13 First Lines from Books

1 Nov


  1. “I can’t believe she has the nerve to walk about the streets dressed like that!” (The Flyer by Marjorie Jones)
  2. “Good Heavens, you’re a woman.” (Mirage by Monica Burns)
  3. “Sometimes life throws a rock at you, sometimes a boulder…” (Down and Dirty by Sandra Hill)
  4. “The ground shook with the heavy pounding of hooves as the score of warriors approached Dunscaith Castle.” (Highlander Untamed by Monica McCarty)
  5. “Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. The disturbing clatter whined inside Jaxon Tremain’s mind, playing without permission or welcome.” (Savor Me Slowly by Gena Showalter)
  6. “Mangan O’Bannon’s brave Scottish heart thundered and his muscles pulsed with power as he swung his broadsword and buried its deadly edge into the trunk of a tree.” (Wild Angel by Sasha Lord)
  7. “The problem with the women of the Bright Moon coven was that they insisted on doing outdoor rituals without shoes on.” (Eighth Wand by December Quinn)
  8. “Lord Nathan Wynter peeled open one eye and then the other.” (Lady Iona’s Rebellion by Dorothy McFalls)
  9. “The dead man at Lucinda Craddock-Hayes’s feet looked like a fallen god.” (The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt)
  10. “Death. He smelled it.” (Demon’s Kiss by Eve Silver)
  11. “The child on the bed twitched, sighed and then quietly fell asleep.” (My Darling Druid by Jean Hart Stewart)
  12. “Damn Terrell you look like you’re gonna puke.” (Eye Witness by Kennedy Vance)
  13. “I was there the first time the master caught sight of the woman who would destroy him.” (Bargain with the Wind by Sharon Shinn)(Elemental Magic anthology)

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12 Responses to “13 First Lines from Books”

  1. MommyBa November 1, 2007 at 7:16 am #

    Really cool list! 🙂 You have really good memory 🙂

    Happy Thursday!

  2. jenn November 1, 2007 at 8:35 am #

    Happy TT!

  3. Kimberly Swan November 1, 2007 at 9:50 am #

    I can relate to #3. *snicker*

    Why does your Av look so unhappy?

  4. Samantha_K November 1, 2007 at 10:42 am #

    I love when authors pull you in by the first sentence. I just hope the rest lives up to that first impression, lol.
    Happy Thursday!

  5. katie November 1, 2007 at 10:54 am #

    I’m going to have to read #7 just because of that line.

  6. The Gal Herself November 1, 2007 at 2:49 pm #

    #10 is scary, but intriguing too. Great list (and thanks for visiting mine)

  7. Susan Helene Gottfried November 1, 2007 at 3:49 pm #

    A lot of those are better than some of the classic first lines that get bandied about. Nice detective work to pull them all together, Scoop!

  8. madamerubies November 1, 2007 at 4:02 pm #

    I LOVE good first lines. 🙂

  9. Nicholas November 1, 2007 at 9:55 pm #

    I don’t know any of those but some of those lines are very intriguing.

  10. ancsweetnsassygal November 1, 2007 at 11:51 pm #

    I love to read, but I haven’t read any of these books. The first lines do sound tempting tho. Great TT. Thanks for visiting my TT. Happy Friday!

  11. Robin November 3, 2007 at 4:00 pm #

    I don’t know any of these, but I’m intrigued by the opening sentence of Eighth Wand.

  12. Tempest Knight November 8, 2007 at 2:31 pm #

    Great TT! *wg*

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