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  • Best opening lines from contemporary authors
    Part 4

    Carol Vorvain


    Best opening lines from Writers Boon authors

    Carol Vorvain (@writersboon) is an Australian international lawyer, mediator, author and founder of Writers Boon. Her books, When Dreams are CallingWhy not? - The island where happiness starts with a question and  A Fool in Istanbul - The adventures of a self-denying workaholic have been featured in a number of travel magazines including the International Traveller magazine and can be found in libraries, bookstores and on Amazon.

    To me, opening a new book is like landing in a foreign country. Those initial few seconds are always unforgettable. They draw me in or … they spit me out. And I have to gasp for air.

    In homage to the torture that each author goes through to find the best hook, each month I am posting some of my favorites lines written by Writers Boon member authors.

    Funny or unexpected, clever or shockingly abrupt, mysterious and bizarre, here they are.

    Rick Pryll
    "I love Prague more than ever. This ancient magical city has me under a spell."
    The Chimera of Prague

    "I'm not choosing between her and you. I am choosing to be alone."

    Robette Boozer
    "When I fell in love with him, I saw and lived my life through a rose-colored glass."
    Does the Glass Still Have Color? The Journey of Living on the Edge of Tragedy with Love, Despair & Hope 

    Clare O'Beara
    "Getting involved with a red-haired woman from another planet was entirely my fault, but in my defence, I was drunk at the time."
    Dining Out With The Ice Giants. Part two of the series Dining Out Around The Solar System.

    Ally K.
    "If I could split my mind, make another me, would I just see myself like in a mirror? Or would I see through two sets of eyes? And if one of us died, would it feel like me? Could I keep on living? Or wouldn’t I feel anything at all?"
    Special Minds

    Rori I
    "Shit was about to hit the fan really fast, really hard."
    Republic's Chosen 

    Phil Sageser
    "Do you want to see the videos?"
    Do You Want to See the Videos

    Cortina Jackson
    "Stepping across hot lava, and putrid liquefied bodies, she carefully used the heads of screaming souls as stepping stones."
    On Earth As It Is In Hell

    P.I. Barrington
    "The climax brought stinging tears to his eyes."
    The Brede Chronicles, Book One

    Steve Conoboy
    "There's a graveyard visible from his bedroom window and it grows a little bigger everyday."
    A Graveyard Visible

    Maxine Sylvester
    "As snowflakes fell over the sleeping village of Beresford, and a cold northerly wind whistled through the streets, a young reindeer fawn called Ronaldo slept peacefully. He was snoring loudly and happily dreaming about his favourite carrot pancakes ... totally unaware that the following day would be the most exciting of his life so far."
    Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy

    Hemant Pandey
     “It is that we are never as defenseless against suffering as when we love, never no helplessly unhappy as when we have lost our loved object of its love.” Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents
    Secrets to modern woman's heart 

    Maura O'Leary
    "Jimmy practically skipped down the hallway of the retirement complex to his room. He would have literally skipped, but he was sixy-four and didn't want his babe of the night, who was watching him, to see his attempt at skipping, especially if it came across lame."
    When Angels Play Poker

    Tip of the Day:
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