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28 January 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro is hosted by 

Write down either the first paragraph of a book your are currently reading / intending to read or read in the past and share with us. I do like a good opening!

My choice today is Lust, Money and Murder by Mike Wells. You can currently download part 1 for free (there are 3 parts). It's - well, what it says really - lust, money and murder. The heroine is Elaine who is a secret agent with a very personal agenda.

This is the opening paragraph:

The man picked her up in Vernazza, a picturesque village perched along the rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera. 
From his salt-and-pepper hair, and his lined face, Maria guessed he was in his early 50s. He bought her a drink, then dinner, then a new dress and a pair of pumps and a few other things, spending lavishly on her in a quaint village shop.
There were no pretences. They went to his plush villa, which afforded a breathtaking view of the sea. When she asked his name, he looked at her with his brooding dark eyes and said, "Are names important, cara?" 

The book goes straight in and within the first page, things are happening straight away. There is no longish introduction and none is needed. This sets the pace for the following chapters. 

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should be reading. 

These are the rules  (taken directly from MizB's blog:)

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Again, it is the same book I've chosen here by Mike Wells Lust, Money and Murder:
  1. His face was read, but not with embarrassment. "Do you think the law enforcement computers are here for your personal amusement?"
  2. She remembered Luna's words. You'll end up working for at least one first-class asshole, maybe more.

I'm currently reading the free download Part 1 of this book. Happy reading everyone!