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: 

Polterheist (Esther Diamond, #5)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.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, I haven't read anything by this author, but this one does look like fun. Great blurb and cover. And sometimes we need to rearrange our reading priorities and go with what we want to read.

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Julia said...

Yep, that's pretty strange. Don't think we're in Kansas anymore!

Anonymous said...

A singing tree? That sounds interesting. I just added the first book to my TBR list!

Juli Rahel said...

This sounds hilarious, even the cover looks funny! I do wonder whether there's not too much going in the book, but as long as it's fun that's all we need! Thanks for sharing! Hop on over to My Friday Post if you have the time!
Juli @ Universe in Words

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Yes, that would tip you off!

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

TracyK said...

I like this idea. A paranormal mystery set in Manhattan.

And I have signed up as a follower.

Kathy Martin said...

I don't know this series but it sounds like fun. I have been putting books I want to read after review books for quite a while now. I can't wait to have time to read some of my own books. Happy reading!