I am blessed in my life to have some very good friends who are also incredible writers. One of them is this lady. Her books are original and funny. Definitely take the time to check them out. This is from the first book in her Mt. Olympus Employment Agency series.
I’d owned that potted philodendron for two years without it ever uttering a word–so naturally, I ignored it when it finally spoke up.
-Unfinished Muse, R.L. Naquin
I love a good fairytale retelling and this is one of my faves.
I was the youngest of three daughters. Our literal-minded mother named us Grace, Hope and Honour, but few people except perhaps the minister who had baptized all three of us remembered my given name.
-Beauty, Robin McKinley
Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairytales and this is a beautiful rendition of it.
I would hope most of you have read this book. If not, go get it. Seriously, I’ll wait. First line from first book. Still love it as much as I did when I wrote it the first time.
Juliana didn’t want to die in the cold Canadian snow. Of course, she hadn’t wanted to die on the rain-slicked streets of Bern, the sheets of her freshly made bed or the backwoods of Alabama either, but that hadn’t stopped it from happening just the same.
–Realm Walker, Kathleen Collins
That was the line that began it all.
Sexy romance novels are one of my guilty pleasures. And no one does them better than Kristen Ashley. Her books suck me every time. This is the first line from the first book of hers I ever read.
“Babe, you awake?” he called, his warm hand moving down my spine, taking the sheet with it, making my skin tingle and coming to rest just above my bottom.
–Motorcycle Man, Kristen Ashley
Damn. Now, I’m going to have to read the book again. 😉
This is another one of my faves. I also like the movie with Timothy Hutton. I love me some good Stephen King. And it has a great opening line.
People’s lives–their real lives, as opposed to their simple physical existences–begin at different times.