Oh, how authors agonize over the first sentence of their books! So in honor of Twos-day (right?), here’s a couple of opening sentences…or three.
Black Diamond: Dave Grummond always thought that when he died—which should occur no time soon since he was only twenty-five—he would experience a visual reel of his life followed by a beckoning bright light. He was no saint, but he figured he had time to right his wrongs and settle his debts before Saint Peter welcomed him to his eternal resting place. (Yeah, well, sorry, Dave. Not gonna work out that way.) Oh, and Wild Man’s Curse is on sale for $1.99 for Kindle right now!
Belle Chasse: The full moon blinded me when I landed on my back on the muddy ground, but not enough to obliterate my view of a pirate ghost towering over me with a flambeau and a frown. “Can you stand, Jolie?” (Oh, that Jean Lafitte—ever at the ready to help a damsel in distress.)
Illumination: Nik Dimitrou had dreamed about the .45 last night; now, it mocked him from two feet away. It rested on the small coffee table next to an almost-empty bottle of Crown Royal. (Mirren and Robin to the rescue!) No cover yet, but Redemption, Absolution, Omega, and Allegiance are on sale for $1.99 each for Kindle right now!
Weigh in with the one that makes you want to keep reading the most, and be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card! Book Depository equivalent for international entries.