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Friday, July 24, 2015

First Lines Friday

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

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17 comments:

E. Ayers said...

A RANCHER'S WOMAN
by E. Ayers

(The most difficult thing to do is to leave the ones you love!)

Malene placed her hand against the glass window as tears streamed down her face. Alisa Coleman had become her best friend aside from her younger sister, and Mark Hunter had stolen her heart. She was leaving them.

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Janice Croom said...

DEATH OF AN ISLAND TART

There comes a time in every woman’s life when she has to go get her man. My time was now. That’s what put me on a jet, somewhere over the Caribbean, in this hootchie-momma outfit I’d let my friend Charlene talk me into.

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http://www.janicecroom.com

Peggy Jaeger said...

First Impressions
by Peggy Jaeger
release date 9.23.2015

She looked all of twelve years old. Innocent and young.

But she hadn’t looked like a child when she’d come unglued in his hands, or again when he’d been inside of her. No, then she’d looked like a fully ravished and ravishing woman. One who had taken his breath away and stolen his heart.

http://peggyjaeger.com

Anne Stenhouse said...

Daisy's Dilemma by Anne Stenhouse

Chapter Ten and the mystery is deepening:

“He has gone to the stables,” Reuben said.
Daisy stood still in the shadow of the suit of armour that guarded Toby’s study door. How had Reuben spotted her there, she wondered. Did one of her feet protrude beyond the metal? Did she cast a shadow herself?

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Nancy Morse said...
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Nancy Morse said...

WHERE THE WILD WIND BLOWS by Nancy Morse

Chapter 2 - A tragic event changes the course of lives and leads to forbidden love.

The drumming of pony feet on the hard earth stirred Katie out of her slumber. Shouts from outside bolted her upright. She ran to the entrance of the lodge, flung the flap aside and stared at the scene outside in wide-eyed terror.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Z1COXG
http://www.nancymorse.com

Susan Macatee said...

From second chapter of Civil War romance, Confederate Rose.

Alex studied the young woman. Before she’d hastily covered herself, he’d glimpsed the small, white mounds of her breasts. Now he knew why she’d been so shy about disrobing.

http://www.amazon.com/Confederate-Rose-Susan-Macatee/dp/1601545568/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_4

Rosemary Gemmell said...

From the first chapter of The Highland Lass

Eilidh gripped the arms of the seat and psyched herself up to endure the transatlantic flight. She would be fine once actually in the air when the disconcerting changes of speed and engine sound had ceased. She closed her eyes, using the time to think; so much had happened over the past month that she was still amazed at her ability to change her life in such a short time.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TOTER6Q

Website: http://www.rosemarygemell.com

Charmaine Gordon said...

Reconstructing Charlie by Charmaine Gordon
Prologue
In 1996 I killed my father.
Dear old Dad was great with a belt. A belt of whiskey. A belt from around his waist unbuckled when you least expected it and later I knew when it was coming and some of us escaped. Not me, not Mom. Never Mom. I’m the oldest. I didn’t want the little ones to see the okay dad turn into a monster on payday.

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Paty Jager said...

Chapter Seven SECRETS OF A MAYAN MOON

Isabella spent most of the night reliving the blood-heating, body-shocking kiss she’d experienced with Tino and chastising herself for allowing it to happen. But her inquisitive nature had to dissect and look at the data from all perspectives. This was, after all, her first real lip-locking with a man.

http://authl.it/B008SIB0C8

http://www.patyjager.net

Sue McConnell said...

Chapter one, Sympathy Dance

“You could have said no.” Cheyanne looked up at him with a pout on her pretty coral lips. He looked down at her but quickly diverted his eyes when he couldn’t ignore her cleavage peeking out of her silk top.

http://www.amazon.com/Sympathy-Dance-Sue-McConnell-ebook/dp/B0127ETWBO

http://suemcconnell.com/

James D said...

From DREAM CHILD (book 3 of the Dream Series), chapter 13:

I wake up and – I can honestly say this has never happened to me before – I’m thinking of Jimmy Stewart. I can’t even imagine what bizarre dream I must have been…

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Jude Knight said...

From A Baron for Becky, released 5 August:

He rode all afternoon, though it felt longer. He let the horse pick the way much of the time, while his mind went over and over the horrors his wife had lived through. His wife. His gentle, kind, comfortable wife.

http://judeknightauthor.com/books/a-baron-for-becky/

Jennifer Wenn said...

From THE BEAUTY OF YOU, book #3 in The Royal Family series.

“You are despicable.”
Sitting on the bed she now was to call her own, Charmaine looked up into her new husband’s furious face hovering above her.
“I know.”

http://amzn.com/B00S46KRPA

Jude Knight said...

From A Baron for Becky, to be released on Wednesday 5 August.

When Aldridge and Rede returned to the ladies, only Anne was left. Mama had carried Mrs Darling off for a private interview. His alarm propelled him up the stairs to retrieve her, but by the time he reached Mama’s room, she was alone.

“I hope you did not frighten Mrs Darling, Mama,” he grumbled.

http://judeknightauthor.com/books/a-baron-for-becky/

Jude Knight said...

From A Baron for Becky, to be released on Wednesday 5 August.

When Aldridge and Rede returned to the ladies, only Anne was left. Mama had carried Mrs Darling off for a private interview. His alarm propelled him up the stairs to retrieve her, but by the time he reached Mama’s room, she was alone.

“I hope you did not frighten Mrs Darling, Mama,” he grumbled.

http://judeknightauthor.com/books/a-baron-for-becky/

Rochelle Weber said...

“Excuse me. I’m sure this’ll cover my food, and someone needs to clean the ladies’ room.” Kristen Jensen addressed the manager of the restaurant, proffering twenty dollars, her face hot. It was one of the most embarrassing moments in her life, as she made her way out of the restaurant with her coat hiding her soaking-wet size 4X sweats.

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