Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.
I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires. Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.
This week I'm spotlighting my current Kindle read, Witch Hunt (Preternatural Affairs #1) by S.M. Reine. So far it's an entertaining and urban fantasy introducing the world of Cesar Hawke and the Office of Preternatural Affairs.
Hell of a Night.
It was my first thought when I peeled my eyelids open--an immediate precursor to "everything hurts" and "screw tequila, I'm never drinking alcohol again." My mouth was dry like I'd licked that brown apartment carpeting that every sadistic landlord inflicts on his tenants, including me. My muscles were petrified into knots.
"Hey, Monique," I said. "How's business?"
She gave me a flat look. Literally a flat look. No nose, no eyebrows, barely any lips. All of her looks were flat. But this one was especially unimpressed, like I'd just asked to borrow money from her.