First Line Fridays: Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel

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Saturday, June 14, 1930, O’Leno, Florida

Jack Jammed a finger into each ear and swallowed hard. Any other time, he wouldn’t even notice the stupid sound. The river always sorta slurped just before it pulled stuff underground. His stomach heaved again. Maybe he shouldn’t even look, either, but he couldn’t tear his eyes away from the circling current. When the head slipped under the water, the toe end lifted up. Slowly the tarpaulin wrapped body went completely vertical…. 

CaponeOh yeah, you betcha!! A book that begins on my birthday – not the year just the day, thank you! And it is about my all-time favorite gangster!! I am beyond excited about this book. Actually, there are no words to describe… well, I jumped up and down and nearly passed out when I was asked to join the blog tour if that gives you any idea at all. So – does that make YOU excited too??  Please say yes!!!  🙂 

What about you!? What are you absolutely thrilled over this week. Share your First Line here and let me know!! 

 

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First Line Fridays

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I’ve meant to participate in First Line Fridays for several months and always wake up on Saturday having forgotten. This year I’m going to try to do better. *Try* being the operative word for me.

I received the most beautiful debut historical fiction in the mail this week and I simply cannot wait to share it with you! I have to wait for a blog tour so instead I’ll give you sneak peek instead…. It actually works rather well in my Victorian parlor, doesn’t it? It may need to stay there permanently. 😉

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Philadelphia has not yet lost its soul. It’s still the early days of the Prohibition. Sure, you can see the rot around the edges beginning to creep in, but people, for the most part, are enjoying the thrill of being lawbreakers. The times; they’re dangerous, but not yet deadly….. Innocence Lost by Sherilyn Decter

There is nothing I love more than a good bootlegging story. Stay tuned for more.