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#1LineWed – HOOKS (aka chapter endings)

I’m back! After a three-week hiatus, I’m again participating in #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter.

Today’s theme is HOOKS (aka chapter endings). I just posted the hook from the end of Chapter One of WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR. The hook for Chapter Two will go up by the end of the day.

I chose hooks from the first two chapters because the hooks that come later in the book contain spoilers. Today’s lines are also the first ones that are guaranteed to be in the final version of the book. There’s a possibility I might tweak them slightly, but I’m in the last stages of proofreading, which means no throwing away or completely rewriting lines.

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted the last time I participated in #1LineWed, on July 15th. That day, the theme was WATER. These lines are also from WAR: Intrusion. At that point, Intrusion was still a work in progress, aka WIP. I haven’t checked to see if these lines are still in the book or not. 😉


Lachlan wanted to feel her soft mouth under his more than he wanted his next sip of life-preserving water


She’d rather have his mouth against hers. He’d be hotter, and tastier, than this lukewarm, watery imitation of coffee.

#1LineWed – WATER

Today’s theme for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, is WATER. I just posted one example from WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR. One more will go up by the end of the day.

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted last week when the instructions were to post from page 1, 11, or 111. These are also from WAR: Intrusion. Intrusion is still a work in progress, aka WIP, so there’s no guarantee these lines will stay in the book. 😉


“With your damn paranoia toward doctors, you’re more likely to scare the doctor off than get any actionable intel.” p. 1


“I told you to stay out of trouble, Scots. Would it kill you to do as I ask for just one day?” p. 111

 

 

#1LineWed – Page 1, 11, or 111

Today’s instructions for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, are to post from page 1, 11, or 111. I just posted one example from WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR. One more will go up by the end of the day.

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted last week when the theme was SOUND. These are also from WAR: Intrusion. Intrusion is still a work in progress, aka WIP, so there’s no guarantee these lines will stay in the book. 😉


The silence that followed the bursts of gunfire was worse than the noise of the shooting.


Thunder cracked. She winced as the sound reverberated inside her aching skull. “I’m fine. You can go away now.”


The boom of an explosion interrupted the speaker. A child screamed in terror and pain and was answered by a woman’s howl of grief.

 

 

#1LineWed – SOUND

Today’s theme for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, is SOUND. I just posted one example from WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR. A couple more will go up by the end of the day.

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted last week when the theme was FAMILY. These are also from WAR: Intrusion. Intrusion is still a work in progress, aka WIP, so there’s no guarantee these lines will stay in the book. 😉


“I can’t imagine why he’d want to talk to me. After all, I survived when his friends and family didn’t.”


“Are you going to shoot me? Or help me calm the wee one down and return her to her family?”

 

 

 

#1LineWed – FAMILY

Today’s theme for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, is FAMILY. I just posted one example from WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR. One more will go up by the end of the day.

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted last week when the theme was EMOTIONS. These are also from WAR: Intrusion. Intrusion is still a work in progress, aka WIP, so there’s no guarantee these lines will stay in the book. 😉


Her hopes plummeted, vanishing as quickly as the pebbles her toes had dislodged from the edge of the cliff.


Lachlan hadn’t thought his heart could hold any more pride, but it nearly burst at his team’s show of support.

 

 

#1LineWed – EMOTIONS

Today’s theme for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, is EMOTIONS. I just posted one example from WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR. One or two more will go up by the end of the day.

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted last week when the theme was ENVIRONMENT. These are also from WAR: Intrusion. Intrusion is still a work in progress, aka WIP, so there’s no guarantee these lines will stay in the book. 😉


The branches sticking up from the downed tree appeared sharp enough, and thick enough, to pierce the gas tank.


As the rain pounded the dirt yard into thick muck behind him, Lachlan used his lock picks on the security door.

 

 

#1LineWed – ENVIRONMENT

Today’s theme for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, is ENVIRONMENT. I just posted one example from WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR. One more will go up by the end of the day.

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted last week when the theme was SOMETHING UNEXPECTED. This is also from WAR: Intrusion. Intrusion is still a work in progress, aka WIP, so there’s no guarantee this line will stay in the book. 😉


Unexpected sadness engulfed her. For so long, her only goal had been to leave this place. Yet now she didn’t want to go.

 

 

#1LineWed – SOMETHING UNEXPECTED

Today’s theme for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, is SOMETHING UNEXPECTED. I’m late to the game today, but I just posted one example from WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR.

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted last week when the instructions were to post something from page 11, 12, or 112. This is also from WAR: Intrusion. Intrusion is still a work in progress, aka WIP, so there’s no guarantee this line will stay in the book. 😉


Dusk was falling and the setting sun painted the bottom of the growing mass of clouds the color of blood. p 112

#1LineWed – Page 11, 12, or 112

Today’s instructions for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, are to post something from page 11, 12, or 112. Unfortunately, there was only one line on those pages that stood out today from WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR. I just posted that example.

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted last week when the instructions were to post something from page 13, 21, or 213. These are also from WAR: Intrusion. Intrusion is still a work in progress, aka WIP, so there’s no guarantee these lines will stay in the book. 😉

 


He caught a glimpse of Helen’s terrified face as the helicopter passed overhead. “Hang on, sweetheart,” he murmured. p 213


All she wanted was to return to the work she loved, yet he offered only false hope. A nicer man would feel sorry for her. p 21

#1LineWed – Page 13, 21, or 213

Today’s instructions for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, are to post something from page 13, 21, or 213. I just posted one example from WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR. One more will go up by the end of the day.

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted last week when the instructions were to post something from page 14, 47, or 147. These are also from WAR: Intrusion. Intrusion is still a work in progress, aka WIP, so there’s no guarantee these lines will stay in the book. 😉


This mission wasn’t that bad. No one was shooting at him or threatening to blow up a room full of women and children. p 14


This lass was dangerous on so many levels. He still didn’t trust her, but his body sure the hell didn’t care. p 47


As a doctor who treated the victims of the rebels’ atrocities, it was a miracle Rene hadn’t snapped before now. p 147

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