One Liners!!

A quickie for ya…

For you writers…

What is the first line of your latest book or wip?  Does it hook? 

I’ll share the first line of BEFORE AND EVER SINCE (second book):

There is a distinct moment when you know that your day has gone down the toilet.

Okay, I showed you mine, you show me yours!  🙂


About Sharla Lovelace

Writer of romantic women's fiction. Wife, mom, and wonderwoman...without the boobs. National Bestselling Author of THE REASON IS YOU, BEFORE AND EVER SINCE, and the e-novella JUST ONE DAY. Lover of anything red.

Posted on February 24, 2012, in Sharla Lovelace. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. First line of my debut novel, due out July, 2013. THE SWEET SPOT is set in the world of Pro Bull Riding.

    The grief counselor told the group to be grateful for what they had left. After lots of considering, Charla Rae decided she was grateful for the bull semen.

  2. Okay, this is from something I’m sending out in March:

    I was certain something lethal was about to hurl through space and split me in two. As it turned out, Ben didn’t need a ballistic missile or a grenade launcher, he only needed a piece of notepaper.

  3. More than one line, but…..

    “Hey, Bradford, aren’tcha goin’ to class today? It’s too early in the semester to go skippin’ out, bud.”
    My friend never left well enough alone. Brian was a joker, and every word out of his mouth blared loud enough for everyone walking across the quad in the middle of campus to hear.

  4. Wow, Sharla–we are on similar wavelengths. Here’s the first line from Taming Kate:

    “Kate Minola knew exactly what kind of day it would be the moment the dog shit in her purse.”

  5. Damn. I don’t have time for this.

  6. Sorry!! That’s the first line of the book not a comment on the posts! I just realized… duh. It’s the first line from Winds of Change, my debut novel coming out in a matter of weeks… it’s in copy editing and cover design. #2 is nearing completion as well.

  7. Oh Mary, that’s funny! I figured it out, but that line made me sit back and say, “whoa!” before I figured it out!

    Good first line!

    • Good thing I realized it!! But hubby and I had a great laugh over it. It was 6 a.m. my time when I wrote it and before 1st or 2nd coffee.

  8. Love these!!! I love first lines. They say so much!! Thanks ladies for sharing yours!

  9. This is from my WF WIP, currently untitled.

    Laughter overtook Roxanne at the strangest times.

  10. I’d met the enemy and for the first time in my life, the enemy wasn’t me.

  11. “Brenna had to slip her brother’s net.” First Line

    from DARE THE WILD WIND – Historical Romance

    DARE THE WILD WIND sweeps from Scotland and Bonnie Prince Charlie’s defeat on Culloden Moor to 18th Century London and the Caribbean.

    author, Kaye Wilson Klem

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