First Line Friday is a series of blog articles posted on the first Friday of every month. The first line of a story, we’re told, must hook the reader. Implied is that the reader will not buy the book if the first line isn’t great. These entries are a sampling from the authors I met at the 20Books writers conference in Vegas. Do these first lines hook you into reading more?
Aria dropped her spear on the grass and stepped into the water’s edge.SelfsamE
Lower Earth Rising Book 1
Air rushed into Lina’s lungs. Her eyes snapped open, but she saw only darkness.Princess of Shadows:
The Princess and the Pea Retold (Fairy Tale Adventures)
A. G. Marshall
The sunlight breaks through the blinds like a hot knife cutting through a stick of butter.The Pulse
Greenlight Boys Book 1
A small, white corner protruded from the damp ground, barely waving in the gentle breeze.The Lost Years:
The Palumbra Chronicles: Book One
L. D. Fairchild
Katrina wanted to scream. Instead she rolled onto her belly and stretched her arms underneath the thin pillow.Project Dandelion
Project Dandelion Book 1
“Is there a problem, Sierra?”
Claudia loomed over Sierra’s desk, a scowl on her face, the emerald-tree orb on the head of her staff pulsing in unison with the blue luminescence that lit the walls of the classroom.Lies The Guardians Tell
Lies of The Guardians Book 1
Jett is pure adrenaline. Even with a shackle on her right ankle, she can’t stand still, shifting weight from one foot to the other.Upload
The Daughter of Rebellion
J Lynn Hicks
Even though these are authors I met at the conference in Vegas, there are no affiliate links in this post. I don’t make a cent off of the books listed on this page. These titles are here for your enjoyment. And to entice you to buy more books. Buy books from Indie authors like these and you make a direct difference in that author’s life. Leave a review and you help the author and any reader looking for a similar book.
Do You Want to Read More?
Did you enjoy a touch of Vegas on First Line Friday? Check out previous First Line Fridays. You’ll put another enormous smile on my face if you tell me in the comments below— Which ones spoke to you? Did you buy it?