No Friday 56… Just a Friday Reads…

Closed!  Winner to be posted later in the week!

Because this isn’t the book closest to me.

Why am I doing this and not a 56?  Eh, I wanna keep doing the random giveaways of books I’ve enjoyed.  This is fun.  But I also like doing the page 56, like 5… so we’ll keep that format up.

“We trace our family back over three hundred years,” she said.  “Roots are so important, don’t you think?”

From Stacia Kane’s Unholy Ghosts


The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen and constantly attack the living. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Consequently, there are many false claims of hauntings from those hoping to profit. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully-tattooed witch and freewheeling Debunker and ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for nailing the human liars or banishing the wicked dead. But she’s keeping a dark secret from the Church: a little drug problem that’s landed her in hot and dangerous water.

Chess owes a murderous drug lord named Bump a lot of money. And Bump wants immediate payback. All Chess has to do is dispatch a very nasty species of undead from an old airport. But the job involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and crossing swords with enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust with a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump’s ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah.

About the Friday Reads

Want to enter for a chance to win this book? Do the following…

  • Grab a book…any book.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) in the comments section of this blog to enter
  • A winner will be posted here within a week or so-please read the disclaimer-entering means you’ve READ the disclaimer and all entries must be via the blog-not FB, not goodreads, etc.  Standard contest rules apply, and yep, those are in the disclaimer…please make sure you read it!

Winner of last Friday’s Friday 56…JenB who commented:

Oh, this series is on my wish list.

“that they fit him like a second skin. Thin patches were rubbed on the insides of hi legs, as if he’d ridden on horseback a lot.”
from River Marked by Patricia Briggs

Jen, you have two weeks to get in touch-however, I’m going to be out of town here shortly so you have to email Nicole this time-not me- please do not email me, it’s gonna get lost.  If Nicole doesn’t hear from the winner within two weeks, the prize is forfeited and will be held for a future prize-yes, this does include if the email ends up lost in my inbox this time around, because I’ll be out of town myself for a while, plus there is still massive chaos with me and that other hat thing.  My inbox will explodeth-she’s helping with that.  Nicole’s email is grimmhunter.shilohwalker(at)

33 Replies to “No Friday 56… Just a Friday Reads…”

  1. She was the frigid, ruthlessly efficient Countess of Goldengreen, she was the woman who yelled until they let Sylvester knight me, she was pureblooded Daoine Sidhe, and she was going to live forever. That’s what people like her do. (Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire)

    Happy Friday everyone!

  2. His gaze worked up and down her body, and she delighted in the desire she saw there. He wanted her as much as she wanted him.

    Understood by Maya Banks

  3. “I meant for us to do this call at our own houses.”

    “You never said that,” he pointed out, which was the truth.

    “You knew what I meant.”

    Hot Finish by Erin McCarthy

  4. Congrats Jen….

    “Yes and no, ” he admitted “One of my men saw the creature Aeron carrying her limp body over his shoulder. The pair disappeared inside a building, or my agent would have followed”

    The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter

  5. I’ll be using the closest book like usual, because I’m lazy. 😉

    “‘Cold?’ Nigel asked, wondering why she looked so guilty. He hastily subdued a surge of hope that she had sought him out for reasons of passion. It was too soon.”

    -Highland Honor by Hannah Howell

  6. Jana was afraid of the water.(this is in italics)

    Her Man To Remember by Suzanne McMinn

  7. As he reached to cover his legs he saw that his kilt and left leg were soaked with blood

    Diana gabaldon voyager

  8. “Her family is not only in charge of the Pop Cops, but work closely with the Controllers, as well.”

    Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder (Which I was going to take outside and read, but decided not to when I found out the temperature is near 80!)

  9. But Raum realized too late that in his haste, he hadn’t thoroughly considered the possible consequences: he hadn’t dreamed that touching her would become so addictive so quickly.

    RENEGADE ANGEL by Kendra Leigh Castle

  10. If Sophia had taught him anything, it was that the most effective injury to inflict was to an opponent’s pride.Maybe he would sleep with Jessa after all.

    American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout

  11. Did I say she could sleep on the couch?

    My Husband’s Sweethearts by Bridget Asher

  12. I like it too, though I wish there were more army men.

    Life’s That Way, by Jim Beaver

  13. “You wanted a brain tumor” she asked.
    “I wanted an explanation,” A.J. said evenly. “Besides, you know…” He choked out the acronum out.. “PTSD”

  14. I should have said that was from Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann.

  15. I stroked my fingers down his jaw and then did as he asked.

    Tracking the Tempest, by Nicole Peeler

  16. Yeah me! I won last week. I do love Friday 56! There are some good quotes this week. Here’s mine…

    Tears pricked her eyelids and she blinked, refusing to let even one fall. The time for crying was over.
    from Hidden Away by Maya Banks

  17. To demystify the emptiness she runs away from night after night. If the nightime feelings were no longer frightening,there’d be no need to turn to a drug to numb them.

    Women Food and God by Geneen Roth

  18. “Hell, it don’t matter if it’s more than three. In fact, the more the merrier! Me’n Jessica here-“he whacked Jessie’s bikini-clad butt hard, “-are up for a good f*@$in’ time tonight.” – Cowgirls Don’t Cry by Lorelei James

  19. “But he barely spared her a glance before looking back over his shoulder where he’d been gazing.”

    Johanna Lindsey: That Perfect Someone

  20. “So do I.” He pushed the Down button and stared at her from his lounging posture against the wall as it begun to move.

    Diana Palmer — Harden

  21. “Lizzy could just picture him, crossing and uncrossing his legs, and drumming his fingers on the top of his hat, when he was not pacing the floor. Lizzie wondered if he would have done the same for her if she had accepted him.”

    ~~ The Perfect Bride For Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen.

  22. Her sex constricted with denied need and she frowned. Two nights, now. Two nights that he hadn’t come to her.

    Death, the Vamp and His Brother by Lexxie Couper

  23. “No. it arouses some women, that’s all. I wondered”
    Wilder’s Mates by Moira Rogers

  24. … all the familiar destroyed by crashing hunters in orange caps. I was completely disoriented; I had to keep stopping to listen for shouts and faraway footsteps through the dry leaves.
    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

  25. Custo stretched his consciousness to locate Adam. He was there, on the other side of the cell.

    Shadow Fall by Erin Kellison

  26. “Favorable toward women, those darling beasties, even if they are a tad brutish.” He shivered lasciviously…

    Soulless by Gail Carriger

  27. just started reading Caine’s Reckoning by Sarah McCarty so I’m not skipping ahead to page 56 lol so guess we’ll all have to hope it’s worth reading that far

  28. From Katie MacAlister’s In the Company of Vampires.

    “You are here to find your mother, nothing else. Certainly not to see the pushiest vampire ever. Get to it Fran.”

  29. “It was rattling the hell out of her after all, Eshe thought grimly, and stared at him silently as she picked up the coffee and raised it to her lips.”

    Born to Bite by Lynsay Sands

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