Friday, August 31, 2018

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: I'm Your Venus (Sylvia Stryker Space Case #2) by Diane Vallere

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

This week I'm featuring a fun cozy mystery set in space - I'm Your Venus (Sylvia Stryker Space Case #2) by Diane Vallere.

About the Book
Sylvia Stryker is taking space by storm—and the galaxy is gearing up for adventure as national bestselling author Diane Vallere blasts Sylvia’s Moon Unit to Venus…

When Sylvia Stryker boards Moon Unit 6 as uniform lieutenant, it’s with an eye on the future. After space pirates destroyed her life, the trek to Venus provides a fresh start. But when the winner of the promotional contest designed to hype the trip is found dead outside the uniform ward, sleuthing takes top priority.

The amorous effect of Venus on the already frisky passengers threaten to compromise the investigation—not to mention the victim’s secret relationship with Sylvia’s boss. Forward thinking, back channels, and distractions on the side lead Sylvia on a pulse-pounding probe that exposes a murderer along with the surprising truth about her past.

Book Beginning
Moon Unit 6 was twice the size of the last spaceship the company had in rotation, and, thanks to the wonders of technology, half the weight. At least that's what the promotion catalog claimed. The ship was docked by the boarding station where families gathered. The sweepstakes was a publicity stunt intended to distract the tourist-traveling public from what had happened the last time a Moon Unit promised "the adventure of a lifetime."

Friday 56 (56% on my Kindle)
I released the computer tablet from the wall and handed it back to Daila. "This wasn't my call," I said.

What have you been reading lately?

20 comments:

  1. I've never read a cozy mystery set in space, and I'm Your Venus looks interesting. So, thanks for mentioning this book.

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    1. You're welcome! It's a nice change from the normal cozies. Thanks for stopping by, Breana! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  2. I didn't realize that there was such a thing as a space cozy mystery. Guess I should look into them. My Friday Quotes

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    1. This series was the first time I've seen a space cozy. It's a lot of fun. Thanks for visiting, Anne! Have an awesome weekend! :)

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  3. It seems like lots of people are reading mysteries lately! Maybe it's because it's almost fall and mysteries are fall-ish.

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    1. You may be right about that, KB. Lately, the only thing I've been wanting to read are mysteries. Thanks for coming by! Have a great weekend! :)

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  4. Sounds like a good one. I'll have to look for the first book in the series. This week I'm spotlighting The Plot is Murder by V. M. Burns - a mystery within a mystery from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

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    1. It's a lot of fun and very fast paced. Thanks for stopping by, Kathy! Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

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  5. The book cover title makes me think of Bananarama song !! Sounds good.

    Here's my Friday post! Enjoy your weekend x

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    1. Definitely! Thanks for coming by, Sassy! Hope you enjoy your weekend too! :)

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  6. This is a new on to me! I love the idea of a cozy set in space. Adding this to my wish list! Thank you for sharing, Ashley. Have a great weekend!

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    1. It's a ton of fun! Thanks for visiting! Have an awesome weekend! :)

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  7. Now I can't stop singing the 80's version of Venus... lol.. GAWD help me! :-) Happy Labor day weekend!

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    1. I know, right! LOL! Thanks for stopping by, Freda! Happy Labor Day weekend to you too! :)

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  8. A cosy mystery in space! That's something new.

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    1. It is! I love the whole concept! It's so much fun! Thanks for visiting, Nicki! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  9. That's a great beginning! Makes me want to read the rest of the book.

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    1. Awesome! I love it when a book hooks from the very beginning! Thanks for stopping by, Lark! Happy reading! :)

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  10. Ooh, I might have to try this series.

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    1. You should! It's so much fun! Thanks for coming by, Lauren! Happy reading! :)

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