Friday, August 5, 2011

FLIRTY FRIDAY: Great first lines

To Flirt means to “tease” or “provoke.” Well, that’s exactly what a first line in a book or story needs to do to make us want to read more. Here are some great starts from of our blog’s fabulous authors.

Five Card Stud by Gem Sivad

Sam McAllister was chugging a mug of beer when he saw the lady gambler for the first time. He forgot to swallow and frothy liquid ran down his front like drool.

Double Dare by Jeanne St. James

Logan Reed jammed a finger into the neck of his white oxford and pulled. He needed some fucking air.

Where the Rain is Made by Keta Diablo

Ethan Gray rose from his dingy cot for the tenth time and paced the small and paced the small area of his jail cell.

Handcuffs and Silk by Mary Quast

The blades of the chopper sliced through the heat of the night as it flew over the City of Lights.

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen

Sheathed in black, Senth checked left, then right before molding his body into the shadows near a brick wall.

Branded by the Texans by Savanna Kougar

Kylie’s tears slid down her over-heated cheeks. Squeezing the bars of the jail cell harder, she mentally shoved down the desperation that threatened to make her start screaming and not stop.

Indigo Rain by Taige Crenshaw

Kalina Erutan stood still, imagining herself as part of the landscape. She felt a sense of fading, and then knew it was a reality, she’d been displaced.

Midnight’s Shadow by Sara Brookes

If Wallace didn’t kill him, I’d kill him myself.

Midnight Treat by Becca Simone

He fisted his fingers in Marie Antoinette’s white wig as she took his cock deep into her warm mouth.

And if you think the first lines are great, you should read the rest of the book...


Savanna Kougar said...

Becca, that was a flirty and enlightening look at first lines. And thanks for including Branded.

Becca Simone said...

You're very welcome. I wanted to include everyone but 1)too time consuming, 2)not everyone's books had first chapter excerpts on Amazon, and 3)not everyone's books had short first lines.


Gem Sivad said...

I loved all the first lines and, you bet, I always read a snippet before I buy a book, so the first page definitely needs to reach out and grab.

Great post.