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Friday, September 9, 2016

First Lines Friday #FridayReads

The first lines of a story can be a powerful hook to capture the imagination. In comments, tempt us with the first five lines of any chapter.

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Anonymous said...

Sophia gasped and backed out of the office into the stable yard, blood rushing to her face. Stopping in the middle of the yard, she stared up at Des’ flat. Des and Helen were silhouetted against the curtains. They kissed, embraced, and disappeared from view. Des’ office was directly under their flat but Heaton’s was directly opposite and if she could see right into his office… Colour flooded her cheeks…those directional spotlights… What if he had seen her struggling with her aerobics exercises or getting ready for bed?

New Blood by Lorna Peel

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Nightingale said...

Release Day Today - Morgan D'Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody
by Linda Nightingale

It was the night for a kill. Need burned in me—fever hot. Like electricity, anticipation sparkled along my nerves. I felt as if I glowed in the dark. The ideal victim would be a big man, a ruffian who wouldn't go down without a fight.

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Jana Richards said...

Here's the opening lines from CHILL OUT, my humorous contemporary romance:

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?

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Jana Richards
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Toni V.S. said...

Opening lines from THREE MOON STATION, a futuristic romance, by Icy Snow Blackstone, published by Class Act Books:

If the electronic sensors hadn’t opened the doors as Katy rushed toward them, she would’ve crashed head-first into the double-plated plexiglass, probably fracturing her skull, possibly killing herself, and thereby saving the two gunmen behind her the trouble.


Toni V.S. said...

This is theopening for THE LOST SONS, book 7 on the McCoys series, written by Toni V. Sweeney, published by Class Act Books:

“What is your name?”
The wardmaster’s voice cut the air.
The boy braced against the wall didn’t answer.
The rod descended, five slender hazel twigs bundled together, their flexible ends making a loud snap as they connected with his bared buttocks.


Toni V.S. said...

This excerpt is from THE LAST VAMPIRE STANDING by Tony-Paul de Vissage, published by Class Act Books:

“’Tis over!”
Once again a futile battle of death and destruction had
been fought. In one of the valleys deep within the
Carpathians, where no mortal dared set foot, vampire
sovereignty was challenged...and the challenger now lay
strangling in his own blood.