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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hookers and Hangers Bloghop: Hookers

The lovely and talented ladies over at Falling For Fiction are hosting a bloghop!


So the deal is that today we post the first line of each chapter in one of our works.  Then on the 18th we post the last line of each chapter.

So today is for HOOKERS (tee hee hee).

I'm going to use Finding Claire Fletcher since it comes out this year (12/6/12) and I'm only going to do 10 since it has 80 chapters and I'm guessing you don't want to spend your whole day here . . .

So here goes:

Chapter 1:  I still saw her sometimes--the girl I used to be.

Chapter 2:  "First time in a bar?" the woman asked.

Chapter 3:  It took me exactly fourteen minutes to walk from Connor's house back to the bar where I had left the truck.

Chapter 4:  Connor slept so soundly that he never even heard Claire leave.

Chapter 5:  I woke to insistent rattling of the trailer door.

Chapter 6:  Connor had no recollection of being invited into the living room but there he was minutes later, ensconced on the Fletchers' couch, a cup of coffee in his hand, staring at the two remaining Fletcher siblings.

Chapter 7:  In the shower I made the water so hot it scalded my skin.

Chapter 8:  He took me right from the street.

Chapter 9:  Beneath the covers, my whole body recoiled.

Chapter 10:  Mitch Farrell's office was located in a small pocket of an old strip mall whose former businesses had moved onto more highly trafficked areas of the city.

Stay tuned for the Hangers!

39 comments:

  1. Wow, you really know how to write a good hook! I particularly loved the first one!

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  2. Love your hooks - the first one is great:)

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  3. Looking forward to December!

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  4. Chapter 9. 'Beneath the covers, my whole body recoils.' I have to know what made her recoil. It's a great word and great imagery in one line. Exactly what you want a hooker (haha) to do. Nice job.

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  5. Nice hooks - Number One is my choice too!

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  6. Great opening line in chapter one (though they're all good). And I'm curious, too, why her body recoiled.

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  7. Great opening with number one, and I wondered by the last how much trouble she had gotten herself into.

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  8. Love the opening line to this book! Looks like I'm not the only one, lol. I can't wait till I can read the whole thing!

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  9. Terrific line, the second one is my favorite. It has so much potential. It's amazing what words can do in one single sentence. They hold so much power.

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  10. ooh! So many great ones. Especially love 1 and 9! :)

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  11. Oh my gosh! So much mystery/intrigue! I need to know what is going on! Line one of your book is SOOOOOO good!!!

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  12. God, I can't wait to this book again! It's so awesome. One of my all-time favorites. You're a great hooker, Lisa! *giggles*

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  13. One can see the intrigue weaving through those hooks.

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  14. I LOVED the first one! Also love your cover!

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  15. #1 AMAZING! Best of luck with your launch in December. If you have a blog tour, sign me up!

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  16. I love the opening #1 is awesome. I also really like #9.

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  17. I love the opening. It really sets the tone for the story. Great job. Can't wait to read the hangers!

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  18. Your opening is just great - love getting hooked immediately :)

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  19. I don't know why, but #2 really pulls me in. I guess the whole concept of being in a bar for the first time causes so many questions for me. haha.

    One of the next MS I want to write is a thriller. I'll have to read yours when it comes out to get some pointers. (Now that I'm finally following you! *hits forehead*)

    Thanks for participating!

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  20. All great, very intriguing, the first one esp makes me want to read on!

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  21. I love your opening line, and I cannot wait for this to come out!

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  23. I love #8. I want to know who "he" is!

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  24. Wow, all of these knocked the wind out of me. I am so excited for this book to come out! Can't wait for hangers!

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  25. Very, very cool. Loved the first line - the girl I used to be... very intriguing. Awesome :)

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  26. Awesome job! Loving 5 and 9:)

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  27. All great - I especially like # 6 - why are there only 2 remaining brothers???

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  28. Congrats on your upcoming release! These are definitely great first lines!

    I think your chapter 1 opening line is probably my favourite, but they're all good for different reasons.

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  29. These are great! Your opening line is very intriguing. Can't wait to read this book. :)

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  30. Ah, these are all so good! Chapter 1 is my favorite--so intriguing and sets up the story nicely :D

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  31. Good opening. Good start to a character driven novel.

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  32. That first line is certainly intriguing...

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  33. These are all great, but I love your very first line! Great way to start!

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  34. Great first lines. You are right. If you had posted every first line, I would never have left this page:)

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  35. That's a fantastic first line. It really grabbed me. Nice job with all of them!

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