Tuesday, March 4, 2014

~ ~ First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ ~


 
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea every Tuesday.  Participants share the opening paragraph or two of a book they decided to read based on that paragraph. I read a book by this author a few years ago, shortly after I began my book blog.  I loved the writing and the characters were so compelling and interesting.  I’ve wanted to read more of this author’s work ever since.  So, when I was offered the chance to review one of her books, I was happy to do so especially after reading the storyline. 

Drop by Bibliophile By the Sea to read Diane's selection this week, it’s always a good one, and to see who else is participating. You'll probably get some good book titles, too! 
 

Oleander Girl

by

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 
 

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I’m swimming through a long, underwater cavern flecked with blue light, the cavern of love, with Rajat close behind me. We’re in a race, and so far I’m winning because this is my dream. Sometimes when I’m dreaming, I don’t know it, but tonight I do. Sometimes when I’m awake, I wonder if I’m dreaming. That, however, is another story. 
I smile and feel my mouth filling with cool, silver bubbles. Rajat’s fingers brush the backs of my knees. Even in my dream I know that if I slow down just a bit, he’ll grab my waist and pull me to him for a mischievous kiss. Imagining that kiss sends a shudder of pleasure through me. But I don’t want it yet. The chase is too much fun. I surge away with a splashy kick. Hey! he calls out in spluttering protest, and I grin wider. Competitive, he slices through the water with his fierce butterfly stroke and lunges for my ankle. I wait for his strong, electric grip to send a current through my veins. My mouth floods with anticipation of our kiss.
Then out of nowhere a wave breaks over me. Salt and sand are on my tongue. I try to spit them out, but they fill my mouth, choking me. Where’s Rajat when I need his help? Gasping, I thrash about and wake in my bed, tangled in my bed sheets.  

What do you think?  Would you keep reading?

16 comments:

  1. This one sounds interesting, but I'm not hooked yet. Hope you are enjoying it.
    Today I'm spotlighting Steeped in Evil.
    http://mytime2read.blogspot.com/2014/03/tuesday-memes-march-5.html

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    1. I'm not usually a fan of novels with a romance theme but that other book I read by this other was very good and I know there's more to this book than the romance!
      Thanks for coming by to visit!

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  2. The opening caught my attention, so I'd continue reading.

    My Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/03/first-chapter-first-paragraph-52.html

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    1. I'd love to be swimming in an underwater cavern!

      Thank you for visiting, I'll visit your blog soon.

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    1. I like this author's books. This one has an interesting story, too. Thank you for coming by.

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  4. Nice intro, I would keep reading.

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    1. It certainly paints an inviting picture...swimming in an underwater cavern...I'd love doing that!

      Thank you for visiting Nise'

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  5. Beautiful intro! I'd keep reading... hope you like this one, Amy.

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    1. Thank you, JoAnn, me too. I love the opening, too, but I'm happy there's more to this book than the romance. The story sounds pretty interesting.

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  6. I like it too. Caught my attention, because I also sometimes (in my dream) know that I'm dreaming and everyone I've told this thought that is strange :)

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    1. That sounds interesting to me! I almost never remember my dreams :(
      I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  7. I'd read more (I have this one) think it sounds good.

    Hope you enjoy it Amy.

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    1. You too, Diane. The story sounds intriguing and I like the opening So, so far so good!

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  9. this story is off to a good start. I'd keep reading. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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