I love starting a book that has an enticing first line. That first sentence can be short and simple or long and descriptive. It can be sexy, funny, sarcastic, distressing, or philosophical - anything really, but there's just something about it that grabs your attention. Here are just a few of my favorite first sentences I've come across recently (in no particular order):
Have you ever wanted to put yourself in the hands of a man whose sole purpose is to give you pleasure?
- Wicked Ties by Shayla Black
The first day of my captivity was like being born...or dying.
- Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas
My philosophy is pretty simple - any day nobody's trying to kill me is a good day in my book.
- Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
The summer I discovered the world was not black-and-white - the way I liked it - but a host of annoying shades of gray was the summer a lot more changed than my vision.
- Blue Moon by Lori Handeland
Julie Stanford took a deep breath before shoving aside the curtain to walk into the massage room where Nathan was laid out in all his glorious, naked splendor.
- Sweet Seduction by Maya Banks
When Patricia descended to investigate the noise in her antique store, she found a man with a broken wing stretched unconscious across the floor.
- Mortal Temptations by Allyson James
She made certain they didn't have bodies to bury.
- Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield
It had obviously been one hell of a night if I couldn't recall why I was waking up in a Dumpster.
- Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles
The unmistakable sound of a woman being pleasured echoed through the woods above the village of Carbrey.
- Rampant by Saskia Walker
Have you ever been spanked?
- Bound to Please by Lilli Feisty
I was standing there naked when a dead man sauntered into my bathroom.
- Dark & Disorderly by Bernita Harris
There are so many great first sentences. Do you have any memorable favorites? Please share with us!