Thursday, March 13, 2014

Web of Tyranny - Book Beginnings on Friday and Friday 56

Web of Tyranny
From the very first pages of WEB OF TYRANNY by Laurel-Rain Snow, I felt empathy for the main character, Meg. The story takes us through the decades of the 1960s and early 1970s--turbulent times. Growing up, her family is ruled by an abusive, religious fanatic father who dictates every aspect of her life--her choice of clothes, hairstyle, friends, and all her activities. The mildest transgression from Meg results in punishment. When I was growing up, the most rebellious teens and young adults were the ones who had been severely repressed as children. It's not surprising that Meg's strictly controlled childhood affects her life choices later in the story.

FYI: Laurel-Rain Snow is a frequent participant in The Friday56 and Book Beginnings on Friday and is an excellent writer. Watch for her upcoming book INTERIOR DESIGNS.

Book Beginning:
For the first few seconds of every day, before reality hit, she felt her body floating in a cloudy tangle as she came up from her dreams. Beautiful dreams of sunny days filled with music, ice cream and lots of laughter. She could still remember a time when her days had been like that; she'd been much younger then, granted the indulgences of early childhood.

Friday 56 (at 56% on my Kindle):
All too familiar with the effects of a hangover from her partnership with booze, she was still a novice when it came to other substances. What exactly had she done last night? That niggling feeling of panic hovered hear the edges of her awareness.
[Yes, the main character is definitely rebelling against her upbringing!]

Genre: Fiction
Length: 610 Pages
Amazon Link: Web of Tyranny
More Books by Laurel-Rain Snow: Amazon Author Page
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24 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Thanks for featuring my book, Sandy...and I'm glad you enjoyed it. What an awesome treat it is to find my book spotlighted here today. Enjoy your weekend!

Juli Rahel said...

Both the BB and F56 sound really good! And I really love the cover, the design is very nice. I hope you enjoy the rest of it! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have an amazing weekend!
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Juli @ Universe in Words

Lianne @ caffeinatedlife.net said...

Awesome that you're reading Laurel-Rain Snow's novel! The opening sounds interesting, like her life isn't quite so happy anymore. I'm curious. Thanks for sharing this opening with us, happy reading! :)

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Thanks for stopping by, Lianne...I am so pleased that Sandy is sharing one of my books.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Thanks for your lovely comments, Juli, and I am glad you enjoyed the excerpts.

Rebecca said...

I am adding this to my list now! I am frequent follower of Laurel-Rain Snow's blog and am excited to read this book. I love how the beginning is the character's reflection of the past. It leaves the reader curious as to what has happened and sounds like a real page-turner. Thanks for sharing!
Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

JC Jones said...

What fun to see a book written by someone we see on our blog posts. Here is my post: Mixed Book Bag

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Little by little, I'm reading books written by participants in The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings on Friday. We've got a bunch of really good authors here.

Harvee Lau said...

Sounds very interesting and thought provoking. I'd choose a different cover for a reprint though!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Seems like Laurel-Rain and I share a similar taste in books. I almost always end up getting a book she features on her blog! So I knew I'd like a book she'd written.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I copied the cover image from Goodreads, so it may not be the best quality reproduction.

Cheryl said...

Wow! Sounds like a fascinating novel. Thanks for sharing and for visiting The Busy Mom's Daily.

fredamans said...

So nice seeing a participant of the meme's book showcased! Congrats to Laurel!! Looks good by the way.
Happy weekend!

proseandkahn said...

Very cool cover! Sounds interesting, enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my Friday Memes.

brenda

Sandra Nachlinger said...

One thing I enjoyed about this story is that the author went deep into her character's mind. Good writing.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoy this group a lot.

Gilion Dumas said...

Great beginning! And how wonderful to feature a book by a BBOF loyal participant!

Anne Bennett said...

Sounds very divine. I didn't realize that our own Laurel-Rain is an author. I'll take a look for her books.

Rose C. said...

I can remember when waking up (as a child) was something fun and the day held so many possibilities... now as an adult, waking up is something I am forced to do way too early! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Book Beginnings!

guiltless reader said...

I didn't know Laurel-Rain Snow has a book!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

She has several books already released. Her latest INTERIOR DESIGNS will be available soon.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed WEB OF TYRANNY and am looking forward to reading her other books too.

Hazel Lee Vaughn said...

So cool that the author of this book is one of us! =) I'll have to check out some of her books. Thanks for sharing!

Art @ Home said...

This is an entertaining Friday 56, and I sure wouldn't want to be in that particular character's shoes!!!

xo,
RJ