Great Book Beginnings

RomanceWeeklyGreat Beginnings – A great opening line draws the reader in, makes them want to know more and compels them to read further. Today, on the Romance Writers Weekly blog tour, our authors are sharing opening lines, those we feel are great and why. Then we’re giving you a sample from our newest work in progress. In case you missed Raine Balkera, she was ahead of me on the blog tour.

Okay, I had to search some of my books as nothing came to mind. Here’s my top two and are actually from two of my favorite books.

“Olivia Quinn knew she was losing her husband when sheWhen Alex was Bad discovered his knockout junior partner caressing his crotch by the azalea bush.”When Alex was Bad – Jo Davis

What a hook! You can’t stop reading after this sentence. This book had the fifty shades vibe that should have gone viral, but it was published before e-books were prominent. I did hear that Jo sold the movie rights, so there’s still hope, especially if Fifty Shades of Grey hits it big in the box office.

My next favorite opening line…

“There are some men that enter a woman’s life and screw it up forever.” Once again, you have to know more. This author is world renown. Any guesses?  How about One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. Joe Morelli has been one of my book boyfriends for a long time. Too bad we never get his bad boy point of view. **Sigh**

Now the opening line from my current work in progress about a former military K9 handler, suffering from post-traumatic stress, who falls for a dog trainer helping him search for his dog.

640px-Iraq_dog“Another hot as shit day making tracks on the moon dust of Afghanistan, Josh held the leash slack as Luc scanned through waves of heat with pointed ears tracking forward.” 

What’d you think? Interesting to ho-hum. Suggested titles are welcome! Now on to Mishka Jenkins for her favorite opening line.

Game On! Time to unlace

Game On! is a short story I’m serving up on Weekend Writing Warriors for #8Sunday. Heath is a semi-pro football player in town for the season. He meets Jordan, a teacher with obvious trust issues, who proposes a sexual game. In this week’s snippet, they’ve returned from dinner. Heath steps around to help Jordon from his Jeep when he dares her to find out what body part he’ll play in tonight’s game on!

Slipping off the shoulder strap of her dress, a mound of creamy flesh greeted his laving tongue. She shuddered as he latched on. Calloused fingers slowly wandered north along her thigh. Her breath hitched and she squeezed his shoulder, holding on, wanting more.

Leaving her breast, he planted tender kisses along her sensitive inner thigh while his thumb and forefinger found her exposed ni:PPle. His soft groans made her hotter as he inched up the skirt of her sundress. His warm breath fanned her mound before nibbling the lacy band of her panties. “Just a taste, baby.”

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WhiteDoe_EbookCover_600X900 If you like paranormal reads, my novella,  White Doe, is available on All Romance  , Amazon, New Dawning Bookfair and Smashwords.

Hawk shifter, and bad-boy biker, Shane Cheveyo spends years trying to outride his secret life and erotic memories of his first love who left without a word. When his great grand-father, the legendary chieftain of their tribe passes to his next life, Cheyenne is drawn back home to the Outer Banks of North Carolina out of respect for her heritage. Rekindled passion reveals their true nature, but will the magic of the white doe save them or separate their destinies forever?


Romance on the beach


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