Posts tagged ‘Jersey Island’

First Chapter First Paragraph — Seduction

first paragraphEvery Tuesday,
Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read.
Anyone can join in.
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I will share here the first paragraph of a book
in the Completed Tours category.

SeductionHardcover, 384 pages

Publication date: May 7th 2013 by Atria Books
ISBN: 1451621507 (ISBN13: 9781451621501)


Every story begins with a tremble of anticipation. At the start we may have an idea of our point of arrival, but what lies before us and makes us shudder is the journey, for that is all discovery. This strange and curious story begins for me at the sea. Its sound and scent are my punctuation. Its movements are my verbs. As I write this, angry waves break upon the rocks, and when the water recedes, the rocks seem to be seeping. As if nature is expressing what is in my soul. Expressing what I cannot speak of out loud but can only write, here, in secret, for you, Fantine.

MJ Rose’s website | The virtual book tour | My review


July Book of the month and necklace giveaway


July book of the month is
by M. J. ROSE

Click on the book cover to know more about it.

You can also read the reviews posted by our reviewers.

Do you see the beautiful necklace on the book cover?

This is what you could win this month!

Just fill in this form.

I will draw 2 winners:

1 living in the US, who will win this necklace,
and 1 living in any other country,
who will win a $15 online gift card of his/her choice.

The 2 winners will be announced on August 1st.

Good luck!


when you enter a giveaway, I keep your email address only until a winner has been chosen and has confirmed. After that, I delete the form where your answers were stored during the duration of the giveaway. If you win and you email me your mailing address, I delete this email and its information as soon as I have mailed you the book.