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Monday, March 2, 2015

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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E. Ayers said...

This is from my upcoming historic western novel.

Tentatively named A RANCHER'S DREAM. It should release around the end of this month.This is for true history buffs who love a happy endings.

**The world around him was nothing but a crackling hot glow, filled with smoke and the stench of lost dreams.**

This will be my second Creed's Crossing Historical. The first one is A Rancher's Woman.

available as a Kindle Unlimited.

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Autumn Piper said...

Good morning!
From Cowboy In Trouble, in the Cowboy Up 2 boxed set (released yesterday):
So this was what it felt like to sweat bullets.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

From The Aphrodite Touch by Romy Gemmell - Adonis says to Aphrodite:

“So long as we are careful with their fragile human feelings.”


Teresa Reasor said...

From Whisper In My Ear by Teresa Reasor
Could Sirens die of secondhand smoke?


Tonya Ramagos said...

From Make Me Sweat [Uniformed and Blazing Hot 5]

“Let go of my hips and I’ll show you how evil it can be.”

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Susan Macatee said...

From Civil War time travel romance, Erin's Rebel.

He'd given Erin the brooch as well as his heart, body, and soul only to have everything ripped from him again.

Carolina Valdez said...

From my latest gay, erotic novella, AMEN TO LOVE:

Good Lord, you’d think I was young again. And still a virgin.

Andrea Parnell said...

From WHISPERS AT MIDNIGHT, Gothic Historical Romance.

Wicklow had a style that drew threads of terror through the mind, the way it sprawled possessively over the hilltop and sometimes looked as if it would swallow up any who came near.

Mona Karel said...

"She had given him back his laughter; for that alone he would protect her beyond death"
My Killer My Love Paranormal Romance (Amazon)

Veronica Scott said...

"Proper care for Sobek’s animals was her responsibility as high priestess but the god didn’t expect her to know about every chipped tooth and broken claw."

Fiona McGier said...

From "Her Last Resort", about 2 people in their 50s who thought their best days were behind them. As if...

The first time Ivan sees Stella, he's struck by how familiar she looks, and her effect on him. He can't speak.

"He cleared his throat, wondering if it had really been only a few seconds since he'd walked into the room, but unsure because the smile on her face seemed to be fading as she waited for him to speak again."
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Anonymous said...

From One Perfect Wish, a m/m novella.

“And is there any particular reason I’m eating in the buff?”

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Erin OQuinn said...

Lately I find myself going back to HEART TO HART, my first Gaslight Mystery whose 4th installment has just arrived. Here, the roustabout Michael has seduced his uptight new partner SImon, who's struggling to put his pants back on.

Michael turned with a studied slowness, and his bold eyes seemed to take those same trousers back off his arse.
blog devoted to the M/Mysteries:

Janet Walters said...

This is from my WIP Divided Dreams
Andi didn't think Rob was ready to have his literary career exposed.

Amy Quinton said...

From What the Duke Wants

She caught his eye and smiled, and if the earth had opened up and swallowed them whole, he would not have noticed as long as she did not break the connection.

Rachel Leigh Smith said...

From My Name Is A'yen, their first kiss!
Life coursed through him again, breaking open the places he’d sealed off, flooding his soul with sunshine.

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Anne Carrole said...

From LOVING A COWBOY-The heroine just told him that though there once was something between them, what's left is just a physical attraction and, considering he's laid up with a broken leg he's in no shape to act on that attraction:

“Honey, a few things were broken, but take my word for it, that’s working just fine.”

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Kaye Spencer said...

This is from my short story, 'A Permanent Woman', in the western romance anthology, Lassoing a Mail-order Bride (Prairie Rose Publications).

“There’s not a widow woman or old maid in three counties crazy enough—or desperate enough—to hook up with an old cowboy like me.”

Kaye Spencer

Barb Caffrey said...

From my YA urban fantasy/romance AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE:

Scene setting: When our young Elfy hero Bruno meets the bewitchingly young Sarah, they hit it off quickly. Maybe too quickly? (Bruno is speaking here.)

**** Line starts here ****

“You know my name now, and I know yours, but we still don’t know hardly anything about each other!"

**** Line ends.

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