Friday, March 4, 2011
If you're new to these pages, "Department 56" is where we take a book we're currently reading or recently finished and look on page 56. Then share the fifth and sixth complete sentences. You can add a little context if you want. If you're reading on an eReader, use whatever page notation your reader employs as long as it ends with a '56'. I have a Kindle and am happy to say they're going to start featuring real page numbers of their books! Not sure about the other readers.
Want to play? Post your sentences, and I'll enter you into a drawing for a wide-open Reader's Choice giveaway. Yep, anything you want (well, almost). Read more below.
First, I'm reading a book that'll show up as a giveaway on March 8--an all-new "Author's Cut" edition of Christine Feehan's Dark Prince, the book that started the Carpathian empire. You'll read more about it on the 8th, which is its release day, but here's a teaser from page 56, where Mikhail is pondering the fate of his sister Noelle and her disastrous marriage to Rand:
Mikhail had thought that, in time, each would find their truth lifemate, but Noelle only grew more dangerous and Rand worse in his promiscuous behavior. It was impossible for Rand to feel anything with the women he bedded, yet he continued, almost as if it were a punishment for Noelle's tight hold on him.
I have to admit this is my first time reading this book (I know, for shame), so I was surprised to see a character named Rand, since one of the major characters in my upcoming book River Road is named Quince Randalph, and he goes by Rand.
So, what are you reading? (See, this is a sneaky way to hear about some new books.) If your name is picked by our old pal random.org to win this international giveaway, you can literally pick out any book you want to win. My only stipulations: that it be less than US$15 and be available from either Amazon or Book Depository and qualify for BD's free shipping to your country. As always, +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweeting the contest. Share with me!