Category: First Line Friday

First Line Friday #120


Today’s First Line Friday is one I have been reading this week for a Blog Tour in early September. I have read a couple of the author’s works and hope to read more. And this first line represents what First Line Friday is all about: Can that first line draw you in and leave you wanting more????

They say it takes less than ten seconds to make a first impression.

31 dates in 31 days – what could possibly go wrong?

Izzy is a journalist who usually writes a technology column for a local newspaper. Her somewhat-intimidating boss William sets her the task of dating thirty-one men, via an internet dating site, all within a month, and writing about it for the paper.

Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend Donna, Izzy knows what she wants in a man, so creates a shopping list of dos and don’ts and starts ticking them off as she meets the men.

Follow the ups and downs of the dating process including Tim ‘the Weeble’, whose date leads Izzy to see banoffee pie in a whole new light, Lawrence the super-skinny social worker, Felix with his bizarre penchant for Persian Piranhas, and ‘the music maestro but don’t talk about dead pets’ Jake.

By the end of the month, will Izzy have met Mr Right? 

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Here is the blog tour poster which shows my day along with the other bloggers participating:

First Line Friday #119

Today’s First Line Friday is unique.  It is Michael Crichton’s first novel written under a psedonym: Jeffrey Hudson. This one was originally published on April 1, 1968.

All heart surgeons are bastards, and Conway is no exception.

Written as Jeffery Hudson in 1968.

A Case of Need is Michael Crichton’s award-winning debut novel, written shortly after he completed his medical internship. Set against the ever-building pressure and pace of a large Boston medical center, the tensions flare-and explode-when a surgical operation tragically ends in death, raising countless questions. Was it accidental malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic oath? Or cold-blooded murder?

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First Line Friday #118

Today’s First Line Friday is a psychological thriller!  Here is the first line:

The first thing you should know, dear reader, is that I am dead…

Teacher Pippa wants a second chance. Recently divorced and unhappy at work, she uproots her life and moves to the countryside, determined to make a fresh start. But Pippa soon realises: your troubles are never far behind.

When Pippa meets blue-eyed Ryan Marks, he is funny and charming. He is haunted by his past – but insists he is a changed man.

He might just be the answer to all of her problems. And Pippa can tell the truth from lies. She’d know if she were in danger. Wouldn’t she?

From Amazon chart bestseller S.E. Lynes, The Proposal is a page-turning and utterly gripping thriller about the lengths we will go to for someone we love.

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