First Sentences Friday, and Last Chance for the Kindle

I’m behind on my reading and drowning in books….and you know what that means–time to clean house with a five-book giveaway! It’s also the last day to get your entries in to win my gently used Kindle Wi-Fi. Read on…

Here’s the game: Match the five first sentences of these novels with the title/author, and post in a comment. I’ll choose one set of correct answers (cheating is always acceptable–LOL) to win the five books. Plus, you’ll be entered to win my Kindle. For three additional Kindle entries, make sure you’re a blog follower, follow me on Twitter @Suzanne_Johnson, and Tweet or RT the contest. (But for the book prize, all you have to do is comment.)

So….here goes. We have a great combination of fantasy and urban fantasy today. (Note: if there’s a prologue, the opening sentences are from chapter one, not the prologue.)

1. “The vineyards were dying. Overripe grapes lay rotting on the ground fermenting in their own juices, leaking their sugars into the earth.”

2. “Caro dreamed of blood and teeth. She skidded across the icy field, glancing over her shoulder every few seconds at the wild dogs.”

3. “Given enough time, anything can become familiar enough to be ignored. Even pain.”

4. “He had never seen a sight so beautiful as Paris under flame. It was dusk, and the smoke lay across the low sun in a long stripe of black like the tail of a dragon, its head dipping to a mouth of fire on the river island town.”

5. “I sat among the late autumn-blooming clover amid a sloping grave-meadow and picked at my memories as if they were old scars. Fat, slow, red-bodied bees bumbled about me as they passed through scattered shafts of sunlight limning the damp, chilly air.”

Match with the proper book:

A. Acquainted with the Night, by Piper Maitland

B. Endurance, by Jay Lake

C. Fenrir, by M.D. Lachlan
D. The Rift Walker, by Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith
E. With Fate Conspire, by Marie Brennan

So, mix and match…play for the prize…and go for the Kindle!

I’ll do regular book prize drawings on Sunday, but will draw for the Kindle sometime on Saturday so don’t put it off!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate’s Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man’s Curse; Black Diamond).

28 thoughts on “First Sentences Friday, and Last Chance for the Kindle

  1. 1. the Rift Walker
    2. Aquainted with the Night
    3. With Fate Conspire
    4. Fenrir
    5. Endurance

    +1 comment
    +1 GFC follower (CYP @ A Bookalicious Story)
    +1 twitter (@CYPyeti)

    P.S. I feel so weird cheating so outrightly!^^” Haha, and as always, thank you for another awesome giveaway, Suzanne!

    CYP
    cypsays_hi at hotmail dot com

  2. 1. The Rift Walker, by Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith
    2. Acquainted with the Night, by Piper Maitland
    3. With Fate Conspire, by Marie Brennan
    4. Fenrir, by M.D. Lachlan
    5. Endurance, by Jay Lake

    +1 comment
    +1 GFC follower as Sofija Kapranova
    +1 twitter follower as @soni_sonik

    kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

  3. 1. The Rift Walker by Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith
    2. Acquainted with the Night by Piper Maitland
    3. With Fate Conspire by Marie Brennan
    4. Fenrir by M.D. Lachlan
    5. Endurance by Jay Lake

    +1 comment
    xmelaniexthomasx(at)aim(dot)com

  4. 1. D. The Rift Walker, by Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith

    2. A. Acquainted with the Night, by Piper Maitland

    3. E. With Fate Conspire, by Marie Brennan

    4. C. Fenrir, by M.D. Lachlan

    5. B. Endurance, by Jay Lake

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaways!

    +1 comment
    +1 gfc follow
    +1 twitter follow (fieryna)
    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. 1. The Rift Walker by Clay and Susan Griffith
    2. Acquainted with the Night by Piper Maitland
    3. With Fate Conspire by Marie Brennan
    4. Fenrir by M.D. Lachlan
    5. Endurance by Jay Lake

    +1comment
    +1blog followers

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

    a big thanks you for this giveaway

  6. 1. The Rift Walker by Clay and Susan Griffith
    2. Acquainted with the Night by Piper Maitland
    3. With Fate Conspire by Marie Brennan
    4. Fenrir by M.D. Lachlan
    5. Endurance by Jay Lake

    +1 Comment
    +1 Blog Follower

  7. 1. The Rift Walker
    2. Acquainted With The Night
    3. With Fate Conspire
    4. Fenrir
    5. Endurance

    +1 comment
    +1 blog follower
    +1 Twitter follower

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. 1. The Rift Walker, by Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith
    2. Acquainted with the Night, by Piper Maitland
    3. With Fate Conspire, by Marie Brennan
    4. Fenrir, by M.D. Lachlan
    5. Endurance, by Jay Lake

    +1 comment
    +1 gfc follower lorrie0729
    +1 twitter follower lorrie0729
    +1 tweethttps://twitter.com/#!/lorrie0729/status/145316566928588800

    thanks for the great giveaway!!!

    lorrie.zielinski@yahoo.com

  9. 1. The Rift Walker by Clay and Susan Griffith
    2. Acquainted with the Night by Piper Maitland
    3. With Fate Conspire by Marie Brennan
    4. Fenrir by M.D. Lachlan
    5. Endurance by Jay Lake

    You are amazingly generous with all the giveaways you do. Thank you so much!!

    +1 comment
    +1 GFC follower Spaz
    +1 Twitter follower SpazinOL
    +1 tweet: http://bit.ly/w3LHWj

    zsaz1029.at.yahoo.dot.com

  10. Thank you so much for this giveaway chance! 🙂

    1. The Rift Walker by Clay and Susan Griffith
    2. Acquainted with the Night by Piper Maitland
    3. With Fate Conspire by Marie Brennan
    4. Fenrir by M.D. Lachlan
    5. Endurance by Jay Lake

    GFC Follower: Angel Snyder
    Twitter Follower: @Angel909Reviews
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Angel909Reviews/status/145335726324715521

    Thank you so much once again, and good luck and happy holidays to everyone entering! 🙂
    -Angel
    909reviews@gmail.com

  11. 1. The Rift Walker, by Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith
    2. Acquainted with the Night by Piper Maitland
    3. With Fate Conspire, by Marie Brennan
    4. Fenrir, by M.D. Lachlan
    5. Endurance, by Jay Lake

    and thnaks for a another great giveaway (and a another shot at the Kindle as well 🙂 )

    +1 comment
    +1 follower

    vinsarama[at]gmail[dot]com

  12. 1. The Rift Walker by Clay and Susan Griffith
    2. Acquainted with the Night by Piper Maitland
    3. With Fate Conspire by Marie Brennan
    4. Fenrir by M.D. Lachlan
    5. Endurance by Jay Lake

    +1 Comment
    +1 Blog Follower
    +1 Twitter Follower (@NicoleZoltack)