Monthly Archives: January 2012

Favorite Opening Lines

Here are some lines that snagged me the moment I read them:

“I’d seen wielder things than a haunted shoe, but not many.”  STORM BORN by Richelle Mead

My thoughts- I gotta see what this haunted shoe does.  And what else could be weirder?


“I stiffened at the red and blue lights behind me, because there was no way I could explain what was in the back of my truck.” HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost

My thoughts- Okay, I have to know what’s in the truck.


“Just when I thought my day couldn’t get any worse, I saw the dead guy standing next to my locker.” MARKED; HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast

My thoughts- What’s she gonna do?  He obviously want’s something from her… Kiss him or kill him?

I actually haven’t read the last one, but I’m about to 🙂


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I Love Books

I read a few great books this last year.  Well, actually, more than a few. About 50.  Some were fantastic page-turners, while others were pretty good.  But I almost always follow a series.  And if I like a book, but it’s stand-alone, I’ll search out the author to see what else they have.  It’s true, I am a book addict.  Books are a form of entertainment, but they also play a huge role in my writing career.  I love it when you can mix business with pleasure XD

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Author Websites

I love author websites, especially if they are pumped full of deleted scenes from the books I love.  I stalk those websites.  I read every little bit the editors cut.  I just finished another 6-book series, and I still want more.  After this I will be picking through the website in hopes I’ll find wonderful little tidbits of the characters I fell in love with.  And if she has another series (which I’ve heard she does) then I might invest it reading that one as well.

One thing that bummed me out was when my friends got me hooked on a romance writer who had her glory days in the 80’s and 90’s.  She has a minimal website.  Just background info.  I have a feeling she probably doesn’t have much interaction with it.  As a fan, I wanted to ask a question, but there was no email or thread for her works.  No comment section.  No out-takes.  Nothing.

I am a reader.  I am a fan.  And I want more.  I hope one day this author will be willing to post some deleted scenes.  It keeps readers like me, 20 years after the book was released, still feeling connected.


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