Friday, August 31, 2012

Book Beginnings: Fortune's Deadly Descent

Please join me 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. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.

TWITTER: If you are on Twitter, please tweet a link to your post using the has tag #BookBeginnings. My Twitter handle is @GilionDumas.

MR. LINKY: Please leave a link to your post below. If you don't have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.


I close my eyes.
 --  Fortune's Deadly Descent by Audry Braun.  That's a pretty short opening sentence that doesn't tell much. But it immediately gets very interesting because the heroine closes her eyes to be hypnotized by an Interpol investigator trying to help her remember her son's kidnapping. And we're off!

This is the second in a series that started with A Small Fortune.  If this one is even half the rip-roaring fun of the first, it's going to be a hit.

Braun is the pen name of novelist Deborah Reed, author of Carry Yourself Back to Me, a Best Book of 2011 Amazon Editors' Pick.


My Rose City Reader review of A Small Fortune
My Rose City Reader review of Carry Yourself Back to Me
My Rose City Reader interview of Audry Braun
The Deborah Reed/Audry Braun website


  1. Another interesting book. I am traveling so only my link will be up today. As soon as I leave there is no interent.

  2. I do like the sound of this one; thanks for sharing.

  3. Super short, haha. I hope it's good.

  4. I'll have to look into this. I love that first sentence.

  5. A short opening, but I'd keep reading to see why she closed her eyes and what happened next.

  6. And...

    It's like "Come on! Only that?" Hahaha!:D

  7. I remember when a hypnotist came to my 12th grade Psychology class. He had the more susceptible students speaking alien languages. It was fun, but I think I'm too skeptical to be hypnotized.

  8. That sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for hosting this link party.

  9. Hi Gilion,

    Just the few words of your sentence, without the added notes, would be enough to make me carry on reading.

    The book title was a bit deceptive mind you. I thought that it was going to be a financial non-fiction book! Ever been had!

    I checked out all your links and I like what I am hearing about Audry, including the great interview you did with her.These are definites for my list, thanks for the recommendation and for hosting.


  10. Looks like an interesting book. Fun would be a bonus.

  11. Sounds like an interesting book!

  12. And I wonder what she'll "see" when she closes her eyes....

  13. That is a short one! Hope you're enjoying reading this one. It sounds like it could be worth checking out.

  14. I think it's a perfect beginning!


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