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Friday, August 5, 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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Claire Gem said...

From A Taming Season, A Love at Lake George Novel:

Jason buried his face in her hair. She smelled like the forest, piney and fresh, mingled with the scent of his own shampoo from wearing his helmet. A little thrill gripped his throat, smelling something of himself on her.
Like she was his. He wanted her to be his.

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Christie Adams said...

From Passion's Last Promise (Club Aegis #4) by Christie Adams

“The old man wants to see you.”

Seven little words, and they stopped Ros Edwards dead in her tracks. She levelled a stony glare at her fellow officers lounging around the large open-plan office. Given that she got the summons, and not one of the boys currently cluttering the place up between assignments, previous experience dictated only one possible conclusion.

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Stephanie Queen said...

From Beachcomber Heat by Stephanie Queen

What the hell was he doing? What the hell was she doing? Shana scrambled to her feet and stepped back from the edge of the dock as if the water might suck her in after him. Was it her fault he jumped into the harbor?
More likely it was the heat.



LindaRae said...

The Epiphany of an Explorer by Linda Rae Sande

Lady Estelle Jones leaned against the edge of the fishing boat and watched the small island of Delos as it disappeared into the setting
sun. Blinking, she wondered about the man on the beach. For that first minute when she had come up for air, her lungs near to bursting and stars floating behind her eyes from lack of oxygen, she had thought him merely an illusion.

A rather handsome illusion, but an illusion all the same.

And then he had simply remained crouched in the sand and ... gawked at her as if he had never seen a woman before.

Savanna Kougar said...

To be released very soon...

WAITING FOR A FILLY GIRL ~ A ShapeShifter Seduction Erotic Romance Novel

Chapter One:
Love Will Find You

"You will regret this punishment. I am innocent." Keina tilted her chin in defiance, even as she obediently walked toward the King's travel portal, a gateway to several dimensions.

"Let us hope when you return, Keina, love will find you. It is past time you were happily mated." The King's sonorous, all-knowing voice rang through the castle chamber.

How dare he!


Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance and

Jill James said...

From A Time to Kill Zombies

Chapter 1

A warm breeze blew the lone tumbleweed down the middle of the road. Lila Sterling Morales gathered her tattered rags with hands that shook like it was the middle of winter. Her vision swam in and out of focus, gray fog hovering on the edges. It hurt to think.

Iris B said...


Sophie Levesque stared at the attorney in front of her, waiting for some answers. She and her little sister, Mia, had been quietly sitting in Mr. O’Connor’s office for more than half an hour, learning about the details of their inheritance.
Once he was finished, silence hung in the air before she asked with raised eyebrows. “Who?”

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