Thanks to Freda from "Freda's Voice" and Gilion at "Rose City Reader" for hosting these bookish link-up! Click one of the buttons to go to the link-up page.
(click on the cover to go to GoodReads)
Sean and Sara are supposed to have a relaxing vacation in Vail, but it all goes up in a puff of powder when there’s a suspicious death on the mountain. And the deceased is not just anyone; it’s Adrian Blackwell, a two-time Olympic skiing gold medalist.
Rumor has it Adrian died in a skiing accident, but he was too skilled for Sara to accept that as fact. But she doesn’t want to disappoint Sean by ruining his ski trip, even though she’s convinced Adrian was murdered and she’s itching to find the killer.
Sean has never been able to say no to Sara, but this time he plans to. However, all it takes a call from their PI firm back in Albany to change his mind. A job’s come in to investigate Adrian’s death, and his agent is the one footing the bill, leaving Sean with more questions than answers.
Yet one major problem remains: their New York State PI licenses hold no legal authority in Colorado. They still can’t help but look into Adrian’s death on the sly, though. This case will definitely involve some underhanded tactics, all while trying to dodge the local police over the course of the investigation.
(from 58%, or location 1125 on the Kindle)
"Hey, we were here first," a man in his fifties bellowed above the crowd. His squat frame was easily carrying an extra fifty pounds.
Sean faced him and put on a polite smile. "We had reservations." He didn't mention that they were held under the name of Benjamin Franklin."
(the above was edited 1/9 to correct two errors.)
(OK, you caught me. This quote is from the first page or two of the book, not the very beginning.)
"He was sitting there thinking about how love the day had been. No murder. No mention of murder. Just him and Sara relaxing."
Is the quote from the Friday 56 portion or the Book Beginnings section more of an enticement for you?
edited to add:
Thanks to Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicated Writer and Ramona At Create With Joy for hosting these link-ups. I only found the Book Blogger Hop through Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews and Ramona is just so cool I have to do Friendship Friday as well!
Questions for the Book Blogger Hop:
Have you made any improvements on your blog since your started your blog?
Scads and scads! I've made more changes to my blog than the number of reading challenges I've enrolled in this year!
Did you change the format?
When I started blogging in July of 2007, I believe my blog had a purple-y theme, because purple is my favorite color. Then I switched to a wine-colored background with a map of the earth motif. Then, when I found my blog turning into more of a book blog than anything else, I figured I should get something 'bookish'. There may have been others...I just don't remember. ;)Did you change your header?
Well, there were the changes that came with the color changes. Then in some kind of blog challenge last year I added the tag line "Life happens on the back porch."Did you add or remove items from your side bar?
A while back I switched to the format/layout I have today (1 column of text and 2 sidebars). I had had only one sidebar on the left side for a couple of years, but when I had all my reading challenge buttons and counters in the sidebar, those puppies went on forEVER!
Now I've got a question for y'all:
I've been thinking of changing the blog name to reflect my new focus on books and writing. If you were faced with the same question, would you keep the familiar name or go for something more bookish?