Tuesday, July 22, 2014

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #70 and Teaser Tuesdays

It's Tuesday . . . time to share book excerpts with: 
  • First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.
  • Teaser Tuesdays hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, where bloggers post two (2) random “teaser” sentences--no spoilers allowed--from their current reads to try to entice others to seek out these books.
Today I'm featuring the opening paragraph and a teaser from First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones.

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)  

Chapter One

I'd been having the same dream for the past month--the one where a dark stranger materialized out of smoke and shadows to play doctor with me.  I was starting to wonder if repetitive exposure to nightly hallucinations resulting in earth-shattering climaxes could have any long-term side effects.  Death via extreme pleasure was a serious concern.  The prospect led to the following dilemma:  Do I seek help or buy drinks all around?

Teaser:  "I couldn't loiter all evening. I had a stakeout to attend, which sadly involved neither steaks nor vampires." ~ p. 114

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 
This is a different kind of book for me, and the opening paragraph is a definite attention grabber.  It's a quick read with humorous lines generously sprinkled throughout.

What are you reading now or planning to read soon?
First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #70 and Teaser Tuesdays was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution.


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