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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

WW28: MAGIC TO THE BONE

WW28
A chance to showcase your favourite!
  • First you grab our Wicked Wednesday pic.
  • Then you grab a book. Turn to page 28. Take the first sentence. And then you post it in your site with a link back to WW28.
  • Come back to Cherry Mischievous - WW28 and give us the url of your post (in a comment at a WW28 post) so that other WW28 readers can find your WW28 offering.
WW28 book offering : Magic To The Bone by Devon Monk
Page 28, 1st Sentence:
I wasn't buying it. I just couldn't fit the idea of a kinder, gentler man inside the skin my father owned.
This gives us a taster of how cynical our protagonist is...

About Magic To The Bone:
Book 1 of the Allie Beckstrom series
"Using magic meant it used you back. Forget the fairy tale hocus-pocus, wave a wand and bling-o sparkles and pixie dust crap.

Magic, like booze, sex, and drugs, gave as good as it got."


Everything has a cost. And every act of magic exacts a price from its user--maybe a two-day migraine, or losing the memory of your first kiss. But some people want to use magic without paying, and they offload the cost onto an innocent. When that happens, it falls to a Hound to identify the spell's caster--and Allison Beckstrom's the best there is.

Daughter of a prominent Portland businessman, Allie would rather moonlight as a Hound than accept the family fortune--and the many strings that come with it. But when she discovers a little boy dying from a magical offload that has her father's signature all over it, Allie is thrown back into the high-stakes world of corporate espionage and black magic.

Now, Allie's out for the truth--and the forces she finds herself calling on will overturn everything she knows, change her in ways she could never imagine...and make her capable of things that powerful people will do anything to control.
Source: Info in the About Magic To The Bone was taken from the author's website at http://www.devonmonk.com/magictothebone.asp on 29/10/10.

3 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Awesome line! I can sort of relate a bit ;) My dad's not bad, just not sweet.

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

LOVE this series!!! Awesome pick! =D

Blodeuedd said...

...oh no I do not even know if I have read it..
Anyway nice pick :)

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