Tuesday, February 10, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Precious One; Marisa de los Santos


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon.

The Precious One; Marisa de los Santos
William Morrow - 2015


Chapter One

Taisy

"IF I HADN'T BEEN alone in the house; if it hadn't been early in the morning, with that specific kind of fuzzy, early morning quiet and a sky the color of moonstones and raspberry jam outside my kitchen window; if I had gotten further than two sips into my bowl-sized mug of coffee; if he himself hadn't called but had sent the message via one of his usual minions; if his voice had been his voice and not a dried-up, flimsy paring off the big golden apple of his baritone; if he hadn't said "please," if it had been a different hour in a different day entirely, maybe--just maybe--I would have turned him down."
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What do you think ? Would you read more?

30 comments:

  1. I have enjoyed this author in the past....and love the sound of that paragraph. I definitely want to read more.

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  2. I like the intro. I can't help but wonder what it is she said yes to. This is an author I have wanted to try for years, but haven't yet. I hope you enjoy the book, Diane!

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  3. What a brilliant opening, I definitely want to know more about who the narrator, and the man are!

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  4. Yes I do think I would read more of that!

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  5. It does whet my appetite. I may have to investigate further.

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  6. Although I'm not very big on 'what if' I really like the tone of the intro because it really makes you wonder what happened and basically I just want to keep reading! Thanks for hosting :) Hope you have a great week!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  7. I'd have to read more before deciding, although I know she's a popular author.

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  8. I never read anything by this author but it sounds good.

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  9. I've been waiting for this one to come out. I've enjoyed several of this authors books in the past.

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  10. This one is on my list to read, too! Hope you enjoy it (and me, too!)

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  11. This is a new to me author. I like the intro, but would need to know more about the overall premise of the book before deciding.

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  12. I think this is a brilliant opening, it really hooks me in and I'd definitely read on, also this is a new author to me.

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  13. I'd like to try this author - several blogging friends, and my daughter, love her books.

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  14. That's a lot of ifs...I'm curious enough to read on.

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  15. This author is new to me too. I guess I would want to know a bit more, but the intro is pretty intriguing. I'll watch for your thoughts.

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  16. This author is new to me. I really like this intro. I'd keep reading!

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  17. Such a wonderful intro. I would go on.

    BTW, I am back here after so long....

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  18. Such a wonderful intro. I would go on.

    BTW, I am back here after so long....

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  19. My daughter is a big fan of this author. She'll be glad to hear there is a new book out. The intro is very intriguing. I'd keep going. I know - I really should read these books.

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  20. I don't think this is for me, but enjoy :)

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  21. I haven't come across this author before but I like the intro. Sounds interesting!

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  22. Diane, I'd read more! I saw this book on another blog earlier this morning, but I didn't get a sample of the writing until now--it's wonderful!

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  23. I'm definitely intrigued and I can just imagine that fuzzy early morning quiet

    Chippy

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  24. I'm keen. Usually when there is a what if, there's a story behind it.

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  25. I'm very curious, sounds like she's about to have an adventure whether she wants to or not. Thanks for your kind words today. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

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  26. An intriguing start to a story. I would definitely keep on reading.

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  27. Sounds promising! I loved her first two novels, but couldn't get through her third. Hope this one's a winner!

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