Friday, April 16, 2010

Opening Sentence of the Day: A Small Fortune

"It was partly my fault for staying up so late copyediting the latest volume in Dee Dee Dawson's Legends of Lust series."

-- A Small Fortune by Audrey Braun

So begins what is described on the back as "a fast-paced, sexy thrill-ride." I am very excited to read this for a couple of reasons.

First, my friend wrote it. She wrote it while waiting for her two (I think it's two) literary novels to finally percolate up to the top of some publisher's Must Print list.  In the meantime, she had fun writing this thriller -- using a thriller-ish pen name -- and I am going to have fun reading it. There is even a character in it with my first name.

(You can expect to hear nothing by praise from me for this one and I encourage everyone to buy a copy. When my friend becomes famous, you'll be happy you did.)

The second reason I am excited to read this is because I am alternating back and forth between this and The Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain, published by Words Without Borders Anthologies. When that one gets too dense, I switch over to Mexico beaches and adventure for a while.

Book Beginnings on Fridays is a Friday "opening sentence" event hosted by Becky at Page Turners


  1. Wow, your friend published this book? Well, of course you will have only praise for it then.

    Let us know when you've read it whether it really is that promised "fast-paced, sexy thrill-ride". I like to read thrillers now and then, I might just check it out!

  2. It has totally sucked me in and is really good so far -- that's my honest praise. The author is my friend, but she's also a really good writer and very smart, and both qualities come through.

  3. I'm a new follower (through the hop). You might be interested in adding your blog to 'Blogging Today' (a collection of book blogs).

    Have a great day!

  4. This one does sound very good! It's great that your friend has a book blogger promoting her work.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Mari -- Thanks for following and thanks for the tip about Blogging Today. I was just yesterday looking for blog directory type things to sign up for.

    Laurel-Rain -- I wouldn't push her book so much if it wasn't good. Thanks for stopping by. I always have fun visiting your fun blog!

  6. I like it! And I like the "a fast-paced, sexy thrill-ride". Sounds like something I'll enjoy :)

  7. Sounds a fun book, and a fun encouraging friend.

  8. Aleksandra -- It is definitely fast-paced. By page 40 the heroine is in mortal danger!

    Sheila -- She deserves the encouragement. Her stories about getting her literary books picked up by a publisher are hilarious.

  9. WAY cool!
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Friday teaser :)

  10. Juju -- You are welcome! I'm trying to do more blog hopping because I have been finding many wonderful book blogs.

  11. Great first sentence! This sounds like a fantastic book. It is really awesome that your friend's book is being published. I look forward to your review.

  12. How exciting, reading a book ritten by your friend!! I am glad that you are enjoying it


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