Friday Book Share was 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 The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid.
First line: Everyone believed Diabolics were fearless, but in my earliest years, all I knew was fear.
Recruit fans by adding book blurb: A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.
When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.
As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.
Introduce the main character: Nemesis is deadly, fiercely protective, and cunning.
Audience appeal: Sci-fi, thriller, and action fans would dive right into this one!
Your favorite line/scene: My hatred, my need to smash and shred and destroy – it began to calm. Began to fade.
Another fizzling of a current, then another.
I gazed at the small girl before me, and something new stirred inside me, a sensation I’d never felt before.
A constant roar within my skull now, changing me, shifting me.
I wanted to help this girl. I wanted to protect her.
The roaring went on and on, and then it faded away, leaving me gazing at this small being, feeling as though nothing else existed in the universe but her.