Happy Friday to you! I’m turning the reins over to Melony Teague for today! Take it away, Mel!
The question has been asked, what is in a kiss? Cue the music,”a kiss is still a kiss….” and since I am on Carrie’s blog, and we all know she likes her Kissing Books – I could not resist.
But an equally compelling questions is, what is in a first line? The first line of a beautiful book. Authors know that this line is special for many different reasons. A first line is certainly NOT just a line in a book. It cracks open the door to the world of fiction, in shines a new setting, new characters and a whole new world between the pages of said book.
Today we are mixing things up a bit. After you have grabbed the book nearest (and perhaps dearest) to you, and you have quoted that first line (yes, I know sometimes you have to quote two lines, that’s ok)… this week we want to know what that first line evokes in you? Does it grab your attention? Does it stir up your curiosity? And if you like, you can share with us your favourite first line of all time.
I am going to share a first line (or two) with you to get us started, you can tell straight away things are going to get interesting in these books:
“Devin Bressard scarcely blinked when Grace tossed her sweet tea in his face.”
– Told you So by Kristen Heitzmann
– Jilted by Carla Laureano
Your turn, and go!
Let us know your first line and why you love it and then head over to share your First Line with these friends:
…and welcome With A Joyful Noise to the group!
Melony Teague is a freelance writer who believes everyone has a story to tell and each story is unique and sometimes wilder than fiction. She loves to uncover the good news in society and writes human interest and community pieces. As co-author of As the Ink Flows, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words. In her spare time she reviews books and interviews authors. These reviews can be found on her website. Melony Teague was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and their two children.