If you want to learn more about First Lines Fridays, hop on over to Wandering Words, where the meme is hosted. They pose the interesting question of “What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?“
The challenge is to pick a book you’ve read, are currently reading or even one from your TBR list and open it to the first page. Share the first few lines and then, after making your audience wait, and wait a little bit more, reveal the book.
First Lines Friday
Holding my breath, I pressed my back against the wall and whimpered low as death crept closer. With bulging eyes, I watched the snake’s body slither from side to side while it’s head aimed straight at me.
He was enormous, with a skull larger than mine, and a body so long that I couldn’t see where its tail ended.
Nathan (Cultivated Book 4) by Elin Peer
This book releases tomorrow, and I’ll be featuring my review of it then. This is just a little teaser for now.
People say that being in love is the best feeling in the world. What a bloody lie!
I hate that I’m in love with Serena and that she used me to get what she wanted. What good is it that my heart and body is a twisted mess of longing for her when I’m also furious with her for hurting my sister, River? I don’t care if Serena is a Hollywood star — no one messes with my family!
Nathan is a man with too many ghosts in his past to stand still and face them. After being dismissed from the army for anger management issues, he’s traveling the world and setting records in extreme sports.
When a plot to get back at Serena for hurting his sister goes wrong, Nathan is front and center in a media storm that brings up his tragic past once again. This time, there’s no outrunning it. Nathan will need to prove that he’s more than what the media portray him as. But what if the media are also wrong about Serena?
Nathan’s story is the fourth installment in Elin Peer’s romance series, Cultivated. Readers find it impossible to put down and rave about the characters jumping off the page.