This is my first time participating in Friday Book Share, created by Shelley Wilson. Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on a book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare. The rules are as follow:
First line of the book.
Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.
Introduce the main character using only three words.
Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).
Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)
Your favorite line/scene.
I’m reading Into Elurien (Skeleton Key) by Kate Sparkes
First line: “It was a dark and stormy night….” I’m not kidding.
Recruit fans by adding the book blurb: When Hazel Walsh discovers a strange key in the attic of the Old Brook Inn, she doesn’t imagine the door it unlocks will lead anywhere special. Though superstitious, she’s never bought into the local stories of fairies, ghosts, and demons. But when she opens the door, she discovers just how wrong she was.
Hazel is dropped into a world in the midst of a revolution, where monsters have overthrown the humans who once enslaved them. All of the humans, that is, except for Verelle, the cruel sorceress who vanished at the moment of Hazel’s arrival. If Hazel wants any chance of surviving and making it back to her own world, she’ll have to join forces with the amalgus Zinian—horned, winged, and monstrously attractive—to unravel the mystery of Verelle’s disappearance. If they can’t, the fates of two worlds will be at stake.
Introduce the main character: Determined, spirited, loyal
Audience appeal: Fantasy and fairy tale fans would love this!
Your favorite line/scene:
“Tell me, were there fairies and monsters in this other world?”
“Yes,” I grumbled, and ducked out from under his hand. “They’re the ones the humans ruled over. There was a revolution.”
Mrs. Perry sank to the floor beside me. “Hazel, my love. Was there a big talking lion wandering -”
“No. There was not.”