First Lines Friday – 8/14/20


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read, on your TBR, a past read…any book you’d like) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!


First Lines…

Darius looked around the club, taking in the teeming, half-naked bodies on the dance floor. Screamer’s was packed tonight, full of women wearing leather and men who looked like they had advanced degrees in violent crime.

Darius and his companion fit right in.

Except they were actually killers.

Any guesses???


This is a very popular book, the first in an extremely well known paranormal fantasy series. It’s so popular, I’m assuming a lot of people will recognize the first lines without a problem. Or at least find them familiar.  


In early June, I actually saw it was on sale for less than a dollar on Amazon so scooped it up quick. Still haven’t read it, but now I have it ready to go as soon as I get time.  It’s been on my TBR for a long time.


Any last minute guesses? And any idea why the above bitmoji is thinking with her mouth open like that? Strange. I know it’s supposed to look like me, but I promise I don’t make that face while thinking.


Dark Lover by JR Ward

The only purebred vampire left on the planet and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who killed his parents centuries ago. But when his most trusted fighter is killed—orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate—Wrath must put down his dagger and usher the beautiful female into another world.

Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn’t there before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of the Brotherhood and blood frighten her. Yet his touch ignites a dawning new hunger—one that threatens to consume them both…


About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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2 Responses to First Lines Friday – 8/14/20

  1. notesbyj says:

    I love reading these posts! You can tell a lot about a book from the first line! This one intrigues me – I want to read more vampire books

    • Cheri says:

      I honestly was avoiding vampires for years. They were all over and I wasn’t interested in a reboot of Twilight. Then I started reading Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series about a year and a half ago and fell in love with vampires again. I know I’ll love this book once I get to around to reading it some day (hopefully soon).

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