Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sentence Sneak Peek - The Demon Trapper's Daughter

The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver

The first sentence from each chapter of The Demon Trapper's Daughter, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

*Read via ARC from  For What It's Worth's Book Tours

"Riley Blackthorne rolled her eyes."

"Forced to wait outside the library, Denver Beck gave a lengthy sigh as he ran a hand through his short blond hair."

"Riley paused on the sidewalk, shaking inside."

"The moment Riley reached the truck she kicked the closest tire, imag-ining it to be Beck's head."

"Once her dad had departed, Riley spent a long time in the shower."

"Whistling "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" louder than was necessary, Beck waited in the middle of Alabama Street as night settled in for keeps."

"Beck began his slow ascent."

"Riley woke to household noises, the sound of clanking pans and water running in the sink."

"Riley dug out the black dress and held it to her body."

"As Riley peered through the grill on one of the bronze doors, her fin-gers traced the cold metal of a lion's head."

"Whatcha want?"

"Beck peeled open his eyes and did a slow scan of the terrain."

"Peter's voice rose in indignation."

"A sharp, sparking noise caused Riley to sit bolt upright in the sleeping bag, her heart hammering."

"Morning brought Max to Riley's door and more bills in the mailbox."

"Serious nerves kept Riley rooted to the car seat."

"The dial on Beck's watch glowed blue in the growing light."

"Riley awoke in semidarkness."

"Beck's anger began to fade about the time he wheeled his truck into Cabbagetown and made the turn toward his house."

"You trapped a what?"

"Riley heard the telltale clomp of boots in the hallway before the knock-ing started."

"It took Riley a while to decipher the peeling sign on the concrete build-ing."

"Déjà vu, Riley grumbled, pulling into the parking lot near the defunct Starbucks."

"Riley reluctantly looked up from her father's manual, clicking off the flashlight to save the battery."

"The Armageddon Lounge wasn't busy, but the folks inside eyed the three of them like refugees would a free Sunday buffet."

"Fewer cars should equal more parking."

"Riley laid the cash on the master's desk in a neat stack right next to his box of cigars."

"Riley pulled herself up against the concrete pier."

"As Riley waited for Simon at the edge of Centennial Park, she tried to relax."

"Quit stallin'."

"The right rear tire was flatas in Riley wasn't going anywhere."

"Riley forcibly extricated herself from her car, wincing on a cellular level."

"Riley didn't remember much about the ride to class, her brain was too busy replaying her conversation with Mr. Mysterious."

"By the time they returned to their seats there were forty-some trappers milling around the center of the hall, trading stories and proudly dis-playing their latest wounds."


"Frantic, Beck tried to fight his way through the flames to reach Morton."

"Riley found herself at the gateway to the cemetery."

"When Riley finally stirred, Beck was gone along with his duffel bag."

"The ICU nurse in the blue scrubs took one look at Riley and went wide-eyed."

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