Welcome to another Thursday Sparks, in which we spark our creativity and enthusiasm for writing styles in the books we read.

Theme Thursdays, hosted by Reading Between Pages, gives us a wonderful opportunity to explore and understand different writing styles and descriptive approaches adopted by authors.

Today’s Theme:

NEW (fresh, newest, latest etc)


Today I’m sharing the theme by excerpting from an Amazon Vine book on my list next week.

So Pretty It Hurts, by Kate White, is an ARC.

True-crime journalist and sassy amateur sleuth Bailey Weggins has scarcely begun her hard-earned weekend getaway when something comes up: a dead body, belonging to one of the world’s most glamorous supermodels. Now Bailey’s trapped at an upstate New York home amidst the glitterati—and any one of them could be a murderer. She’s determined to find out who’s responsible, but her investigation could provoke the killer into striking again… From Kate White, the New York Times bestselling author of Hush and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, So Pretty It Hurts is an addictive addition to the Bailey Weggins mystery series, and the book that fans of If Looks Could Kill, Over Her Dead Body, and Lethally Blond have been waiting for.


Snippet:  “Oh, God, Bailey, are those the new Prada riding boots?”  Leo asked me as I pulled out my desk chair in the large open bullpen area.  Leo’s a photo editor, but there isn’t enough room for him in the overstuffed art department, so he was bumped to a workstation right behind me and my office bff, Jessie Pendergrass, a senior staff writer.  p. 3


I’d love to have those new boots!  What about you?  What snippets did you find today?


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