Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Memes: The Grendel Affair by Lisa Shearin

Happy Friday everybody!
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 The Grendel Affair by Lisa Shearin. This is an urban fantasy book from my Kindle TBR mountain. Here is the description from Amazon:
We’re Supernatural Protection & Investigations, known as SPI. Things that go bump in the night, the monsters you thought didn’t exist? We battle them and keep you safe. But some supernatural baddies are just too big to contain, even for us…

When I moved to New York to become a world famous journalist, I never imagined that snagging a job at a seedy tabloid would change my career path from trashy reporter to undercover agent. I’m Makenna Fraser, a Seer for SPI. I can see through any disguise, shield, or spell that a paranormal pest can come up with. I track down creatures and my partner, Ian Byrne, takes them out.

Our cases are generally pretty routine, but a sickle-wielding serial killer has been prowling the city’s subway tunnels. And the murderer’s not human. The fiend in question, a descendant of Grendel—yes, that Grendel—shares his ancestor’s hatred of parties, revelry, and drunkards. And with New Year’s Eve in Times Square only two days away, we need to bag him quickly. Because if we don’t find him—and the organization behind him—by midnight, our secret’s out and everyone’s time is up.
Most people grabbed a coffee on the way to work. I was clinking my way to the liquor store checkout with three bottles of Jack Daniel's.
Friday 56:
The camera automatically refocused. Filling the screen was an eye divided by a vertical slip pupil. The eye narrowed, and a blink of that monster eye later, the screen went blank.


  1. I got tired of her first series going no where and quit reading. I have looked at this one so will wait to see what you say. I saw you had Written in Red by Anne Bishop on your TBR Mountain. I love that series so hope you give it a try and like it too.

  2. I was looking at this the other day and it sounds exactly like something I'd like. Thanks for sharing.

    Check out my 56.

  3. Uh-oh, that eye sounds pretty frightening! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “AMHERST”

  4. The opening made me wonder why the character is buying three bottles of booze so early in the morning! I'm also curious about that creepy eye. Although this isn't my usual genre, I'm intrigued.
    My Friday post features A QUILT FOR CHRISTMAS.

  5. I like the beginning! I haven't been leaving comments for awhile, but I appreciate you always participating in BBOF. Thanks!

  6. Sounds interesting! Any character that starts their day with that much whiskey is going to be an interesting character!

  7. The excerpts definitely caught my interest, especially the opening!

  8. Whomever that is in the beginning must have a tough job... though by the 56 I would say definitely so... LOL
    Happy weekend!


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