Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop: July 28, 2023

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’ll share a quote from the 56 percent mark for the Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice! I’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.

This week’s book beginning:


In a world where safety is a luxury and honor is found only among outlaws, two people attempt to outrun dangers lurking around each corner and the tragedies that define them.

Bonnie is an outlaw on the run. Beautiful but dangerous; her dark past stalks her like the crater beasts that roam the desert. As the notoriously cruel outlaw Jones sends his henchmen to track her down and retrieve the gun she stole from him, Bonnie hopes she can stay one step ahead. Because if he catches her, a fate worse than death awaits.

Jesse always dreamed of leaving the farm to explore the ruins of the big cities he’d heard about his whole life. He just never imagined he’d be forced to flee after strange men burned down his rural mountain town and murdered everyone he loved. Responsible for his kid brother and searching for an uncle he’s never met before, he isn’t sure he can navigate the perils of life among con artists and thieves long enough to find him.

Their two paths collide as they find themselves thrown together on the adventure of a lifetime.

Together, they may just discover that life is about more than just surviving.

I didn’t particularly like the idea of killing the handsome, blue-eyed stranger, but he wouldn’t be the first.

The thing itself was raggedy, with patched wheels and different-colored boards. One thing was for certain: the metal cage was fully intact. Through the open door of the cage, I spied someone with blonde hair, fast asleep in a corner.

So would those excerpts grab your attention and keep you reading? I’ve certainly enjoyed the book so far! (Spice warning: the adult interaction is slow burn, on the page, and definitely spicy. If that’s not for you, this may not be your best reading choice.)

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.

Do you enjoy reading memoirs? 
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

Yes! Yes, I do enjoy a good memoir. Some people’s lives are even more entertaining than fiction. How about you?

Got any thoughts on any of this Friday’s shenanigans? Leave a comment! And visit the other posts, see what other bloggers are talking about. Have fun!

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2 Responses to Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop: July 28, 2023

  1. Love that cover and those snippets! Sounds deadly! Happy weekend!

  2. I love the sound of this! Thanks for sharing.

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