WOW – there are some really amazing opening lines here. I’m so excited to see how this goes.
So, here’s the deal. At the bottom is the poll for voting. Everyone gets 3 votes this round.
WHO CAN VOTE: Anyone. Anyone can vote ONCE. Readers, writers, people in the list (and yes, if you want to vote for you this round, go ahead) bloggers, people who stumble upon this out of blatant curiosity.
Vote for the lines you’d keep reading – the ones you think are the best.
AND IF YOU COMMENT you’re entered to win a $5 Amazon GC.
AND THEN – in the comments, feel free to tell us what you liked about lines. Did you find yourself drawn to dialogue or description, setting or senses, clever or curious? Did something ALMOST make your list but didn’t? What types of things were you hoping to see?
CONTESTANTS: Remember, we need to pimp this for votes – but you can only pimp generally. You can’t out your lines as yours. That = a disqualification. All three times I’ve done this contest before, someone has tried it. And trust me, people screenshoot the snot out of that and send it on. Please don’t make me DQ you.
Watch for the 25 remain entries will be posted FRIDAY AFTERNOON – with directions for Round 2.
UPDATE: I can see the IP addresses and know that several addresses are voting more than once. I am randomly deleting all votes but one from these addresses. I am going to assume this is a mistake, that you have come back and couldn’t remember if you voted.
BUT don’t forget, I can also see entries IP addresses. If this begins to look like a cheat, I will DQ. I’m not afraid to do it…. don’t tempt me it’s noon and I still haven’t had caffeine yet.
ALSO – three votes per person at one time. I’m only taking the first three, which if you vote for five means you only voted for the three AT THE TOP OF THE LIST.
BLINDFOLDED, Contemp Romance
Another day, another date, another dollar, who shall I be today?
HELL’S PARADISE, Rom, Other
Ghost had grown accustomed to the shadows.
LOVE’S NO JOKE, Rom, Other
The brunette inching up to the Blackjack table had the perfect mix of resting bitch face, an obscenely short skirt, and red patent leather “f&@k me” heels.
A COMPLEX SOLUTION, YA Rom Suspense
Gripping the knife in my pocket, I shuffled down the hall, my pulse racing.
ONE LAST OBJECTION, Contemp Romance
“Get your ass in here and make love to me.”
SUGAR CITY BRIDES, Rom, Other
At one time Jacob Ryan took comfort in the combined scent of his parents as it lingered in the master bedroom and the love he could feel there.
UNTITLED (#1), Paranormal Romance
One can hear the Earth in the absence of human noise.
THE WESTERMAN AFFAIR, Non-Regency Historical Rom
Charles Westerman sipped his champagne and leaned against a yellow-veined marble column in the noisy and crowded foyer of Rutford House.
BLESSED, Romance, Other
A meeting package bound in black spiral coils landed on the keyboard of Darryl’s laptop.
If you have a name, you are not a ninja.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Contemp Romance
Taking a deep breath, Annie Becker readjusted her grip and gently squeezed the trigger.
RED, YA Paranormal Romance
I closed my eyes and raised my nose to the wind hoping for a scent of the girl.
A TIME FOR US, Contemp Romance
Aboard the Piedmont jet, Matthew Woods scowled at the flight attendant then waited for a certain brunette–twenty minutes and two shots of bourbon later, he still waited.
RECIPE OF LOVE, Contemp Romance
Micah Rivard would have much rather been in the kitchen than the interview chair he was currently sitting.
CASANOVA EXPOSED, Contemp Romance
STEALING JAYA, YA Rom Com/Chick Lit
“I hate you.”
HER HUSBAND’S MISTRESS, Non-Regency Historical Romance
The newlywed Mrs. John Prevoost Schuyler had quietly borne many humiliations in her life, but none so degrading as being informed over her honeymoon supper that her marriage was a lie.
LIFE RIGHT NOW, YA Rom Com/Chick Lit
“Do you think you could squeeze an entire life into one day?”
UNTITLED (#2), Contemp Romance
Genevieve could see the smoke rising from the engine of the rental sedan only because it twirled in front of the headlights.
MIDNIGHT’S BALANCE, Paranormal Romance
“If you take another Instagram snap, I’m going to feed you to the alligator.”
AT FIRST BLUSH, Contemp Romance
The door to the Happy Clam Family Restaurant blew open, bringing in a gust of cold air and the haunting ghost from Hope Windward’s past.
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT, Contemp Romance
“Dammit Benjy, you’re drunk.”
BLACK WATER MAGIC, Rom Suspense
The half-moon breaking through the clouds washed the woman before Jameson Kennedy in muted shades of blue.
UNCONTROLLED HOPE, Paranormal Romance
Beneath the inky black of a moonless night, Nyah Kendrick hiked through the dense Maine forest, her heart racing with anticipation of the hunt.
KISMET, Rom Suspense
“911, what is the address of your emergency?”
CHIME, YA Sci Fi
I opened the pantry to get a box of cereal, and my brother’s AK-47 fell over with a clang at my feet.
THE STORY OF US, YA Romance
Billy sprang from the chair in front of the desk.
TRUTH IN TIME, Contemp Romance
My heart had been pounding through my chest from the moment I walked into my house.
HIS DARK TEMPTATION, Paranormal Romance
Dorran took a step into the hotel room situated above one of the taverns in the Temple Bar District and cursed every undying god he knew of.