Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop – December 23, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.

Not gonna lie, this one caught me off guard, y’all. We’re off work today, and it doesn’t feel like a Friday!

This week’s beginning:



In this sequel to The Rush’s Edge, Halvor Cullen and the crew of the Loshad return from a lukewarm meeting with the Mudar to an Edge on the verge of war. A vat operative has used every genetically engineered talent and programmed skill she has to infiltrate the heart of the Opposition forces and disrupt their resistance to the Coalition.

In a desperate attempt to stop their enemies, Vivi must confront the specter of her past as the crew petitions the shadowy hacker group Echo to succeed. When the mission goes awry, and they are forced to leave a crewmember behind, the team wonders if their victory against the Coalition will come at all, and if so, at what cost?

The afternoon sun rays glinted off the doyen’s crystal liquor glass as he turned it back and forth.

Does that opening make you want to know more? (Hint: it should!)

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. It starts each Friday and runs through the following Thursday. Each week, there’s a new prompt featuring a book-related question. It’s designed to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, make new blogging friends, and gain followers. See what others have to say on this topic and link up your own post here.

23rd – 29th – Did Santa bring you any books?
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

It’s only December 23. Santa hasn’t passed yet! I’ll come back and let y’all know in a few days if Santa left any books under the tree.

What about you? Did Santa bring you books?

Comment, go visit other blogs, have fun! Happy Christmas Eve Eve!

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3 Responses to Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop – December 23, 2022

  1. Cindy Davis says:

    I hope you enjoy this one. I know I have one book under the tree from my son. I did some bargain shopping this week and got some books for myself that I will feature this weekend with Stacking My Shelves. Merry Christmas!

  2. Ashley S. says:

    This sounds so good! I’ll have to check this series out. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! 🙂

  3. I’m reading Gift of the Heart by Karen Witemeyer. The first line is: “October 1890, Hope Springs Texas ~ Ruth Fulbright held her sleeping seven-year-old daughter snugly on her lap in the middle of the stagecoach seat while the passengers who considered themselves her betters exited the conveyance.” Happy Holidays!

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