Friday, February 15, 2013

First Line Friday!

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”  —Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)

"Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much." – J.K. Rolwing, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1997)

Welcome to
First Line Friday!

Here's how it works:

We'll post the first lines from three books, some written by us, some by author friends.
Then you will all be asked to vote for your favorite, without knowing who wrote it or what book it comes from-- until Saturday!

On Saturday, the lines along with their book cover, blurb and author will be listed so you can check them out! 

ALL voters, no matter who you choose or which line wins, will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift certificate.

Easy and fun, for all of us!  We hope you'll play along!

And now, here's First Line Friday!

The lines:

#1: Hope O’Shea thought she’d never set foot in The Sunset Strip ever again.

#2: That’s her. The instant the leggy beauty entered the bar, the urge arose to leap from his chair and hustle her to safety, away from the prying eyes and itchy palms of the other tops.

#3:  "They say a guy can never be too big."

Okay... make your choice!  List your favorite by number or by quoting the line in the comments!  All votes up until midnight will be counted.  And don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who wrote which line and how to check out the rest of the books!


Anonymous said...

I'll go with Door Number 3.

Paloma Beck said...

#2 - high emotion right from the start.

Renee Rose said...

I vote for number 2. You had me at "itchy palms" and "tops"

Jenna said...

I vote #2. Immediate emotion is pretty great.

Juliana said...

Definitely #3: "They say a guy can never be too big."

elaing8 said...

I'm voting for #2.

Katherine Deane said...

#2 , itchy palms

Kathryn R. Blake said...

Number 2 has my vote.

Laurie Sanders said...

Definitely #2 for me. I like the line about itchy palms and tops. :)

Jade Cary said...


Natasha Knight said...

Although they're all good, I choose #2. It's the 'itchy palms of other tops' bit that gets me.

J. Lenni Dorner said...

My fav is #2... Though #3 got me to read more and click the amazon link. LOL.

Erin Nicholas said...

Sophie, you were picked as the winner!

E-mail me at to claim your gift certificate!

Thanks to Sky, Daisy and Cara for playing along this month!

Erin for the NNN