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Monday, September 1, 2014

NEW! One Line Monday


This new Monday meme is about perfect sentences: the single line we read that makes us say, damn, that's good!

In comments, tempt us with a single powerful sentence from your novel.
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65 comments:

E. Ayers said...

Today is the last chance to buy this boxed set!
99 cents

WEDDINGS ON MAIN STREET (I THEE WED by E. Ayers)
http://amzn.com/B00KV0AZVI

“I hope that when that day comes, you will never degrade your granddaughter by placing her in such a position because Julia will be my wife.”

Grab while it's still available!

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Susan Macatee said...

From time travel romance, Erin's Rebel.

As her dreams combined with the historic facts, a feeling of insanity invaded her mind.

http://www.amazon.com/Erins-Rebel-ebook/dp/B002MCZUWM/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1307644938&sr=1-1

http://susanmacatee.com

Rose Anderson said...

Loving Leonardo ~by Rose Anderson
A Victorian romance. Love knows no boundaries.
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And I found Luca Franco to be exactly that — a moment indelibly captured in time — a moment of meeting the mind could revisit in its entirety.
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Find my romance wherever books are sold. Sample here:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333971

Get to know Rose
http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/

Rose Anderson said...

That line grabbed me. Nicely put.

woolfcindy said...

Love this book.

Mary Magdeline said...

Hawk's Gift - by Mary M. Forbes
Historical Romance - set in Canadian West

He wore tight jeans, as though denim had been invented specifically for him.

Website: http://marymforbes.wordpress.com. Available on Amazon.

Lynda Bailey said...

Ohhh! Nice, Rose... ;)

Lynda Bailey said...

Shattered Trust ~ by Lynda Bailey
A BDSM romance...

"You will pay me with your submission."

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MJPJRX0

Lynda's website ~ http://www.lyndabailey.net

Anne Stenhouse said...

Bella's Betrothal by Anne Stenhouse Historical romance set in Edinburgh 1826

"I trust, ma'am, you will not scream."

http://goo.gl/vX7LgT
Anne blogs at Novels Now http://goo.gl/ILNek6

Stephanie Queen said...

"After two days lost sleep traveling half way around the world, Shana found herself entered in a surfing competition at a beach she’d never heard of—the same God damn exact place she’d started--metaphorically speaking."

A line from THE BEACHCOMBERS, a romantic suspense and book 4 of the Scotland Yard Exchange series on Pre-Order NOW for only $.99!
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MRG85MK

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks, Rose!

Rose Anderson said...

:) Thanks!

Andrea Cooper said...

Viking Fire - historical romance with a touch of magic

“Fire rages against us and the thing on your mind is a kiss?”

http://www.amazon.com/Viking-Crimson-Romance-Andrea-Cooper-ebook/dp/B00DV0XJ9U/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1409582536

JoAnne Myers said...

Biography true crime "The Crime of the Century"

What searchers found . . . was unthinkable.

http://www.blackrosewriting.com/non-fiction/the-crime-of-the-century-a-shocking-true-story

Website: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

J.D. Faver said...

BAD KARMA ~ Romantic Suspense on the Texas coast just above the Mexican border.

"I’m not one of your boy toys. I’m a man and I’m trying to love you like a man”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081SGPZW

Meredith Daniels said...

Homecoming— M/M contemporary romance.

Too bad there wasn't enough of Jack left to accept the promises Dillon handed him.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GTVCXG8?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

Author website: http://www.meredithdanielsauthor.wordpress.com

Cora Blu said...

Ridge ~ Book III in my underwater tiger shark fantasy, coming later this month.

He didn't do kindness and the dividend on polite never covered payroll.

Thanks. Cora Blu
www.corablu.com

Jana Richards said...

This line is from ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, Book 3 in my Left at the Altar series:

“Since when do you say hello to Dani by sticking your tongue down her throat?”

Thanks!
Jana Richards
www.janarichards.com
Amazon Author Page

Linda McLaughlin said...

From Rogue's Hostage, historical romance:

"I can be persuaded to act as your protector."

Amazon

Linda McLaughlin
http://lindalyndi.com

Margaret Fieland said...

This is from Geek Games

Inside my head, the vidi of me and Beram naked together in the steamy shower played two or three times.

And check out my author page on my publisher's website:
http://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/our-authors/56-our-authors/authors-f/149-author-4764


P.J. MacLayne said...

From The Marquesa's Necklace, a cozy mystery.

"I'll settle for a guy who won't get me busted."

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LF11HB4

Rachell Nichole said...

This one liner is from TO SIR, a BDSM Erotic Romance, on sale now!

“Let’s go down,” she said, her voice hoarse, huskier than usual.


http://amzn.to/1wBI4yD

Rosemary Morris said...

So far the monsieur le baron had given her little cause for alarm other than remaining in her bedchamber while she was not fully clad, something no gentleman should do; on the other hand, he was not likely to kiss her in an inn where a scream would bring someone to her assistance.

This one liner is from FALSE PRETENCES a traditional Regency Romance.

amazon.com/dp/B009YK17MF

www.rosemarymorris.co.uk

Jill James said...

Today is the last chance to buy this boxed set!

WEDDINGS ON MAIN STREET (The Reluctant Bride by Jill James)
http://amzn.com/B00KV0AZVI

Claire Woods glared at her identical twin, Corrine, as if the woman had lost her mind…yet again.

Grab it while it's still available!

Janice Seagraves said...

Matrix Crystal Hunters:
He waved at her, before flipping over a pancake in the same skillet she’d hit him with.

Matrix Crystal Hunters is now on Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/447796

http://janiceseagraves.org/

E. Ayers said...

Oh, that's funny!

E. Ayers said...

LOL Great story and funny line.

E. Ayers said...

Why do I feel a kiss coming on?

E. Ayers said...

LOL These are great! Not getting busted is important in some circles.

E. Ayers said...

Oh my! Double entendre? :-)

E. Ayers said...

Veni, vidi, vici. :-)

E. Ayers said...

LOL And who is going to protect her from him? Never mind, who need protection?

E. Ayers said...

Oh, I love it! Wondering if she nailed the guy? Or did she accept it?

E. Ayers said...

That is too true!

E. Ayers said...

Great line!

E. Ayers said...

Some heroes are too good to let go!

E. Ayers said...

That's scary!

Bea LaRocca said...

“Every single time that I see you, all I want to do is crawl inside you, and never come back out.”

A line from Dream Date Dare to Dream book 1 available at
http://www.bookstrand.com/dream-date

E. Ayers said...

Well, yeah, when he's a great kisser!

E. Ayers said...

Uh-oh!
:-)

Bea LaRocca said...

HaHa! That is funny!

E. Ayers said...

Oh my! Somebody is in trouble.

E. Ayers said...

Love a man who can wear jeans like that!

Bea LaRocca said...

HaHaHa...

E. Ayers said...

And Luca is one of those guys worth revisiting.

E. Ayers said...

Historic facts can do that.

E. Ayers said...

Can't wait to read this one.

E. Ayers said...

Thanks! I think that particular scene is one of my very favorite scenes I've ever written. Aaron's smooth confidence doesn't flutter.

Maggie Le Page said...

A HEAT OF THE MOMENT THING by Maggie Le Page
http://amzn.com/B00BUCJV70

And he’d proved himself a one-hundred-per-cent Genuinely Nice Guy, yet another indicator he was absolutely the wrong choice: you don’t do one-nighters with GNG’s who know your mum.

Want to read more? A HEAT OF THE MOMENT THING is available at the usual digital outlets :)

Get updates on Maggie's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/maggielepage

woolfcindy said...

Here is the corrected line.
The steel Zach Anderson pressed against his little brother's back was cold in Zach's hand.

Janis Susan May said...

My one line is :
She buried her face into the soft leather upholstery and tried not to hear the sound of gunshots behind them.

It comes from my new release THE EGYPTIAN FILE a contemporary romantic adventure set in - guess where? - Egypt!
http://amzn.com/B00N3YADKM

E. Ayers said...

Oh, that is a great line.

E. Ayers said...

Omigosh, the mum thing!

E. Ayers said...

I wonder where the upholstery is located. Hope it's far from the gunshots!

Tambra said...

Wicked Temptations by Tambra Nicole Kendall: The overhead doorbell jangled and Laria prayed it wasn't that prick Hamish Wallace harassing her. Again.
Link: http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Temptations-Tambra-Nicole-Kendall-ebook/dp/B005KOZ55Q

Elaine Hopper said...

This one-liner is from "Her Men" by Ashley Ladd.

“You were in the FBI? Like James Bond? Or his secretary?”

Buy link: https://www.totallybound.com/her-men

E. Ayers said...

We all know those guys!

E. Ayers said...

Oh, I want to kick someone! A friend retired from the FBI and she wasn't a secretary!
:-)

elfyverse said...

This one-liner is from AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE, by me -- Barb Caffrey.

_They've been warned, Sarah_, Bruno subvocalized grimly. _I'm going to take care of this._

(Formatting is italicized in the manuscript; it didn't come through here.)

First five chapters free sample at Twilight Times Books: http://www.twilighttimesbooks.com/ElfyontheLoose_ch1.html
Buy links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JMSPR5Y/
Barnes and Noble.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/an-elfy-on-the-loose-barb-caffrey/1119190597

Website: http://elfyverse.wordpress.com

Thanks much!

elfyverse said...

Mind, the two of them -- Bruno the Elfy and Sarah, his human girlfriend -- are being threatened by four toughs on a bus. Bruno's not having it. ;-)

(Figured I'd explain why _this_ line. All the romantic ones needed three or four lines, what with all the stammering and blushing and all. ;-))

Barb

E. Ayers said...

LOL I hate that the italics don't show in the comment section. Use ** around ** it.

Kadee McDonald said...

AN ARRANGED VALENTINE (a traditional Regency romance novella)
Buy link: http://tinyurl.com/mauaxcm

"Sometimes, I think I must have been born on the wrong side of the blanket, for I believe I may be the only level-headed one in my entire family.”

Rosemary Morris said...

FALSE PRETENCES (a traditional Regency mystery and romance.)

This novel has a bit of everything - an endearing romance, a hint of mystery, dastardly villains, plenty of suspense, and a memorable hero and heroine who will stay with you long after you finish reading.

https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/
amazon.com/dp/B009YK1MFO

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