Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Opening Lines

Last night was one of those nights where I was desperate to read something, but couldn’t figure out what. I ended up over by the keeper shelf. Still, I don’t know what it was – I couldn’t even settle on a favorite. I did, however, read a lot of absolutely fantastic opening lines.
“Looking back, I guess my first mistake was to assume that a rookie reporter could pursue both a hot story and a hot sex life.”
Bubbles Ablaze by Sarah Strohmeyer
“The day I died started out bad and got worse in a hurry.”
Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
“The blackened shell of the house still stands on the edge of the moor.”
Greygallows by Barbara Michaels
“My philosophy is pretty simple – any day nobody’s trying to kill me is a good day.”
Dark Fever by Karen Marie Moning
“Two blocks from the restaurant, Zoe Tarleton knew she was screwed.”
Gone with the Nerd by Vicki Lewis Thompson
“Captain Crosbie came out of the bank with the pleased air of one who has cashed a cheque and has discovered that there is just a little more in his account than he though there was.”
They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie
“Falling out of Heaven is the easy part. It’s landing that’s difficult.”
Angel with Attitude by Michelle Rowen
“Sometimes, it seems like all I ever do is lie.”
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
“If you ever touch me again, I’ll pull off your ears and stuff them up your nose.”
The Royal Treatment by MaryJanice Davidson
There were even more, but darned if I’m going to type them all. It was fun to get drawn into my favorite books all over again. So what about you? Do you have any favorite opening lines? Post yours and you’re entered to win a brand spanking new copy of any of the books above. Winner’s choice.


traveler said...

Lovely post which I enjoyed. Opening lines are always compelling. One of my favorites is: Half an hour before Diana Snyder died, she tidied up her desk in the typists' office of the Cabinet War Rooms. From, Mr.Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal. If possible i wouldlike to read Greygallows. Many thanks.

petite said...

Opening Lines capture my interests. One that I found captivating was, A typewriter Shattered my destiny. the novel, The Time in Between which I loved. The book listed Bubbles Ablaze sounds interesting.

Sarah S. said...

The downside of writing sex scenes is that my mother reads my books. - Sex, Murder and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis

catslady said...

This is my favorite read and I love the first line. "The body in the road was the absolute cap to the day." Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt. Another one I like is "The birds saw the murder." - Ann-Marie MacDonald's The Way the Crow Flies. hmmm they seem to have a theme lol.

catslady said...

sorry, I meant to type "current read" but it may end up a favorite lol.

Kristi said...

My top 3 favorite books ever:

Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm like the Tarleton twins were.

Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

It wasn't a very likely place for disappearences, at least at first glance.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Christmas crept into Pine Grove like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells,oozing eggnog, reeking of pine,and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe.

The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore.

Kristi Marie W.