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Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Love For Opening Scenes in the First Place

Hello romance readers and authors! This month I’ve found some really great opening paragraphs and/or lines from books I’ve personally read and enjoyed. I hope you enjoy them as well.

By Sharon Page:

“All I want, dear sister, is to have an adventure for one night.” With a dejected sigh, Diana Tiverton flopped down onto the soft daybed in her sister Ivory’s private study. Her snow-white muslin skirts billowed, then settled about her legs. The dainty white gown trimmed with peach bows made her look every inch a sweet and demure young lady—exactly what Diana was tired of being.

By Kimberly Killion:

Hidden behind a false panel, ten-year-old Calin MacLeod covered his ears with sweaty palms. The screams echoing throughout Brycen Castle were loud enough to loosen his teeth.

Lena Kinnon cried for mercy with every gut-wrenching contraction, but didn’t receive the slightest morsel of compassion from the many men present. Her position held no dignity, sprawled atop the council table like a sacrificial lamb. The wool of her soiled sark draped between her raised knees and provided her little privacy. No one wiped her brow or offered soothing words of comfort.

By Sarah Ballance:

“That bastard pushed buttons I didn’t know she had.” Daniel Hutchins tossed a piece of buttered popcorn into the spinning arms of the ceiling fan. The popcorn caught a blade and flew across the room into oblivion. “It was one thing to catch her in bed with the asshole, but damned if I ever made her scream like that.”

By Eryn LaPlant:

Jesse couldn’t bear watching his family fall apart. He wiped away the tears that stun his eyes—droplets of saline foreign to his cheeks. In all his thirty-seven years, he had never experienced anything as rough as the last five months.

One of my favorite things to discuss is a great beginning that hooks my curiosity and reels in my full attention. So, if you would like to share the opening scene from a recent book you’ve read, please do so in the comments section of this post. I look forward to reading what your favorites have been!

Renee Vincent

Oh, and by the way, I am also blogging at Sweet N Sexy Divas  where I feature hot snippets from the very authors I featured above. What's even better is that their heroes weren't afraid to be a little soulful, sappy, or even suggestive when it came to the heroine. I'd love for you to hop on over and visit me.

Have a great week!


jean hart stewart said...

Those are simply great...Thanks for sending them along my way.

Sarah Ballance said...

Thanks so much for the feature, Renee!

Renee Vincent / Gracie Lee Rose said...

Jean: Thanks so much my dear for stopping by on a Sunday. I know you're super busy so I totally appreciate it.

Sarah: You are most welcome!

Melissa Keir said...

Love the opening lines. The beginning is a great hook to draw readers in.

Cara Marsi said...

I enjoyed every one of these. Thanks.

JCA Page said...

Love the opening lines....they certainly have me hooked!! Thanks Rene.

JCA Page said...

Love the opening lines....they certainly have me hooked!! Thanks Rene.

Renee Vincent / Gracie Lee Rose said...

Melissa: I am such a fan of great opening scenes and always have been. So glad you enjoyed them this month.

Cara: You are most welcome!

JCA: Hook, line and sinker - they certainly hooked me. I'm glad I'm not the only one. Thanks for stopping by on a Sunday.

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