Common wisdom says that people shopping for books to read find covers that represent the type of story they like best first, then they read the blurb, but that the first line of the story sells the book. Posts titled First Lines are a series of blog articles posted on or around the first of every month. In these posts, I offer first lines from published books, and ask what you think. Scroll down for links to all posts.
You’ll find some first lines by new authors, by independently published authors, and by traditionally published authors. Most of the stories are science fiction or suspense stories, as those are the ones I enjoy most. But you’ll also find a variety of other genres, too. The links I use are often Amazon links, however that doesn’t mean the books aren’t available on other sites. Please check them out on your favorite book selling site.
I ask you to tell me in the comments, which of the first lines appealed to you the most. And will you buy one or two of the titles or put them on your TBR list. I encourage you to buy the books and support the authors. And please, take a moment and review the books you read.
These First Line posts are also of value writers. Reading and studying well written (and some not so well written) first lines helps us write better first lines.
Whatever your reason for checking these posts out, I hope you enjoy these First Lines posts!
Hope You’ll Love These
The giant bronze angel of death loomed over Miranda Clarke’s shoulder.My Soul to Keep, Book One of the Fellowship Dystopia series by Lynette M. Burrows
One word and Ian Hobart’s world teetered into not safe.Fellowship, companion novel to the Fellowship Dystopia Series by Lynette M. Burrows
None of the links in these posts are affiliate links. There’s no profit to me. And none of these authors are notified ahead of time. These posts are about finding great reads.
Add to your TBR pile with First Line Fridays
First line Fridays is a fun post for me to do. I love finding good fiction for you…and for me. But it’s a whole lot more fun if you participate. Please tell me in the comments— Which first lines spoke to you? Did you buy or borrow the book? I hope you let me know if you’ve found one or two. Thank you.