Thursday, March 6, 2014

Book Beginning and Friday 56




I'm linking up with Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings and Freda's Voice for Page 56.
 Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Pick the closest book on your book stack and
Come Join us!

My book this week is Dangerous Seduction by Zoe Archer. This has been on my TBR pile for several months. It is book two in the series and it went to the top of my pile when I saw that book three is out.

Book Beginning:

'Trewyn, Cornwall
Wheal Prosperity Copper Mine
1886

The granite room shook. Hissing and grinding filled the chamber."

Page 56:

'Yet he didn't miss the cautious glances thrown is way by many of the other miners nearby or the wake of space around him."


From Goodreads:

"In Zoë Archer's Dangerous Seduction, Alyce Carr has no time for the strange man in her little Cornwall village, no matter how breathtakingly handsome he is. Life in Trewyn doesn't allow for much fun—the managers of the copper mine barely provide the miners and their families with enough food. Outsiders are suspect and flirts are unimaginable, but Simon Sharpe is as keen as his name…and Alyce can't ignore him for long.

As the founder of Nemesis, Unlimited, Simon Addison-Shawe is well accustomed to disguise and deceit. Yet he's not prepared for Alyce's dogged defense of her people and the injustices the copper mine has dealt them. With Alyce's help he can change the fate of an entire town, and convincing her to join him is only part of the thrill. Together, they ignite a desire in each other much too powerful to deny. But at what cost?"

15 comments:

Juli Rahel said...

I wonder what is hissing and grinding so? And poor him for being shunned by his co-workers! I hope you enjoy reading this book! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a good weekend!
My Friday post
Juli @ Universe in Words

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds exciting! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy.

Here's MY FRIDAY POST

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like a grim setting. I'm curious about the hissing and grinding. Machinery down in the mine?
Here's the link to my Friday post: THE MERMAIDS SINGING.

fredamans said...

A mine blast? Intriguing!

Happy weekend!

Kris said...

Sounds like it is full of action!

Elizabeth said...

THANKS for stopping by my blog.

Thanks for sharing your book beginnings.

Have a good weekend.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Cate said...

The cover looks mighty exciting!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Jo,

That's the first time I have ever come across a book about copper mining in Cornwall, that sports a cover quite like this one!!

The story also sounds a little off kilter with the period in which it is set. Is Nemesis Unlimited the owner of the mine I wonder, with Simon setting himself the challenge of going down one of his own mines to check out conditions perhaps?

I hope that you enjoy the book and thanks for the feature,

Yvonne.

Vonnie R said...

I like how your beginning and page 56 are connected to each other.

Page said...

My wheels and gears are grinding too, wondering what's going to happen next. I'm very intrigued. Nice pick.

my 56

cmoh said...

OH a steamy romance. those always brighten my mood. Sounds like a good one. Great Share.

Hugs
Caroline

William Stanger said...

The opening sounds kind of ominous. Probably not a book for me, but I hope you enjoy it.

Ruty B. said...

I WANT THIS BOOK :)
I love the cover and I like how it sounds
Ruty@THE FRIDAY 56

Art @ Home said...

Hmmmm….a wake of space….I enjoy romances from time to time. Lynn Kurland is coming out with one I can't wait to read (at the end of April).

Linking from Freda's Voice,
Ricki Jill

Sheri said...

Sounds intense! Thanks for stopping by my blog!