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Friday, August 26, 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 upcoming release, The Phoenix Syndrome, available for preorder now:

My adventure began on my fortieth birthday, the day I experienced my first-ever, progressive metal rock concert. I won’t lie. The event changed my life. And marked the beginning of my awakening.

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Casi McLean said...

Wingless Butterfly by Casi McLean
Her warning still echoed in my mind: “He’s the kind of man who pulls wings off of butterflies.” The faceless man haunted me for as long as I could remember. I shuddered, clenched my eyes as tightly as I could, but the admonition refused to be silenced.
Pre Release Available NOW on Amazon

Mia McKimmy said...

The Sacrifice, Book 1 in The Sons of Sivadia Series
“Would you just pick a ball and hit the damn thing!”
Prince Cygan’s fingers scrubbed across the day’s growth of stubble on his jaw line. “If you fought like you play pool, I’d give some serious thought to switching you to another fighting team.”
Kam glanced up from lining his shot; a characteristic smile quirked the corner of his mouth. “Then who’d save your royal ass every time you get in a tight?"

Available now on Amazon, along with the SciFI novella prequel, Leaving Sivadia.
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Nightingale said...

Morgan D'Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody by Linda Nightingale:

Snow built castles on the windowsills, wispy flakes swirling in the night air. I stood at the mullioned window with my back to the Chief Councilor of the ruling body of the Vampyre. The pure white silence of a snowy night echoed in the room.

At midnight, Lucien St. Albans had arrived with shocking news--that there was no such thing as immortality.

Available for pre-order. Amazon:

Nightingale said...

I hear eerie music! Chilling.

Nightingale said...

Makes you wonder.

Nightingale said...

Great foreshadowing.

Jeremy said...

from The Son of Dark, Chapter 5

The stranger was wearing a voluminous white coat
covered in bleached arm and hand bones, the color of which
seemed to match his teeth. He smiled as he held up the
parchment and read it.
“Ah, good old Orihah,” the man said, his smile widening.
“Scampering about Duskain as usual, chasing after half-fulfilled prophecies.”
He turned to Skel and muttered a word under his breath.
The parchment burst into flame and fell from the man’s

thefensk said...

From THE FEVER, Chapter 18

It took Sam’s eyes a few seconds to adjust to the dusky shadows that stretched in front of him. Squinting in the dim light, he began to understand that the debris in the yard was just the tip of the iceberg because there was much more junk inside.
“Watch your step,” Loot cackled back as he led the way.
Piles of papers and stacks of boxes competed with a wide array of assorted unidentifiable flotsam and jetsam to fill every square inch of the house, with only a narrow pathway leading back into the gloomy depths of the unknown. The layout of the shack made it seem bigger that it was, bigger than it looked from the outside, but that impression was in conflict with the claustrophobic effect created by the massive amount of clutter.

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Savanna Kougar said...

***New Release***

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

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Juanita Aydlette said...

Juanita Aydlette August 28, 2016
New Release "IT'S IN THE BLOOD"

I woke up confused, wondering why I was in my bed at the hotel instead of lying next to Josh in his jungle hospital bed. I'd been banished from my father’s sight for an undetermined sentence, and I didn’t know what was going on in my husband’s world. Husband, wow!