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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.

Romance Weekly – March 18 #LoveWriteChat

This week … my favorite author and how she inspires me…


Who is your favorite author other than yourself in your genre and why?

JOPICJo Davis is my favorite romance author. She first intrigued me with her novel, Trial by Fire. I devoured her entire Firefighters of Station Five series and several of her paranormal Alpha Pack series she writes under J D Tyler. She writes even hotter in her erotic SHADO Agency novels. Her books are categorized as romantic suspense, but the action and emphasis on the love story suit me more then others I’ve read in the genre.

The way she weaves words and her deep point of view sucks me in like a vortex. Her seamlessly passages evade passive verbiage and the woman writes some of the best love scenes I’ve ever read. **pant pant**

What is your favorite book by them and why?

I’d have to say the Trial by Fire. For the reasons above and I fell in love JDFFwith the haunted hero and his sweet love interest who taught him that a fishing rod can be a dangerous weapon when provoked. I also love When Alex was Bad. Whew! I heard she sold movie rights to that single title erotic. Some Fifty Shades fans would probably need smelling salts to finish. How many wives would give their husband a “hall pass” with a stipulation he must come home and confess every detail under the tutelage of her crop and other toys? Don’t get the wrong idea, she gets to have her fun, too. Can you say ménage? **fans self**

What about their style inspires your writing?

Jo’s words flow across the page an effortless manner entrancing me with images and emotions that totally invest me in her characters. And if that ain’t enough, her love scenes are scorching.

Thanks to Ronnie Allen for this week’s Romance Weekly questions. Click the link to find out Jeanne McDonald‘s favorite author. Hope you’ll take the full hop and check out all of our talented authors. We’re every every Tuesday answering your most intriguing questions. I love hearing from you!