Wishing You a Creepy Halloween

There's lots of Christmas music out there. There are songs that lend themselves to the 4th of July. Lord knows there's a million songs that work for Valentine's Day. There aren't many that make me think of Halloween. This one comes close. (Actually, it makes me think of scary stories around a campfire.) If I'm in the right frame of mind, this song actually gives me goosebumps.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Thursday Writing Quote Prempted ~ Mark Twain

Election day is coming up, so instead of a writing quote, I thought these words from Mark Twain might be appropriate.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain

Tuesday Teaser ~ No Second Chance

I adore Harlan Coben's books, so when No Second Chance went on sale at Amazon, I snatched it up (even though I already own it in paper.) And there it is, sitting on my kindle, begging for a reread. So of course, I succumbed.

Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his six-month-old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc new hope: a ransom note.

We are watching. If you contact the authorities, you will never see your daughter again. There will be no second chance.

The note is chilling, but Marc sees only one thing-he has the chance to save his daughter. He can't talk to the police or the FBI. He doesn't know whom he can trust. And now the authorities are closing in on a new suspect: Marc himself. Mired in a deepening quicksand of deception and deadly secrets-about his wife, about an old love he's never forgotten, and about his own past-he clings to one, unwavering vow: to bring home Tara, at any cost.

Both a white-knuckle thriller and an emotionally powerful tale about the loyalty of old friends and the bond between parent and child, No Second Chance is another masterpiece.

The First Paragraph:
When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter.

The Teaser:
I would lay down my life in a second for my daughter. And truth be told, if push came to shove, I would lay down yours too.

Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current readOpen to a random pageShare two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! To see what others are sharing on the Teaser Tuesdays, check the comments at: http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/ 

Share the first paragraph (or a few) from a book you are reading. Here's the link: Bibliophile By The Sea