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First Lines Fridays — May 15, 2020

Welcome to another First Lines Fridays, a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words that I discovered over at One More Chapter (be sure to check them both out). What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you would like to make your own post you are welcome to use or edit my banner, and follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) 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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

“A Ball of dread unfurled in Willow McCray’s stomach and pricked along her skin. The sensation confirmed her earlier premonition of death.

Willow trolled through Fusion, the dimly lit heavy metal bar, while all around her a colorful mix of otherworldly beings gyrated to the thump of the seductive beat. emotions of the crowd swam high and swirled through her head in a sea of lust and euphoria.”

These are the first lines from the following book…

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midnight desire by shari nicholsMidnight Desire by Shari Nichols

Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

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Danger and desire collide to form an unlikely alliance between a witch with a sordid past and a special agent who might be her future.

While trying to escape her past, kick-ass witch Willow McCray dispenses her own brand of justice swiftly and without mercy, until she crosses paths with sexy Magickal Bureau of Investigations Agent, Alex Denopoulos. Now, she must use her powers for good if she wants to stay out of Hellios, the mage prison for those who have broken the Wiccan Rede of ‘Harm ye None.’

Alex will stop at nothing to catch a killer, including recruiting notorious felon, Willow McCray, to work for the agency. While under his guard, the lines between duty and passion become blurred the more time he spends with the red-haired beauty. His penchant for justice and deep-seated hatred of witches make a future together seem impossible. But he’s not ready to let her go. Now he’ll risk more than his badge to keep her alive.

If only Willow can vanquish the evil surrounding them and give Alex what he wants—before she loses her heart and even her very soul in the process.

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2 thoughts on “First Lines Fridays — May 15, 2020

    1. odbookreviews says:

      Thanks! I really enjoyed yours too!
      I hope you have a good weekend full of books.