Two-Sentence Tuesday-Black Diamond, Belle Chasse, Penton

Black Diamond FrontOh, 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.

22 thoughts on “Two-Sentence Tuesday-Black Diamond, Belle Chasse, Penton

  1. Belle Chasse and Jean can’t resist him but teh one for black diamond is making it very tempting as well ( just Jean is already well know so can’t resist him)

  2. If I look at it as objectively as I can I’d say Black Diamond. Knowing they’re all from books you’ve written I say: you can’t make me choose! I want them all!

  3. If I had never read any of the books, I would probably go with Illumination. Having read them, it gets a little tricky . . .

  4. Based purely on the opening sentences, I’d go with Belle Chasse. It I had all three books in my hands at the same time, though, I’d probably choose to read Illumination first. I do love those Penton vampires and their friends!

  5. Even though they all sound exciting, Belle Chasse is my first choice. Jean is one of my favorite characters. Thanks for sharing the opening sentences.

  6. Objectively, I’d say Illumination draws me in the most, but Belle Chasse is the one I most want to read, because Jean!