Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
This week I am spotlighting a book I got at ALA. Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard is a futuristic romance that was published on Nov. 2, 2010. Here is the description:
An intergalactic cold war-and some heated passion- from an inventive new voice in futuristic romance.Beginning:
After a stint in an alien prison, Captain Ari Rose wonders why she even bothered to survive. Stripped of her command and banished to her father's scientific expedition to finish a Ph.D. she doesn't want, Ari never planned to languish quietly behind a desk. She wasn't built for it, either. But when pirates commandeer her father's ship, Ari once again becomes a prisoner.
As far as pirate leader Cullin is concerned, Ari's past imprisonment puts her dead center in Cullin's sights. If she hasn't been brainwashed and returned as a spy, then he's convinced she must be part of a traitorous alliance endangering billions of lives. Cullin can't afford the desire she fires within him and he'll stop at nothing, including destroying her, to uncover the truth.
Sun glinting off the barrel of a gun stopped Captain Ari Idylle dead in her tracks.Friday 56:
Turrel scoffed. "After seeing her lockouts? Hell, no, I ain't going in that room."