Here's the gist:
* Grab the book nearest you. Don't search for the newest or coolest one. Just get the closest!
* Turn to page 56. Choose a sentence or two to share.
* If you host your own Friday 56, please leave me a comment so I can come by and take a look!

Today's FRIDAY 56 comes from "Lover Awakened", by J.R. Ward. I read this book a long time ago, but since I quoted Ward in my last post, and since her newest Black Dagger Brotherhood book releases this month, I thought it might be fun to revisit Zsadist and Bella for a few moments. Not to mention that the person I lent the book to just returned it to me, so it really was the closest book to my computer!

From page 56:

"Heart pounding in his chest, sweat blooming all over him, he looked for Bella and saw only inanimate objects: A wall of shelving that held nightmarish instruments. A cot. A fireproof metal closet the size of a car. An autopsy table with four sets of steel chains hanging off its corners... and blood smudged on its smooth surface."

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... if you haven't read Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series, you should. If you like vampires. And intrigue. And fighting. And romance. And... well, you get the picture!

Happy reading and writing everybody!


  1. I always enjoy visualizing the surroundings, which this excerpt gives us....


  2. Great snippet! I have this book on my TBR pile, but as of yet, I haven't gotten around to reading it. Here's a look at mine... Happy reading!!

  3. Interesting 56 indeed! Next time please link the post, not the blog url. Thanks.
    Thanks for participating!

  4. you know the cover of this book doesn't grab me, but your 56 and comments do. i'll have to add this series to me tbr list.