OK, ONCE AGAIN:
Here’s the deal: a few lines were outed by loved ones. If that’s why you’re here, please don’t vote. If someone gets a suspicious voting pattern again, they will be disqualified. Also, please remember – I can see today’s and yesterday’s IP addresses…so, let’s all just not risk it. Okay?
This round you still get THREE VOTES. Vote once but for three different titles. Do not vote for one book three times. No. Multiple address votes get deleted.
ALSO: Yesterday’s comment winner is…. ANNE GASTON. Anne, you can pick between a copy of FINDING YOUR WRITER’S VOICE, one of my YA or Rom Com ebooks, or a $5 GC for Amazon. LET ME KNOW briaquinlan AT aol.
So, here we go! Round 2! JUST A REMINDER: This should be more than “I love XXX genre” – this is best lines. So, if you don’t read something, but you’re like, THAT’S ONE HECK OF AN OPENING LINE – keep an open mind voting.
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. I jerked out the magazine, pulled the bolt to check the chamber and popped out the round.
A COMPLEX SOLUTION, YA Romantic Suspense
Gripping the penknife in my pocket, I shuffled down the hall, my pulse racing. The heavy wooden doors thudded shut as the buzz of voices died away.
Ghost had grown accustomed to the shadows.
Living in darkness had become a haven and a prison sentence.
RECIPE OF LOVE, Contemp Romance
Micah Rivard would have much rather been in the kitchen than the interview chair he was currently sitting. He had a restaurant opening in less than two months, and instead of getting smaller his to-do list was getting longer.
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. Confusion and suspicion swirled in her belly, working its way up her esophagus, nearly choking her with fright.
KISMET, Rom Suspense
“911, what is the address of your emergency?” He had been a dispatcher so long that the words just fell out of his mouth when answering the phone.
RED, YA Paranormal Romance
I closed my eyes and raised my nose to the wind hoping for a scent of the girl. It was there, the cloying ballroom scent of lavender…and him.
ONE LAST OBJECTION, Contemp Romance
“Get your ass in here and make love to me.” Maggie fisted his polo and yanked him into her condo.
LIFE RIGHT NOW, YA Rom Com/Chick Lit
“Do you think you could squeeze an entire life into one day?”
It wasn’t the question that froze my brain–it was the girl.
BLINDFOLDED, Contemp Romance
“Another day, another date, another dollar, who shall I be today?” I smooth my dress and give the doorman a wink as I walk through the main door of the luxurious Titan Hotel.
BLESSED, Romance – Other
A meeting package bound in black spiral coils landed on the keyboard of Darryl’s laptop. Only one person possessed this kind of audacity.
MIDNIGHT’S BALANCE, Paranormal Romance
“If you take another Instagram snap, I’m going to feed you to the alligator.”
She didn’t acknowledge the threat, but waved glitter tipped fingers in my direction, and continued tapping her phone in a blaze of glory.
CASANOVA EXPOSED, Contemp Romance
Hovering over a toilet in a stall with her borrowed cocktail dress squeezed between her
knees to keep it from falling in had to be the final nail in Kate Vernon’s dignity.
THE STORY OF US, YA Romance
Billy sprang from the chair in front of the desk. Hot coals bubbled in his chest.
THE WESTERMAN AFFAIR, Non-Regency Historical Romance
Charles Westerman sipped his champagne and leaned against a yellow-veined marble column in the noisy and crowded foyer of Rutford House. He surveyed the guests in search of a familiar face—or, at least, an inviting one.
A TIME FOR US, Contemp Romance
Once 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. His cell phone pinged: “Stuck in traffic, be there soon.”
UNTITLED #1, Paranormal Romance
One can hear the Earth in the absence of human noise.
Here, high in the jagged mountains, the valley far below and the empty sky above, Micah could hear it whispering to him.
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. The artic wind rattling the branches above her carried the clean scent of fresh snow mixed with the stench of the humans waiting to die.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Contemp Romance
Taking a deep breath, Annie Becker readjusted her grip and gently squeezed the trigger. She zeroed in on the target down range and fired off ten rounds in quick succession.
NINJA, Sci-fi Romance
If you have a name, you are not a ninja. If you have been seen, you are not a ninja.
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.
He had been searching for his female, his mate, for almost a thousand years and she had been in this very room within the last twenty-four hours.
LOVE’S NO JOKE, Romance – 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. Basically catnip to Mara Antonini.
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. No better end to a day of arguing with an airline than being overcharged for a rental car that breaks down three miles outside of town.
Her Husband’s Mistress