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Release Date!

Yes, that right I have an official release date.

Realm Walker – Book One of the Juliana Norris Novels will be released on 10-28-2013.

While that may seem a long time off, it’s not really. And I think Halloween week is an absolutely perfect time for it to be released. It totally fits the dark theme of the book. Anyway, just wanted to share. 

Also I will be a regular blogger at Here be Magic – the link is in the sidebar. It’s a group of paranormal and fantasy authors that have invited me into their ranks. I’ll let you know when I have a post up over there. It’s an awesome blog though so you should just check it out anyway. I think that’s it for the moment.

First Lines

So I read an article about first lines the other day and it got me thinking. I’ve always loved first lines, not so much coming up with the perfect one, but flipping open books at random and reading the first line. It’s so much fun I’ve decided to do it here. Aren’t you excited?

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux – “The Opera ghost really existed.” How can you beat that opening, even if it is the Prologue?

The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu – “When I was eight, my mother lost me to zombies in a one-card draw.” I loved this line the moment I read it. It instantly pulls you into the world of the novel.

Storm Born by Richelle Mead – “I’d seen weirder things than a haunted shoe, but not many.” Again, a first line that immediately makes you want to read more. Also lets you know that there will be some dark humor ahead.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis – “Once there were four children called Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.” Meh, not great as first lines go. Okay, so there’s four kids but what do I care? But, of course, the book overcomes it’s mediocre first line to become a literary classic.

And last but not least, Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop – “I am Tersa the Weaver, Tersa the Liar, Tersa the Fool.” A simple first line but it makes you want to know why she is a liar and a fool.

That was fun. I think we’ll do this again. Maybe I’ll start having a first line friday and randomly pull books off my shelf and list their first lines.

So what about you? Have any favorite first lines?