Friday, July 27, 2012

Book Beginnings on Fridays July 27, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include  include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Liar’s Game by Kait Gamble is  Science Fiction Romance with a difference. Aurelia and Keys have know each other for years.  Aurelia is the captain of the space ship and Keys is her first mate. Aurelia doesn't pursue Keys because she thinks he has no interest in her and Keys thinks he is not good enough for Aurelia and so doesn't show how he really feels.  It takes a liar showing up on the ship to change that.  There is more than one lie in the story and that keeps everything moving.  This was a fun story to read.  I actually finished Liar's Game yesterday but loved the very long opening sentence. It caught my attention right away so I decided to use it for this Book Beginning.
 “Aurelia Popkiss glared at the half-dozen men who dared to board her ship and didn’t know what annoyed her more:  the fact that eight meagerly armed men though they would take them so easily, or the imbecile currently blocking her shot.”


  1. Hi!
    That does sound intriguing. Have a great day!

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  2. Aurelia...sounds like a name from a GGM novel.

    I'm glad it was a fun read.

    Here's my beginning:

  3. Oh, I like the blurb...and the snippet was good, too. Thanks for sharing. Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

  4. Interesting beginning! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Her dozen must be larger than most dozens. And I guess the imbecile isn't among those trying to board her ship.

    Here's my Book Beginning.

  6. That's a great beginning! Get that imbecile out of the way!

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  7. Great opening!

    Thanks for posting on Book Beginnings!

  8. This one does sound good. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Happy reading!

  9. That's a nice start. Glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for visiting my Friday post and have a great weekend.

  10. That is a great start. Just enough of a hook to get you wanting more! Have a great weekend!

  11. Not a huge sci-fi fan but this one sounds interesting!

    Thanks for following my blog, too! Have a great day!

  12. I like it - sounds like "Firefly!"

  13. Hi Jo,

    Science Fiction is definitely one of the genres that I do consider right outside of my comfort zone, so I probably wouldn't be rushing to read this one, even if it were an author request to do so.

    I find that it is sometimes impossible to use just a single sentence for my 'Book Beginnings' post, as many of them are just far too short and convey no message to the reader at all.

    Your opening sentence though, is fantastic. Just those few words are enough to conjure up all kinds of images and have left me wondering just who would be stupid enough to block Aurelia's shot. I assume from the benefit of having the synopsis, that it is either Keys or the mystery 'liar'? Without the benefit of that important additional information, I would have been left completely intrigued and probably needing to read on just a little further.


  14. She sounds like quite a wonderful, headstrong Character!

    I think I'd go for the someone blocking the shot...


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