her high-button boots skidded across the stream of blood that seeped out from under the door. Beatrice Lockwood nearly lost her balance. She caught her breath and managed to grab the doorknob in time to steady herself.

Oooooh!

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Book Beginnings~ How to Keep Rolling After a Fall

I’ve added some additional memes to my repertoire and am linking up with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo.

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall

As I park in the lot of the Harborview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, I realize that, for the first time ever, I’m actually excited to be there. I’m working a short, three-hour shift, and the shift itself won’t be so bad, since I’m filling in on the orthopedics wing, where Jeremiah’s been assigned.

We’ll see where this goes…

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings~ Isla and the Happily Ever After

I’ve added some additional memes to my repertoire and am linking up with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins.

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)

It’s midnight, it’s sweltering, and I might be high on Vicodin, but that guy– that guy right over there— that’s him.
The him.

Love it!

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Book Beginnings~ Miracle on 5th Avenue

I’ve added some additional memes to my repertoire and am linking up with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan.

Miracle on 5th Avenue (From Manhattan with Love, #3)

“We cannot send two turtledoves! I know he’s proposing at Christmas and he thinks it’s romantic, but it won’t be romantic when the room is covered in bird droppings….”

This is hysterical!

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Book Beginnings~ The Crown

I’ve added some additional memes to my repertoire and am linking up with Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader.

This meme is a fairly simple concept, we share the first line or so from a current read. This week I’m featuring The Crown by Kiera Cass.

The Crown (The Selection, #5)

“I’m sorry,” I said, bracing myself for the inevitable backlash. When my Selection started, I’d pictured it ending this way– with dozens of my suitors leaving at a time, many of them unprepared for their moment in the spotlight to be over. But after the last few weeks, after learning how kind, how smart, how generous so many of them were, I found the mass elimination almost heartbreaking.

Ok…