Thursday, August 22, 2019

First Lines Friday and 56 ~ 8/23/19

Today's "First Lines" and "56" are from:

First Lines


Death unfolds like a budding flower,
Tentatively, sweetly.
Unfurling in majestic power
Until then, my love...until then.
Black roses last week, now spidery words scrawled on a scrap of paper with "Meade Funeral Home" printed across the top.  Someone was stalking her, and they wanted her to know it.

 Page 56
One more year and he wouldn't have to ask anybody for anything.  The money would be his to spend any way he wanted.  All five million.


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  1. A mystery novelist and a criminal profiler? Sounds like the sparks will fly!

  2. Oh creepy. Black roses and stationery from a funeral home. Not good signs. My Friday Quotes are at the bottom of my review

  3. Ooooo love the creepiness!! Happy Friday!

  4. How scary! I wouldn't want to be in her shoes. Thus sounds like it will be a good one, Colletta. I hope you are enjoying it. Have a great weekend!

  5. That intense beginning was enough to lure me in! Happy weekend!

  6. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Finding Lady Enderly by Joanna Davidson Politano: I am just getting into the book, so I will share from chapter 2.

    "I clutched the edge of my seat and rested my forehead on the shuddering train window."

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ“š

  7. Ooohhh, Very interesting. I love stalking stories. :)

  8. Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing the first lines from You Belong With Me by Tari Faris: "Was she really the only one left who cared about this town?"

  9. Today on my blog I shared the first line from King's Shadow by Angela Hunt but it's also my current read so I'll share the first line from chapter 23 here: "Anyone who studied Herod in the days following Aristobulus's death would not doubt his deep and sincere grief." Happy reading!

  10. Happy Friday!

    On my blog, I shared the first couple of lines of a book I recently finished - The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. Here, though, I'll be sharing the first lines of one of the books I'm currently reading - Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez.

    "The waves mocked her.

    Discordant laughter swelled in Branwen's mind and twisted her heart. She couldn't remain on the ship one moment longer. Her skin itched."

    Wild Savage Stars is the sequel to Kristina Perez's Sweet Black Waves, which is a Tristan & Eseult retelling. I'm enjoying it so far and I hope you liked the first few lines I shared.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  11. Hi Colletta, Wow - That’s a beautifully written and creepy opening line! It sounds like a great read.

    I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Grace in Deep Waters by Christine Dillon.

    The radio dominated the room.

  12. Sounds creepy. Hope you're enjoying it! My Teaser is from a novel, One and Only Sunday by Alex A. King


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