Tuesday, October 9, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - No Good Asking; Fran Kimmel

Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where  readers post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book that they are reading or plan to read.

No Good Asking; Fran Kimmel
ECW Press - 2018


They All Come From Somewhere
Friday, December 20

"From a distance, it looked like a small smear of blood on a white blanket.  Perhaps a wounded coyote, staggering along the road in the relentless wind.  Eric drove on, a flurry of white surrounding his car, keeping to the faint tracks he'd made the day before.  As he drew nearer, the speck transformed into a withered old man, startling him with legs, arms, torso bent into a gale.  But it was worse yet.  He finally recognized the shape as a young girl.  People didn't walk along his road, not out here in the middle of nowhere.  Not a girl, certainly not in this weather."

Does this one appeal to you?  I'm looking forward to beginning this one soon.


  1. Oh, no. I hope she'll be okay. Hopefully this story's not too sad.

  2. Oh, my, this sounds like a story that will hook me. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. I've not heard of this author. I like the cover of the book, and the powerful opening makes me want to keep reading!

    Here's my post: https://monicasbookishlife.blogspot.com/2018/10/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

    Have a great week, Diane!

  4. The beginning compels me to read on. Thanks for sharing!

  5. An intriguing opening for sure. I will await your review.

  6. I like the tension building up in this first paragraph. Hopefully the rest of the story moves as well.

  7. I agree with others -- you can feel the tension already.

  8. I just read this intro a day or two ago but can't remember where I saw it. I would definitely keep reading.

  9. This one pulled me in right off the bat.

  10. Definitely caught my attention. See what book Susan is featuring at Girl Who Reads

  11. The opening lines definitely caught my attention and the premise really sealed the deal for me - Another new to me author to be added to my list!

    Having come to this post a little late in the week, I also have to comment on the book's cover, which although on its own, isn't very inspiring to me, is quite 'pop-up' in appearance, rather like the horse book in your next post!

    Thanks for sharing :)



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