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Friday, June 5, 2015

First Lines Friday

The first lines of a story can be a powerful hook to capture the imagination.

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11 comments:

Jude Knight said...

Aldridge never did find out how he came to be naked, alone, and sleeping in the small summerhouse in the garden of a country cottage. His last memory of the night before had him twenty miles away, and—although not dressed—in a comfortable bed, and in company.

A Baron for Becky, http://amzn.com/B00XWEPZK6

lornapeel.com said...

As soon as she got home, Jane felt bad for all but running away from him again, but she’d just had to get away. She felt like curling up into a ball. To be caught behaving like a nutter outside where he lived had been bad enough, but to have been caught trespassing with Robert in his estranged parents’ garden had been
excruciating.

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Maggie Le Page said...

This chapter beginning is from THE TROUBLE WITH DYING, a suspenseful read with a chick lit feel . . .

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Daylight sneaks in through the open weave of the curtains, dragging me back to consciousness and the knowledge that today is, quite possibly, my fourth last day—ever.

My stomach tightens, squeezes, rolls. This isn’t the way it’s meant to be.

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Deb Coonts said...

Some things in life are best savored alone—sex is not one of them.
This happy thought occurred to me while piloting a borrowed Ferrari and staring at the smiling couples filling the sidewalks along the Las Vegas Strip. Walking hand-in-hand, they were living, breathing reminders of the sorry state of my own love life.
“Lady! Watch out!”

Available at amazon:

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Anne Stenhouse said...

Daisy's Dilemma, London 1822 Is what you want always the same as what you need?

“He comes as a conquering hero.”
“What?” Daisy Longreach lifted her chocolate coloured gaze from contemplation of a hothouse peach to her companion’s more sanguine stare. “Who comes?”

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JoAnne Myers said...

From "The Bidding"

“Come on, Zeek, keep up. Stop bein’ a wuss,” the twelve-year-old boy whispered.
“I ain’t no wuss, but I’m no thief neither,” Zeek, his younger brother, said.
“Now you know I ain’t got any thousand dollars to buy a blue tick. You know’d I was steal’n’ this pup.”

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AMAZON KINDLE STORE
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Andrea Cooper said...

Fallen - Claimed Book 2 (WIP) - Paranormal Romance

Water soaked Adeline as the taxi sped off. “Damn it!” she yelled. If she had her Succubus powers instead of this damn crystal manacled to her wrist, the cab driver would have been drooling over the lousy tip she gave him instead of soaking her.

http://www.andreaRcooper.com

Thank you.

Susan Macatee said...

From second chapter of American Victorian romance, Cassidy's War.

George gazed after Cassidy’s retreating back. He couldn’t blame her for shunning him. Hell, he was shocked she’d even spoken to him.

http://www.amazon.com/Cassidys-War-ebook/dp/B006VX48FS/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid=1326644295&sr=1-1

Marie Lavender said...

Chloe leaned her head on the back of the velvet-covered seat as she stared out the window of the coach. The scenery flew past like the blur of birds in a flutter. Weary and nauseous, she glanced at Gabriel. “Can we not slow down?”

-From UPON YOUR HONOR, book two of the Heiresses in Love Series.

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Author website: http://marielavender.com/

James D said...

From the next book in the Dream Series (DREAM WEDDING, due out this fall), here's the opening line of the book...

“Sara, face it,” Brian says, pushing the calculator at me. “We can either invite everyone you and your mother and my parents want to the wedding, or we can send Ben to college. One or the other.”

http://viewAuthor.at/JJDiBenedetto

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Decadent Kane said...

Tempting Clover (Paranormal Romance)

Reed's wide eyes blinked. She disappeared. Right in front of him with the smell of cinnamon still wafting in the air and his cock hanging out.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XT512NC