Friday 56 #133 – Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs @Mercys_Garage

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Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs is another book I picked up from a grocery store bin.

It must have been fate, because I rarely step foot in a grocery store. LOL

I am always up for one of her novels. How about you?

Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5)

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My 56

“Pack existed before ceremonies,” Sam said, sounding amused. “Magic binds more obviously, more extensively, but not more deeply.”

( page 56, in hardback,1st edition, published in 2010)

Book Beginnings

The starter complained as it turned over the old Buick’s heavy engine. I felt a  lot of sympathy for it since fighting outside my weight class was something I was intimately familiar with. I’m a coyote shapeshifter playing in a world of werewolves and vampires – outmatched is an understatement.

GOODREADS BLURB:  Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, never knows what the day – or night – may bring in a world where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters live beside ordinary people” (Booklist). But she is about to learn that while some secrets are dangerous whose who seek them are just plain deadly…

Mercy is smart enough to realize that when it comes to the magical fae, the less you know, the better. But you can’t always get what you want. When she attempts to return a powerful fae she previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.

It seems the book contains secrets – and the fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn’t take enough of Mercy’s attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side – leaving Mercy to cover for him lest his own father declare Samuel’s life forfeit.

All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn’t careful, she may not have many more…

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I have the second cover and some of the differences are very subtle.

Which do you like the best?

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Friday 56 #132 – Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong @KelleyArmstrong

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I am a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong and grabbed Spell Bound from a grocery store bin.

It must have been fate, because I rarely step foot in a grocery store. LOL

I have missed some of the books, but hope to make it through all of them…some time.

Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld, #12)

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My 56

The council record of Wanda’s death was barely a paragraph long, noting the date, the complainant, the nature of the complaint, and the grounds for refusal, namely that witch-hunters didn’t exist.

( page 56, in hardback,1st edition, published in 2011)

Book Beginnings

Sitting cross-legged on my motel bed in the dark, I cast my light ball spell for the twentieth time. As I recited the incantation, I waited for the mental click that told me it had worked. When that didn’t come, I opened my eyes, still expecting to see the glowing ball floating over my fingers. It didn’t matter that I hadn’t seen it the first nineteen times. It was a damned light ball spell, so simple I usually didn’t even need to finish the incantation before it worked.

GOODREADS BLURB:  At last, in the novel every Kelley Armstrong fan will need to own, all the major heroines and heroes of Otherworld are united. It’s been ten years since Bitten, the first novel in Kelley Armstrong’s New York Times bestselling Otherworld series. In that time hundreds of thousands of fans have ravenously devoured the adventures of Armstrong’s witches, demons, and werewolves. Now, in Spell Bound, she brings them all together for her most sweeping tale yet. Savannah Levine is in terrible danger, and for once she’s powerless to help herself. At the heartbreaking conclusion of Waking the Witch, Savannah swore that she would give up her powers if it would prevent further pain for a young orphan. Little did she know that someone would take her up on that promise. And now, witch-hunting assassins, necromancers, half-demons, and rogue witches all seem to be after her. The threat is not just for Savannah; every member of the Otherworld might be at risk. While most of her fellow supernaturals are circling the wagons at a gathering of the council in Miami, Savannah is caught on the road, isolated from those who can protect her and unable to use her vast spell-casting talent, the thing she counts on most. In a story that will change the shape of the Otherworld forever, Armstrong gathers Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jamie, Hope, and other beloved characters, who soon learn that the greatest threat to supernaturals just may come from within.

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I have the second cover and some of the differences are very subtle.

Which do you like the best?

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Friday 56 #131 – A Wildcatter’s Trek by Gene Ames Jr #GeneAmesJr

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A Wildcatter’s Trek by Gene Ames Jr reads like a true story, told by a real oilman.

Think you know about the oil business, think again.

If you are a fan of the TV series, Dallas, A Wildcatter’s Trek by Gene Ames Jr will fill in some of the blanks and show how much oil people really contribute to technology, education, the arts…

You can see my review HERE.

A Wildcatter's Trek: Love, Money & Oil

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My 56

“And I want a home – a big home. Now. I’m not waiting any longer. I can’t stand this garage apartment. We’ve visited your oil field friends in their new stone mansions with huge lawns and gardens and white board fences that run around their property for miles. If you won’t build me a mansion, I’m going back to Oklahoma.”

( page 56, in paperback,1st edition, published in 2016)

Book Beginnings

THAT’S ONE ANGRY river, Jordan Phillips thought, standing in front of his truck loaded with oil well casing, looking across what seemed like a half a mile of fast moving, rolling brown water to the other side of the Sabine.

GOODREADS BLURB:  A Wildcatter’s Trek: Love, Money and Oil tells the harrowing tale of Jordan Phillips, a young pipe salesman who risks everything to drill for oil in East Texas and discovers the largest oil field in the world by accident. The breathtaking core of A Wildcatter’s Trek: Love, Money and Oil is fully exposed as Jordan Phillips is unwittingly thrust into the brutal, never-ending race of the oil wildcatter. Fraud, greed and danger abound. Will Jordan survive?

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Friday 56 #129 – Prime Evil – A Collection by Masters of Modern Horror #HorrorCollection

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If you are a fan of horror, Prime Evil by the Masters of Modern Horror is for you.

Prime Evil: New Stories by the Masters of Modern Horror

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My 56

From Blood Kiss by Dennis Etchison

“I told you. I’ve been waiting a long time.”

( page 56, in hardcover,1st edition, published in 1988)

Book Beginnings

From Night Flier by Stephen King

Dees didn’t really get interested – in spite of his private pilot’s license – until the third and fourth murders. Then he smelled blood.

GOODREADS BLURB:  This stunning collection of novellas and short stories by masters of the macabre brings to fans and newcomers an unrelenting spell of horror and suspense. These are tales that strike beyond sheer terror, as their disturbing visions capture the dark reality we all fear. Features works by Stephen King, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, and more. “Gets the adrenaline flowing”.–Washington Post.

 

The night flier / Stephen King —
Having a woman at lunch / Paul Hazel —
The blood kiss / Dennis Etchison —
Coming to grief / Clive Barker —
Food / Thomas Tessier —
The great god Pan / M. John Harrison —
Orange is for anguish, blue for insanity / David Morrell —
The juniper tree / Peter Straub —
Spinning tales with the dead / Charles L. Grant —
Alice’s last adventure / Thomas Ligotti —
Next time you’ll know me / Ramsey Campbell —
The pool / Whitley Streiber —
By reason of darkness / Jack Cady

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Friday 56 #127 – Southern Gold by James Alan Vitti #JamesAlanVitti

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If you are looking for a mystery that leads to a asking questions about what a life is worth, check out Southern Gold by James Alan Vitti.

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My 56

So this, this is what it comes to? he heard himself thinking, wondering, calling out. Or will I get another chance? Just one more chance…

(From prologue, because only a partial paragraph on page 56, in paperback,1st edition, published in 1995)

Book Beginnings

Gavin Duke thought he was dead.

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(From the Prologue)

GOODREADS BLURB: When a promotional scheme for First Southern Bank goes badly awry kidnapped marketing executive Gavin Duke, imprisoned in a cabin deep in the woods, has plenty of time to think about the course of his life and his relationships–when it may be too late for him to do anything about them.

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