Friday, March 10, 2017

FRIDAY MEMES: BOOK BEGINNINGS and FRIDAY 56

Hello, Friday bloggers and fellow bookworms.

It's been a while since I have participated in Book Beginnings and Friday 56.  I have decided to get back in the thick of things so here goes.

BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice are the hosting sites for the Friday link ups, where we discover more books, and make friends. Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56. 



     

My Book Beginning:


Salty air whistled up the grassy valley from the west. With it came soft calls from nesting birds. Ásta drank in the ocean breeze as it whipped her long golden locks against her cheeks in a fury. The four gleaming lines of scar tissue marking her youthful skin from her nose to her ear were numb to sensation, unlike her left cheek which tingled and stung after being exposed to her lashing hair.




My Friday 56

Also taken from Scars.

Fury it may have been, but that didn’t make sense. If a wolf was behind the senseless death, why wouldn’t it have eaten its kill? If it truly had been Fenrir, would he, a god, kill a sheep for no reason but for pleasure?



What is the book about
Along the breathtaking and unforgiving coast of Snæland, Ásta’s ancestral farm is plagued with bad luck. The kinless maiden’s turf walls continue to be found damaged, and there aren’t enough farmhands to maintain the property. Claw marks in the dirt revive old memories of the wolf attack that left her scarred, and she begins to fear the whispers are true—that Fenrir, son of Loki and king of the wolves, has come to claim her and her land.

Torin often leaves his uncle’s farm in the southern hills to track and ensnare valuable gyrfalcons. His secret ability to turn into the birds he trains means his falconry skills are unparalleled, earning him precious silver. If the ghosts of his past didn’t haunt him daily, pushing him to numb his senses with drink, Torin might have married by now—as his uncle often reminds him. But the time has finally come to find a wife and settle down. 

If they are to overcome their problems, they must do so together, or the scars from their past might destroy them both.

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