September 26th, 2009
Snippet Saturday: The First Paragraph

I do love to write that first paragraph. :) I like to tease a little and hook the reader if I can. Here are a couple of mine:

From Sweet Enchantment (releasing Tuesday in the Hot for the Holidays anthology):

Bella had vowed to never bind her life to this man’s. Now here she was, about to do it. Worse, she’d made the decision only two seconds after learning of his predicament.

And from Wicked Enchantment (releasing January, 2010):

“SEX incarnate,” the women and men around her whispered.
“Half incubus.”

Okay, that was the first paragraph. Seems kinda mean to leave it at that. Want more?

Aislinn didn’t know if it was true, but she did know the
man was Unseelie in a Seelie Court. That didn’t happen very
often, so she stared just like everyone else as he passed down
the corridor.

Dressed head to toe in black, wearing Doc Martens, a pair
of faded jeans, and a long coat over a thin crewneck sweater
that defined his muscular chest, he seemed to possess every
inch of the hallway he tread. He walked with such confidence
it gave the illusion he took up more space than was physically
possible. Seelie nobles shrank in his wake though they tried to
stand firm and proud. Not even the most powerful ones were
immune. Others postured and drew up straighter, offering
challenge to some imaginary threat in their midst. Not even the
gold and rose–bedecked Imperial Guard seemed immune from
his passing, as if they sensed a marauder in their midst.


And maybe this man was a marauder.

Want even more snippets? Check out all these other authors also participating in today’s Snippet Saturday.

Kelly Maher
Jody Wallace
Shelli Stevens
Michelle Pillow
Lauren Dane
Leah Braemel
Jaci Burton
Elisabeth Naughton
McKenna Jeffries
Moira Rogers
Taige Crenshaw
Vivian Arend
Juliana Stone
Anya Bast
Lacey Savage
Shelley Munro
Sasha White
Ashley Ladd

One comment to “Snippet Saturday: The First Paragraph”

  1. Ooo, I love this part:

    ‘He walked with such confidence it gave the illusion he took up more space than was physically possible. Seelie nobles shrank in his wake though they tried to stand firm and proud. Not even the most powerful ones were immune.’

    I’m so attracted to that masculine quality.