Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop: October 13, 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’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.

This week’s book beginning:


Move Over Tinker Bell, There’s A New Fairy In Town!

Ben’s luck is changing. He has his iconic VW bus, a hot, wealthy girlfriend, and he’s managed to buy an old fixer-upper in an upscale neighborhood—just the thing to convince his girlfriend’s influential father that he’s husband material. But his new home has a secret, and when Ben opens a mysterious grandfather clock, he finds himself dropped into a magical land. There he meets Pringle, a six-inch prawn with a supercharged attitude and a pouchful of fairy dust. She saves his life, and when Ben returns to his world, Pringle returns with him.

Pringle’s adjustment to the modern world is a hilarious series of incidents that completely disrupt Ben’s life. When Russian mobsters and a vengeful HOA president attempt to hijack Ben’s life, Pringle zooms to the rescue—a pinch here, a pinch there, nothing a little fairy dust can’t fix.

But it’s when Pringle begins to grow that things really get interesting, because as Pringle’s size increases, so do her feelings for Ben. Ultimately, Pringle must decide whether to return to her world—or follow her heart and stay with Ben.

Ben Hastings plummeted into the darkness, falling faster and faster…

Into a scene of madness.

That’s a heck of a starter, wouldn’t you say? Pringle Prawn is the latest fantasy release from Michael Scott Clifton, and I’m having fun reading it! Look for my review next week.

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 read anything specific in the fall? 
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I don’t really worry about seasonal reads. My book choices are generally based on my review commitments, my reading challenges (which I have sadly neglected this year), and whatever grabs my attention at the moment.

What about you? Do you have specific fall reads, or are you more like me? Leave a comment!

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4 Responses to Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop: October 13, 2023

  1. Cindy Davis says:

    Such a pretty cover! I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  2. Breana M. says:

    There’s a lot going on in that synopsis. It seems like a fun read. Have a great weekend!

  3. This sounds like so much fun! And that opening is a great hook. I already want to get to know Pringle and Ben more and see where their story takes them.

    I am afraid I’ve been neglecting my reading challenges this year too. I am not even sure where I stand in them. Should probably figure that out! I do sometimes read books this time of year that have a fall feel to them, but not always–and many times, I like to read those books year round anyway–so there’s that.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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