Friday, January 20, 2012

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz

Happy Friday everybody!!

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 
Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 
If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz arrived in my mailbox today and I started reading it immediately. It didn't even hit the TBR mountain. I am a huge fan of JAK (and all her pseudonyms). This one is contemporary romantic suspense with a heavy hint of the paranormal. It also begins a new series.

Here is the product description:

A rare book. An ancient code. An all-new novel from the New York Times-bestselling master of passion and the paranormal.
Within the pages of very rare books some centuries old lie the secrets of the paranormal. Abby Radwell's unusual psychic talent has made her an expert in such volumes-and sometimes taken her into dangerous territory. After a deadly incident in the private library of an obsessive collector, Abby receives a blackmail threat, and rumors swirl that an old alchemical text known as The Key has reappeared on the black market.

Convinced that she needs an investigator who can also play bodyguard, she hires Sam Coppersmith, a specialist in paranormal crystals and amber-"hot rocks." Passion flares immediately between them, but neither entirely trusts the other. When it comes to dealing with a killer who has paranormal abilities, and a blackmailer who will stop at nothing to obtain an ancient alchemical code, no one is safe.
There was nothing like the drama of a deathbed scene to expose the skeletons in a family's closet. You never knew what would fall out when you opened the door, the nurse thought.
Friday 56:
Newton was the condo-sized version of a junkyard dog. 
The beginning makes me very curious about what kind of family secrets are going to be exposed.  


  1. Oh, how exciting! I've read and enjoyed several books by this author (and her alters), but not in awhile. Grabbing a beginning book in a series looks like a good place to start again.

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  2. Newton sounds like an awesome dog!

  3. Very intriguing beginning and great 56, I love that description! :) Here is my Friday 56:

  4. i love her paranormal series. I usually check them out at the library so I will have to see if it is available. I may have to buy.


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