Friday, December 7, 2012
Book Beginnings on Friday December 7, 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.
My book beginning this Friday is from Polterheist, An Esther Diamond Novel by Laura Resnick. This is the fifth Esther novel and it has been on my TBR pile for several weeks . I love this series. I have gotten bogged down with books I received to review and have not gotten to some I want to read. This week I decided to move some of those I purchased to the top of the TBR pile. If you love a fun series I recommend the Esther Diamond Novels. Here is the beginning of Polterheist.
"I became convinced that something strange was going on at Fenster & Co. when a singing tree tried to strangle me."
With that beginning I knew I was in for another fun read. Here is the Goodreads summary:
Struggling actress Esther Diamond's latest Manhattan misadventure leads her into the twisted realm of greedy heirs battling over a retail empire, a series of heists pulled off by invisible thieves, and inanimate objects that grow fangs and fly through the air to attack a poor actress who's just trying to earn enough money to pay her rent.
Realizing that magical mayhem is afoot, Esther joins forces with her pal Max, a 350 year old sorcerer whose day job is protecting the Big Apple from Evil. Together they investigate the terrifying manifestations at Fenster & Co., where Esther is working overtime as an underdressed elf.
Meanwhile, Esther's tumultuous almost-romance with NYPD's Detective Connor Lopez runs hot and cold and increasingly strange as he investigates the perplexing heists at Fenster's. Semi-retired hit man Lucky Battistuzzi is also nosing around, since the mob deeply resents being implicated in these thefts which they didn't commit—well, not this time, anyhow.
As an ancient Evil prepares to unleash hell on a night when darkness prevails and dimensional barriers crumble, Esther Diamond battles to save her friends from deadly peril, protect her city from demonic disaster, and collect her paycheck in time to make rent.