Thursday, October 10, 2013

Book Beginnings and Friday 56: Fly or Fall

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FLY OR FALL is the third book I've read by author and artist Gilli Allan (the others are TORN and LIFE CLASS). I've enjoyed them all. They take place in England and feature real adult women. A blurb on Amazon says: Gilli Allan writes unconventional romantic fiction for grown-ups.


Here are excerpts from FLY OR FALL:



Book Beginnings on Friday (hosted by Rose City Reader): 
     The cartoon rabbit ran straight off the edge of the cliff. He hung, oblivious to his predicament, feet pedalling the empty air. There was a snigger, halfway between laughter and derision, from the twins.
     Perhaps belief is everything, I thought. If you believe you're still on the same level, that life hasn't changed, you won't see the void which has opened beneath your feet.

Friday 56 (hosted by Freda's Voice):
A rush of red suffused my vision. Legs, suddenly made of water, folded beneath me. I sat down heavily. My world had just fallen apart and Trevor was calmly watching cricket.
(at 56% on my Kindle)

Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction / Romance
Number of Pages: 413
Amazon Link: FLY OR FALL
   
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28 comments:

  1. Interesting snippets!
    I'll b sure to include your link to this weeks' Linky.

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Freda, for hosting The Friday 56.

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  2. Friday 56 really got me. Something has rocked her world.(:

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    1. That's a great beginning, isn't it? You've got to read more to find out why she feels like a void has opened beneath her feet.

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  3. Sounds very exciting! Thanks for sharing...and I just signed up to follow your blog. I followed IOU Sex...but is that one no more?

    Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST


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    1. Thanks for following my new blog. The old one is still around, but I've put it on the "inactive" list.

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  4. I love the bluebonnets. I go back to Texas a lot of springs just to see them. I am a new follower. I like the premise of your book choice. Here is my Book Beginning at Mixed Book Bag

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Although I was born and raised in Dallas, I don't live in Texas any more. But I go back often. This spring I happened to be there when the bluebonnets were in bloom. That's when I snapped the picture on my header. With the help of Photoshop, it's one of my favorite scenes.

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  5. Like the bits you shared today...off to check out both your and Gilli Allan's books. My Friday blog post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/10/friday-focus-first-blogoversary.html

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    1. Thank you for leaving a comment and for looking into our books. I enjoyed your Friday post too.

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing these snippets from Fly or Fall. Something certainly has rocked my heroine's life. For the woman who dislikes change, the slow rumbling earth tremor which turns into a full earthquake is devastating. Her view of life, of her family, her husband, her friends and herself are all transformed.

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  7. Interesting title! I like those opening paragraphs, it sounds quite introspective :)

    My Friday Book Memes

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  8. Great excepts! The link to my Friday 56 is here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/10/the-friday-56-101113.html

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  9. Interesting snippets, sounds like she has a lot on her mind!

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  10. They sound interesting...thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  11. Oh Trevor, why were you watching cricket when obviously something more interesting was happening??

    Interesting pick this week :)

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    1. Exactly! Trevor isn't my favorite character.

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  12. I love the word snigger and can almost hear the half-suppressed laughter! Wonderful imagery in your #56 and your header is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed today's post. Thanks for your compliments on the header too. I had a lot of fun enhancing my snapshot with Photoshop.

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  13. Thanks everyone. So pleased the excerpts have captured some interest. Even the reference to cricket - which I know is not a sport that has many followers in the US - is just a device to convey that Trevor is not giving his wife (or his family) his full attention. Atb, Gillix

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    1. Here in the U.S. we could just substitute "football" or "baseball" for cricket! The concept is the same.

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  14. Makes me wonder what she saw or heard that affected her so drastically. Going to have to find out:)
    Thanks for visiting my blog and so nice to meet you. Memes are a great way to meet fellow bloggers and authors. Following you now and looking forward to reading your posts.
    Laura

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  15. Hi, Sandy! I enjoyed reading the excerpts from Fly or Fall, a book I'd never heard of before venturing here. Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a terrific weekend.

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  16. Thanks again for the kind comments. Thrilled that the excerpts have proved intriguing.
    It's a day of shocks for my poor heroine, and things are only going to get worse.

    Atb, Gillix

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  17. Great book beginning . Not a author I have heard of before - but am off to investigate !

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  18. I've just noticed how fab my cover looks alongside your banner, Sandy. You should keep it there. If every one of the commenters who haven't heard of me, pick up a book of mine, read it, enjoy it and spread the word, I'll be very happy.

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  19. Love your new blog!! The fall pics are lovely and the excerpt from the book is a great and interesting teaser.

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