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Friday, December 4, 2015

First Lines Friday!

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

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Erin OQuinn said...

A new holiday short, A KILTED CHRISTMAS, the 4th Burns-Fitzgerald mystery. Thomas and Burns live 100 kilometers apart, so the distance between them is restricted... all the more strained because the detective has some strange aversions.

Thomas disliked the encumbrance of underwear for the same reason he detested cell phones: both restricted his natural inclination to stand free—free of artificial communication, free of any kind of fabric clotting his balls or wedged in the crack of his ass.

🎄A KILTED CHRISTMAS 🎄(52 page story)
Amazon UK

Mona Karel said...


She knew that walk. With a slight hesitation in one leg, he prowled like a wounded predator, conditioned to succeed against the most dangerous game of all. Even limping, his reactions would be instantaneous, his balance superior. By itself, his body would be a weapon. He’d be the best man to have on your side in a battle. After the battle, he’d unwind with a drink and a woman. The drink would be strong and straight, the woman would be bosomy and not too bright; he’d very likely spend more time with the drink than the woman.

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Mona Karel said...

Thomas sounds pretty darned interesting

Jana Richards said...

Here's the first lines from CHILL OUT, which releases January 4, 2016:

His breath was hot on her face. Renata moaned as he licked the shell of her ear, his wet tongue rasping over her sensitive skin. Blindly, she reached up to touch his smooth hair, his soft beard, his wet nose…

Wait, his what?

Jana Richards
Amazon Author Page

Savanna Kougar said...

~ A Short Shapeshifter Erotic Romance ~

Santa Baby, Several Stars Away

Chapter One: Santa Baby, Waitin' Just for You

Rarely reckless, Kaily flung off the negligee she'd first thought to wear. It landed in a red ephemeral heap beside the tastefully trimmed Christmas tree.


Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!


Savanna Kougar ~ Run On the Wild Side of Romance

Erin OQuinn said...

And your "wounded predator" sounds like a riveting character. Good writing!