Wednesday Words – First Lines

wurkn-on-mai-plan-for-word-domination-caleb-pupArgh! And FLAIL! And all that angsty writerly stuff. I really thought I get THE DEVIL’S CUT finished yesterday–first draft anyway. Then I hit chapter 26. Which is the big battle between good and evil. And I discovered that I’d never “seen” Nikos in dragon form. So I had to research. And look at pictures. And stuff like that there. For one freaking paragraph! But he’s oh so pretty now. 😉 I also have to figure out the battle itself. I have a gargoyle (Varrick not Roman), a fae warrior (Ariel), Nikos (crafty dragon that he is), a master vampire (you don’t think Sinjen would leave Sade alone with Nikos do you?), a werewolf hero (Go, Caleb! Go, Caleb!), and two human females–one of the snarky, kick-ass type, the other a scientist pretty much freaked out by all the magic/magicks.

So…Guess what I did last night and will be doing today–after coffee with my CP? Yup. Battle plans. Then I have the resolution (HEA for the H/h) and a brief epilogue to set up the next book. Which is mostly written. Because…PINK. You’ll understand when you read the book. Oh, the epilogue, not the next book. So…anyway. Today’s #1LineWed is all about first lines. So here are a few…

Chapter 1: Standing Outside the Fire

“Right now, I’d give anything to be somewhere else.”


Chapter 2: Takes a Lot to Know a Man

Time to give the devil his due.


Chapter 4: Take My Body Home

It was time to get down and dirty.


Chapter 7: Death is a Dialog

Monsters. Caleb had met his quota of them in his life and a fair share of them had been human.

So, whatcha think? And who has some first lines to share? Post from you’re own work if you’re a writer or a first line from a book you’re reading that really caught your eye (being sure to list the title and author so we can all go check it out!) Have a happy Hump Day!

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Wednesday Words – First Lines

  1. Ooo, good ones! I cannot wait. (Okay, I can wait, if I have to, I guess.) Go forth and build you battle plans, kick ass, and then give them their HEA.

    First lines. I try to make them snazzy, but I never know. Here are a few from BloodFlow:

    Ch 1: Payton Landis caressed the service revolver in his lap.
    Ch 2: “I know you haven’t noticed lately, Edgar, but I am not a poodle.”
    Ch 5: In over twenty-six years as a medical examiner, Vic Hammond had never seen anything like Lila Reynolds’ heart.

    • Silver James says:

      Okay. Those are pretty darn awesome! 😀 Chapter 1 got a *snerk*. Is that what they’re calling it these days? 😉 Chapter 2 made me giggle and Chapter 5 was whoah! Can’t wait to read this one! No get back to editing. Right after you grab a cup of coffee. Fuel, baby, fuel! 😉

  2. Liza says:

    No lines as the book I’m reading hasn’t been released yet. However, I am excited to hear what Nikos’ dragon looks like. 😉 …are you don yet?!?

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