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Friday, October 9, 2015

First Lines Friday!

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

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Maggie Jagger said...
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Maggie Jagger said...

historical romance, Lord Rupert's Foolish Bride, Chapter 1

The surprisingly elegant Miss Tolliver barred the path to her home with her donkey beside her.

“Go away!” she commanded. “I have no wish to marry you. Your family is not civilized and I am sure you hate donkeys.”

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Jacqueline Seewald said...

When my mother talked about Lori, she always got a funny look in her eye — not ha-ha funny but strange funny. When I was little, I never understood. As I got older, I wondered more about Lori, but I hardly ever asked because it just seemed to make my mother sad.

THE DEVIL AND DANNA WEBSTER, YA Romance--Perfect for Halloween!

Margo Bond Collins said...

Opposing the Cowboy

by Margo Bond Collins


What an ass-hat.

LeeAnn Walker pushed herself up onto her hands and feet, leaning into downward dog until she felt the stretch across the backs of her calves. She tried to concentrate on perfecting the pose in an attempt to push the memory of the previous night’s teary phone call out of her mind.



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Crane Hana said...

Valier Antonin ne’Cama spent half his Saturday afternoon flying through the vast city of Cedar-Saba in a hover taxi with Mateo DaSilva. Mateo’s gorgeous cousin Jason was slightly favored over the challengers in today’s arena prizefight. Mateo had tickets. That he had them at all was the subject of a debate lasting a hundred miles and forty minutes.

Moro's Price, M/M erotic romance space opera



Rachel Leigh Smith said...

From Freedom's Embrace, futuristic/paranormal romance releasing 10/12/15.

This being seduced thing was fun. In the last two weeks he’d seen her five times, three at the club where Nic met Honor.

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Jude Knight said...

This is from All That Glisters, which will be released as part of Hand-Turned Tales some time in December.

The sour old man ignored Thomas' hand, but turned his glower away from the cowering girl, which Thomas counted as a win. "Who are you and what are you doing with my niece?"

"Thomas O'Bryan, sir, and I believe I am your nephew by marriage.